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Old 30th Apr 2015, 18:09
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Perhaps it would be wise for certain segments of our society to follow the golden rules as set forth by Chris Rock:

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Old 30th Apr 2015, 20:49
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Seems to be in keeping with the Mayors handling of the situation however.
Ones I read said at least half got released. The reason being was apparently how they where arrested and the dynamics of the situation. Apparently they didn't know who arrested who.

I'm gathering if your some poor plod having rocks and what ever else pelted at you, trying to dot "I"'s and cross the "T"s my fall by the way side. It won't go unnoticed by the lawyers.
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Old 1st May 2015, 15:28
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Ones I read said at least half got released. The reason being was apparently how they where arrested and the dynamics of the situation. Apparently they didn't know who arrested who.

I'm gathering if your some poor plod having rocks and what ever else pelted at you, trying to dot "I"'s and cross the "T"s my fall by the way side. It won't go unnoticed by the lawyers.
But not all were released without charges. Good point on the lawyers, though. If the collar is by the book, all well and good. When it isn't, is there a reason not to hold the collar as improper and let the perp go?
Plus, some of the folks likely needed a night or two to cool off and by the time of the 48 hour limit ... time to go home.
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Being in a cop in a large American city
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
From source:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...ol-car-n351561
A female suspect was fatally shot by Atlanta police after exchanging gunfire with two officers — from the back of their patrol car.

1. The two male officers were investigating reports of a stolen car Thursday evening when they found the suspect in the missing vehicle at a parking deck across from a police precinct in downtown Atlanta.
The suspect was detained and placed in back of a patrol car, where she pulled out a handgun and shot at the officers twice.
The officers returned fire and struck the suspect.
She was taken to a local hospital where she died of her injuries.
Police are investigating the incident.
(Spokesman) noted that sometimes male officers don't do comprehensive pat-downs on female suspects — and he didn't know where the weapon had been stashed on her.
Neither officer was injured during the exchange. Lyon said Christian and both officers are African American.

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Old 1st May 2015, 22:00
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Being in a cop in a large American city
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
F#$k that. I wouldn't want to be a copper in an Australian city let alone a American one. I'm sure there are many good times, but frankly how much of it is just dealing with what in effect are social problems, or a result of which.


Lyon said Christian and both officers are African American
Thank F$%k for that, imagine if they where white guys.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 18:25
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Watching the new marchers I was struck by those who have the same tailor as Pee Wee Herman and those funny little bow ties. Was Pee Wee Herman a secret member of LF's NoI ? On the down low ?
Does the NoI and the Pee Wee Herman fan club hold joint meetings in darkened adult cinema's


It is very difficult to take some people political expressions and views serious when they only talk about Police violence and are silent about the savage drug fueled violence in their communities. Violence by their community members against other community members.


Why ? some community leaders have not shown any leadership in creating communities that allow their youth to prosper and become productive community members, is the question I would like to seem them asked.


It would be nice if the self appointed community leaders,actually show some leadership and rid their communities of the people poisoning their youth and their future.
Until the community leaders and community organisers take ownership of the problems in their community and help wean their youth off the drugs, They are doomed and nothing will change.

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Old 2nd May 2015, 20:38
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The fictitious "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" mantra is still alive in the diverse protests around the US. Seems the lie doesn't die easily, even in the face of the truth.

And - Why I LOVE Chris Cuomo!
"In Baltimore you've got a black mayor, a black chief of police, black city councilors, they're ALL Democrats, so much diversity..." How's that working out for you?
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Old 2nd May 2015, 21:01
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"In Baltimore you've got a black mayor, a black chief of police, black city councilors, they're ALL Democrats, so much diversity..." How's that working out for you?
Also since the race riots in the late 60s in Baltimore the Democratic Party has controlled the City of Baltimore and the majority of the population is African-American.

The school district of the City of Baltimore receives the second highest of Federal School funds in the nation, Washington D.C. being the highest.

It is hard to have any hope after looking at those facts.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 22:00
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Just looked at the mugshots of the police, I see a good racial mix. 50/50..

It will be interesting to see how much of a defense team they get and if they can make mince meat of the prosecution.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 22:04
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A Baltimore homicide detective was quoted pointing out that the prosecutor made the decision in 24 hours, whereas a thorough review of the documents never usually takes less than 3-4 days. He thought there was therefore little chance of the prosecution standing up in court, and that this was just political grandstanding by the prosecutor.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 15:47
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I have a real bad feeling about this.

Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case - AOL.com

Alan Dershowitz, a well-known criminal lawyer from New York and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, suggested that Mosley's actions were motivated more by political expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence. He called the charges "outrageous and irresponsible," especially the second degree murder count filed against the van's driver under a legal principle known as "depraved heart."
Alan Dershowitz is not what one could consider a staunch, far right Republican.
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Old 4th May 2015, 12:36
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It would be nice if the self appointed community leaders,actually show some leadership and rid their communities of the people poisoning their youth and their future.
These "community leaders" are all mouth. The gangs who are poisoning their youth and future are armed, and don't spend time in front of cameras. When push comes to shove, the guys with the mean streak tend to succeed.

On top of that, Baltimore's employment base hasn't been exactly stellar for the past 40 years.
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Old 5th May 2015, 10:30
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I see Carley Fiorina wants the GOP nomination. I do think that her record on running (some say ruining) Hewlett Packard suggests that she may not be the best candidate if the GOP want a Republican president.
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:06
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Carley Fiorino has about as much chance of winning the GOP nomination as I do. Which isn't much. And that's a very good thing as well. Because Carley is well-known within the rank and file of HP employees that she did more to *uck up that company than anyone before or after her.
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:10
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"In Baltimore you've got a black mayor, a black chief of police, black city councilors, they're ALL Democrats, so much diversity..." How's that working out for you?
Baltimore's Decline

Jon Stewart Wrong on Education in Baltimore
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:12
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Because Carley is well-known within the rank and file of HP employees that she did more to *uck up that company than anyone before or after her.
The perfect presidential candidate then. Looks better than Hillary though
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:21
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Whoever gets the GoP nod, he/(unlikely she) would be mad not to pick Ben Carson as his veep.

I can't help but feel that that's what Carson is aiming for with his nomination for the presidency.
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:23
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Ben Carson would be one great Veep. Plus it would give him some on the job training in the "wonderful" world of politics so if he wanted to take one step up in the WH he could do so in the future.
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:50
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Carly's a good choice. Having any business resume puts her a couple furlongs ahead of Hil.
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Old 5th May 2015, 16:41
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Having any business resume puts her a couple furlongs ahead of Hil.
Granted that any major f*ck up seems to qualify a CEO to move to bigger and better things to f*ck up again, I would not have thought Carley's record in the matter makes her more desirable for the job than Hilary. With no record in business, at least Hilary hasn't screwed a major US company. Now that is not saying that she is incapable of screwing up all the US, just that she hasn't got a track record in doing so to big companies.

We will happily let you have Nicola Sturgeon, though.....
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Old 5th May 2015, 16:55
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any major f*ck up seems to qualify a CEO to move to bigger and better things to f*ck up again
I recall Mary Barra, CEO for GM blaming all the ignition switch failure deaths on "corporate culture" , and therefore not her fault, but she would now fix it.

Checking back, I discovered that the Head of HR (and therefore responsible for corporate culture) at the time the cover-ups started was.........Mary Barra.
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