[linux-elitists] Handheld computer - as free as can be

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Tue May 13 22:24:08 PDT 2003


Quoting billy@damaged-world.net (billy@damaged-world.net):

> While there were problems with the voter roll purges
> (proprietary software, a complete opaque system &&etc), post
> election investigation showed that the "police road blocks"
> thing was a total canard--the closest roadblock to a polling
> place was a drunk driving checkpoint over a mile away. 

This account is at odds with what local police _themselves_ said, 
as quoted in a January 2001 BBC News story:

   Police patrol officials have denied accusations that they set up
   roadblocks to intimidate black voters. They said the roadblocks were
   a spur-of-the-moment safety measure, not authorised by higher
   officers, which were not intended to scare anyone away from the
   polls.

You say the roadblocks didn't exist; the police say they were benign 
and just one of those funny-ha-ha coincidences.  How 'bout the two of
you get together and work out a consistent story?

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