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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

Re: “Carmike Bellevue 8

We like it. It's a NEIGHBOR theater that the Carmike CEO's have let go down hill. There isn't even a sign out on the road that tells you what's currently playing. If you encounter a problem...go to the management and it'll be corrected. It's a shame they haven't taken better care of this theater.

Posted by Del Tinsley on 08/26/2014 at 10:35 AM

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

This is a wonderful story about a remarkable artist. It is great to see David get the recognition that he deserves as a writer and performer. His work is always thrilling and the article captures his breadth. Thanks Skip

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Posted by Jay Pilzer on 08/26/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Will Congress Address Police Militarization?

How about addressing the real problem, gang and drug violence! How about addressing all the police officers that have lost their lives this year! How about admitting there is a problem within these "ghettos", that are breeding out this thug culture that thrives on stealing, intimidation, and terrorizing peaceful citizens. Oh but we have a police problem, yeah right, police killed compared to "unarmed" black teens is around 1000/1. If the police force in Fergusson didn't have the riot gear, all the looting would still be going unchecked today. Law enforcement has to be prepared for events like riots, when drug gangs are illegally receiving automatic weapons, why do liberal whiners insist that our police force only be armed with rubber bullets and pepper spray?

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Posted by supporting law enforcment on 08/26/2014 at 10:16 AM

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

JC, murder requires "malice aforethought" which I doubt works here. I'm no lawyer and favor Wilson; this seems contrary to your thinking. Going for murder may have harmed any chance of convicting Zimmerman in Fla.

I believe if it can be shown MB attacked him, bruising his face and trying to get his gun the officer will go free. This assumes he is indicted. There are 9 whites on the g-jury. We know nothing of them.

And, then there is Missouri law which favors Wilson- from the NEW REPUBLIC:

"In Missouri, the burden doesn’t budge an inch, even after we know that the defendant has killed the victim. It doesn’t matter that there is certainty that Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown. As long as there is still the slightest possibility that Wilson acted in his own defense, Missouri law favors Wilson."

Anyone else have a comment about an outcome, a "vote" so to speak?

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Posted by john on 08/26/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Porta Via Introduces New Salads, Pastas and Pizzas

Gah. Housemade pappardelle with clams? And sriracha? Well, I know where I'll be treating myself this weekend. YUM!

Posted by Alexandra Payne on 08/26/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Home, Goods & Services

I think EL Construction to be the best remodeling company.

Posted by Marybattle on 08/26/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Paula Deen Talks Sweetbreads, Butter and Why She and Dolly Should Totally Be Friends

Y'all, a slice of gooey butter cake is a great palate cleanser after you throw up in your mouth just a little!

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Posted by Vegan Paula Dean on 08/26/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Moldovan Wines Are Bargain European Finds

One thing I miss about the UK are the inexpensive wines from the eastern part of Europe--Hungary, mostly, so this is excellent intel.

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Posted by Nicki P Wood on 08/26/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Paula Deen Talks Sweetbreads, Butter and Why She and Dolly Should Totally Be Friends

I think I just threw up a little...

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Posted by Local Foodie on 08/26/2014 at 9:14 AM

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

DL: Partnering yourself with yoyojohn makes me rethink my intelligence appraisal of you previously offered. GOD, it must be sad when that yahoo is your ally!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Will Congress Address Police Militarization?

Diatribean!!: You know that even at your age, you can go back to school and concentrate on vocabulary and military science! giggle, giggle

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 9:08 AM

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

The Fear of comeuppance for their folly and disregard for the protestors right to assemble, right to protest, right to access to public property, MIGHT have a consideration here. Perhaps in hindsight they realize what they did. and it was wrong. Those that called for more draconian measures (see yoyojohns sock-puppet above) are simply unable to accept the constitutional right to dissent, that is unless THEY are the ones protesting.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 9:04 AM

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

Hasn't this issue already been settled by the fact the arrests were determined to be unjustified? Are Gibbons and Cates being sued now? If not, "qualified immunity" would seem to have no significance.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 7:58 AM

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

Looking back,

I'm sorry they did not tear gas 'em.

Ahhh, hindsight.

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Posted by Ghost of Steve McNairs Hunchback on 08/26/2014 at 6:05 AM

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

It certainly does NOT look good for the officer. Absent of some smoking gun (so to speak) changing the overwhelming eye witness story and on the surface and preliminary autopsy and video evidence so far presented, I would say the officer is guilty of some degree of murder.

As for your dubious claims on the local protestors, even the state police said they were outsiders, and NOT indicative of the vast majority. The right to assemble and protest is a sacrament of the constitution, and to deny is indicative of the 60's style police abuse of civil rights protests. as happened earlier by the local police prior to most any of the crowd generated violence.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/26/2014 at 5:29 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

@yo-yo: @Donna Locke: Looks like you have the lap dogs yapping.

The only dog in here is you nipping at everybody's heels like some hyperactive far-right chihuahua.

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Posted by Williamson Willie on 08/26/2014 at 3:49 AM

Re: “You Had One Job, Jim Tracy

JtR, I've got to ask while things are quiet. Is Dexter the subject of your picture here? If so, he still looks tired from his failed run for office.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/26/2014 at 12:47 AM

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

c'mon Jim, he's blowing the dog whistle.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/26/2014 at 12:02 AM

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