A Test Case

by Jay Nordlinger

Reading a news item, and watching a video that went with it, I thought, “How a person reacts to this probably says a lot about his political philosophy.” A young police officer in Maryland rushed to save a man from jumping off a bridge. Or, if you prefer, to prevent a man from jumping off a bridge. Tackled him, yanked him back, and cuffed him (“for his own safety,” the officer said later).

Did the cop infringe on the man’s freedom? Violate the principle of “Don’t Tread on Me”?

I’m glad he did what he did. Anyway, this is an interesting case — a test case, I think — and one that a person could write pages about, while I’m just doing a lil’ blogpost . . .

For the news item and the video, go here.

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