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The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
17:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Agree. I was just stating what I remember seeing/reading. I'm going to be looking for the evidence of a bullet being recovered from a building because I remember that man's TV interview so well.

They will still have to establish that it was his bullet and that it was fired during the same incident.

The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 21 2014
17:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Should I assume that the reason the state of Texas did not pursue a standard legislative remedy and protocol for removing elected officials from office when they've been convicted of a certain level of crime is because they actually want the option of keeping the convicts in office?

My understanding is she had three years left in her term.  So I could see why one might find the ordinary political remedy of voting her out to be inadequate.

The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 21 2014
17:47 (UTC)
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All right all right.  Here's the timeline, from the Austin American-Statesman.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
17:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

was the number of shots fired actually established?

last i heard, we knew that at least six shots hit brown, but the officer may have fired as many as 11 - a full clip.

No, not established.

I just read 2 different stories that say the cop fired as Brown was running away and the bullets missed Brown.

I remember an earlier broadcast of one witness who said he saw cops recover a bullet from the side of a building.

It will be established when the official investigation discloses how many bullets were left in the magazine.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
17:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

was the number of shots fired actually established?

last i heard, we knew that at least six shots hit brown, but the officer may have fired as many as 11 - a full clip.

No, not established.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
16:28 (UTC)
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It hasn't been established, and it still makes him more than an unarmed jaywalker if he had already finished that round of cracking the officer's skull.
The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 21 2014
16:16 (UTC)
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I read a timeline last night that I'm not real inclined to go back and find that showed how she had already cleared everybody but a couple low level staffers at the time of her arrest.
The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 21 2014
16:15 (UTC)
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Yeah. So ... Uniquely bad on Ms. Lehmberg.
The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
16:13 (UTC)
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If he did, in fact, beat the officer badly enough to fracture an orbital socket, you are indeed beatifying him by categorizing him as just an unarmed jaywalker.
The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 21 2014
16:00 (UTC)
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Men. They didn't mention whether the DA's were heading up public corruption charges or had spectacularly embarrassing sort of abusive arrests.
The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
15:56 (UTC)
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No, I'm not including the innocent black people. I mostly have the looters in mind.
The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
15:44 (UTC)
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When they decided they were going to commit crimes that would get them punished by the justice system.
The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 21 2014
15:32 (UTC)
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They're not likely to trust the justice system because the justice system will bring negative consequences to them and they know it. They've alienated themselves from it.
The Lounge Weird Informal Poll Time! Aug 21 2014
00:11 (UTC)
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Taking a stab at some others:

1921 - first full length Charlie Chaplin film as the little tramp

1934 - peak of the dust bowl

1945 - Germany and Japan surrender

1954 - Brown v. Board of Education

1964 - the Beatles Invasion

1973 - US troops leave Vietnam

1981 - MTV launched

 

The Lounge Weird Informal Poll Time! Aug 20 2014
23:57 (UTC)
51

1990's, I gotta go with 1996, the year OJ Simpson was acquitted. 

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 20 2014
20:40 (UTC)
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The difficulty with having police is that they aren't supposed to be very empathetic.  They're supposed to apprehend people, usually people who don't want to be apprehended, sometimes people who have no compunction about hurting other people to get what they want.  It's a job that requires a huge amount of compartmentalization and ability not to be swayed by people's tears, pain and personal circumstances.  For most normal people that actually isn't very easy.  That's one of the reasons why I think LEO's routinely suggest that we just don't know what it's like until we walk a beat.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 20 2014
20:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Moving away from the animal stories, the news isn't 100% bad. I heard a piece on NPR yesterday about the way San Antonio is dealing with mental health disturbances: an option other than jail or the ER.

I heard about that.  Washington just had a Supreme Court decision come down last week saying that committed patients can't be detained in ordinary hospitals that aren't specifically certified for commitments unless they need something more than psychiatric care.  It's going to really rock the commitment system because there are fewer and fewer hospitals all the time that get certified and the state hospitals are overfilled.  They're going to have to come up with something new and the San Antonio option looks very promising.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 20 2014
18:50 (UTC)
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I'm posting this just because I think it's important to remember that sometimes the police are really awesome.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 20 2014
17:31 (UTC)
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I missed this.  Use of tasers is a really hot button issue for me.  Police departments categorize using them as non-lethal, even though there are plenty of incidents of people being seriously injured or killed during/after being tazed, so there are few restrictions on use of the taser to subdue people.  Of course, if you're a criminal using a taser, a taser is a deadly weapon and you'll be treated the same as if you used a firearm.  The double standard makes my blood boil.

The Lounge Governor Rick Perry indicted Aug 20 2014
17:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Holy ****. There's so much that is so astonishing about that I don't know where to start.

And who is 'Greg', because he's sounds like a kind of a big deal...

Greg Hamilton is the elected Sheriff of Travis County.

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