Home Politics Politics News August 29, 2008 3:08AM ET Liveblog Fireworks: Birdsnest Lite By Tim Dickinson Tim Dickinson Reporter Tim Dickinson's Most Recent Stories His Deputies Got Caught Forming Gangs, But L.A.’s Sheriff Is Too ‘Busy’ to Talk About It Beaten and Maligned by Police, a Philadelphia Mom Seeks Justice Over a Thin Blue Lie ‘Executioners,’ ‘Reapers,’ and ‘Banditos’: Gangs of Sheriff’s Deputies Are Wreaking Havoc in L.A. View All Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Show more sharing options Tumblr Pin It LinkedIn WhatsApp Print What? Too soon? Yeah. Too soon. And a pale imitation, frankly.