Sitting at the DMV yesterday, waiting for the bureaucrats to finish their break, or pedicure, or whatever the hell they were doing instead of serving the public, I began observing the crowd in particular. There was the normal smattering of old farts trying to get something done, a couple of well-dressed professional women checking their email on smartphones, a couple of teens with parents, texting like crazy. Then I noticed two young white men, early 20s, and I caught a snippet of conversation. As I started paying attention, it seemed that they were debating the various preferences, pros and cons of Work Release vs House Arrest.
One was saying that the downside of Work Release is that you've got to spend every night in jail, and the other was saying that the downside of House Arrest is that you've got to wear that ankle bracelet, have a curfew, and the deputy might come over for an unannounced visit.
Really?!? You know, you have the right to remain silent all the time, not just when some cop is putting the steel bracelets on you for a little ride downtown.