Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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  1. Jaybird says:

    I cannot imagine how in the heck we got here.

    How many lodestones did it take to get our moral compasses to point *HERE*?Report

  2. Fucking with suburbanites’ dogs — this is how you lose public support for the WoD. It’s almost like they’re trying to appear thuggist, out of control and out of touch.Report

    • Mike Schilling in reply to Elias Isquith says:

      The operative word being “suburbanites”. The same threat made to someone living in a project makes him a good, tough cop.Report

      • This touches on the main problem I’ve kept running into over and over again. Even in the Missouri case, which featured a white dude in a suburban-looking house. Folks think that this sort of thing wouldn’t happen to them. It’s the sort of thing that happens to bad people, who we need the cops to protect us from. Surely, if the cops are busting down their door, they did something to bring it on, right?

        Jose Guarena had that picture under his bed. That’s just not right.Report

      • Yep. If the WoD is to be reformed or ended, it’ll have to be preceded by many more “good” people being mistreated.Report

        • Rufus F. in reply to Elias Isquith says:

          I’ll admit I was taken aback by it, but not because of where the guy lives. When they shoot the dogs, I sort of hoped that they do it because the person might have a rotweiller or pitbull and they have some fear of being put in danger. But telling someone cooperate with us or we’re going to go to your house and shoot your dog? Just sounds like intimidation.Report

  3. Kolohe says:

    This one though, probably won’t get larger traction outside those who already give a darn about this issue. He’s a Hispanic hippie musician, not a nice middle aged white lady (or even an Iraq war veteran whose nontheless Hispanic).Report