Shortly thereafter, a Berkeley police officer was deployed in the dead of night to the neighboring city home of a news reporter to demand revision of a news story that the chief of the department believed to be incorrect about something that he had said.
Now it turns out that about a month earlier ten -- yes, 10 -- Berkeley police officers were deployed to recover a cell phone that had been stolen from an unlocked locker at the city's high school. That intrepid crime fighting task force included three detectives and a sergeant, each of whom logged two hours of overtime on the assignment.
Incidentally, the stolen phone belonged to the son of Berkeley's police chief.
Question: Did the deceased homeowner die because he lacked the right relatives or because he made a poor choice in the selection of a time to be attacked?
While cogitating about just who gets protected and served, the following explanation reached me via an e-mail from a friend --
I became confused when I heard the word 'service' used with these agencies:
Internal Revenue 'Service'
Cable TV 'Service'
General 'Services' Administration
City, State & Federal 'Services'
This is not what I thought 'Service' meant.
But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to 'service' his cows.
BAM!!! It all came into focus.
Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us.