of force? No, I'm not talking about the Kelly Thomas trial in Orange
County. I'm talking about the 11 police vehicles showing up at Justin
Bieber's house to investigate an egg throwing incident on January 9.
Eleven cars and double that in law enforcement personnel? Really? I
don't even want to speculate about the desire by our men in blue to get
in on the celebrity limelight so I won't go there. But in a city that
has one of the highest tax rates in the country, is this a good use of
my tax contributions?
A more common sense approach is in order. When I grew up and some kids
were caught hurling eggs at a house on Mischief Night, the evening
before Halloween, they were handed a garden hose and told to get busy
cleaning up. How about charging the Biebs with a misdemeanor and have
him clean up his dirty work? Then call TMZ and the rest of the
paparazzi for some valuable media coverage. Maybe, just maybe this will
shame the teenager sufficiently to think twice about misbehaving. And
it could result in a new hit song for the Biebs, a genuine win-win-win.