Justice is supposed to be blind, with the laws of the land applying equally, without favor, to all citizens. It's not a difficult concept to understand, and it is a bedrock ideal of the American system. Which made this story out of New York City about "get out of jail free" cards issued to police by their union to hand out to friends and family so very disturbing:
The Christmas season is a favorite time for scammers to prey on the unsuspecting. A favorite tool is fake emails aimed at stealing your personal data, corrupting your computer files, or gaining access to your bank accounts.
As Florida residents put their lives and communities back together after Hurricane Irma's rampage through the state, the last thing they need is a government busybody making it worse. But according to this story, that's exactly what some residents are facing...and it is outrageous:
We have long known that the nanny state has grand desires to insulate us from all manner of harm. This goes double for children, who are increasingly seen as potential victims of all sorts of pitfalls, ills, and troubles, rather than, you know, being kids.