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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Astrogirl » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:07 pm

I'm glad you clarified this.
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Astrogirl » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:27 pm

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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Apocalyptus » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:17 am

It's depressing how many Anglo Australians feel that they are qualified to speak on this issue, in addition to the disproportionate rate of incarceration as well as deaths in custody of Indigenous Australians in our own backyard.
I really should break the habit of reading facebook comments on news articles, it's getting too depressing and infuriating.
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:31 am

Apocalyptus wrote:It's depressing how many Anglo Australians feel that they are qualified to speak on this issue, in addition to the disproportionate rate of incarceration as well as deaths in custody of Indigenous Australians in our own backyard.
I really should break the habit of reading facebook comments on news articles, it's getting too depressing and infuriating.



To quote your acronym, I know a SJW who I once thought had a pretty decent argument and good head on his shoulders. He even does public speaking at highschools and helps run a youth drop-in centre in a near-by (ish) suburb of Toronto. I can not even express how low my opinion of him dropped once he started posting (or, as he might say, 'teaching', though I can't even bring myself to admonish his attempts) comments on news stories. Damn you FB for publishing his comments in my Newsfeed and thus significantly lowering my opinion of what I once called my 'older brother'.
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Apocalyptus » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:53 am

Yikes, facebook news comments do seem to have a special ability to just bring out the most disgusting parts of people's personalities.
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Felstaff » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:14 am

Case in point: today it was revealed the top baby's name for boys in the UK is 'Mohammed'.
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Postby Sahan » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:01 am

I guess Ali's dominance in the boxing ring and his post-career surge in popularity really took a hold on this generation.
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Astrogirl » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:17 pm

Yeah, that must be it. Can't think of any other reason. :D
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:12 am

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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:09 am

So they got to scamper off to Paris leaving behind the crane to wreck the neighbor's apartment? Where's the accountability?!
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Edminster » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:08 am

welp another teenager shot dead by police near ferguson

no news links because it happened literally an hour ago, story still developing but simple word is he was walking with his girlfriend immediately prior to the incident
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Kaharz » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:04 pm

Edminster wrote:welp another teenager shot dead by police near ferguson

no news links because it happened literally an hour ago, story still developing but simple word is he was walking with his girlfriend immediately prior to the incident


The only police shooting I can find from this morning/last night yesterday afternoon in Missouri is this one:
http://rt.com/news/217243-black-man-ferguson-police/
http://news.yahoo.com/police-shoot-blac ... 37203.html

The current story being reported is that an officer was checking on a gas station and approached two males. One aimed at an a gun at the officer and the officer fired several shots, killing him. Supposedly the police have the gun. No word on other person. The other person is reported to have fled the scene. The identity of the person police shot has not been released by the police, but a family member has identified him as Antonio Martin, who is 18. The police say they have video and it will be released soon.

Edit: More Detailed Story:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 896ba.html
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Edminster » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:26 pm

Belmar said the officer was given a body camera at the start of his shift but for whatever reason, hadn't put it on. The officer, in a debriefing with police, indicated he was doing something else when the body camera was handed to him at roll call.

The car's dash-camera was not activated.


and the video released by the police is from the farthest possible security camera and ends before the shooting even begins

why are these police allergic to sunshine
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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Astrogirl » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:26 pm

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Re: I read the news today, oh boy

Postby Kaharz » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:50 am

I watched the security camera footage in my phone, so not the best. But that was pretty terrible and probably useless footage.
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