Now, if supposedly trained police officers, many of whom ARE military veterans, make mistakes and kill innocent people at such a high frequency (let's put racism and other factors aside for a moment), what do you think can go wrong with "good guys with guns" everywhere?
Maybe every police officer should go through the type of boot camp you get in the military. Trained with situational awareness, de-escalation, remaining calm under extreme pressure. I mean, they just simply do not go through enough training to be given the use of lethal force as it is.
I would say that it would probably take a white woman getting killed to make significant changes in law enforcement, but I think we all know this isn't the case. I simply don't see things changing no matter how many of us get killed off. Cop unions are too powerful and politicians are too afraid of seeming soft on crime and anti-cop.
More proof you just shouldn't call the cops for any reason. They'll just roll up guns blazing, probably shoot your dog, and maybe kill you in the process. Seems like it would be safer to just handle your own protection and self-defense. Sad...
I'm curious how the thin blue gang will defend this one. She called them for help and they shot her. It's well past time to start re training.
No need to troll either way, this is a tragedy. Policy I think we should all be equal under the law, and Police should be tried like every other individual.
A tragedy for sure and possibly a criminal action on the part of the shooter cop. But we have only the most rudimentary facts as yet. It seems a little early to jump to any conclusions. The article talked about training, employment standards, hiring ex-cops with bad records but doesn't tie any of that in with the cop who pulled the trigger. Maybe find out about the cop's history and then write something? Everyone assumes the cop will not be charged criminally or not face any kind of discipline. A little early for that too. The investigation just started. Maybe better to wait for some facts to come out and then write an opinion piece so that it can actually be based on something tangible rather than assumptions. Maybe the cop is a POS who never should have been allowed a badge and gun. Maybe not. Just not enough to go on yet to know.
This is outrageous on so many levels. Any non-LEO would be sitting behind bars awaiting a sure conviction for murder or manslaughter, with their name plastered on every front page. This cop gets paid leave, identity protection, and an internal affairs review. She called them for help and they murdered her. Unbelievable.
This is just madness at this point. What a fucking coward.And half the country in completely blind to any sort of problem--and will continue to make any excuse they can to forgive any police officer ever of any wrong doing--as if they're infallible human beings. A woman on a thread I witnessed earlier actually said the words "you don't know the whole story...police don't shoot for no reason" It's like a daily mindfuck.Yet again, an innocent person is dead, and all half the country can do is try to justify it. Completely fucking sickening(Unless a story comes out that proves otherwise...) How bout instead of making excuses, try to accept that maybe this particular cop was inept, unqualified, and flat out wrong in what he did--and deserves to be fired and not reap any LEO benefits.And that anyone who tries to cover up any wrong doing is equally shameful/guilty.Because it's a difficult and dangerous job (which I readily acknowledge it is) that doesn't excuse the rights violations or KILLING of INNOCENT peopleI mean, Jesus tap dancing Christ, I can't believe this has to be said :/
The Minneapolis PD will no doubt expect gratitude from the rest of us for keeping us safe from Australian yoga instructors. There will no doubt be a police union hack defending this
You have made a factual mistake. Sri Lanka were drubbed 3-0 in tests, 5-0 in ODI and 1-0 in T20 against India. Your article mentions that Sri Lanka won the T20 match against India, but that is not so.
Gayle must play only t20 Samuel really forget how to play cricket AND where is Blackwood he is good odi player but playing test only and holder is good local tournaments player but captain at odi and testSo they don't deserve straight World Cup spot#thatsmypointiofview
Zampa to Chahal on instragram: what field i should set for virat?... Really, this guy made Aussies ashamed, he doesnt have any idea that he's an international cricketer, doubting his own ability. why is he picked in the squad just compare Zampas body language to Starc, he looks like a kid.knows nothing about bowling.
People who get their panties in a bunch about how OTHER PEOPLE should live their lives always jump up and down and scream the loudest......they make sure they're heard;sad,really.
I'm still trying to work out why our major TV networks are running the "no" campaigns bullshit adverts. Nothing in them is factual, how are they allowed to spew such ridiculous tripe? There is no legitimate reason to vote no.
I was listening to some stupid politician on the radio sprucing the no vote by saying that the safe schools policy was a doorway for paedophiles? Well that's a completely different subject but was surprised that the interviewer didn't pick up on this. Seemed that they were working together to push an agenda
Would appreciate if mindef looks into safety measures. Let no one abuses their authority and give bad instruction. The nsf men hv indeed no power. It's always sad n painful to see such news esp for the family. The commander or sergeant in the wrong shd be severely punished for not ensuring safety for the ns boys and to account for his untimely death!
I hope mindef, saf and armour formation learnt their lesson on safety protocols for tank commanders when out in the field,cos it is 2nd death from same problem caused by tank topple to side! Time for tank commanders to wear liquid body armour suits
So so sad. Parent's hearts shattered to pieces. Having a 19 year old son, worries me when he go NS. To all of our sons who are serving NS, please be aware of the danger around you. Think of how worried your parents are every single day when you are away. Drop us a call everyday, as we want to know you are safe. Please take good care of yourself for our sake.
I took a friend of mine into Telstra to get her 1st mobile phone she wanted a flip phone with buttons, they tried to sell her a smart phone on a 2 year contract she is 94 years old.
I have had similar experience with Telstra. I wanted to ask about plans for when i was overseas. I got a short, sharp, "its very expensive, you dont want it, get something else overseas". They made a judgement call on my finances after a 30 second conversation and would not help me. My friend got a great vodaphone deal and all the support she needed.
This one small kindness will give Aldi more publicity than a million dollar ad campaign. This just proves that happy and attentive staff are the most valuable tool any business has
What bothers me is the number of people that would have the Bill of Rights NOT APPLY to anyone but themselves - all those 'others' shouldn't get the protections afforded.
Without reading the article: free speech, free religion, no established religion (government recognized), free press, right to peaceably assemble, and the right to redress and petition your government with grievances. . .
We spend 7x more per prisoner than student in this country. Rightwingers can't have their school-to-prison pipeline and lock everyone up in their fascist utopia if people know their rights.
I'm just here to read the rightwing Libertarian comments demanding more federal government control, more laws and punishment, and less freedom. Libertarian ideals are no match for the reality.
Other States, along with the Federal Government, need to sue California proactively and each and every time that an immigrant that they have conspired to bring into this country commits a crime in another State.
No matter your views on ideal immigration policy, any reasonable and intellectually honest person has got to concede that a lot of our problems in immigration are a direct result having spent decades not enforcing the law in a consistent way. The answer should not involve abandoning the rule of law.
When Hurricane Matthew devastated my area last year they had to reroute I-95 through the main highway in my town due to flooding. There was no power to the stoplights but instead of directing traffic at the main intersections the cops decided to generate some revenue off the people from out of town. I personally witnessed multiple near accidents because of that.
The Florida attorney general threatened to prosecute people engaging in voluntary supply transactions if the prices were above what they considered "fair" yet the government is out there writing people tickets for building code violations hours after a hurricane destroyed the town.
Once you accept that the government is filled with people with human motivations and that their primary goal is obtaining more power and prioritizing revenue generation over public service then everything they do makes sense.
Another batch of libertarians is born. Whoever ordered the county employees to go out there and cite people who are just starting the process of cleaning up after a hurricane needs to be personally identified and barbecued on the Internet. This is either done out of government greed or world class bureaucratic stupidity. Either way, punishment is needed.
Or the law was overly broad. A friend of mine shaved a girls head, to whom he was friends with. The prosecutor charged him with a sex crime. Now he is a sex offender. It came down to her parents who pushed for it.
We've gone way overboard with sex registries, but people don't dare to speak up against this because they're afraid someone will label them as a child molester or rape apologist or some such. :-/
The real pervs are the prosecutors who take these cases to court. They love to listen to the evidence over and over again. Tell us their names
This latest bill is basically re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, to use a cliche. It does NOTHNG to really solve the problems this country has with the delivery of medical and surgical care. I suspect that the Republicans are just doing something to make it look like they repealed Obamacare, but too many of them are in the tank with large health care systems and insurance companies In one episode of "The Swamp," Steve Hilton called out some of the Congressmen who accept large campaign donations from the insurance companies. Let's face it, we cannot rely on Washington to "fix" this. "We the people" must do what we can to fix the Obamacare mess ourselves.
It seems the most important part of this proposal is to allow the Feds to pass the management and responsibility to states. I am not sure how this works in states where health care spending is already one of the single biggest items on budget
Look, it is not going to be repealed with a one-sentence bill. It is too entrenched in the federal code, by design! It will take this first step and MANY more to eliminate it. Stopping the mandate goes a LONG way to restoring our liberty. So don't get too purist to not see the forest for the trees.
Been working in higher education for 10+ years. Many students literally consider freedom of speech to be something used by the privileged to oppress minority groups. Sad state of affairs, and very unsettling...
It protects some hate speech, but not "fighting words" - hate speech that's a direct incitement to violence is not protected. Was hate speech defined when the students were asked if it is protected? Were they given specific examples (i.e. Nazis peacefully demonstrating in the streets waving Swastika flags vs. Nazis calling for violent action against Jewish people in the community?)
The students also correctly stated that it is perfectly legal for protestors to shout at a controversial speaker. Nonviolent heckling and rudeness is protected by the first amendment.
MARXISTS IN EDUCATION HAVE DUMBED DOWN AMERICA'S YOUTH...THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN EUROPE IN THE 1960'S...THAT IS WHY EUROPE WAS DUMB ENOUGH TODAY TO ACCEPT MASS MIGRATION FROM THE ISLAMIC SOCIALIST TERROR COUNTRIES "The imbecilization of young people in families and schoolsThe imbecilization that young people undergo within their families and schools, has then a natural continuation in the "deliberately anticultural production" of novels, films, et cetera, conducted with the means of large-scale industry.
In his 1961 film Critique of Separation, Debord returned on this topic adding:
The spectacle as a whole is nothing other than [...] the gap between the visions, tastes, refusals and projects that previously characterized this youth and the way it has advanced into ordinary life.
In contrast, the sense of the Report on the Construction of Situations is to fulfill human primitive desires and pursue a superior passional quality. The main goal of the Situationist International is precisely the setting up of environments that favor such fulfillments.
Official culture and the trivialization and sterilization of the subversiveFor Debord, official culture is a "rigged game", where conservative powers forbid subversive ideas to have direct access to the public discourse, and where such ideas are integrated only after being trivialized and sterilized.
Debord discusses the close link between revolution and culture and everyday life, and the reason why conservative powers are interested in forbidding them "any direct access to the rigged game of official culture." Debord recalls that worldwide revolutionary movements that emerged during the 1920s were followed by "an ebbing of the movements that had tried to advance a liberatory new attitude in culture and everyday life," and that such movements were brought to a "complete social isolation."
Emptiness of an art separated from politicsSee also: Art and politicsHistorically, revolutionary ideas have emerged first among artists and intellectuals. For this reason, artists and intellectuals are relegated into specialized, compartmentalized disciplines, defusing their revolutionary potential and imposing unnatural dichotomies such as the "separation of art from politics". Once artistic-intellectual works are separated from current events and from a comprehensive critique of society, they are sterilized and can be safely integrated into the official culture and the public discourse, where they can add new flavors to old dominant ideas and play the role of a gear wheel in the mechanism of the society of the spectacle.
One of the contradictions of the bourgeoisie [...] is that while it respects the abstract principle of intellectual and artistic creation, it resists actual creations when they first appear, then eventually exploits them. This is because it needs to maintain a certain sense of criticality and experimental research among a minority, but must take care to channel this activity into narrowly compartmentalized utilitarian disciplines, dismissing all comprehensive critique and research. In the domain of culture, the bourgeoisie strives to divert the taste for the new, which has become dangerous for it, toward certain degraded forms of novelty that are harmless and confused. [...] The people within avant-garde tendencies who distinguished themselves are generally accepted on an individual basis, at the price of vital renunciations: the fundamental point of debate is always the renunciation of comprehensive demands, and the acceptance of a fragmentary work, susceptible to multiple interpretations. This is what makes the very term avant-garde, which in the end is always defined and manipulated by the bourgeoisie, somewhat suspicious and ridiculous. ( pp.2-3 )
In his 1959 film On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time, Debord returned on this topic adding:
Knowledge of empirical facts remains abstract and superficial as long as it is not concretized by being related to the whole situation. This is the only method that enables us to supersede partial and abstract problems and get to their concrete essence, and thus implicitly to their meaning. [...] We can never really challenge any form of social organization without challenging all of that organization’s forms of language. [...] When freedom is practiced in a closed circle, it fades into a dream, becomes a mere image of itself.http://socialistworker.org/2002-2/427/427_13_Dialectics.shtml
Manning may be a male and a traitor, but so what. He should be allowed to speak and others should be allowed to listen. Expand your minds and step outside your echo chambers once in awhile.
The case that Manning is a whistleblower was lost in a court of law. I won't bloviate and call him a traitor, but he is indeed mentally ill, which led him to violate federal law. So he should not be given all the attention he is getting.
Manning is a traitor as Manning released information indiscriminately that compromised US human assets.Snowden did not endanger US human assets.Snowden deserves a Pardon.Manning should have rotted in jail.Big difference between the two, what they did, and how they did it.
While I can agree with some of this, there is a giant misconception here. Racism as a thing is a thought process of the left. The only reason that white supremacist have been assigned the right by the left, is the conservative belief in true freedom of speech. The idea that freedom of speech includes the right to offend. There is no support for racism or supremacy on the true right. Those beliefs are fostered and grown on the left. They are now so prevalent on the left that they have started to hate the people they're supposed to support. (I.e. Conservative gays who were removed from gay pride parade). This hatred of all being fostered on the left now has tried to find a new home on the right for the sole purpose of getting their 15min. Regardless of the politically motivated associations being inferred by the left the right does want nor condone racism!
Yes, McCarthy was right that there were known communist elements in the government. He was wrong in how he went about seeing communists everywhere else and trying to prosecute communists and socialists in the general public.
Um, Reason, McCarthy was right. It wasn't a "scare", the government, particularly the State Department, was full of Communists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljpYZ8wejA&t=254s
Whilst environmental policies are a factor, they are not the main contributing component to electricity price rises. Coal lovers would have us believe that here in Australia but we know the real reason is more complicated than this simple explanation. We know that the network is expensive and does not facilitate the trading of energy interstate as effectively as it should. We know the regulation of the market is inefficient and contributes significantly to higher prices.If you source your information from any of Murdochs media outlets (like the Australian), you are likely to be regurgitating a biased RW take on the subject. That's not to say they're always wrong but frequently they present an incomplete picture so as to keep the boss happy.
All these renewable proponents and legislators need to be scrutinized heavily, China has a near monopoly on this tech, here in the US they are openly pandering to the Chinese corporations and Communist government. The craze over renewables isn't anything to be taken lightly, there is a massive ammount of misinformation and extreme hype of that technology. Everything from it's longevity to actual output is almost always overrated.
Yeah, upfront costs vs back end. If that's not good enough we keep working at fusion, but we need more power quickly. I support this adoption voluntarily but I also recognize that fossil fuel is using all of its grip on government to sabotage it and freedom. Government can only hurt, but don't pretend OPEC is anything other than a planned economy.
so let me get this straight a state which has sent billions to the federal government isn't suppose to expect some back? Until the system is changed I would be right there demanding TX dollars to come back to aid Texans. Let's not be naive or simple minded when it comes to how things are vs. how we want things to be.
No one is stupid enough to commit political suicide for their values. If he didn't ask for the money, he and everyone who went along with it would be quickly voted out of office.
Yep Big "bootstrap" Texans. Tell everyone to" be responsible, make better choices, get a better job, the government can't do anything right, don't expect free stuff from the government,Don't be lazy, " Then all of the sudden "WAIT! this time IT'S ME, I am up shit creek! This is different! We need that federal money, how much free stuff can we get from the government? We need federal assistance! This is an emergency" We want other states to pay for this mess. God forbid we pay for it ourselves, or even try to, We want money to come from those lazy taker states like CA,WA,NY ect. to pay to rebuild stuff.