#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 14th, 2013 17:42
#2 By: He who must not be named, December 14th, 2013 17:54
Is 'bite' a misspelling of 'cite'? I think being bitten by a cop is a purely theoretical risk, for the very real reason that the police don't want to catch Hepititis C.
#3 By: mtdna, December 14th, 2013 17:56
Cops bite? I've known that for years. Bazinga!
#4 By: nonfer, December 14th, 2013 17:57
a kinder, denta-ler officer
#5 By: kmoser, December 14th, 2013 18:02
Makes sense given the NYPD's stop-and-kiss policy.
#6 By: Boundegar, December 14th, 2013 18:27
Is this just nutty, or did a cop actually bite somebody?
#7 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 14th, 2013 18:48
So, if the heroic biting officer contracts a bloodborne illness, what does the bite-ee get charged with?
#8 By: Fascinoma, December 14th, 2013 18:49
I can't tell if any of this is ironic anymore. The actions of the police are conductive to terrorism as is.
#9 By: Jeremy Erwin, December 14th, 2013 19:40
#10 By: Cary, December 14th, 2013 20:09
It's obvious that they are working on a zombie police force -- they are just making sure that the laws are ready.
#11 By: billstewart, December 14th, 2013 20:33
Yeah, this is obviously going to make the next zombie plague spread much faster.
#12 By: Ant Dude, December 14th, 2013 22:35
Ooh, I am moving to London then so I can bite!
#13 By: social_maladroit, December 14th, 2013 23:22
An officer who will take you into cuspidy.
#14 By: Rhyolite, December 15th, 2013 00:28
"unwritten constitution" = Calvinball
#15 By: Cory Doctorow, December 15th, 2013 01:35
EXACTLY! That's just the right description.
#16 By: Mark Mandel, December 15th, 2013 02:03
That's no joke. England (or Great Britain) has no written Constitution. See Wikipedia. Think about it: what does "Constitution" mean? In the USA we take it for granted, but what did the word mean to the men who wrote ours? Why did they call it that?
#17 By: Mark Mandel, December 15th, 2013 02:04
Heck, my sister used to live near New London, Connecticut. That's what I thought when I saw the subject line.
#18 By: heng, December 15th, 2013 03:56
And in the US you spend inordinate amount of time arguing what the words mean, then what the framers intended, and never about whether something is right. The UK has many problems but I would be very wary of thinking a written constitution would fix them. There are significant advantages to an unwritten constitution, not the least of which positive changes can be implemented without having to make amendments (when did the US last make one of those?).
#19 By: Phasma Felis, December 15th, 2013 05:04
So did some cop bite someone recently, or is this a general satire on police brutality?
#20 By: Boundegar, December 15th, 2013 05:06
You really think Americans never argue about what is right? It sounds like you spend a lot of time thinking about our public discourse, but not actually listening to it.
Also, the last suggested amendment was a horrible anti-gay amendment, so it's okay by me that it's really really hard to do. Hundreds of spur-of-the-moment amendments would not make my country better.
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