Cops, like everyone else, are subject to human frailties (“Under the gun,” Crime, Feb. 2). But how about the politicians who benefit from criminal practices? Let’s also weed out the judges who take bribes. Let’s weed out the lawyers who purposefully slow up the court system, allowing criminals to go free.
ONE OF THE few memorable lines to interrupt the swordplay in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King comes when Sir Ian McKellen, as Gandalf, says of the lull before battle, “It’s the deep breath before the plunge.” There was a moment like that in Parliament last week—or as close as federal politics gets.
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