Sign "O" the Times


Creepy stuff from Stephen Gutowski:

The Alexandria Police Department has pictures of my Ford Freestyle parked outside of my girlfriend’s old apartment building. Despite what that might imply, this isn’t because of any actual police investigation into me. It is, instead, because the Alexandria Police Department is indiscriminately taking pictures of everyone’s cars.

They’re tracking me and they’re tracking everybody else, too.

Read the whole thing, but check over your shoulder first.

Speaking of creepy, Virginia has a twofer for you today if you include a proposal to ban the size and frequency of private events in private homes:

“I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a Constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement.

The proposed zoning ordinance limits “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”

County officials say they have received complaints about group meetings at homes. But Herrity said “they haven’t even reached 1 percent of the thousands of complaints our Department of Code Compliance investigates a year.”

“This is yet another instance where we appear to be punishing the many for the actions of the few,” said Herrity, who reported a total of six complaints were received last year.

Everything not compulsory is forbidden, comrades.