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Monday, February 28, 2005


Courtesy of Patterico, I read of Radley Balkos encounter with some of Alexandria's finest - of both the law enforcement variety and the not-so law enforcement variety.

I don't have anything to add to Patterico's advice, but want to point out a couple of things. Once again we see how fast an encounter with some less than stellar members of the community can change one's view on gun control. There's nothing like realizing that a lot can happen in the twenty minutes it can take for the police to respond to a 911 call.

And once again, we see that, while cramming low income people into what are basically slums isn't the most enlightened of social policies, the type of housing policy Alexandria has adopted sure has some serious side effects - the low lifes now just have a nicer neighborhood to terrorize and trash. Foxchase used to be a decent place to live, the type of place people entering the work force could find some affordable housing and some nice neighbors while they worked their way up to being able to afford a bigger place to live. A shame. For the good people who live there. And that none of the social engineering wizards in Alexandria city government have to personally bear the consequences of their well-intentioned, but totally naive, policies...