I was always taught that a dull knife was dangerous. Apparently Cy Vance was in a different class (possibly in a different universe).
“What makes these knives so dangerous is the ease with which they can be concealed and brandished,” Manhattan district Attorney Cy Vance said Thursday.
Note the confusion between the thing and the activity. Cy thinks things are imbued with inherent animistic qualities. That a tool can be evil or good, completely separate from the person using it. Perhaps he thought Lord of the Rings was a documentary.
In his quest to rid the city of evil, Cy took a page from the gun banners book and put up a display of evil for a photo op. Witness the horribleness:
Oh, the humanity!
They’re pocket knives, Cy. Useful tools that everyone should carry. I personally have carried one every day of my life since I was eight years old. Why don’t you grow a pair and go prosecute some real criminals instead of going after Home Depot for selling (gasp) tools.
Magical thinking has no place in government or the legal profession.