Recently, the role of stupidity in the annals of American crime reared its ugly head in four cases: In the first, a man was jailed on the allegation that he had fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle. This new twist in the disgusting history of animal cruelty was followed by an incident involving parents who gave pot to treat their son's seizures. Then we have a man who pulled a gun in a fast food drive through after he received the wrong order. And finally, on the law enforcement front, an off-duty FBI agent's sidearm fell to the floor when he did a back flip at a Denver nightclub. As the agent picked up his sidearm, he squeezed off a shot. The bullet struck another dancer in the leg. To quote John Wayne: "Life is tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid." Amen to that.