How dare they protect their homes!??!

The latest This Is True newsletter turned me on this great story of a local police idiot. An insurance company sent a small private fire crew to protect some homes it insured that were threatened by a wildfire. Control freaks at the PD were not happy–“That sounds ridiculous to me,” said Kim Rogers, a Ketchum Police Department spokesman, ” I mean, this is a Forest Service fire, not a private fire.” Heaven forbid the insurance firm or residents don’t leave their fate in the Forest Service’s hand, but actually try to protect their property.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation.