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41) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1561111)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

All of you missed the item that should get some attention by the use of force review board. I'll let you think about it for a while.


Would you be referring to the fact that the driver had drawn and raised his weapon before Powell removed the knife from his pocket?

Having now watched the initial actions of the police a few times you can see Powell turn behind to realise that he was between the police and the onlookers so he changed the angle and removed the possibility of bystander casualties.

A man with a knife can kill you from 21 feet away in less than one and a half seconds. Most of you commenting on here about how many shots and where you shoot have watched to much TV and to many Hollywood movies. The bad guys do not go down with one shot. You do not aim to wound a person trying to kill you. You aim center of mass and shoot untill he is no longer a threat.

If your interested in reading about real world shootings I suggest you google Masadd Ayoob. He is an expert on post shooting forensics.

And as for the case of MR. Powell. Maybe and I say maybe, A tazer might have ended his suicide by cop by not being killed. But then again some of you probally would complain, He only had a knife why did they tazer him?

These guys were clearly a threat, I don't think anyone would have judge the police badly if they had been killed as the police tried to arrest them. One of them was running at a policewoman waving a cleaver and she took him down with a stun gun. Both men survived to face trial.

Policewoman gunned down 'soldier Lee Rigby's killer'
42) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560967)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
But that doesn't give them the right to assume a man can produce a weapon and kill them in less than a second.

Unfortunately there are more than a few widows of police officers because of your thinking. Current training is to make sure there are no more widows made because of your thinking.

Ahh..so a cop's life is worth more than an innocent person on the street.
43) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1560726)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
The more this spreads, the more likely it is that it could mutate into something worse.

Or..it could just suddenly die out. Its hard to predict what a virus will do.
44) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560661)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Clyde, ask yourself if you think the cop would have even spoken to these men in the first place, let alone in a rude way, if they were white?.

Assuming a White person is raciest.

If you are a white person and you are not examining any cultural prejudices you may have inadvertently picked up by being part of the dominant culture, then you may well be racist.

A Black person is Inferior. An Asian is... Is complete bigotry.

Very true. This also includes assuming that any young black man walking down the street may be up to no good. Which seems to be how the police in a lot of places operate.


Also, ask non-black persons if they have ever been called names by some Black person's. So?

I've been called names by lots of people, Clyde. I really can't tell you the break down on races as I wasn't keeping records. (I can however tell you that most of the random abuse I experienced on the streets was because I am female if that helps)

Wondering if the non-Black persons stating Their race is Bigoted: Are only reflecting their own Bigotry.

I don't think you understand what it means to be part of the dominant culture and have special privileges because of that. Are you seriously telling me that you are oblivious to the fact that your life is made a easier because you were born a white male? That is concerning.
45) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560636)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Cliff...

Sadly, even with my broad dissertation, the real story is still being missed. It is about a unarmed young black man being killed by a person of authority, specifically a police officer.

Do agree with your broader point.

However, we must not go down the road of judging each Individual's actions, regarding 'Agreed to' Principals. I believe that is dangerous, and could/will result is very serious consequences to our Protected Individual Rights, in our 'Bill of Rights'.

I would really like to have this conversation, with you, over coffee (beer?). This type of Forum does not lend itself to these type's of discussions.

Clyde, ask yourself if you think the cop would have even spoken to these men in the first place, let alone in a rude way, if they were white? The cop made an assumption that these men were up to no good based on what? He also assumed that however he spoke to them or dealt with them would be acceptable.

As a white woman if a policeman swore at me in the street for no reason I would go and make a complaint and would fully expect something to be done about it. I know that if I were a young black man the situation would be entirely different. A young black man will get pulled over by the police for absolutely no reason on a regular basis. They could be an honour student with two jobs, but they will still be stopped and questioned by the police. I have never, in my life been stopped and questioned by the police in the street. If police stops really are random, how do you explain that?

As a teacher I've taught plenty of black students who I knew for a fact to be lovely hardworking boys who would never dream of breaking the law. I can assure you that their experience with the police is totally different from mine. I can't imagine the sense of injustice that must build up over time for people who do everything right, but are still harassed on regular basis by the people who are supposed to protect them.
46) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560376)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Back to the original case.

CHP officer videotaped punching woman could face 'serious charges'

The future of the 'Officer' does seem apparent.

Why wasn't THIS 'Officer' accused of Racism, or 'Institutional Racism'? The Video showed it was a white cop.

Because people of Good Will understand Abuse of Authority, is just that. And has a myriad of individual reasons, which the evil Race Baiter's cannot understand.

Evil eh? Are you sure you know what that word means?
Evil is making assumptions about a man based on the colour of his skin then gunning him down on the street.

Evil is making a Racist Assumption regarding either person in this incident, because of his race.

Are you making an Evil Racist Assumption regarding the race of either one?

You should read Cliff's post. I think Cliff has pretty much got it covered.
47) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1560361)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
And it should therefor come as no surprise that all movements that we generally classify as evil are nearly always decisively 'anti intellectual'. Fascism, Communism, Jihadism, each of these movements is more likely to burn a book than it is to read one. Each of these movements tends to value brute strength over intelligence. Each of these movements targets intellectuals when they set of a purge in their area. This of course, does not mean that all of these movements are completely devoid of intelligent people. But they tend to be more of the exception rather than the rule.

Couldn't disagree more.

Explain ALL those University Professors, today and in the past, who are avowed Marxists. They are Stupid+

High IQ, doesn't mean either Intelligent Reasoning, nor non-evil.

Brute Strength is Non-Intellectual?

The Progressive/Marxist Left, when they take over country's: Always resort to brute strength. The Marxist Takeover of Russia, by Intellectuals, was extremely brutal before Stalin. Fidel Castro, University Graduate (Dr. of Law Degree) was/is extremely brutal. Mao Zedong, a University Graduate was...

Do you even know what Marxism is? or did you just hear on Fox News that it is a bad thing?
48) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560223)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Back to the original case.

CHP officer videotaped punching woman could face 'serious charges'

The future of the 'Officer' does seem apparent.

Why wasn't THIS 'Officer' accused of Racism, or 'Institutional Racism'? The Video showed it was a white cop.

Because people of Good Will understand Abuse of Authority, is just that. And has a myriad of individual reasons, which the evil Race Baiter's cannot understand.

Evil eh? Are you sure you know what that word means?
Evil is making assumptions about a man based on the colour of his skin then gunning him down on the street.
49) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1560130)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Would you have passed GCSE science?

I got 8 out of 9, but that is no surprise because my biology is not my strongest point.

A-levels: test your science knowledge

This one is a bit harder. I got two wrong, one biology and one chemistry, so at least I got all the physics ones right!
50) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1560080)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Oh my giddy aunt! Where's that damned single malt Scotch, I need a drink!
A "yes" vote would devastate the BBC
To all Jocks, please vote...
YES
...that'll save on the TV licence!

I know you are not a fan of the BBC, but seriously, be careful what you wish for. The alternatives are much, much worse.

I'm a fan of BBC:)
Without them TV isn't public service.
Just craps and ads.

+100
51) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1560071)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
You'd think those Jihadists still live in the Middle Ages...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/american-journalist-james-foley-beheaded-4076534

Really horrible. They think the guy that did it was British. He certainly sounds like he is from south London.
52) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1560060)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Oh my giddy aunt! Where's that damned single malt Scotch, I need a drink!

A "yes" vote would devastate the BBC

To all Jocks, please vote...

YES

...that'll save on the TV licence!

I know you are not a fan of the BBC, but seriously, be careful what you wish for. The alternatives are much, much worse.
53) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1560049)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I think you guys are missing the point that I was trying to get across, so I'll try again. Both of you gave excellent examples of someone coming back from being beaten to nearly unconsciousness and I have no problem with that. Clyde, I'm positive that you were one of the good guys and I am greatly appreciative and grateful for that. And, from what you described you did not charge the crowd with your service piece drawn. On the other hand Officer Wilson did not only have his weapon drawn but advanced, according to some witnesses, and all of the hits on Michael's body was concentrated in two specific areas, the right side of his body specifically the right arm and his head. That is an like an almost instantaneous complete clearing of his mind and gaining extremely sharp focus to accomplish what he did. This is completely different then walking away from a standing eight count or charging into a crowd. With my short years as a spec ops operator, and I say short because I didn't make a career out of it, I doubt that I could have pulled that off.

You are also missing my point. NEVER said the shooting was justified. That is up to the investigation. Did respond to Police Shootings my last year in PD.

My complaint's are about those Race Baiter's attempting, and succeeding in injecting THEIR racial bigotry into this incident. Where exactly is there any indication of racial bigotry, on the part of the Cop, or the Teenager? There is none. Except in the minds of bigot's.

When you have a number of witness's, significantly contracting each other: Why chose the side where the forensics impeaches them?

Regarding the placement of the bullet wounds: If the Cop is Right-handed, most of his shots will be on the RIGHT side of the victim, who is facing him (also contradicts some witness's). Despite training, most Officer's will 'jerk' their right trigger finger towards his (cop's) left. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

One does not need "sharp focus" to pull a trigger.

What is Institutional Racism?
"Institutions can respond to Blacks and Whites differently. Institutional behavior can injure Blacks, and when it does, it is racist in outcome, if not in intent. "
54) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1560045)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
I have to disagree since only humans and maybe some chimpanzees are evil.

Can you provide me a link to prove that point because I really can't believe that.
btw: a mosquito, bugging me and stinging me all night, I call evil too:)) Just joking, nevermind but I really want to see some proof of your statement.
[edit] One could also say that ignorance is sin and knowledge is salvation which completely contradicts your statement.
Intelligence makes us more complex, that's true,. Dolphins are extremely intelligent, dolphins are also known for gang raping female dolphins and torturing other animals for fun. However they are also known for saving drowning humans, as their sonar allows them to see the anatomy of the human, seeing that the human is a mammal like itself and need oxygen to survive, the dolphins have empathy for the drowning humans and save them.
Found an interesting read on that last part:
http://melissaasmith.hubpages.com/hub/orcaskill

No I cant find any links so maybe I am wrong...

I did not know that some dolphins were evil and are getting away with murder..
But they're also intelligent.
Dolphins are also related to elephants.
http://th.blandsauce.com/wiki/Evil_velour_elephant
Cats also tend to 'play' with mice just for fun.

Quoting Clyde
They just do it more intelligently, and are therefore more dangerous.

Is a virus evil?
Dont think so but they act very evil!

Don't forget Zebras. If the dominant male in a herd dies his replacement will murder any of his surviving foals. There are plenty of examples of nasty behaviour in nature.
55) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559668)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Disagree, what happened to me I put down to growing pains. I still continued doing what I wanted to do.

Secondly when I started secondary at 11, girls back then reached puberty a lot later than what they do now. However by the time I entered the 3rd/4th years, Hubba Hubba Hubba & that was at 14!

To say that a 15 year old male does not know about sex & it's taboo's today is like asking me to believe in wizards & fairies!

Edit:

& I can't see what toughening up has to do with sex.

To be fair, the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until a person is in their twenties. This is the area of the brain that controls impulse control. So teenagers can't be held to the same standards as a fully developed adult. However, most teenagers would run screaming at the mere thought of their parents having sex with anyone, so this is clearly a case where the young man is a little disturbed. How this came about is only conjecture at this point because there are so many ways someone can be damaged.
56) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559521)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor

I beginning to doubt if you've become a feminist Clyde;) My gut feeling says the mother either isn't telling the truth or was fidgeting her son during her sleep, after which he became aroused and couldn't stop anymore, quite comprehensible, being a man...

Please don't believe that myth, Julie, men can stop.

They are not animals.
57) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1559518)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Continued here: The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2
58) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1559516)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Continued from the depressingly popular thread: The Israel and Palestine conflict

Try to avoid calling your fellow posters Nazi's or other ad hominem attacks.
59) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559506)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Cops detain 15-year-old teenager for allegedly raping mother.
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/08/20/Crime-Son-rapes-mother/
Evil or what mental disorder is this?


Just some horny teenager is what I think...

Julie, most teenagers are horny. I've never heard of one raping their own mother because of it.

Dealt with some of the worst of human nature. Murdering baby's, raping very elderly women, etc.

Never had this.


I think if there's someone to blame here, it should be the mother. She had no business in her son's bed, drunk, at 2am.

Ask the men discussing this.

So what if the mother is in bed with her son, drunk.

The son has ALL the responsibility for this.

Good grief, its a sign of the end times. We agree on something.
60) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1559503)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Es99Project donor
Cops detain 15-year-old teenager for allegedly raping mother.
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/08/20/Crime-Son-rapes-mother/
Evil or what mental disorder is this?


Just some horny teenager is what I think...

Julie, most teenagers are horny. I've never heard of one raping their own mother because of it.



I know Esmé but the mother was intoxicated and went to lie there herself. Like I said in my last post, kids are very impressionable. You never know what the mother might have done in her drunk sleep... Boys at the age of 15 are very easily aroused and don't stop and think at that moment that it is wrong what they do.

The title of the article says 'allegedly' so they don't even know for sure that he did it.

That sounds too close to the argument that women who get drunk are asking to be raped. I don't buy it.

Most teenagers would be repelled at the thought of having anything sexual to do with any parent. There is something wrong with this boy. Whether that is the mother's fault (isn't it always? don't you get tired of that one?)or not that there is something wrong with him is another issue. Falling asleep drunk in the wrong bed is not permission to rape.


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