Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

The City of Ferguson is exploring some serious changes to their police force. Most notably, police officers may soon be wearing cameras on their vests so all acts will be recorded…

The city will also work to rebuild the business district, as many shops have been looted, and others have boarded up their windows in preparation. They will also work to increase the number of African American officers on their police force, as the predominantly African American population of Ferguson has a predominantly white police force.

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The policeman who shot dead a black teenager in St Louis has revealed he is under 24-hour guard and ‘can’t go out’ at this ‘stressful time’ in his first comments since the killing.

Darren Wilson text messaged a close friend to say that he can’t leave protective custody because he would be immediately recognized – making him and his young child a target…

Shepard told MailOnline: ‘People are very suspicious of law enforcement as it is and something like this happens you will always be remembered as the cop who murdered Mike Brown, regardless of what happens at trial or if he’s ever charged or fired.

‘Obviously he’s not going to be able to be a cop over there (in Ferguson) any more.

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KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: The police have every right to be able to defend themselves and to protect themselves and to be able to leave their house in the morning knowing that they have the appropriate and best equipment out there. We have asked them to do a really difficult job, so I’m not going to second guess, if that’s what they think they need. Don’t go out and commit crimes!…

Imagine if they didn’t have some of this protection. Maybe it would have been even worse in Ferguson!

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It was ridiculous and wrong for police snipers to train their weapons on peaceful protestors in Ferguson. But, when you get right down to it, the militarization of police has had basically nothing to do with events there, even though the Left and parts of the Right have wanted to make that the main issue…

We’ve seen some witless heavy-handedness on the part of the cops, for instance the arrests of a couple of reporters at the McDonald’s last week. But some perspective: Cops were perfectly capable of being heavy-handed long before anyone gave them surplus military equipment. The scenario in that McDonald’s would probably have been exactly the same whether or not there were armored vehicles outside on the street or not.

Finally, there’s the argument that the militarized police were inciting the crowd. This wasn’t entirely implausible, although it seemed unlikely because it should be possible for lawful, well-intentioned people to restrain themselves from throwing things at cops whose uniforms and vehicles they don’t like. Sure enough, after a night of calm in the wake of the “demilitarization” of the police response and the insertion of Captain Ron Johnson, the lawlessness started right up again.

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And yet, even Ray Kelly thinks police in Ferguson, Missouri, have gone way too far in their handling of the turmoil after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson last week.

“The toothpaste is out of the tube here,” Kelly told Bloomberg News. “There’s lots of things that should have been done differently, and you have to live with them.”

The department’s first major misstep, Kelly said, was not immediately releasing all of the information surrounding Brown’s death. Telling the public what happened “certainly has the potential for quelling or lessening disturbances,” Kelly said. “You tell them what you know and tell them what you don’t know, rather than dribbling it out.”

Kelly also said it was “mind-boggling” that the Ferguson Police Department has 50 white police officers and just three black police officers in a town that’s nearly 70 percent black.

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Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?…

[I]f you believe (or know) that the cop stopping you is violating your rights or is acting like a bully, I guarantee that the situation will not become easier if you show your anger and resentment. Worse, initiating a physical confrontation is a sure recipe for getting hurt. Police are legally permitted to use deadly force when they assess a serious threat to their or someone else’s life. Save your anger for later, and channel it appropriately. Do what the officer tells you to and it will end safely for both of you. We have a justice system in which you are presumed innocent; if a cop can do his or her job unmolested, that system can run its course. Later, you can ask for a supervisor, lodge a complaint or contact civil rights organizations if you believe your rights were violated. Feel free to sue the police! Just don’t challenge a cop during a stop.

An average person cannot comprehend the risks and has no true understanding of a cop’s job. Hollywood and television stereotypes of the police are cartoons in which fearless super cops singlehandedly defeat dozens of thugs, shooting guns out of their hands. Real life is different. An average cop is always concerned with his or her safety and tries to control every encounter. That is how we are trained. While most citizens are courteous and law abiding, the subset of people we generally interact with everyday are not the genteel types. You don’t know what is in my mind when I stop you. Did I just get a radio call of a shooting moments ago? Am I looking for a murderer or an armed fugitive? For you, this might be a “simple” traffic stop, for me each traffic stop is a potentially dangerous encounter. Show some empathy for an officer’s safety concerns. Don’t make our job more difficult than it already is.

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But you don’t have to have an armored vehicle to be a jerk and a danger to the public. If you have the attitude that you are owed deference and instant obedience by the people around you, and that you are justified in using violence against them if they don’t comply, we already have a problem. That’s especially true if official institutions back you up, which they do.

If you really think that everybody else should “just do what I tell you,” you’re wearing the wrong uniform in the wrong country. And if you really can’t function with some give and take—a few nasty names, a little argument—of the sort that people in all sorts of jobs put up with every damned day, do us all a favor: quit.

The law enforcement problem in this country goes well beyond boys with toys. It’s much deeper, and needs to be torn out by the roots.

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Via Mediaite.

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Asked by Lemon if the police in Ferguson are getting a “bad rap” by the media, Johnson said, “They are getting a bad rap” because they are just trying to bring “peace” and “justice” to the city.


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PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Lemon in the studio …

… whose with State Police Captain Johnson?

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...usual caveats apply...sends out first round of Whatchudrinkin's in Brand-Spankin'-New Double Whatchudrinkin' glasses...enters under "Time To Put Out the Recycling"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Everyone out walking the street in Ferguson?

Hello??

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Warm and humid.

crankyoldlady on August 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The rioting and civil unrest is just cover for the real deal.
Looting.

FlaMurph on August 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Lemon in the studio …
… whose with State Police Captain Johnson?
PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Too many auto-play videos…Adobe Flash set to “Always Ask to Activate”…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Evening, Newtie!

I was hanging with my two angels today, any “rioting” on Ha today?

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’ll be glad when this long national nightmare will finally be over and I’m kinda tired of hearing about Ferguson as well.

HumpBot Salvation on August 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Stop the Thug Culture.

Key West Reader on August 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Evening, Newtie!
I was hanging with my two angels today, any “rioting” on Ha today?
PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM

There have been a few seagulls…the usual suspects…nothing bad that I’ve seen, though. ;-)

Of course, I could be wrong… :o

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Seriously with James Foley and Rick Perry today we get another Ferguson QOTD.

BLECH

gophergirl on August 19, 2014 at 10:47 PM

The long national nightmare is just getting started …

… unfortunately.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!
coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

[cusses out whomever left the lid open on the dumpster...feckin' seagull...]

Still FLAGGED!!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Tonight in Virginia, a Republican won a special election to assure the Republican’s takeover of the state Senate. Republicans now control both state chambers.

Down with McAuliffe the criminal uberdouche!

22044 on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The rioting and civil unrest is just cover for the real deal.
Looting.

FlaMurph on August 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Whitey owes Duh Bruthus and Sistas doze flat screen TV’s because slavery.

Ok, if any former slaves still exist, I’ll agree with that.

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Two things. I saw the police chief address the lack of minority and female police officers, apparently many cities and towns hire from the same police academy graduates and the minorities and female officers go to the locations that pay the most money. It was no a willful decision. I just saw the mobs yelling “Who do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!”

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2014 at 10:49 PM

This song and video (made recently) seems most appropriate when speaking of our Feckless Leader

The song: Mike and the Mechanics “Silent Running” 1984

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Too many auto-play videos…Adobe Flash set to “Always Ask to Activate”…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The Youtube videos in this post are autoplaying for you?

whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Whitey owes Duh Bruthus and Sistas doze flat screen TV’s because slavery.
Ok, if any former slaves still exist, I’ll agree with that.
ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

My genealogy software draws the line at 120 years old.

Tough break…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Lol, Ron Johnson telling Don Lemon of all people that the Ferguson cops are getting a bad rap (after Lemon asks!). It’s like complaining to Colonel Sanders that chickens are being slaughtered. The media loves this; they get to set up shop for a while and garner continuous ratings, which, for CNN, is like multiplying their usual ratings by 100.

Aizen on August 19, 2014 at 10:53 PM

The Youtube videos in this post are autoplaying for you?
whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Those are youtubes?

With Adobe Flash deactivated, I wouldn’t know–but the silence from the auto-play videos is most refreshing ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

just say no to thug culture.

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Any police department without dash cam should be viewed with suspicion.
Crooks…all of them.

I’m not even sure why this is an issue in 2014.

weedisgood on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Mike and the Mechanics “All I Need is a Miracle” 1985

I liked music better when synthesizers were instruments, not voices…

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Tonight in Virginia, a Republican won a special election to assure the Republican’s takeover of the state Senate. Republicans now control both state chambers.

Down with McAuliffe the criminal uberdouche!

22044 on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Good job, Virginia! Congratulations!

Now we need to get the rest of the states to follow your example in November!

wren on August 19, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Evening All

ugh!!!!

Shep gets another live hour at 11pm again with Megyn Kelly at midnight live.

I’m now afraid to know what CNN is going do with this. I surfed over during a commercial and gagged at seeing Chris Cuomo on the ground reporting for them.

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Any police department without dash cam *ahem!* witness caught lying to the police should be viewed with suspicion.

Crooks…all of them Making false statements to the police is a crime.

I’m not even sure why this is an issue should be happening in 2014.
weedisgood on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

‘African American’. They’re not African ANYTHING.
They’re black-and some of them are behaving like thugs.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Shep gets another live hour at 11pm again with Megyn Kelly at midnight live.

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

So…Fox will be alternating between The Beast and Beauty until 5am… ;-)

[sends CL a sham-wow and Windex...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Greetings!

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Stop the Thug Culture.

Key West Reader on August 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

.
History tells us the only people who can stop the Thug Culture are a super majority of the African-American people.

It won’t happen till then.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Those are youtubes?

With Adobe Flash deactivated, I wouldn’t know–but the silence from the auto-play videos is most refreshing ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Yup. I don’t think Youtube videos autoplay as a default. For most browsers there are addons to turn flash off/on so you don’t have to go into flash itself.

But, yeah, autoplay is a curse upon humanity in my view. Must have been one vile, evil person who thought it was a good idea.

whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Greetings!
Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I’ve heard stories of guys blanching when opening a letter with that as a greeting… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Tonight in Virginia, a Republican won a special election to assure the Republican’s takeover of the state Senate. Republicans now control both state chambers.

Down with McAuliffe the criminal uberdouche!

22044 on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Sweet!–McAuliffe is scum. shut him down, then run him out.

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM

This man knew how to make music videos…

Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” 1988

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’ve heard stories of guys blanching when opening a letter with that as a greeting… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM

What?o__0

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

But, yeah, autoplay is a curse upon humanity in my view. Must have been one vile, evil person who thought it was a good idea.
whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Must’ve been the same guy who thought corsets were a great invention…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

What? o__0
Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Draft notices, Doc… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

What?o__0

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I think she might be talking about the letters guys used to get from the draft board.

crankyoldlady on August 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Ferguson does not want police to arrest violent thugs huh? There goes the tax base in ferguson and cities like it. The taxpayers and businesses will flee. And quick. Nothing to loot. Idiots

southernms on August 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Allowing 24/7 “protesting” is costing the state, county, and surrounding municipalities lots of money we don’t have. It gives cover to the looters and shooters. Quiet time (after 10 pm) laws are being broken, and the first week of school in Ferguson has been canceled. Being out in the streets for days on end is not a constitutional right. At 10:30 pm, all the local media affiliates switch directly to the riot coverage, not TMZ or Letterman. They know the good stuff happens at night, and the welcome mat for trouble has been rolled out in Ferguson. God save Darren Wilson and his family.

GreenEnergy on August 19, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Draft notices, Doc… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

That’s what I thought you meant, but that was before my time.
Thanks for edumacatin’ me, old timer! :)
*ducks, runs*

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:03 PM

the left has always H8′ed the pigs…billy ayers and his wife loved to H8…it is who they are

And, so with this generation of left-wing ‘press’. Listening to these jackals, you’d think the police had just killed a dozen people outright from there tanks

the more frenzied the obama-loyal press becomes, the more this looks like a planned operation…obviously based on an opportunity. I think that since the Trayvon thing really didn’t go so well, that they decided that next time, they would really turn up the gain.

The deal is to smear the entirety of the police force by beginning the ‘conservation’ by talking about disparate treatment. They’ve talked about this for years…and now is another chance to GO BIG…get in everyone’s face.

How many days has this been? This is a major push by barry and his leftist friends…most proximately about the election..maintain the gain in black voter turnout.

Sorry RINOs…I’m a thinking that barry has just out smarted you

r keller on August 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM

I think she might be talking about the letters guys used to get from the draft board.
crankyoldlady on August 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM

You remembered! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Whitey owes Duh Bruthus and Sistas doze flat screen TV’s because slavery.

Ok, if any former slaves still exist, I’ll agree with that.

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Errr… The Yazidi women have now been enslaved along with those Nigerian women and girls via Boko Haram. The only people enslaving others are the Moslems, stuck in the 7th Century. All up in our faces with their righteous viciousness. Cutting off people’s heads, tearing women in two pieces, cutting off limbs, crucifying those who refuse to convert.

These street thugs and gutter snipes have NO idea what slavery is or ever was. They deserve NOTHING. But jobs. And they ain’t gone be no jobs till the big O gets thrown out of office.

Key West Reader on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

.
History tells us the only people who can stop the Thug Culture are a super majority of the African-American people.

It won’t happen till then.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

A lot of people have been asking, begging for a stop to the gun culture. When do you expect we will see development on that front ?

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

And the helicopters have started again.

gophergirl on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” 1988

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Actually links to addicted to love. But that is just fine.

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

For Gophergirl

ZZ Top “Legs” 1983

That lil’ ole rock band from Texas…

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:03 PM

roflmao

Hey Doc (waving).

Anderson Cooper has the live 11pm on CNN.

Arrest in some parking lot. Some fight. Nothing to do with the protest says Jake Tapper.

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Thanks for edumacatin’ me, old timer! :)
*ducks, runs*
Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hey! I EARNED my “natural highlighting,” thank you very much!

Well, Dear Stepson #4 helped some… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Actually links to addicted to love. But that is just fine.
KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Hey, it’s still Robert Palmer… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

100.7 THE VIPER

***BREAKING NEWS***
Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction.

100.7 THE VIPER For the record….WE broke the autopsy results ON SATURDAY NIGHT, RIGHT HERE. Every detail that WE reported, (6 shots, none in the back, marijuana etc) were all confirmed on Monday.
Our info has been right on, and I have no reason to doubt this. Is it a guarantee? No. That would be silly.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/08/19/breaking-report-dorian-johnson-recants-media-statement-tells-authorities-big-mike-did-try-for-officers-gun-acquittal-probable/

idesign on August 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

History tells us the only people who can stop the Thug Culture are a super majority of the African-American people.

It won’t happen till then.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

People like Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Allen West, et al are living, breathing examples of American Exceptionalism.

the day that Obama dismantled Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform was they day they started acting all entitled.. n chit.

Key West Reader on August 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

The department’s first major misstep, Kelly said, was not immediately releasing all of the information surrounding Brown’s death. Telling the public what happened “certainly has the potential for quelling or lessening disturbances,” Kelly said. “You tell them what you know and tell them what you don’t know, rather than dribbling it out.”

Bullsh!t. This wouldn’t have changed anything. These hoodlums couldn’t care less about facts.

Mark1971 on August 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Greetings, CL!!!

A lot of people have been asking, begging for a stop to the gun culture. When do you expect we will see development on that front ?

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Would that be the gun culture of the law abiding citizens excessing their constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms, or the gun culture subcomponent of the Thug Culture of our inner city friends who slaughter each other at extraordinary rates while their “leaders” turn a blind eye if they can’t raise money and blame whitey? ‘Cause those are two utterly different things….

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

***BREAKING NEWS***
Remember, you saw it and heard it here first. We have heard (from a VERY connected national media source) that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson will be cleared in the shooting of Michael Brown. The key: Dorian Johnson has now admitted that Michael Brown attacked Officer Wilson and attempted to take his gun. OFFICER WILSON WILL NOT BE CHARGED! This is scary. When this news is made official, we all have reason to be concerned about the reaction.
sentinelrules on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Nothing like the best 2 out of 3 autopsies (haven’t heard yet what WitHolder’s version is) proving the li’l SOB lied his patoot off to the cops.

Now, to have the book thrown at the lyin’ punk…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM

exercising, not excessing. Sheez. Me and my tired fingers.

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM

A lot of people have been asking, begging for a stop to the gun culture. When do you expect we will see development on that front ?

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Didn’t know the urban centers of the USA were hotbeds of NRA members.

I mean that’s what you liberals mean by gun culture..amiright? All those gun crazy NRA members.

I’ll let you in on a secret…the gun culture is a fantasy perpetuated by libtards in the media. It’s like saying we have a car culture because people own cars and drive places.

It’s not the NRA members or the people who collect and shoot guns that are the problems.

HumpBot Salvation on August 19, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Must’ve been the same guy who thought corsets were a great invention…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Well, they were right on that one.

whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Ferguson? What’s all this talk about Ferguson? What happened?

Throw me a bone people.

SpongePuppy on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Bullsh!t. This wouldn’t have changed anything. These hoodlums couldn’t care less about facts.

Mark1971 on August 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

All they want is the “free” ObamaStuff… He promised they’d all get new Nike shoes, flat screen tv’s computers, liquor, lotto, EBT, free housing, free electricity, free food, free school lunches, free cars, free stuff from Whitey.

/Obama delivers.

Key West Reader on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

A lot of people have been asking, begging for a stop to the gun culture. When do you expect we will see development on that front ?

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

.
Same rule applies but is secondary to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 11:14 PM

A lot of people have been asking, begging for a stop to the gun culture. When do you expect we will see development on that front ?
coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM

When will thugs stop buying black market (ie illegally purchased) guns and stop stealing legally purchased guns?

When will socialists like yourself stop believing that law-abiding citizens should not be armed?

The signature line of a friend of mine says it all:

Remember: “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The department’s first major misstep, Kelly said, was not immediately releasing all of the information surrounding Brown’s death. Telling the public what happened “certainly has the potential for quelling or lessening disturbances,” Kelly said. “You tell them what you know and tell them what you don’t know, rather than dribbling it out.”

Bullsh!t. This wouldn’t have changed anything. These hoodlums couldn’t care less about facts.

Mark1971 on August 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I can think of one good reason to hold it back, Officer Wilson is almost certainly going to face a political show trial at the hands of the Obama Regime and Eric Holder’s Star Chamber of Social Justice.

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Hey, it’s still Robert Palmer… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Best dressed man in rock n roll.

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

sentinelrules on August 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I expect that the punk changed his story because he was put under oath and asked to make an official statement, perhaps for video or perhaps before a Grand Jury. At that point his lawyer made him understand that now he had to tell the troofs.

slickwillie2001 on August 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Mo Lt. Governor is smashing Governor’s statement on Fox. He’s taking the time to step by step explain the process and re-told this governor’s background and should have known better.

Good for the Lt. Gov.

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM

History tells us the only people who can stop the Thug Culture are a super majority of the African-American people.

It won’t happen till then.

PolAgnostic on August 19, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Same as it is with the so-called “moderate” muslims.

Blacks will always be second class citizens BY THEIR OWN MAKING as long as they accept thug life, reject education, stay fixated on circumstances that haven’t existed for more than half a century, and let their sons wear saggy pants.

Seriously, saggy pants are almost as evil and senseless as autotune.

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Nothing like the best 2 out of 3 autopsies (haven’t heard yet what WitHolder’s version is) proving the li’l SOB lied his patoot off to the cops.

Now, to have the book thrown at the lyin’ punk…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Maybe he doesn’t want to take the stand like Rachel Jeantel did and embarrass himself in front of the whole nation.

Aizen on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Did you hear that you Morons? The stupid feral dolt thug tried to take the officers gun.

Hello. Anybody home in your circus tent skull? Cripes there are clown running around in your head screaming racism.

THE JOKE IS ON YOU! YOU STUPID FERAL DOLT THUGS.

ps: OJ was also guilty you morons.

SpongePuppy on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Hi (waving)

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Allahpundit is right. The cop’s job is mostly boring paperwork and such. But it is always dangerous because we have to deal with citizens, and who knows what they are going to do. Worse, the average citizen has this adversarial approach to the police today. It is always our fault. It is always us messing with them, not the crime they just committed.

I looked up the old video from 1998 where an old guy just went nuts on a cop, assembled a M1 carbine in front of him and killed him with it. A white old Vietnam vet! You should really watch it to learn how to get killed by a nut.

Or the white guy who jumped from his vehicle in Ohio and started blasting away.

then we have the black deputy shooting a white guy over a cane!

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2014/08/19/where-is-this-riot-black-deputy-shoots-elderly-white-man-with-a-cane/

Why all this happens is because people are basically unpredictable, and often dangerous to themselves and us.

Listen, we don’t get invited to turkey dinner in November. We get called when that dinner goes south and the Mrs citizen sticks Mr citizen in the chest with the carving knife because his girlfriend called to say hi! (Or the black chick who stuck a barbeque fork into the skull of a rival over a cookout. Funnier than sh** though, she looked like a Martian. BUT that lead to a group of blacks in that project nearly rioting and attacking us for being there.)

I’ve had four close calls, two knives and two guns. One was a black man in a bar tried to stick me in the kidney with a knife, one was some guy in the dark firing a round over my head, one was a drunk woman pissed at her husband- thus all men- who picked up a knife and started waving it around, and one was a white guy who pulled a pistol and ran at me and my partner from the dark. He pulled the trigger three times at my head from five feet. He short stroked the slide and it didn’t load a round. That is why I’m here today.

I didn’t kill any of them because I had a chance to react. Had I been outside the car when the man ran up, or unable to flip the drunk woman on her head over the knife, I would have shot them both. I got lucky.

However, as time past, and the disrespect for the police increased generationally, it has become just down right dangerous. People will attack us for no reason. Some glorify the hurt and damage. Heck, it’s a badge of honor to beat the police. (Thank you, you freaking useless sixties generation!)

The officer Brown beat suffered a broken eye socket. That means by the time he got out of the car, he was nearly blind in one eye, stunned and if the gun went off IN the unit- probably nearly deaf.

If Brown ran back at him at all, or if the officer THOUGHT that was happening, too bad for Brown.

He should have surrendered and not been one of those thugs who love to harm others.

archer52 on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Okay, this is kinda cool:
Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers–Thousand Hand Bodhisattva

whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Best dressed man in rock n roll.

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Are you talkin about Oscar? He doesn’t wear a shirt.

SpongePuppy on August 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Well, they were right on that one.
whatcat on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Whalebone drastically cuts back on the lung capacity…awesome look, though

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Smooches!

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

idesign on August 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

If true, I don’t think I would want to be in any large urban area when it’s announced.

BallisticBob on August 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Hey, it’s still Robert Palmer… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Best dressed man in rock n roll.

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Power Station “Get It On (Bang a Gong)” 1985

ConstantineXI on August 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I expect that the punk changed his story because he was put under oath and asked to make an official statement, perhaps for video or perhaps before a Grand Jury. At that point his lawyer made him understand that now he had to tell the troofs.
slickwillie2001 on August 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I would say that, after he lawyered up and the fact there were no blood stains/bullet holes in the back of the Dearly Departed’s shirt went a long way toward changing his tune…oh, and then there was that pesky outstanding warrant for his patoot…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Looks like the Black Community rushed to judgement and stolt a bunch of stuff under a false premise.

Hey next time why don’t you just assume that your neighborhood feral dolt thug with no flee collar tried to take a police officers gun before you go off all rioting, IDIOTS.

I wish we could march you lemmings off a cliff for filthy feral mammals.

SpongePuppy on August 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

if he were injured during the fight, there would’ve been a photo released already

my hunch is that he broke his orbital bones only in recent days to create this scenario

nonbrained on August 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

just say no to thug culture.

coolrepublica on August 19, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Both your fate won’t end well. You’ll reflect back on these times.

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Maybe he doesn’t want to take the stand like Rachel Jeantel did and embarrass himself in front of the whole nation.
Aizen on August 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Methinks having his *ahem!* O-ficial Statement shot down within 48 hours did that… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

KCB on August 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

right back at ya. lol

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Leftists, how proud are you of all the thugs on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hi Ken, CL, and others.

crankyoldlady on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I expect that the punk changed his story because he was put under oath and asked to make an official statement, perhaps for video or perhaps before a Grand Jury. At that point his lawyer made him understand that now he had to tell the troofs.
slickwillie2001 on August 19, 2014 at 11:16 PM

facepalm.

Thanks punk, for causing a freaking riot for over a week you pathetic mucus covered slug stool.

SpongePuppy on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Let’s see Capt Johnson the reluctant hero from the MO State Police said that the majority of the rioters arrested were from out of town. Which soon became the national media’s narrative.

And that doesn’t seem to be the case;

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jail-records-odds-ferguson-cops-claims-outsiders-causing/story?id=25038886

Looks like efforts have been made to minimize the responsibility of the residents in Ferguson. Granted the majority of the residents didn’t riot and loot..but you can bet many of them had family that did.

HumpBot Salvation on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hey, Doc! Got yer ears on?

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Public schools opened in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco yesterday.

These are the best numbers I have been able to find on the number of recent immigrant children who appeared for the first day of school. It is not clear from this article how many of these kids are Legal vs. Illegal

San Francisco had more than 1,000 recent immigrant students enrolled by the first day of school, with many more expected to arrive throughout the year, likely doubling the 840 in district schools two years ago. Oakland and other Bay Area cities have also seen increases in the number of newcomer students.

Last year, the Mission Education Center started with 68 students and ended the year with 165.

On Monday, more than 150 students showed up for school, with parents in line to register more as the morning bell rang.

“Oh! There’s so many,” Molof said under her breath as she visited Chow’s classroom an hour into the day.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Wary-immigrant-kids-find-welcoming-place-at-5696818.php?cmpid=hp-hc-bayarea

Educating 1,000+ recent immigrants with minimal English skills has got to be really expensive for San Francisco Taxpayers.

What impacts from the “Border Surge” are you seeing in your school districts?

wren on August 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Shepard Smith is a fuc*ing idiot.

tanked59 on August 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

crankyoldlady on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hi (waving) How are you tonight COL. I so hope getting better.

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

WAR – WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS

kcewa on August 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

tanked59 on August 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I so 2nd that!!!

CoffeeLover on August 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Hey, Doc! Got yer ears on?

Newtie and the Beauty on August 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Yes?

Doc Holliday on August 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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