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A Novel Use for the Police

What have we come to when the police must be dispatched to safeguard the home and family of a person who has made an unpopular (in some quarters) movie?

I don't know, and I probably don't want to know, but that's the story today from ABC News:

As outrage over the anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims" spreads across the Middle East, police were sent to the California home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the film's producer, who according to authorities is frightened for his life.

We are often told that, when we use increased surveillance, interrogation and security, the terrorists "have won."  This is so much nonsense.  Terrorists win when they succeed in killing Americans, as they did again this week in Libya.  We win when we stop them.

When we are unsure of our determination and ability to stop them, however, what we get is what we have now:  Some understandably terrified producer of a snarky and (apparently) offensive film about the Prophet Mohammed in fear for his life, and having to seek the protection of the police.

Question:  Why is a drone better than a courtroom? 

Answer:  A drone doesn't take ten years and counting to work.  

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