You Said It: Scandals Galore
Arnold Schwarzenegger, joins the Tiger Woods club of scandalous cheaters; police officers are not ready for their close-up; and if the Supreme Court must really hate the smell of weed. Is anything sacred anymore? Find out after the jump.
Tiger Woods ain't got nothing on Arnold Schwarzenegger
By now you've all heard the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is one low-down, dirty-oh lawd stop me! So you know that Arnold fathered a child with his family's housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena and kept it a secret for years. The devastation that his wife, Maria Shriver and children must be experiencing is incredible yet, some commenter's fail to have any empathy. I disagree with the comment below since cheating isn't always about doing one's "job." You could swing from poles, chandeliers and be the most giving partner and get cheated on. Most often it's about the cheater and not their spouse.
"Sounds like the wife wasn't getting the job done."
Police officers are really, really camera-shy
In a trend reported by National Public Radio, police officers are trying to stop the public from using cell phone cameras to record their activity in the hopes of deterring police brutality. That's bad news since we need to record police officers more than ever as last year more than 1,500 officers were involved in excessive force complaints, according to the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project. Here's a reaction straight from someone on the inside.
"I was a cop for nearly 35 years...It is shameful that the FOP has apparently taken the stance of supporting the criminalization of citizen monitoring of its police...The larger issue is our longstanding historical tradition of distrusting our government...and our right to police our government...Problem is, We The People have traded away too many of their freedoms since 9/11/01 in exchange for the illusion of security."
One more right taken away
If you hear the cops knocking on your door and you're on the toilet don't flush it since that could lead to them breaking down your door. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 vote, upheld the warrantless search of an apartment if police smell weed and think that you're trying to destroy incriminating evidence. This is an intense violation on personal liberties that should have everyone up in arms since cops can basically knock down a door if they simply think you're doing something illegal. The commenter below says it all while dripping sarcasm.
"Hey, I know, let's just scrap the Bill of Rights and put in its place a "Bill of Government's Right to Intrude" on the sanctity of one's home" After all, the American Citizen is just too darn stupid and we need government to protect us. Thank you Justices of the Supreme Court!! (well, except for that Ginsburg, but she is just a woman who just seems to understand the importance of the 4th Amendment and the need to restrain government's intrusive nature!)"