I think that part of the problem with our nanny state is the system of justice we have. If a young man commits a non-violent felony at say the age of 25 for possession of a controlled substance. He does his time pays his fines and completes whatever public service the judge deems necessary.He still,no matter what he does, will probably never be able to get much of a job to lift himself out of a poverty status. Background checks will make sure he never gets a decent job or even a decent education.Most of his rights as a U.S. citizen are forever lost. I personally think that a non-violent felon should have his/her slate wiped clean if after say ten years of no more violations. As it currently stands the system is rigged to keep these people forever on the government dole because they have no other recourse. Even if they go to college and get a degree they cannot get a job because of their one mistake.
I was taught that if you don't have something good to say about someone then say nothing...Well,"...........".
The right have been hollering cut spending, but now that some of their pet projects are effected they are trying to push through exceptions. Anyone surprised?
EaTn,no more surprised than I was about all the businesses,unions,etc. who got exemptions from the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Good morning Conservative,running short on Anafranil?
Reardon said...Remember, the cops were in survival mode themselves.
**Were they in "survival mode" when they took a breather to rest up and gather their breath? then they attacked him anew!!!
Were they in survival mode when the one straddled him and made it look like a MMA beatdown with no ref to stop it? I think not!
Were they in survival mode when he was cuffed and sitting on the ground and they kicked him in the face?**
easy123...I agree with you. If these two huge swollen-up Thugs in uniform couldn't subdue a guy who was less than half the size of either one of them,they need not be on the force.
reardon...when the cop straddled the guy and rained down heavy blows with both fists and the other cops just stood around for at least 20 blows before one of them forcibly stopped it,that was extremely excessive. When he was cuffed and sitting on the grass, one of these thugs in uniform kicked him in the face and it looked like it knocked him out,was that not excessive?
As a white man I am ashamed that these thugs in uniform are the same race as me. One of the questions I have is why the black policemen who showed up let it continue,and left the room.It looked to me that they went into the other room to make sure that the other prisoners(?) didn't intervene. Not a one of them tried to stop the,in my opinion,felonious assault that was perpetrated by these thugs in uniform. This guy had eight,eight leg fractures. One where the bone was sticking through the skin!! They still made him try to walk outside,on horribly broken legs.I wonder what happened to the guy for the 48 seconds that he was out of camera view before he was dragged by his leg back into camera view. If these "policemen" could drag him back into the building by his legs,they could easily have subdued him and cuffed him.
mountainlaurel...so I take it that you are for the status quo of continued deficit spending? A mere 2% cut in the Increase of spending should be able to be cut by even a decent manager. There is plenty of waste in every department of the federal government that even a poor manager should be able to find 2 percent that can be cut from a budget increase. for instance instead of hiring 100 new people he could hire only 98. If that causes a collapse of that department then the department desperately needs a new manager.
Any manager who cannot find a decrease of 2% in the increase in their budget does not deserve to manage even a little league ball team. This is not a cut in the current budget but a cut in the increase of the next budget. I have to wonder if the American peoples "adrenaline rush" from the constant use of scare tactics by this administration will eventually subside and become apathy. We seem to lurch from crisis to crisis like a drunken sailor staggering from bar to bar. As soon as one crisis is dealt with another looms on the horizon.While I do not lay all of the current problems on this administration I do lay all of the scare tactics squarely at Obama's feet.We do all know what finally happened to the boy who cried wolf.
The intractability of the far right to even consider any revenue increases is mirrored on the far left by their refusal to even consider any spending cuts. Both parties are to blame for the current crisis and to point the finger at each other only keeps any compromise from being found. Do the sycophants from either side who post hear really believe that it is only "the other guys" that are at fault? Neither party will receive glowing praise when they stand before the history scholars in the future. Indeed if there is still an America,in any way in it's current form,the scholars will probably get a good laugh and lots of comic relief from our current staggering around.
But prairie_dog haven't you heard? There are no gangs, robbers, rapists and murderers around the hospitals.
I guess alprova is ready to give up his right to privacy to the same evil corporations that liberals hate so much. Now he wants to give them policing rights that even the sworn law officers don't have. Search every car? what gives them the right to invade my personal private property? What's next? Want to let them come to your house and look for a gun? Gotta make sure that we don't have people working for us that might go home and get a gun and come back! Talk about a corporataucracy. I don't believe a corporation has any more right to violate my civil rights than the police.
conservtive...you do know that OCD is a treatable mental disorder don't you? You should let it go and move on to a different subject.
You sound like the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. You have absolutely NO chance of convincing anyone to convert to Christianity. Your ravings about inconsequential things merely serves to push people away from any possibility of following your beliefs. You drone on and on about the same stupid crap day after day,what the hell is your problem. I can't for the life of me figure out why alprova even responds to your lunacy. You are obviously a religious zealot and can't be taken seriously by someone who has a differing opinion of Christianity. You remind me of a mentally disturbed lunatic who stands on a street corner shouting "the end is near". If I were looking into Christianity as a philosophy and belief system you would have me running as far and fast into the hills as I could go.