12.15.2005

murder in miami

After I blogged about the shooting of a mentally ill passenger in the Miami airport, faithful wmtc readers Kyle_From_Ottawa and Redsock posted some links about the murder.

Here, independent journalist Lila Rajiva asks some questions, and a blogger at the Lew Rockwell site adds some of her own.

An article on Prison Planet, which documents creeping totalitarianism, takes an in-depth look at the shooting, and compares it to the killing of Charles de Menezes in London.

Prison Planet might look a little out-there, but the writers are engaged in an important task: documenting the disintegration of democracy, civil liberties and human rights before the stories fall down the memory hole. (If I use that expression, do I owe Russ Kick a nickel?)

Kyle also pointed out that soon US train, bus and ferry passengers will also have air marshal "protection".

3 comments:

Lone Primate said...

before the stories fall down the memory hole. (If I use that expression, do I owe Russ Kick a nickel?)

No, I think you owe the estate of George Orwell tuppence. :)

L-girl said...

No, I think you owe the estate of George Orwell tuppence. :)

Right, good point. I owe George Orwell more than I could ever repay.

redsock said...

Prison Planet might look a little out-there...

Well, reality is pretty "out-there" also.

:>)