Famed columnist and recipient of many letters from the “Son of Sam” in the 70s, Jimmy Breslin, is on CNN Newsnight right now. He is saying everything that needs to be said about this whole sniper investigation. He is ripping into the cops like nobody’s business, and he’s completely right about all of it. Lambasting the investigation team for not publishing the letters. Saying things like “when I hear people talking about being tired and their feet hurting from walking door-to-door for thirteen hours, then it’s an investigation”, and that the purpose of the police is to be “shoe leather”. He’s putting everything in the right perspective.
The host of the show looked to be stifling a laugh during parts of it, but I think he probably agreed 100%. They’ve made a mockery of this whole situation. Chief Moose is a joke.
When I was younger, one location in the US that always fascinated me, at least from a geographic viewpoint, was that tiny nub of land in Minnesota, north of most of the US/Canadian border. You usually need to see a fairly detailed map to locate it. Surrounded on three sides by water, and on the fourth by Canada — there is actually no contiguous border shared with the continental United States.
Other than fleeting, geographical interest, however, I never paid much attention to this anomaly, until something triggered thoughts about it in my head. Furthermore, simply based on its location, I figured there had to be some interesting politics involved in its existence. Thus, I decided to look it up on the net.
The region is called Angle Inlet. It has an interesting history, and indeed, some curious politics.
It is little, quirky bits of land like this that interest me, rather than big cities.