100% agree that you should always check the laws before carrying, and everyone knows NYC is EXTREMELY strict on carrying, but to arrest her is asinine. She went TO the cops trying to do the right thing and now has a serious PITA ahead of her. If they suspected something and found the gun, that's another story. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse to break it, but if you make a mistake and are trying to do the right thing, there ought to be some common sense used by the police and DA.
I am not at all trying to be a smartass with this question, but what TN drivers license doesn't have a picture? I'm 34 and I've had a drivers license since I was 16, and they all have had my picture on them. I've never seen one (from any state) that did not have the license holder's picture on it.
Richard, I agree with your first paragraph, but then you go into one of the typical liberal tangents that makes no sense. To suggest the rich could solve the world's poverty and hunger problems with money is asinine. They could provide temporary relief, but the same problems would come right back. It's not a money issue with a lot of hard-cases, it's a lifestyle/choices issue (either individually or regionally). You could take all the money in the world and split it evenly amongst every person, and in 10 years, I'll bet you 95% of the current rich folks are rich again and 95% of the poor are poor again.
Veritas is dead on here.
I would assume (possibly incorrectly though) that he is correct and these individuals were indeed black.
Honestly though, it's not just this case where the lack of race is insane. It happens all the time. Appoximate height, weight and age, gender, brief physical description, and RACE are the most important things that need to be told if you want help locating a suspect.
It is crazy that race has become so taboo that it isn't even included a lot of times when describing a suspect. If he's white, black, asian, hispanic, indian, whatever, then say it! It's not demeaning to anyone to give as full a description as possible.
Thanks for the support, but you're right. It's a pipe dream and will never happen.
Think about the number of CPA's and IRS employees that would become unemployable for anything else.
I agree that both parties are pretty much worthless. I vote Republican, but just because they are the lesser of two evils. If anyone ran on principles that I agreed with (that truly need to be done), they would NEVER get elected. Our whole political system is a joke and unfortunately, there is no way to change it.
While we're on the subject of things that should be done, but never will, the bailouts KILLED me! We gave billions of dollars (between all of the bailout money together) to a bunch of companies that were not capable of standing on their own feet. That is insane! Don't even get me started on the Postal Service! Instead of giving all that money to the companies themselves, they could have helped everyone and solved most of the problems at the same time.
What if they had taken all that money for the bailouts and given every CITIZEN (another sore subject) and equal share of that. The stipulation would be that you had to use your share to pay towards your mortgage, car loan, credit card debt, etc. If you were able to pay off every debt of any kind that you had, you got to keep the extra. You would have saved all of the banks and the housing market, and people would have a lot more disposable income to help boost every other part of the economy.
Think about taking what you make and having all that income without any payments for loans going out.