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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:43 pm

Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0

Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.


That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:18 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0

Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.


That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.


Agreed, John - I’ve softened over the years on the DP... and that’s in spite of a long police career under my belt.

BTW want a little outrage today? Check this out:

http://reason.com/blog/2019/03/22/opera ... r-registry

I am generally ok with political sheriffs but this is an example of how it cuts the other way


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:00 am

JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0

Archie Williams stepped out of the 19th Judicial District courthouse and into the sunshine Thursday afternoon surrounded by relatives and lawyers — his first taste of freedom after more than 36 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.


That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.


Several people also testified during the trial that Williams was asleep at home when the rape occurred, providing details about their schedules that all converged on that point — including which soap opera was on television at the time the woman was attacked.


Jurors are fucking retards. I hope to Christ my freedom never comes down to 12 idiots in a juror’s box.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Winterborn » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:37 am

Can't be too often that your case gets to go to the Supreme Court twice and both times it is a unanimous decision in your favor.

https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/26/hunting-moose-with-hovercraft-in-alaskan

Nearly 12 years after National Park Service officers told John Stergeon he wasn't allowed to hunt moose from a hovercraft floating on an Alaskan river, the Supreme Court has affirmed Stergeon's right to do exactly that.

"Sturgeon can again rev up his hovercraft in search of moose," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the unanimous opinion released today.


Some interesting reading on the background of the case.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/argument-preview-can-a-hovercraft-navigate-the-shoals-of-yukon-charley/

https://www.scotusblog.com/2016/03/opinion-analysis-a-rebuke-of-the-ninth-circuit-and-nothing-more/
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 am

AZGrizFan wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0



That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.


Several people also testified during the trial that Williams was asleep at home when the rape occurred, providing details about their schedules that all converged on that point — including which soap opera was on television at the time the woman was attacked.


Jurors are **** retards. I hope to Christ my freedom never comes down to 12 idiots in a juror’s box.

If I were accused of a crime, I’d rather trust 12 “idiots” on a jury panel to determine guilt beyond a reasonable doubt than one “retard” in a black robe. If you’d ever served on a jury panel, you’d know that most people do their best to reach a correct result, within the confines of the evidence presented to them and the legal instructions given to them. The system works most of the time, in both civil and criminal cases.
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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:24 am

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Nature does not really show us Utopian societies. Nature behaves differently, similar to groups of animals, if you look at a wolf pack, lion pride, baboon troop, the alpha's eat first, breed first, then the rest are taken care of in order of importance.
This is awesome because humans are animals. We are biologically programed to fuck women and hunt.

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Pwns » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:15 am

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2 ... t-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Chizzang » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 am

Pwns wrote:https://www.economist.com/open-future/2019/03/28/inside-the-mind-of-ben-shapiro-the-alt-right-sage-without-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:


Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:22 am

Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:https://www.economist.com/open-future/2019/03/28/inside-the-mind-of-ben-shapiro-the-alt-right-sage-without-the-rage

If you're going to start labeling anyone who isn't a barking SJW "alt right", you'd better make sure you don't use pictures of a guy wearing a yarmulke. :lol:


Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:


I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Chizzang » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:11 am

CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:


I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish



I think you're confusing Shapiro with Sam Harris...

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:46 pm

Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish



I think you're confusing Shapiro with Sam Harris...

:geek:


Nah its Shapiro too

Harris is smarter than both of them


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Postby kalm » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:29 am

CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Shapiro is the Bill Maher of the Right...

Example:
Makes valid meaningful points in the most ridiculous manner possible so as to lose the message

:coffee:


I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish


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:nod:

I find Shapiro to be very articulate but also more hackish than Maher. Jordan Pederson is even better yet.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:08 am

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/29/us/stude ... index.html

Raniya Wright, a fifth-grader who died this week after a fight at her elementary school.
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10 year olds, fighting hard enough to kill a girl. :ohno:
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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:18 am

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Postby CID1990 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:55 pm

Ibanez wrote:https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/29/us/student-death-classroom-fight-south-carolina/index.html

Raniya Wright, a fifth-grader who died this week after a fight at her elementary school.
:ohno:
10 year olds, fighting hard enough to kill a girl. :ohno:


Guaranteed she got her head stomped. Some of the fights those kids at CE Williams had- I was surprised there weren’t much worse injuries than I saw

The paragraph where the father was talking about hiw she was a goid girl is probably accurate- but it reminded me of Jive 5 every time some downtown drug dealer got whacked


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Postby Pwns » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:55 pm

Knew it was most likely a black girl before I even clicked on the link. When I was in school probably 90% of the fights were between two black girls.

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Postby Chizzang » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:39 pm

Pwns wrote:Knew it was most likely a black girl before I even clicked on the link. When I was in school probably 90% of the fights were between two black girls.


it is pretty interesting... in the poorer parts of black culture women fighting is pretty common
and when I say fighting I mean like knock down drag out bloody dirt nap ambulance to the ER fighting

:nod:

youtube is fairly brimming with an entire subgenre of black chicks fighting
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:44 pm

Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:Knew it was most likely a black girl before I even clicked on the link. When I was in school probably 90% of the fights were between two black girls.


it is pretty interesting... in the poorer parts of black culture women fighting is pretty common
and when I say fighting I mean like knock down drag out bloody dirt nap ambulance to the ER fighting

:nod:

youtube is fairly brimming with an entire subgenre of black chicks fighting


What does it get blamed on?

Culture?

Colonialism?

Nevermind... I don’t care


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Postby SDHornet » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:04 pm

kalm wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I find him to be more articulate than Maher.

Maher will roll his eyes to make a point. Shapiro will explain in great detail why he should be rolling his eyes, but isn’t ... because that would take away from the rhetorical flourish


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:nod:

I find Shapiro to be very articulate but also more hackish than Maher. Jordan Pederson is even better yet.

Shapiro is a very articulate Never Trumper. :twocents:

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Postby CID1990 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:33 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/benshapiro/s ... s-white%2F


The new progression of wokeness endpoint is.... Jim Crow?


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So, she did what she thought was best — kicked him out of the wedding and sent him packing all the way back to the shores of Tripoli.


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Postby CID1990 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:58 am

Dancing Bears and political transition:

http://reason.com/archives/2019/03/30/t ... oppression


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Postby Ibanez » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:38 am

CID1990 wrote:Dancing Bears and political transition:

http://reason.com/archives/2019/03/30/t ... oppression


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:40 pm

CID1990 wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:Here we go again:

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... -tSAhwU_k0



That, in my opinion, happens way too often. Also, though that was not a death penalty case, that sort of thing is the most powerful argument against the death penalty.

36 years. It has nothing to do with me but that makes me feel kind of angry.


Agreed, John - I’ve softened over the years on the DP... and that’s in spite of a long police career under my belt.

BTW want a little outrage today? Check this out:

http://reason.com/blog/2019/03/22/opera ... r-registry

I am generally ok with political sheriffs but this is an example of how it cuts the other way


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Well, I'll take flak for saying it but I do think the whole sexual offender thing is out of control and over the top. Like I got a "sexual offender" notification the other day about some woman who apparently had sex with an underaged male in the early 1990s.

We really shouldn't have that kind of crap.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 am

JohnStOnge wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
Agreed, John - I’ve softened over the years on the DP... and that’s in spite of a long police career under my belt.

BTW want a little outrage today? Check this out:

http://reason.com/blog/2019/03/22/opera ... r-registry

I am generally ok with political sheriffs but this is an example of how it cuts the other way


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Well, I'll take flak for saying it but I do think the whole sexual offender thing is out of control and over the top. Like I got a "sexual offender" notification the other day about some woman who apparently had sex with an underaged male in the early 1990s.

We really shouldn't have that kind of crap.

How underaged? If the kid was 17 then I would agree.


If he was 12 then no.


We've got a guy a few streets down that's a registered offender. He liked to invite girls into his shed, take pictures of them and touch them.
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