News, but not the serious kind
I’ll take the Old Testament for $500, Alex!
Okay, so they’ve appointed this new crime czar over in the West African nation of Guinea, to oversee the fight against drugs and serious crime.
Guys like that always call for more police, more convictions, blah blah blah. So let’s listen in and see what this dude, Captain Moussa Tiegboro Camara, suggests for fighting criminals.
He says burn ‘em. Just burn ‘em right up.
Holy crap! And he’s not talking about serial killers or nuclear terrorists, that’s just his suggestion for handling armed robbers.
“I’m asking you to burn all armed bandits who are caught red-handed committing an armed robbery,” is what he said yesterday. “The prisons are full and cannot take more people…”
I’d like to know what he has in store for more serious criminals, but I’m afraid to ask. I’m guessing it involves some combination of disembowelment, hungry rodents, Barry Manilow music and Brussels sprouts.
Above: A police sign burns in the capital Conakry in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Saliou Samb