If it ends up Bush vs Clinton? I will seriously give up caring about politics. Because its obvious at that point that no body else cares or just isn't paying attention? Either way, I will be checked out. I don't have nearly enough money to purchase a politician..., so what's the f%$king point?
You better start saving a lot of money for all the joint replacements youre going to need to do before you hit 60.
Lol...I have a buddy that teaches it. I have told him to be prepared for all sorts of future law suits. I can already hear the commercials for the ambulance chasers..." Have you or a loved one ever participated in cross fit training? You may already be eligible for financial compensation."
That's not how the 3-strike law really works though. It's really about felonies. I remember reading a story for instance, of a guy who stole a bike in CA that somehow was worth enough to push it into a felony. He got life because he stole a bike. Not making excuses for a thief but, life, for that?
the 3 strike system might work if we re-classify what makes a felony? that or we provide the maximum punishment for 1st time violent felony offenders? And just do away with the 3 strike bs
So if Brady does get suspended, is that the same as the NFL recognizing that he cheated his way to another superbowl? I know the NFL will never strip away any of the Pats honors during the Billicheat era. So I believe they deserve a thread in the smack central. Fugg the Patriots and most of all......Fugg you Tom Brady!!!!!
Is that comfort provided by city officials or the state wide Law Enforcement Bill of Rights? I would say the latter is more likely. It actually pretty tough to prove anything against a cop and he is investigated by his buddies and fellow law enforcement officers. Normally not city officials.
The ACLU (the one Bill O'Reilly call a "left wing outfit" and "terrorists") has been fighting for reforms in Maryland for a while, this was before Gray's death. Their reforms were killed by the law enforcement union (the one union Republicans generally support)
So there you go Pstall and guys. Looks pretty much like City Hall's hands were tied and the blame should probably fall more on the police officers themselves and the conservatives like Fox News that rail against the ACLU as "liberal loons" and the one union that conservatives support, the law enforcement unions
You're right. But to suggest the higher officials had no idea or control of procedures implemented in their own city is foolish.
This situation in Baltimore is like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. I've seen a lot of street testimonials on several different outlets over the last week. And not coming from the voices of looters and rioters. But the elders of the neighborhood. And as all of them have condemned the burning of their neighborhood, they have all maintained that the police brutality issue in this city is as old as most of them are. Having that sentiment in nearly the entire population of the city is very telling. One older man said they were giving rough rides when he was a teen nearly 40 years ago.
Now the police reports will reflect that of a rough ride incident. With the only variable being that he did this to himself. (Which in my mind still holds the officers liable for his death because he was not belted in to his seat. Even after stopping to "secure" him twice.) But let's say he really did go on a self destructive tantrum and caused this injury himself. Who the hell in that city is going to believe it? And why should they, if your police have a multi-decade history of similar offenses? This all paints a picture for the citizens. the picture that these people will do anything to cover their asses, even at the expense of their very city burning to the ground. And its not just with the police. They couldn't achieve decades of this manner of deceit without the assistance of corrupt city officials.
I am seriously torn, because I do not condone what happened in that city Monday. But given this is the 1st look into this city we've had as a nation. I can see where these citizens feel alone. I can understand that there are strong community leaders who have taken the high road for much longer than most would stand, that are now at their wits end. And I'm positive that many of the rioters were nothing but opportunist. However, that opportunity was created for them. And it seems that this report will be another invitation granted. I feel sorry for the one's who really have a concern, and are trying to mend as many fences as it takes. But from the Mayors office all the way down to the bloods, block captain? Who in that city is worth talking to anymore?
The only logical explanation for this man's death that I have heard, is what the locals refer to as, "rough rides." It's when a cop handcuffs a perp and sits them in the van without any restraints or harnesses (seatbelt). Then drives at high rates of speed while turning corners. Which beats the perp pretty badly. Apparently the Baltimore police use this method frequently when dealing with perps who resist or run.
many of the locals I heard interviewed believe this man was subjected to this treatment and feel it will be left out of the reports. Which will create more distrust for the residents living in the city. It will seem to them that is covering up something that has been covered several times over. So there's nothing to be obtained when this report comes out if it suggest anything other than foul play. we will be right back here in a matter of days.
I do not condone the actions of the rioters by any stretch of the imagination. But the police do not have to be shooting citizens to spark this sort of angst. Not if these are the practices they adopt when policing the public. And these sort of complaints are not taught in police training obviously. But they do seem to be passed down thru the ranks traditionally. So as I do not support the way the public reacted, I will not pretend this was not brought upon by policy. or the fact that this city was not capable of managing the task of policing their own citizens and ranks. Therefore they should have thrown in the towel long ago and asked for the proper assistance. Instead it seems they tried to wash their hands of wrongdoing while continuing their failed procedures.
The only recourse I can think of truly...Is I myself have claimed that 99% percent of police are good and only intend to do their job while making it home safely every night. So it is time for those good cops to expose the bad ones and the leadership officials who give them sanctuary. The corruption must be fought from within.
I feel kind bad for you all that have bought into hating him, and am looking forward to hearing what he has to say when he's out of politics. He's smart, funny and interesting and knows what's important.
If you haven't seen his speech from the correspondents dinner it's well worth the time, he doesn't cat foot around.
In reality? He's probably is a cool dude. he'd be the life of any party and the center of any room. He is very charismatic and may even be hip to the hot topic issues. But, he was given the platform to be a political messiah, that would bridge all of the gaps in society. But in the most simple of terms. He sold out. To D.C. politics and wall street. He was the opposite of transparent and far from a peacemaker. I'll give you that he is a great orator. But talk is cheap. So like most modern politicians, I am not impressed.
I see biases in a lot of the post here. I think much of it comes with countless hours of back and forth. maybe, some here are more committed to arguing than that of their actual debate or affiliations? Maybe, they just want to get under another's skin badly enough to agree with whatever the latter is? Like a line in the sand, metaphorically speaking. Which just happens to be dem\rep. Not saying people don't have their preferences. But once backed into a corner on an issue? Rather than say, "hey, you're right. I didn't realize, didn't know, or didn't ever think of it that way?" You get an unleashing, and insulting response instead. Which only fuels the fire further. Cuts the line deeper into the sand.
For me, when I look at the articles that based this thread, I try to consider, not the titles or affiliations. But rather the fact that one group of people are killing another. At an excessive rate. based in intolerance and hatred. I don't pick a side. I just rationalize the fact the killing is wrong and should be dealt with effectively. No one should receive their message, because it should not be tolerated by citizens of the world for a single moment. And anyone that has given assistance in these acts or the development of these groups, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of their titles, or stations in life. Because just like human trafficking, the illegal drug trade, and other elements of organized crime...? There are no accidents or coincidences. These violations are only permissible by the strengths awarded by the highest levels of corruption. And whether we realize it or not we enable these acts by giving coverage to those most guilty by blindly fighting for our affiliations, rather than recognizing the one true affiliation we all have in common.