15 de outubro de 2008

Noite Escura

“North Philly, May 4, 2001. Officer Sean Devlin, Narcotics Strike Force, was working the morning shift. Under­ cover surveillance. The neighborhood? Tough as a three­ dollar steak. Devlin knew. Five years on the beat, nine months with the Strike Force. He’d made fifteen, twenty drug busts in the neighborhood. Devlin spotted him: a lone man on the corner. Another approached. Quick exchange of words. Cash handed over; small objects handed back. Each man then quickly on his own way. Devlin knew the guy wasn’t buying bus tokens. He radioed a description and Officer Stein picked up the buyer. Sure enough: three bags of crack in the guy’s pocket. Head downtown and book him. Just another day at the office.”

O novo Lehane? O pitch da nova temporada de The Wire? Errado: é o primeiro parágrafo do voto de vencido do Chief Justice Roberts em Pennsylvania v. Dunlap (via Volokh)!!
Senhores Juízes Conselheiros, ‘bora lá tornar esses acórdãos menos áridos?

Sem comentários: