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They say a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Apparently that doesn't apply to women. . . . A Texas (where else) teenager (fourteen) showed up behind Pasadena High School for a ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 12:40 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 09:38 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Kevin Drum may be undergoing some intense medical treatment, but a Washington Post article made his day. Freddie Gray’s life a study in the sad effects of lead paint on poor ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:51 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 11:21 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Granted, the guy needed to be arrested. He had earlier robbed a 7-11 while dressed only in his underwear. He then set fire to a church. He had threatened suicide several times. Clearly he was ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 08:44 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Violent crime declined dramatically in NYC under Mayor David Dinkins' community policing policy called Safe Streets, Safe Cities . We need better police policies, ones like this that have been ...
by Catskill Julie
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:58 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
It's impossible to separate racism from the long train of abuses and usurpations that police departments in this country have perpetrated, but even if racism could be made to go away overnight, that ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 05:58 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
My wife and I live in a nice lower-hills neighborhood in Oakland CA. We have teenage children and are a mixed race family. Our neighborhood has a problem that's dangerous for our kids. The problem ...
by Dewstino
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 08:08 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Martin O'Malley was the architect of Baltimore's failed plan to reign in crime, the New York Times reported yesterday: Civil rights advocates and some elected officials here trace the tensions to “
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
WHAT??!!!! I know I'm not overdrawn! I'm a freaking accountant, damnit! I always know when I'm going to cut it close. And it definitely wasn't today! So, I pull up the online account. What in ...
by WanderingWendy
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 02:28 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Cops these days have a wide assortment of weapons available to them, beyond the standard firearm. Many of those weapons are non-lethal. There is pepper spray. There are tasers and stun guns. There ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:31 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In what is suspected to be an attempted "suicide by cop", a police officer exercises restraint. See more below the fold.
by Witgren
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Another human being loses his life in a senseless shooting by a deranged person with a gun. Again, another notch in the bedpost of the NRA. How many more? ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 06:48 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
From March 16-31 , there were 61 people killed by police. The deaths happened in 28 different states, €“the highest totals coming from California (13), Arizona and Florida (4 each), and 3 apiece ...
by revmcpherson
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 05:15 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I am off to bed so no comments for a few hours from me, but something for y'all to chew on for your morning wake-up. The BBC is reporting that a man is being held by the FBI over a car bomb plot at ...
by Village Vet
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 05:44 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I won't pretend to say that I understand the African-American experience as regards law enforcement, or any of it, really. But what I will say, as a white man, is likely to offend some. I've never ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 09:04 AM PDT with 2 Recommends