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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Haire of the Dog

Re: “How one officer's aggression led to the death of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell

I think the facts in this case better support proactive policies of approaching individuals who are acting strange, and also support the necessity of offers taking reasonable precautions to protect themselves. The gun was reported missing by his uncle. Is this not a crime? Can a family member who has recently been suicidal have legal access to a firearm without asking permission, and carry it around at a place that he doesn't live? There is no point in charging him with a crime, I'm just wondering what the laws are. I think its illegal for someone to have a gun with a psychological disorder, and to take one that didn't belong to him and go to a place he didn't live is problematic and indicates intent to hurt himself or someone else. In the end, its very sad someone that young would take their own life.

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Posted by John Cecil on July 17, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Re: “How one officer's aggression led to the death of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell

So well said Chris Haire.

Until we love young black men as much as we love Ordinary oysters--this city is fucked.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on July 17, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “How one officer's aggression led to the death of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell

Denzel was of legal age to posses a handgun in SC, to carry concealed he would have needed to be 21 and have taken the cwp course and passed. If he was on the property he was a residence he would not need a cwp walking from a car to his apartment for instance. The worst thing the police would be able to charge him with would be illegally carrying a firearm, the charges would likely be dropped if he showed up to court and had no priors. The cop was spot on that something was not right about the guy wearing the hoodie(that did contain a handgun). If denzel just took his hand out of his pocket and cooperate he would be alive today. If I was a cop I would be nervous if someones hand was in their pocket during a stop too.

If the cop didn't shoot him he is not liable in any way, It is sad that the guy ended his life and at such a young age too, but some people are just suicidal.

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Posted by Mikey Mcdoogle on July 17, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Re: “How one officer's aggression led to the death of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell

If Officer Medlin had stopped a troubled teenager wearing a trench coat two blocks from a school and it turned out that kid had a gun and events unfolded the exact same way, Officer Medlin would be a national hero.

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Posted by Paulius on July 16, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Re: “State Supreme Court rules against Bobby Harrell

All the ambiguity is the I ever saw.

Posted by Streetlaw on July 12, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Re: “State Supreme Court rules against Bobby Harrell

I wonder if he gets to use his campaign cash to pay for his attorneys?

It's hard to imagine he can be doing a good job for his constituents while being preoccupied with all his legal and ethical issues.

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Posted by Anthony Placebo on July 12, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “State Supreme Court rules against Bobby Harrell

Oh, come on. Jean Toal has been a political force in this state and on the SC Supreme Court since long before Bobby Harrell was ever elected to the House.
But, why in the world those House members have chosen to keep electing him speaker is mystifying. Are they too stupid or too lazy to organize and elect a new one? What in the world do they think he can really do to them? Maybe, they should call in a labor leader to teach them some organizing skills.
Bobby Harrell and Hugh Leatherman are only as powerful as the other legislators allow them to be.

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Posted by nitrat on July 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

You lost me at "university" poll and "first among Dems". This entire article has absolutely no meaning... was this written by a kid or something?... Do your research and provided REAL sources. It's because of immature, pothead nonesence like this that the world is going down the shitter.

Posted by an adult on July 9, 2014 at 3:30 AM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

You lost me at "university" poll and "first among Dems". This entire article has absolutely no meaning... was this written by a kid or something... Do your research and provided REAL sources. It's because of immature, pothead nonesence like this that the world is going down the shitter.

Posted by an adult on July 9, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Mayor Riley's interesting letter to the editor regarding Denzel Curnell shooting

John Monroe Branch murdered by a Des Moines Iowa police officer on a dead end street firing all his bullets from his VW RABBIT patrol car THE pistol SHOTS into the body of an unarmed man.... GIVING cops a license to kill African Americans is enshrined since the founding of the Citadel.... the modus operendi is clear, invent lies about the character of the dead victim & the murderous cops stay free of prison where more belong instead of continued wearing of police uniforms with pay.

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Posted by AtLarryaccomplish Peacegreenjobscongress on July 8, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

It's true that such polls are little more than interesting irrelevancies.

We The People set up and consent to be governed by this system. We've elected our leaders according to this system. We're getting what we deserve - Obama, Haley, and everyone in between.

Posted by Cid95 on July 6, 2014 at 4:18 AM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

The only poll that mattered was the one in November of 2012. In that one, after almost four years of President Obama and his policies, he was found to be substantially more popular than Mitt Romney and the Republicans.
Substantially as in 332 to 206 electoral votes; and 65,915,796 to 60,933,500 popular votes.
Not quite a landslide, but a lot better than his predecessor did.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on July 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

Some inmates in a prison were talking one day about the recent news that a new warden would be coming in to take over and what that might mean for the lives of the inmates. They knew that there were two men being considered for the job, and that the two men were very different. One was known as hard, but fair - while the other was known to play favorites and even had a cruel streak.

Eventually, the talk turned to who the best warden had been throughout the years, and many of the older lifers shared their experience with the younger men. As the day wore on, it became clearer and clearer that there was to be no real consensus either on what the new warden might be like or who the best past warden had been.

Finally, one of the men noticed the prison's longest-serving, and oldest, man sitting silently in one corner. He called out to the assembled crowd, "Hey now! Old Smith's been sitting here all afternoon, not saying a word, and we could have just asked him to sort all of this business out for us and been done with it long ago."

The other inmates nodded and began calling out for Old Smith to impart to them his wisdom.

The old man finally looked up, and held up his hand. Silence fell among the men. He looked around at them all, patiently waiting to hear from him, and he began laughing softly.

"You fools," he began. "You sit here and you want to try to figure out which of these two new men you want as your warden and if that wasn't bad enough, you then want to sit here and bicker about who the best warden to ever be in charge here ever was." He laughed again and then stopped suddenly. The smile on his disappeared and the tone of his voice was sharp and reprimanding. "You see, at the end of the day, it wouldn't matter who was in charge of this place - and ain't none of them can ever be the best - because after all, WE ARE ALL STILL IN PRISON."

----old anarchist folktale

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Posted by mat catastrophe on July 4, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

Saw a poll the other day that put Regan as best and Obama as worst?

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Posted by Streetlaw on July 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Re: “It's been 12 days since Denzel Curnell was shot and still no report

I disagree. Partial results of an investigation are just that. People will jump to conclusions with partial results and then get pissed if the final analysis contradicts any decision they've arrived at with the partials. I say get it done in a timely matter, but above all do a thorough and complete job.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 3, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

yeah William Henry Harrison !!

In office so short and still did more for his country than President Obama has in 6 years.

Posted by artrogue on July 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Nerd Culture is Rape Culture: Elliot Rodger and the misogynistic world of the geek

Many people here are right, American culture in general, not just nerd culture, is rape culture. You consider it rape culture when princess Leia is in her slave outfit, is it now the same whenever "non-nerd" heterosexual men, ogle at models in a maxim or sports illustrated? I've known many people, myself included, who are a part of nerd culture. There are some wonderful people, who come together over common interests. Yes, we are the social pariahs, yes we are a little more awkward when we talk to women, but that only because we are not just looking for sex, any female we find interest in is a potential life partner, that's we are looking for, not sex, or contact, but someone we can interact with that will at least tolerate our nerdy habits, and love us nonetheless. Sir, as I understand, this may be an opinion piece, but as a writer I expect for you to look at both sides, I guess I am asking too much.

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Posted by Kody Burchfield on July 3, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

William Henry Harrison, best prez eva!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 3, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Obama behind JFK in new 'best president' poll, Dubya tied for last with Nixon

Ettore,

Speaking of pyramids, Obama has formed one of his own. He has us on the fast track to the bottom. Perhaps this was the reference his wife was talking about when, despite her titular and high-paying jobs, she said she could finally be proud to be an American.

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Posted by freefirezone on July 3, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Maurice Bessinger, BBQ baron and unrepentant racist, dies

Bessinger is burning in hell with Reagan.

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Posted by Bill Davis on July 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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