September 29, 2003


This is unbelievably sad, but illustrative of dangers not limited to war zones:

An Army reservist home on leave was struck and killed as she walked along Highway 69 early Friday morning.

Police have not released the victim's name. They did tell KMBC that she was home on leave from Iraq for her brother's wedding.

Imagine how the brother must feel.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 29, 2003 02:25 AM

OK here`s a statistic you never see brought up. The number of police officers killed by all causes in the line of duty Here in the good ol` peaceful USA . Maybe we should withdraw all police forces, the human life cost is way too high.
2003: 104 (not finalized obviously)
2002: 153
2001: 237
2000: 161
1999: 151
1998: 175
1997: 178
1996: 146
1995: 181
From the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Posted by: nick at September 29, 2003 at 02:52 AM

Up to 14 September there were 422 murders in NYC. Pull out now!

Posted by: S Whiplash at September 29, 2003 at 03:11 AM

It's a QUAGMIRE on Highway 69!

Hand it over to the U.N., NOW!

Posted by: Emperor Misha I at September 29, 2003 at 06:53 AM