Doubt the jury was reminded that technically he had the legal right to resist unlawful arrest, to whatever degree necessary, even using deadly force. Sounds like Bruce steen was planted to help steer the jury away from a technically fair trial being that it's a very likely possibility montgomery's actions were technically lawful.
Go back to Africa where you have existed for over 10,000 years and have never invented a damn thing. Still living in sh*t huts and eating animal dung. Zimbabwe threw out the only productive people in the country the White farmers and took their farms. Now the farms are desolate and non producing and Zimbabwe is on International welfare. Before those farmers feed the country and exported food. See any similarites? Non productive and on the government dole. I've got an idea, y'all want to be African-Americans why not just be Africans? You are all such geniuses go back to Africa (richest in resources in the world) and have your own country were there are no White people to bother you. Then you can build the great Black empire and show the world how great you are without the White man holding you down.
he is out again
Oh, good. Bikers have shown up to be hipsterish and condescending. I was hoping that would happen.
Remember the fat people in the movie Wall-E? You are the embodiment of those people, but you don't have a fancy hoverchair. Instead, you schlep your fat behind from the couch to the car to the officechair and wonder why *other* people are so stupid.
Is this the Rutgers study you are referring to?
The goal: Reduce dependence on foreign oil
The goal: Reduce green house gasses
The goal: Stem America's obesity epidemic
The goal: Reduce heart disease
The answer: Eliminate bike riders???? Really?
Not to mention the fact that the roads don't belong to just those financially able to purchase, maintain, repair, insure, and fuel a car. Some people have other needs for that $10,000 a year.
Hey highspeed; did you read the freakin article?
I am shocked by how much college costs today. Of course I went to a state two year institution after my high school college advisor told me "you're not college material" and then transfered to a an out of state university who took all my credits but never at the rates today's colleges charge. There would be no way I could have attended. It is sad that high school advisors are either clueless or biased that kids are robbed of a livelihood after schools rob citizens of their wallets in the name of education. States should ban teacher's unions because all they do is to insure teachers get benefits and the heck with students.
Tara - come on now honey. After Robert Wood was fired from CMPD he was hired by Cornelius. He was then fired from Cornelius because he was caught on video peeking into a woman's restroom at Harding High School. CMPD did the right thing by letting him go. Let's practice responsible reporting.
Why didn't you mention that she is the daughter of a police chief? I recalled that fact, verified it on google news. It seems germane to your column topic.
The problem is not DSS per se. The problem is that there is only ONE agency allowed to investigate ALL child abuse complaints. It is the monopoly that's the problem. DSS is the only allowed to take kids out of the home, to investigate child abuse claims, etc.
This is an unfair and inefficient monopoly. In times past, family members could handle this internally. Churches got involved, friends got involved without fear of reprisal from an all-powerful megaState and it's DSS arm.
@ West Headhunter: people at DSS do take their job seriously and do everything within our power to protect children. What exactly is it that YOU do to protect children? Make comments on an article written by an uninformed idiot?
I work in child protective services, I work really hard, everyday, to keep children safe. I do care about the children on my caseload- otherwise, I wouldn't have a graduate degree and continue to make peanuts. I stay in my job b/c I want to make a difference.
Tara is ignorant. It is so easy to sit on your self-righteous ass and point the finger at everyone else.
TS, you are Spot On! How in the world can this happen, do these people as DSS not take their job serous? I see no resean that the investigation should not turn onto those that knew this child was the victim of a monster(s) and simply did nothing to protect her. Are they not involved, I say YES and they should be charged along with the mother and boyfriend.
I sent e-mails to state reps and the gov about the Meck Dec article but I doubt they give a darn. All they care about are their egos not about protecting citizens. Cotham & Clodfleter two useless people just like DSS. Nothing will get done. How about illegal aliens getting licenses and living in NJ? The state ever do anything about that? Reps are uselss people and why we ever vote for any of them is besides me. Talk about a waste of energy and then if we don't vote we get criticized when we complain. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
The standards of DSS must be made to move up a bar.....not just 'as long as the child has food and a roof over his head' .........emotional and health security MUST be included, even if a DSS worker can't oversee on a frequent basis, other services should be involved (Clinics, child care sources, etc.). These other services must be MANDATORY for the safety of our children
You're absolutely right - Charlotte news outlets should probably do more to cover the drastic unemployment rates in its own backyard.
But, Charlotte isn't the only place to receive such news and neither (thankfully) is Fox. A story (written by Janell Ross) reporting similar, if not the same stats, ran in April:
Perhaps the writers of Creative Loafing could take the initiative that no other media outlets have apparently taken and cover this story in more detail. And include information on how unemployment is affecting people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, etc.
Tara says: "Fox used the unemployment data to question the DNC's decision to showcase Charlotte by holding the convention here. The network questioned whether highlighting a city with 20 percent black unemployment after four years of Democratic policies is necessarily a good idea.
"The implications of that kind of national spotlight for Charlotte are huge. Our employment problems, which are worse than the national average, will be splashed across the national news for all to see. So will our economic problems."
That's right Tara, let's pretend that unemployment is not a problem EVERYWHERE in the country and act like it's just a local issue, so as to cast doubt on Charlotte's viability to hold the convention, which will, by the way, bring jobs, even if temporary. I have another stastistic; the unemployment rate in Tampa, where the 2012 Republican Convention is being hosted, is 12% as of January 2011. Did Fox News do a report on THAT?
Excellent article. Unfortunately, the readership is limited vs the so-called mainstream media. As long as people are not personally affected by someone breaking into their home or vehicle, they go on with their lives without much concern for laws that favor the criminals. It's called the criminal justice system because it's the criminals that get justice and not the victims. The legislators just keep tying the hands of police and prosecutors. One can only hope a few legislators feel the pain of having their lives turned upside down by career criminals in training.
if you chase them this gets the cops interested and they have to find them, keep a constant stream of e-mails going to the police asking if they caught them (burglars) yet when they are caught fill out the paper work for restitution and estimate the damage then use a multiplier of 30-35 and you will get checks monthly for a while, if they won't punish you can.
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