June 15th, 2010

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Video of cop punching someone to get them under control

I just saw the video on mynorthwest.com of the officer punching the 17 year old woman that was verbally and physically abusing him. Her friend was getting a jaywalking ticket and she decided if she yelled profanities at the cop and shoved him a few times that she could break her friend free and they could get out of the jaywalking ticket. To me, watching the video, it looked a lot like both women were shoving him and attacking him at the same time. If I had some crazy woman yelling profanities at me and shoving me I would be scared it was going to escalate and probably pepper spray her. But I'm thinking he may not have had enough time to reach for pepper spray, assuming he had any.

I'm not going to say whether he was right or wrong to punch her because I wasn't in that situation and I don't know how threatened he felt. I have no idea if he punched her to get the situation under control or if he was angry. We may never know. But what I do know is that you don't yell profanities at a cop and shove him. I've received two jaywalking tickets in my life and it's not that bad. If you break the law there are consequences. If you think the consequences are not just then take it to court like everyone else. So either use the legal system to fight it or buck up and take the consequences, but don't use physical force and abuse on a cop. That's just sad.
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Zombie Hunter costume coming together

There will be a group of us dressed as zombie hunters for the zombie walk. I got the camo pants at value village and ordered my zombie hunter tank top from here: http://www.zazzle.com/homeland_zombie_security_skull_red_tshirt-235535060628931296

I'm having a hell of time choosing a gun. The best modified nerf guns range from $100 to $150 on eBay. While I have had a couple people offer to help me spray paint and modify my own, I so do not have the patience for detail. I don't want to mess with spray paint and it would be an all day project when you add waiting for the paint to dry and putting in LED's and such. I would much rather buy one on eBay. I just wish it didn't have to cost over $100 to do it. But I can't find modified nerf guns anywhere but eBay. Anyone local want to let me pay you to modify my gun?

If I do have to purchase one, so far the lead contender is this one: