Seal

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About Seal

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    Internet Freedom Fighter.

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  1. I only thought it was okay. It's on Amazon Prime.
  2. Now I'm intrigued... If the right of police to use force was based on a "stand your ground law" standard...I'm pretty sure that would significantly decrease the right of cops to use force... Could one of you gun guys or lawyers, confirm or refute that?
  3. "After Florida police shot Jermaine McBean to death as he walked home with an unloaded air rifle, they said there was no reason to believe he did not hear their orders to drop the weapon and that he pointed it at them. But a newly emerged photo that shows headphones in McBean’s ears immediately after the 2013 shooting raises questions about the police version of events, including why the white earbuds were later found stuffed in the dead computer expert's pocket."... ..."And the homicide detective who led an internal review told McBean's relatives in an email that officers on the scene "confirmed” he was not wearing a earpiece — after the family explained that he always had them on when he was out walking. The detective said the buds were found in his pocket, with his phone, at the hospital. "I was highly upset," McBean's mother, Jennifer Young, said of the moment she learned about the photo. "I said, 'They lied to me. What else have they lied about?'" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/photo-raises-doubts-about-police-shooting-jermaine-mcbean-n366386
  4. Okay, did a bit of research and now I get why the cop had to be charged...Because he and the other cops were caught in a lie. And caught manufacturing/destroying evidence. So I guess someone had to be charged with something. But they should have just let the cop off on the "officer safety comes first" rule. No need to invent some BS about "stand your ground" laws, which give civilians an increased right to use force in self defense, but don't give civilians nearly the level of carte blanche to kill people that cops already have. (Though this does seem like a good way to get people to turn against stand your ground laws >>> Convince them that it makes it even easier for cops to get away with killing people.)
  5. I don't know much about this case...But for starters, I don't get why a "stand your ground law" is even applicable. (Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here.) Isn't the basic point of a stand your ground law, to remove the "duty to retreat"? Cops don't have a "duty to retreat". And cops are allowed to kill anyone with a gun/bb gun/knife/pen/screwdriver/cellphone...It's now been established that cops are even allowed to kill unarmed people, based on the theoretical possibility that "he could've had a weapon". Why did this cop get charged with anything?
  6. I don't know anything about the specific law, but typically the problem that occurs with mandatory minimums and charge stacking is that prosecutors use it to coerce guilty pleas. Which has essentially eliminated trials from our justice system. The defendant can plead guilty to one or two charges and get a couple years, or go to trial and face decades with all the duplicate charges and "enhancements" they can add, like decades in prison just for having drugs and a gun at the same time. That's why roughly 97% of cases end in a guilty plea.
  7. I'm guessing whoever put those shelves together, didn't follow the instructions.
  8. Google "pretext stop".
  9. I think that's antler. And what are you doing to those shads?
  10. Kid's gonna love it. Be sure to save up some "stuff that needs to be cut"...(I hate it when I get a new knife and I can't find anything that needs to be cut.)
  11. I would be the awesomest security guard, ever.