This just in from MSNBC:
A Broward County Sheriff's deputy was shot, critically wounded and left on the roadside Wednesday by a robbery defendant he was transporting to court for trial, officials said.
Traffic was backed up for miles around the scene of the shooting as investigators and deputies flooded area roads and highways, searching for the suspect. School officials said 19 schools were locked down as a precaution.
It seems like crime is getting worse and worse everywhere. I can remember sleeping with my doors unlocked just a few years ago in the small town in Kentucky where I lived--now, a body needs a concealed carry permit and a firearm to run to the store in the middle of the night. I don't have an answer for this...it seems like policies that promise to get tough on crime just result in more abuses being heaped upon the poor and minorities, which in turn, makes people hate cops--and therefore be more likely to shoot them. But on the other hand, you can't just let criminals roam free and make society hell for everybody.