Their turn: Child abuse charge hypocritical of police

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

Sometimes, The State’s actions seem like the setup for a joke.

After a church service in Albuquerque, a man (who happens to be an ex-convict) stabbed a man who was approaching to greet him.

Now, when I used to attend church, I will admit the “greeters” got on my nerves pretty bad a few times, but I was never seriously tempted to stab one.

Obviously, the stabber was soon caught and charged with “aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon” (although I still fail to see the point in charging a person with two crimes from one act, since I am not afflicted with the insanity of statism).

That’s not the main stupidity on display here, though.

The stabber was also charged with three counts of child abuse because some children saw the stabbing!

Fine. If that’s the way they want to play. Then every cop who kicks in a door in a drug raid, especially when it turns out to be the wrong address, needs to be charged with child abuse from this day forward, if any children were present.

If they are not so charged, then the statists are exposing themselves (another serious offense) as hypocrites in the extreme.