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Mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission

Nothing left to cut.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/us/albuquerque-police-investigation/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
A homicide meaning he was killed by a person. Count on CNN for hard-hitting journalism!
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/us/albuquerque-police-investigation/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
A homicide meaning he was killed by a person. Count on CNN for hard-hitting journalism!

It could have been a suicide if he shot himself in the back.
post #678 of 6095
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I think this surplus debate is a bit of a straw man.
People who are against it are against it for the wrong reasons. All in all police having more capabilities is not a bad thing.

Disgree. The main premise of the 2nd amendment is such that the government ought to fear the people, and not the other way around.

This is not meant to be a pro gun argument, but rather an anti-big-gov't argument.
post #679 of 6095
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^ I think these ultimately meant for Syria and Libya so no big rhetorical shift in policy they just have to push this shit on someone

From more pratical pov they all should be shipped to Detroit, maybe it would be enough

Probably shouldn't have shipped so much to Iraq.
post #680 of 6095
Has this one been posted?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664793/Arrested-stupid-What-police-officer-told-man-slamming-against-wall-cuffing-took-parking-ticket-TOO-FAST.html

Guy takes the ticket that is being handed to him and walks away; cop doesn't like the way he did it and goes straight to punching the guy and arresting him. When he asks what he's being arrested for, it's "for being stupid".
post #681 of 6095
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Has this one been posted?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664793/Arrested-stupid-What-police-officer-told-man-slamming-against-wall-cuffing-took-parking-ticket-TOO-FAST.html

Guy takes the ticket that is being handed to him and walks away; cop doesn't like the way he did it and goes straight to punching the guy and arresting him. When he asks what he's being arrested for, it's "for being stupid".

It's hard to find a group of scumbags worse than the Chicago PD.
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

It's hard to find a group of scumbags worse than the Chicago PD.

Philly PD have to be close runners up.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Again, I don't think this really fits into the thread, but some blogger went into a nursing home and took a picture of Senator Thad Cochran's wife, who's been committed for more than a decade.

The guy was arrested, charged with felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and his bond was set at $100,000.

Give me a break.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/05/kelly-faces-another-charge.html?showComment=1400762065233

They added another charge and arrested a bunch of the guy's friends as "conspirators."
Other than missing a couple elements ("with lewd, licentious or indecent intent" and "secretly"), it's hard to find fault in this one.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Oh, yeah.

One of the "co-conspirators" was a lawyer. They sent a swat team to his office to arrest him.

Update: the lawyer ate his gun after McDaniel (the tea party candidate they supported) lost the primary runoff. Damn.
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By the way, if you haven't been following the Cochran/McDaniel race, it's a doozy. Cochran, the "establishment" candidate, is famous for bringing home pork. He lost the first round of the primary, and polls of Republicans showed McDaniel up significantly. But it's an open primary. So Cochran's supporters paid a bunch of black Democrat leaders to "get out the vote" for Cochran, and it worked. Amazingly they're not shy about admitting that's how they won.
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By the way, if you haven't been following the Cochran/McDaniel race, it's a doozy. Cochran, the "establishment" candidate, is famous for bringing home pork. He lost the first round of the primary, and polls of Republicans showed McDaniel up significantly. But it's an open primary. So Cochran's supporters paid a bunch of black Democrat leaders to "get out the vote" for Cochran, and it worked. Amazingly they're not shy about admitting that's how they won.

McDaniel claims they're challenging the vote because if those people voted in the D primary, it is unlawful for them to vote. I don't know how they prove who they voted for though.
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I never voted in a primary before so I'm not 100% sure how it works but I always thought you had to be a registered R or D in order to vote in the primary to prevent the Cochran/McDaniel type situations.
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Mississippi has an "open" primary, meaning you can vote for R or D but not both. You don't have to be registered with either party to vote. When you show up to vote they just ask you which ballot you want. Do they record it? I have no idea.

In a runoff you can get an R or D ballot as long as you didn't vote for the other one in the first round. In other words, you can still vote in the runoff if you didn't vote at all in the first round. Again, I don't know whether they can or do verify if you did or didn't vote in the first round or not.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Mississippi has an "open" primary, meaning you can vote for R or D but not both. You don't have to be registered with either party to vote. When you show up to vote they just ask you which ballot you want. Do they record it? I have no idea.

In a runoff you can get an R or D ballot as long as you didn't vote for the other one in the first round. In other words, you can still vote in the runoff if you didn't vote at all in the first round. Again, I don't know whether they can or do verify if you did or didn't vote in the first round or not.

You would think they would record who voted in a primary and which one. That just seems like common sense, but then again so does requiring a photo id to prove your identity.
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I know they record that you voted, I just don't know whether they record it separately for D or R. Don't think that came out right somewhere in the first post.

My experience in voting in open primary runoffs is that they don't check, right then and there, to make sure you didn't vote the first time around in the other party's.
post #690 of 6095
Depends on the state...In some places, you just have to show up.

Not sure I see why there should be a law against voting in multiple primaries...what if I want to vote in the D primary for a national race, but am interested in an independent candidate for a local race?

I can see the parties not wanting non-members to vote...but they could solve that by requiring you to be registered as a member (with membership contingent on not belonging to another party)...why do there have to be laws governing such intraparty matters.
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