Thursday, September 13, 2007

Digg Report

Digg Report: Today's #1 Digg, at 6166 Diggs, is a link to a story about Chicago police arresting a man for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, despite the fact that his wife and daughter were with him.

The comments are telling, especially this one:

"Such cases are only possible in US!"

It's amazing how the likes of Diggsters consider this such an onerous case of, what, oppression? Corruption? Abuse of power?

In Iran, with such a misunderstanding, who knows what would have happened with the man but the prostitute would likely have been stoned to death. In Russia, how the man was treated would have been determined by who he is and who he knows.

Having lived in Chicago, I know that the city cops are tough. Perhaps in certain instances they're even corrupt. But I doubt that this is the first time they've came across a man and a woman (the daughter wasn't present) soliciting a prostitute together. Even husbands and wives, I'm sure.

Once again, Digg demonstrates its uninformed membership and its proclivity for finding abuse and corruption only in America.

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