Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Police Intimidation / Defending Polygamy

CBS 4 delivers us the surprising news that the unionized police monopoly does not like it when you try to place a complaint against one of their guys.

CBS4 News found that, in police departments across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, large and small, it was virtually impossible to walk in the door, and walk out with a complaint form.
After hearing our undercover video described, in which representatives of different departments were seen refusing to supply complaint forms, and at times, appearing to belittle or insult the undercover tester for asking (see transcripts below), Timoney said at times the behavior seemed inappropriate for his department’s standards.

At Marginal Revolution, they had an article about the economics of polygamy. An interesting and unusual topic for sure. Their conclusion is that polygamy is illegal because it entails a reduction in sexual demand for most people, and people simply don't want that. At least this kind of social exploitation (anti-polygamy laws that is) is mildly justifiable, but that doesn't make it right.


MDC said...

Only mildly related...
But on several V for Vendetta message boards I've lurked around there has been a noticeable Libertarian presence speaking out in support of the film. Just wondering the official Radical Libertarian take on this is, if there is an official Radical Libertarian take on it.

Francois Tremblay said...

Personally I've never heard of it.