Sorry you feel that way Terry but I respect your opinion and will listen to what you have to say. On the court issue,I have to disagree. It is the very foundation of our system that our rights are defended by judicial action and that starts at the local level. As for not taking on 'City Hall',where would we be if everyone thought that? It works both ways - did Rodney King just roll over(no pun)? And more recently, 20 New Haven firefighters (white and latino) who were deprived of their right to promotions which were based on standardized tests, started their fight in a local court. New Haven FEARED A SUIT by the blacks and subsequent rioting( sorry this isn't pretty but this was the reason presented by city officials) and rejected their claim. They then went to district court where,VERY ironically, Judge Sotomayor- the new nominee for the latest Supreme Court opening - ruled against them,saying racial balance in hiring over rode individual rights and job qualification( test scores which the city threw out because not one person of a minority passed it). The Supreme Court got the case and overturned Sotomayor's decision. So you can, and should bother to,fight City Hall. Otherwise you will be steamrollered. Down the road,every right you lose will be guess who's fault. And Sotomayor will be sitting on the Court hearing YOUR appeal! A.J.In regards to "local courts will sort it out", this is a joke (IMHO as well). Rarely will anyone win using this format against "City Hall), and in those rare cases that someone does win, guess what, you and I still pay for that poor performance or judgement of the police.