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Old 10-31-2019, 02:41 AM   #476
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^It does seem like a sick joke, like it would be the response of the gun-nut guy from Police Academy.

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Old 10-31-2019, 02:04 PM   #477
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That story is horrifying. Not that the cops did it, but that the courts backed up that the city isn't responsible to pay for the damages.
I think it is pretty horrifying that the cops did it, too. I mean, this is essentially a shoplifter that probably took less than $50 of merchandise. You don't just let the guy go, sure, but deploying that kind of armament and deliberately doing that kind of property damage (this wasn't incidental stuff, they KNEW they were trashing the property)...I'd expect that kind of response only if the guy was a violent offender who they thought was posing imminent danger to the community. This is like something Sledge Hammer would do (don't know who else remembers that show).
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:41 PM   #478
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The attitude of cops is, "Let's go ahead and do this, and we'll see whether the courts will back us up." In this case, incredibly enough, they did.
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I dont think what he stole mattered. What mattered was that he was armed and creating a standoff. He could have killed that kid or anyone else. The cops didnt know if he was planning on going out in a blaze of glory, death by cop, taking others with him or what. I can't really say I blame them even if the home was obviously overkill. But the city should have stepped up and paid for the damages. The insurance reportedly paid for it so maybe the logic is that it should have been the insurance company suing the city to be reimbursed, and they clearly weren't. Which I guess gives me my answer as to why the city only agreed to pay the insurance deductable.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:29 PM   #480
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He was alone in the house when the police arrived. The kid left before they got there. One guy with a handgun (which they would have known from the kid's eyewitness report). I dunno, it sure SEEMS like the police overdid it by a wide margin. Insurance only paid for the structural damage.

But yeah, regardless of whether the response was overkill, they should have been reimbursed by the city. Heck, let the city add damages incurred in apprehending a fugitive to the charges against them, somehow.

Might make police negotiations more effective, "We can do this the easy way, or the hard way, but if we do it the hard way, in addition to going to jail, you'll be paying for the damages to this property, probably for the rest of your life. Do you want to do that, all for the sake of a shirt and a couple belts?"
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:53 PM   #482
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Well, I think this one beats the overzealous cops for this week's outrage:

Newly Divorced Texas mom kills her 3 young children and herself
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Old 11-02-2019, 01:07 AM   #483
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Anti-vax mom says she gave out lollipops tainted with chickenpox for Halloween

What an asshole.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:11 PM   #484
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That HAS to be a hoax. It just screams troll.
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I hope it is, but even if a lie, pretending that you did such a thing is a total piece-of-shit move.
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Old 11-02-2019, 02:04 PM   #486
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That HAS to be a hoax. It just screams troll.
Well, the Facebook post (from an Australian nurse and mother) seems legit—-it’s been picked up by multiple news sites now—-but whether she actually did it hasn’t surfaced.
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She needs to be kicked in the ass. HARD!
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:59 PM   #488
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I can't argue with that. She definitely needs a sock party.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:42 PM   #489
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I think there's more to this than is being reported.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-c...id=recommended
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:23 PM   #490
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Fraternities have got to go, because they just won't stop the hazing. It's too deeply ingrained in their psychology.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-diego...020851913.html
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:20 PM   #491
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Every time I think I've heard everything...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...say/ar-BBWEyq9
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:25 PM   #492
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Yo.

https://local12.com/news/local/ohio-...ue-to-religion

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Let a kid be scientifically wrong because of Islam, and they'll repeal that law fast.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:27 PM   #494
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^In an age when a child can pick their gender in spite of their anatomy is it really an "outrage" to not make them choose between an A or denying their religion and holding to a history that millions of people have held to for thousands of years? That's an "outrage"?

I mean, as far as I can tell, the law is not saying evolution can't be taught. It's not saying that religion has to be taught in the class. It's not even saying that the kid can just skip answering. They have to explain that at a particular point they have a differing view because of their religion and then they won't be penalized for it. That hardly seems like an outrage to me.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:03 PM   #495
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Yo.

given this law, seems to me that its giving more support to those who would rather believe in "the origin of everything, as told by Genesis" or "intelligent design" (as opposed to "evolution"), so as long as they can pad the argument with enuff "substance and relevance"....they'll be a-ok scholastically.

man, I kinda wish I were a teacher in that state so that when Little Timmy or Tammy try to defend them getting (5 x 5 = 55) wrong, I'll get to hear whatever cockamamie excuse they'll mentally flop around coming up with an religious excuse for......

and yes, I do consider this an outrage. becuz FACTS are FACTS.





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Yo.

and heres another that, while Ive already submitted 1 item for the week, still deserves to be counted: https://www.wafb.com/2019/11/14/bato...d-babys-death/

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Baton Rouge police officer will not face charges after fatal 2017 wreck that resulted in baby’s death
why wont they charge him, U might ask? well, according to this: “It becomes a conundrum of ‘Who’s at fault?’” Moore said. “Do you really want to charge the mom with her child’s death? Of course not. Which act truly caused the death, speeding or lack of proper restraint? Is one more culpable than the other? We couldn’t really determine that based on the facts of the case and what the law requires.”


my reaction to this "conundrum" ==>




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Don't tell me. Let me guess. The cop saw the boy "reach for his waistband" and "feared for his life."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ar...mWq?li=BBnbcA1
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:38 PM   #498
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Oh my heavens.

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Old 11-28-2019, 04:58 PM   #499
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I don't know whether he did the things he's accused of. But I knew damned well the first time I saw him on television that he was a preposterous fraud, and I've always been amazed that so many people have slavishly followed him.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...ager-supercamp
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This story doesn't mention it, but she was also charged with having sex with her dog.

https://6abc.com/mom-arrested-after-...-home/5729606/
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