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ticohans

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« Reply #4605 on: September 23, 2020, 01:09:19 pm »
If I'm understanding the news correctly, the only officer charged in relation to Breonna Taylor's death is being charged with wanton endangerment for the fact that the rounds he shot that killed Taylor happened to endanger her *neighbors.*

Nevermind the "endangerment" of Taylor.

No charges whatsoever in relation to Taylor herself.

Unbelievable.

Cops can erroneously break into your home based on trumped up charges and kill you without consequence, as long as you don't have any neighbors nearby.

Burn it all to the ground.
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CurtOne

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« Reply #4606 on: September 23, 2020, 01:39:36 pm »
Where do you get "erroneously"?  What I heard was that the Grand Jury said the officers had a warrant and a right to be there and returned fire.

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« Reply #4607 on: September 23, 2020, 03:04:03 pm »
Nobody from inside the house shot a weapon first and cops got around Castle Doctrine by...

It was the cops who had "one" witness to back their story of announcing their presence before they did a no-knock murder.
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« Reply #4608 on: September 23, 2020, 03:28:14 pm »
Otto, that is media and Black Lives Matter speculation.  The Grand Jury, reviewing actual evidence, determined otherwise.  Just  another case of our losing trust in processes.
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otto105

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« Reply #4609 on: September 23, 2020, 04:39:16 pm »
Well CurtOne


Don't you find it a bit curious that the cops executing a no-knock warrant for drugs in the middle of the night found a witness to say they announced that no-knock execution. Fired at least 10 shots with 6 hitting Breonna Taylor who was sleeping. In addition to that, fail to render any medical help and not ID her until days later.


It all smells....

ticohans

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« Reply #4610 on: September 23, 2020, 06:15:25 pm »
Where do you get "erroneously"?  What I heard was that the Grand Jury said the officers had a warrant and a right to be there and returned fire.

The original premise for issuing the no-knock warrant was the suggestion that a suspect in a drug investigation was receiving packages at Taylorís house. In the warrant filing, the police claimed this was verified by the US Postal Inspector in Louisville. The Louisville Postal Inspector said the police account was wrong, and that no packages of interest were ever received at Taylorís house.

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« Reply #4611 on: September 27, 2020, 12:55:07 am »
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Jack Birdbath

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« Reply #4612 on: September 27, 2020, 09:16:16 am »
This is very normal stuff from the President of the United States (aka the King of Projection).  The fact that this lunatic is going to get 50M+ votes just shows how powerful the cult of white supremacy is in this country.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Tweeted:
I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???

brjones

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« Reply #4613 on: September 27, 2020, 06:15:30 pm »
The New York Times has reported that they've seen Trump's tax records, and they're pretty much exactly what you'd expect:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html?

Jack Birdbath

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« Reply #4614 on: September 27, 2020, 06:18:56 pm »
Itís probably not a good idea to have a president who has personally guaranteed about $500M in debt he canít possibly repay. Creates some major conflicts and will create some perverse incentives.

Bennett

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« Reply #4615 on: September 27, 2020, 06:53:18 pm »
This scenario is becoming more and more likely:

Biden beats Trump in battleground states controlled by republicans who then replace the electors selected by the voters with electors who favor Trump.  The Democrats send their own slate of electors to Washington.   The dispute ends up in front of the Supreme Court where a few judges are faced with a choice of doing what they are told or voting their conscience.

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« Reply #4616 on: September 28, 2020, 05:03:26 pm »
Like I said - false equivalency mythology is worse than overt Trumpism.

Iím not excusing Republican or Trump behavior. If I was fine with it, Iíd be voting for Republicans in this election.  Saying the Democrats are blameless and arenít part of the problem is just being a biased partisan.
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« Reply #4617 on: September 28, 2020, 06:03:00 pm »
The Democrats aren't blameless.  I actually think one should be suspicious of anyone who actually wants to be elected to higher office.  That said, the scale of Appalling Behavior by Politicians has tipped so far to the Republican party over the past several years that it's almost not worth the breath to make the point that the Democrats aren't blameless.  At this point, it's like complaining your neighbor on one side hasn't returned your edge trimmer when the neighbor on the other side killed your dog, **** in your kitchen sink, and sold your child into slavery.

It's not just Trump.  The whole lot of them had ample opportunity to stand up to his disgusting behavior and chose time and again to take a pass.  I don't have any special affiliation for the Democratic party, but I sure as hell hope a whole shitload of Republicans get voted out.

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« Reply #4618 on: September 28, 2020, 06:08:27 pm »
The Democrats aren't blameless.  I actually think one should be suspicious of anyone who actually wants to be elected to higher office.  That said, the scale of Appalling Behavior by Politicians has tipped so far to the Republican party over the past several years that it's almost not worth the breath to make the point that the Democrats aren't blameless.  At this point, it's like complaining your neighbor on one side hasn't returned your edge trimmer when the neighbor on the other side killed your dog, **** in your kitchen sink, and sold your child into slavery.

It's not just Trump.  The whole lot of them had ample opportunity to stand up to his disgusting behavior and chose time and again to take a pass.  I don't have any special affiliation for the Democratic party, but I sure as hell hope a whole shitload of Republicans get voted out.

Early leader for post of the month.
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« Reply #4619 on: September 28, 2020, 07:28:28 pm »
Both sides are absolute garbage. Utterly despicable...
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