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    • On Ferguson Erupts, Section8 said:
      If the eye fracture is true or just a heavy beating in general, and it's looking more and more like it is, if they go after this cop it's a public lynching to appease a mob and nothing more. There are other cases I've seen discussed on this blog over the years where a cop deserved to be prosecuted. This one is looking less and less like one of those.
      Posted Aug 20, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Xetrov said:
      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/20/missouri-cop-was-badly-beaten-before-shooting-michael-brown-says-source/ Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com.
      Posted Aug 20, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, Hal_10000 said:
      I don’t think it will backfire – I’d imagine that the aim has already been met. When the Fox news headline is ‘Perry booked for abuse of power charges’, then you’ve done what you set out to do. The headline ‘Turns out what Perry did wasn’t wrong’ isn’t as sexy, and won’t get as many hits. THIS ^^^ It is almost impossible to unring the bell.
      Posted Aug 20, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, Technomad said:
      At the same time, Perry can now pose as the grand, martyred champion of those who dislike drunk drivers and drunk driving. He can paint the Hezb-i-shaitani (Democrats) as defenders of drunk drivers.
      Posted Aug 20, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, InsipiD said:
      What happened to "to the victor belong the spoils?" Obama sure seems to have a grasp on it.
      Posted Aug 20, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, ilovecress said:
      I don't think it will backfire - I'd imagine that the aim has already been met. When the Fox news headline is 'Perry booked for abuse of power charges', then you've done what you set out to do. The headline 'Turns out what Perry did wasn't wrong' isn't as sexy, and won't get as many hits.
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, Section8 said:
      I think this is going to backfire big time. Arguing that he's a criminal not because he did veto, which he can, but simply threatened to is silly from any angle given this argument involves defending keeping a drunken loser in a position of public power. Of course any leftist with half a brain is shitting their pants right now. I hope this drags out as long as possible. My guess it will go away in a week when the slightly more intelligent leftist power brokers in Washington start screaming to drop the charges. I mean if threatening to veto to chase out a drunk is criminal, I wonder what flat out changing laws on the fly for political gain would bring?
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, HARLEY said:
      >Is it an accident that the Democrats are engaging in “lawfare” against these guys? Should we expect some charges to be brought against Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio?< As of now all the leading contenders for a GOP nomination are or have been involved a SCANDAL! or INDITED, makes for a catchy political advertisement. Rush mentioned this yesterday to, pretty dam covenant, Call it battle space preparation ..
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Hal_10000 said:
      I am dubious of anything that Gateway Pundit says. As Allahpundit pointed out, Wilson didn't show any distress at the scene, the caller to the radio show never made this claim and you'd think the Ferguson PD would have made a bigger deal about this. We'll see what comes out. That would change the story significantly. I do think it's becoming clear that Brown as not the angel that they tried to make him out to be (not that this necessarily justifies the shooting).
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Perry Under the Gun, Seattle Outcast said:
      Some articles mention that this attack was funded by Soros, which I find believable.
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Xetrov said:
      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/breaking-report-po-darren-wilson-suffered-orbital-blowout-fracture-to-eye-socket-during-encounter-with-mike-brown/ The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown.
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, AlexInCT said:
      I think we have 2 distinct stories coming out here as some of the details come out. The first one is that we have a problem with an over militarized police force that for some reason seems too trigger happy. This has been happening for a while, and we need to push back now to end this trend. A militarized police force is what dictatorships need to control the serfs, and we already have a whole bunch of dictator wanna-bes in charge these days. Let’s not make it all easier for them to steal our liberties and property than they have been doing. Especially since there is zero correlation between the militarized police forces and less crime. In fact, the push has been to disarm the people – an armed populous actually reducing crime – while ramping up the militarization of the police force, which serves only to allow the state to abuse its people. The second issue, and as I suspected would end up being the case, is that this is yet another instance of a thug doing his thing and the media and the left using the story to create racial tensions by pretending this was racially motivated. As...
      Posted Aug 19, 2014
    • On What a difference three years makes, huh ladies?, Poosh said:
      Lawyer Ted from Scrubs girlfriend as well ... ha ha
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, HARLEY said:
      last i heard it was 10 shots......
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, hist_ed said:
      "Yes. His body was at least 30 feet away from the car and tonight’s autopsy results indicate he was shot at medium range, including twice in the head." Anyone know how many shots the cop fired? If he hit him six times and only fired six shots they were closer than 30 feet. If the top of the head shot was the last in sequence, then it is likely the cop was firing as Brown was falling (or diving?) forward.
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, HARLEY said:
      According to reports Wilson chased Brown a short distance from the squad car, when brown turned. No one seems to have pinned down when all the shots took place, was he shooting at a fleeing Brown?.. oh in MO that is legal for cops to do to make a felony arrest... BS but its onthe books i geuss... or only when he changed direction. scoring 4 hots to the arm area, if held above his head! that was some way high shooting... Scoring a shot on the apex of the head, as the autopsy shoes would require Brown being already on the ground on his knees, or bent over in a charging position like in football. Scoring a shot while he was falling over............. naw most cops are no where near that good of a shot. as far as i know ,no one, not even the Browns, are claiming now, anyway, that the officer shot him while he was down. To me it sounds like this cop having confronted Brown and having a fight...
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Section8 said:
      "I’ve been away this weekend so haven’t had time to look at the video of the convenience store robbery." Fair enough I suppose you're allowed to take a weekend off from time to time. As far as Brown being a suspect in this thing and the cop knew about it, I won't argue that he knew, maybe he did, maybe he didn't for me it's more of the following: 1) Brown doesn't appear to be the gentle giant just taking a stroll that was first promoted. It is possible this is the first time he's ever behaved this way, but to me it looks like he was already being aggressive not too long before the confrontation with the cop. 2) Johnson's credibility goes way down in my opinion As for what the PD was saying, that reflects on the PD. It does appear they had other agencies butting in telling them what to say and not to say, so it could have just been disorganization, or they're playing games, but at this point unless the video they put out regarding Brown is fake, I guess I'm just not inclined to buy Johnson's story right out of the gate simply because other cops who have...
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On What a difference three years makes, huh ladies?, Dave D said:
      I dunno, but that brunette chick bothers me. Maybe because she dumped Raj?
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Hal_10000 said:
      Look, I’m not saying the cop is clear here we just don’t know all the facts yet, and if Brown is an asshole that doesn’t justify getting shot for that reason alone, but we don’t know the whole story nor EXACTLY what happened. Maybe some wait time would be in order, but at least be honest and maybe list all the details as they come in instead of ignoring some of them. Agreed that we don't know exactly what happened yet. It's likely that we never will because of the lack of a dash or body cam. I've been away this weekend so haven't had time to look at the video of the convenience store robbery. But the Ferguson PD have been all over the map on that one, first claiming it was related to the shooting, then claiming it wasn't, then claiming that maybe the officer realized Brown was a suspect.
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Section8 said:
      Yes it also says he was never shot in the back. Reread your MSNBC article and see if you can now find all of Johnson's discrepancies, such as "Brown made it past the third car. Then, “blam!” the officer took his second shot, striking Brown in the back. At that point, Johnson says Brown stopped, turned with his hands up and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” "About 20 minutes before the shooting, Johnson said he saw Brown walking down the street and decided to catch up with him. The two walked and talked. That’s when Johnson says they saw the police car rolling up to them." Wasn't Johnson also in the store prior when Brown was doing some recreational shoplifting and some recreational shoving of a store employee and then some recreational intimidation? I guess we'll have to wait for more details on that too. Look, I'm not saying the cop is clear here we just don't know all the facts yet, and if Brown is an asshole that doesn't justify getting shot for that reason alone, but we don't know the whole story nor EXACTLY what happened. Maybe some wait time would be in order, but at least be...
      Posted Aug 18, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Hal_10000 said:
      Are we sure that’s a fact? Yes. His body was at least 30 feet away from the car and tonight's autopsy results indicate he was shot at medium range, including twice in the head. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/michael-brown-autopsy-shows-he-was-shot-at-least-6-times.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0
      Posted Aug 17, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Seattle Outcast said:
      Not to burst the conspiracy bubble, but who in DC told the Officer to shoot the unarmed kid, and then had people riot so that the police would be called so that they could have their trial balloon? More like, who's been supplying the police with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military equipment and telling them that "returning veterans" will be making IEDs and engaging in guerrilla tactics against the police and federal government? Oh that's right, the Obama administration, which characterizes everyone critical of them as a terrorist.
      Posted Aug 17, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Poosh said:
      "Our population has always been armed and this kind of shit was never necessary before. and isn’t necessary now." From my loose knowledge of some of America's history, including past riots, it seems it was indeed necessary then. Whether or not it was necessary now I don't think we can quite say.
      Posted Aug 16, 2014
    • On Depends On The Community, Poosh said:
      A really interesting discussion via Iconoclast - no doubt ruined by CM. You should never mix your metaphors with CM ... it really super confuses him :p
      Posted Aug 16, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Section8 said:
      "The fact that Brown was killed a ways down to the street makes the officer’s story seem unlikely." Are we sure that's a fact? Looks like a little more data coming in that this guy wasn't just some small youngster taking a stroll down the street discussing how he's going to graduate summa cum laude. Yeah some cops do lie, unfortunately so do some of those and their friends who get into altercations with cops, so we should wait a bit before doing yet another human sacrifice to the PC gods. Agree the feds should investigate and hopefully it will be a fair one, and then punishment should be handed down accordingly, whether it's severe, moderate, or none at all once the evidence and full story from both sides comes out. Anyhow, yeah the tanks, guns and gear was certainly overdone. On the flip side, it's really hard to gauge what should be done when people start rioting. In LA with Rodney King the cops bolted, and it didn't seem to calm the crowd much. And what the hell is recreational looting? Is that like recreational rape as long as one member of the party is having a good time? As...
      Posted Aug 15, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Xetrov said:
      Not to burst the conspiracy bubble, but who in DC told the Officer to shoot the unarmed kid, and then had people riot so that the police would be called so that they could have their trial balloon?
      Posted Aug 15, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Seattle Outcast said:
      I'm of the opinion that this and the Clive Bundy incident are trial balloons to gauge public opinion and response. There is something really fucking evil going on in the minds of some people in DC, and we are at the verge of becoming an armed police state with a standing army to be used against the citizenry.
      Posted Aug 15, 2014
    • On Depends On The Community, Iconoclast said:
      No it isn't, but then I wasn't attempting a direct comparison. In other words, you weren't attempting to answer my challenge, but pushing your own agenda instead. Just because a supernatural realm MIGHT exist (and again I certainly can't rule it out), that doesn't mean that it DOES exist. I never claimed it did. I merely stipulated the assumption that the supernatural realm did not exist, and made my observations based on that premise. And it certainly doesn't necessarily mean that "ultimately nothing matters" if there is no God. It does if we understand what "ultimately" means. Why should what the universe thinks dictate any actions we as individuals or as a group take now? I'm not saying it should. I am simply saying that it ultimately doesn't matter what "actions we as individuals or as a group take now". Nothing we do will stop the universe's coming heat death, nor our own eventual demise. Just because sometime in the future (many many many generations ahead) the human race will cease to exist, how does that in any way mean that we can't make a difference in the lives of people that live now? Poor choice of words on my part. What I mean is,...
      Posted Aug 15, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, AlexInCT said:
      Don't piss of the establishment or else... These serfs don't know how to behave properly towards agents of the state, and need some schooling.
      Posted Aug 15, 2014
    • On Ferguson Erupts, Hal_10000 said:
      Last night was appalling. Reporters arrested. An alderman arrested. Rubber bullets and teargas, including some fired into people's homes. Looks like the governor made a good call by bringing in Highway Patrol Captain Rob Johnson. He's massively de-escalated the situation.
      Posted Aug 14, 2014

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