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Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules

Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules

to serve and protect their pensions

This quote is basically a TLDR of this ruling and past Supreme Court decisions on this subject.

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“Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm — even when they know the harm will occur,” said Darren L. Hutchinson, a professor and associate dean at the University of Florida School of Law. “Police can watch someone attack you, refuse to intervene and not violate the Constitution.”

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P.S. Also, Incognito and/or Private mode is a good way around the paywall.

As they shouldn't have to, sorry not sorry. Cops should never be required to basically commit suicide, and only intervene if they feel they can safely, if not wait for back up.

Ex-Marlins President Brags About Fleecing Fans, Taxpayers in $1.2 Billion Team Sale.

Ex-Marlins President Brags About Fleecing Fans, Taxpayers in $1.2 Billion Team Sale.

I'm sick of professional sports teams basically stealing from cities and threatening to move if they don't give in. Cities routinely pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build stadiums, but in the end the only ones who really profit are the owners. Maybe there was a point decades ago when teams would've died without such support; but with crazy valuations now, I don't think that's the case.

There are teams who have paid for stadiums entirely by themselves and been profitable. A good example is the SF Giants in the MLB.

Apparently this was all an act. As /u/TheKnicksHateMe explained in the /sub/baseball thread about it:

Everyone on the Le Batard show is basically a wrestling character. David - while very candid and genuine in his interviews - was playing it up.

He's been very critical of some of Loria's decisions and is really a very generous man in the Miami community and has a genuine relationship with the family of Jose Fernandez.

So while this is likely his true feelings, he went Rick Roode because it was a Le Batard show event and he's a heel on the show. He wasn't just outwardly shitting on marlins fans for shits and giggles.

this is a big problem with the olympics as well.

I'm sick of professional sports teams basically stealing from cities and threatening to move if they don't give in.

Let them leave, then. Seattle did that with the Sonics, and the city managed to survive somehow.

It's not the sports teams forcing Americans to view hosting a professional sports franchise as a markers of a city's prestige, Americans do that on their own.

Judge tells ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn 'You sold your country out' at explosive sentencing hearing

Judge tells ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn 'You sold your country out' at explosive s...

At the behest of the President of the United States. Disgusting.

"Very serious crime,"...between zero to six months in jail for the charge

serious...ly?

Come on, man. It’s not like he did something really dangerous.

Like smoke weed or pay a hooker. I mean - that stuff deserves 5 to 10 because of how damaging it is to society as opposed to selling out your nation and trying to get an innocent man shipped overseas to be tortured by dictators.

Priorities!

Because he cooperated with the special counsel's investigation.

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve under court supervision

The State of New York has determined that the Trump family cannot be trusted to fulfill their basic fiduciary duties as stewards of charitable funds.

We’ve entrusted the entire well-being of the United States to these same people.

To think, if he didn't run for President, no one would have cared.

Which raises the question of how many other billionaires are getting away with blatantly illegal things simply because they're not attention whores?

From forbes

Additionally, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has come under previous scrutiny for self-dealing and advancing the interests of its namesake rather than those of charity, apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to funnel $100,000 in donations into revenue for the Trump Organization

And while donors to the Eric Trump Foundation were told their money was going to help sick kids, more than $500,000 was re-donated to other charities, many of which were connected to Trump family members or interests, including at least four groups that subsequently paid to hold golf tournaments at Trump courses.

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

I hope Michelangelo is treating himself to a slice tonight

Edit: I finally did it! Thanks for the gold!

Lol. I imagine most nunchuck injuries are self inflicted. Make em legal...it'll sort itself out.

They all were. Vigilantism is a crime.

The ruling went over the history of the ban, and said it “arose out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity ‘of ‘Kung Fu’ movies and shows,′ ‘various circles of the state’s youth’ — including ‘muggers and street gangs’ — were ‘widely’ using nunchaku to cause ‘many serious injuries.’”

yeah...I'm going to need to see some statistics on the "wide use" of nunchucks in muggings.

this ban has the smell of a politician who watched a few too many Kung Fu Theater movies on late saturday nights.

Mother stabs rapist to death after catching him attacking her daughter

Mother stabs rapist to death after catching him attacking her daughter

From TFA:

The 57-year-old mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, found Xolisa Siyeka, Mncedisi Vuba and Zamile Siyeka attacking her 27-year-old daughter in an empty house, according to South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority.

She previously told a court that a friend had alerted her to her daughter's situation and a call to the police had gone unanswered.

She tried to call the cops, they didn't answer. She takes on three men attacking her daughter and manages to kill one, then those same police file charges against her.

At least there was enough public outcry to nudge the government into dropping charges.

It would have been an acceptable use of deadly force to begin with, the cops not answering made it necessary use of deadly force.

Glad the other two are in prison.

Each man was sentenced to 30 years in prison at Lady Frere Magistrate's Court.

Both men will have five years of their sentences suspended.

Why? Article doesn't seem to say.

Too bad its in south africa. The law there is wonky as fuck from what I have heard.

Corporate America gives out a record $1 trillion in stock buybacks

Corporate America gives out a record $1 trillion in stock buybacks

So once again we have definitive proof that tax cuts do not trickledown.

The companies are not spending 1 trillion in new services or products. They are not building out corporate infrastructure nor investing in employees pay or training.

No, cutting taxes only benefits the top 30% of Americans who still owns stock, the top 10% that owns 70% of that stock and mostly the top 1%.

Meanwhile the rest of the 70% working class including the dwindling upper middle get nothing. Not even the benefit of a long term better job market that would have resulted from corporate investment.

People living in reality, knew it would do little for the average person.

A number of CEOs outright said they would do exactly this.

Trickle Up economics in a nutshell

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1) a GOP congress gives away billions in tax cuts to the ultra rich and claim it will go back into the economy

2) the ultra rich take the money and run

3) deficits explode, and the same GOP now becomes very concerned about entitlement spending

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