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Re: “Will Congress Address Police Militarization?

We may not need to wait for congress...again.

http://us.cnn.com/2014/08/23/politics/mili…

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Radley Balko And The Greatest Timing Ever

yoyo,

There is not much difference, but that is not the point. A more pertinent question would be:

What's the difference between a swat team serving a warrant for a non-violent offense, and a policeman serving a warrant for a non-violent offense?

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Posted by 44allin on 08/26/2014 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Bites Names a Winner to Help Judge the Nashville Street Food Awards

Way to go, Barbara Please! Luckily, caftans are very fashionable this season.

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Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 08/26/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Will Congress Address Police Militarization?

supporting law enforcement (as if we all don't)

" police killed compared to "unarmed" black teens is around 1000/1"

Really? REALLY???? I'd love to see your sources for that stat.
Everyone mourns the police who are KIA. They are here to serve and protect us and that makes their loss a tragedy. Which only compounds the outrage and tragedy when a LEO kills an unarmed black man, or any man or woman for that matter unnecessarily. I'm sorry you can not grasp that fact, perhaps a review of the constitution is in order!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Bites Names a Winner to Help Judge the Nashville Street Food Awards

I'm going to wear a caftan.

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Posted by Barbara Please on 08/26/2014 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Radley Balko And The Greatest Timing Ever

"racist Attorney General"= biased opinion from a confirmed bigot

Yeah and we all know the local LEO's have such a wonderful track record in restraint from abuse!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

This album looks amazing.

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Posted by Delia on 08/26/2014 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Radley Balko And The Greatest Timing Ever

What's the difference between a swat team in police gear and a swat team in military gear? There is none except in the public's perception. I would worry far more about the DOJ headed by a racist Attorney General, than I would about cops running around in humvees.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/26/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Solitary Confinement, Monster Groupers and Ferguson

busing? that's an oldie but goodie. I always enjoy references to this pertinent issue when I listen to my old Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield records. if you expect ideological continuity across generations of politicians on either side of the aisle, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you...

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Posted by Doyle on 08/26/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Gibbons and Cates Need to Stop Looking for Absolution and Start Asking for Forgiveness

Met with Gibbons several years ago in Mae Beavers office about a THP issue that had potential to be a big headache for him and Trott. All he could say was, "this can't get to the media" over and over. He had no desire to actually resolve the wrong doing on in the THP at the time. Only worried about himself.

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Posted by Mr. Faded Glory on 08/26/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “David Olney is still a contender. Can you say the same?

I really like the cool David Olney cover the art director, Elizabeth Jones, designed from Eric England's always intriguing photography. I'm wondering if her double-image with the guitar necks connecting was intentionally done to make it look like David Olney is a "Contender" in the ring?? If so, she is a genius!

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Posted by Mary Sack on 08/26/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

HA! No, that was some other patriotic citizen.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/26/2014 at 12:06 PM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

Sorry about that. My bad.

I thought you were the one who said he wrote in his cat "Dexter" for one of the offices on the last ballot.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Gibbons and Cates Need to Stop Looking for Absolution and Start Asking for Forgiveness

I am from Memphis where Gibbons was the DA for many years. I'm disappointed to see that Gibbons' smug attitude has continued in Nashville. The largest rape kit backlog in the country accumulated during his tenure as DA (and while his deputy commissioner, Larry Godwin, was Police Director). Both refuse to discuss the subject and display a special kind of annoyance when asked any critical questions.

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Posted by MemphisCommenter on 08/26/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: OK, Now We Have Food Trucks — How About Food Bikes?

I actually look pretty good in silver, so maybe some day I would like to sit down and dine with (or in?) silver wear, but it sounds heavy and awkward. and hot.

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Posted by S L on 08/26/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Black Kids w/Royal Hoax and Daddy Issues Tonight at The End

What a terrible band name.

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Posted by CLOVIS on 08/26/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

Sorry Prag, I never watched Dexter. I'm guessing that's a Dexter TV show reference. That's my cat being bored with the trolls incessant yammer.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/26/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Tough Questions, Frank Answers at Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson

"murder requires 'malice aforethought' which I doubt works here."

The question is how long?

Did the officer need to get up that morning and think, "I'm going to kill someone today."? Did he need to form the intent one minute before the shooting? 10 seconds? 1 second?

Even if first-degree murder doesn't apply, there are lesser levels of murder and manslaughter that might apply.

I hope the ultimate outcome of all this is that the shooting was justified, because that would mean Brown didn't die unnecessarily and Wilson would not need to face charges. However, I'm not going to let that hope cause me to jump to any conclusions.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 10:48 AM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/26/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Tough Questions, Frank Answers at Town Hall Meeting On Ferguson

The New Reoublic, a magazine that thinks Hitler was a light weight, now that is rich!

Malice and forethought can legally be satisfied in an instant. The fact as it now stands that Officer Wilson exited his car and apparently walked several steps, had time to expend many rounds, six of which were hits on Mike Brown, pretty much establishes his opportunity to achieve proper qualification for malice and fore thought. Do not forget, Officer Wilson is a trained and six year experienced LEO, and by law is required to exhibit proper restraint.

Will he be convicted, well, as illustrated on many previous occasions (Zimmerman for example) it is quite difficult to convict a white person for the murder of a black young man unless it is obvious. And especially in the current climate put forth by a suspect prosecutor and the realities of a Grand Jury. Will he be held liable in a federal civil rights action, THAT is where the truth just may come to the surface

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 10:37 AM

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