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Re: “Stegelin: The Celebrity Cabinet

Thanks, trump:…

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Attorneys for the state rest their case in the trial of Michael Slager

"The court's view of his actions on that day cannot be viewed the same as a Saturday night killing or a typical murder case, but must be viewed through the eyes of a reasonable police officer at the time he determined to use lethal force"

This is correct. As a police officer, he is not limited to firing in self defense. The 'Fleeing Felon' law, as amended around 1985, says an officer can fire upon a fleeing suspect IF THE OFFICER HAS PROBABLE CAUSE to determine the suspect is a danger to the officer, other officers in the area, or the community at large. This is what many people do not realize in these cases. An officer can LEGALLY shoot you in the back if the above conditions are met.

When determining guilt, the jury must consider if probable cause existed to fire. The suspect did not have to be an ACTUAL danger, only that the officer had a reasonable belief that the suspect could possibly be a danger. Unarmed or not, the officer can legally shoot you if he believes you are a danger at the time he fired.

In this case, the jury will be asked to determine if such probable cause existed. Could the officer see that the suspect, Mr. Scott, was unarmed? We can see his hands from our angle, but can the officer? Was the fact that the officer could not search Mr. Scott, and the later struggle, enough to create a reasonable image that Mr. Scott was a danger to others?

For this to be murder, there must be malice, and forethought. I doubt the prosecution has proved this. Moving the taser, if done to contaminate the scene, is not enough to prove murder. The prosecution should have avoided the political pressure to try for a murder conviction, and instead tried for voluntary manslaughter, which, I believe, would have been a more accurate charge for this case. But, what do I know.....

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Posted by Jshicke on November 28, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof trial starts with more questions than answers

To incompetent to stand trial SMH this world is so corrupt I wouldn't be able to understand charGes beinG brouGht aGainst me or able to communicate with my lawyer too if I was on trial for murdering 9 people!!!!
And they took him to burGer kinG because he was hunGry upon arrest I hope this world will one day Grow out of the unjust ball of dirt it is!!!!

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Posted by the real deal on November 26, 2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “We interrupt our regularly scheduled gnashing of teeth to ponder a bit of gratitude

science is pretty great- regardless of what the republican party thinks

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Posted by Richard 0184 on November 26, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Scientists have unearthed ancient artifacts that are upending the history of mankind

I always believed that America had more migration periods as this great article was released to the public. If sea faring people can find Hawaii, Easter Island, New Zealand, etc, How could paleo migrants not bump into a entire , big as hell continent???? . Just my thoughts, DC Happy Turkey day

Posted by David Chalfant on November 25, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “We interrupt our regularly scheduled gnashing of teeth to ponder a bit of gratitude

You are right Frank. GOD is great. To the Doctors, the Donors and the recipients even the non-believers.

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Posted by truthrus on November 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “We interrupt our regularly scheduled gnashing of teeth to ponder a bit of gratitude

Although I do not agree with the author politically, my prayers go out to her nephew Will. As a post transplant kidney recepient, I know the joy of receiving a new organ and continuing life with my beloved family and friends.
God Bless Will and his family.

Please register to be an organ & tissue donor

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Posted by Frank Antonucci on November 24, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

I have ben around long enough to remember when the gays "outed" others because they wanted to legitimize their own actions...and they force fed the gayr agenda on all of the transgenders followed and what do we have? 37 gender choices..this is what the rest of the world does NOT WANT...


Posted by Sara Bridge Reinhardt on November 24, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “We interrupt our regularly scheduled gnashing of teeth to ponder a bit of gratitude

Beautiful writing. Thank you, and may Will heal quickly.

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Posted by Elizabeth Aquino on November 24, 2016 at 9:14 AM
Posted by Kathleen Turner on November 23, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Re: “We interrupt our regularly scheduled gnashing of teeth to ponder a bit of gratitude

Beautiful tribute!

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Posted by Catherine Lane Diehl on November 23, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Charlestonians from Standing Rock on Thanksgiving week: "We need people"

Thank you for your comment Grammarpolice... I will do my best to answer your question....First of all...There are 3 camps and Sacred Stone is one of them. There is also Rosebud camp and Oceti Sakowin. All are here to stop the pipeline.
We are camped with Rosebud Lakota and have made our home there.
This land is sacred land and we are humble guests here to serve the tribes. I would encourage you to listen to elders on how you can serve the natives and their mission best. That may mean coming to stand on the frontlines, serving in the kitchen, fundraising for purpose, helping with building, child care, elderly care, assisting in the medical departments, helping with legal, stripping tipi poles, cutting fire wood..... Whatever your calling, come to serve and work and offer your gifts but Please come prepared and ready for winter... blizzard kind of winter. Pray about how you can serve the best with the offerings you have. Noone is saying not to come, they are saying...yes come.. but this is not a festival or air b&b standing rock. This is a time of ceremony and prayer. We don't want to be a drain on the movement. We want everyone to be safe. If you decide to come...there is an orientation meeting every morning at 9 am. Come to this meeting the first morning and get dialed in. We are here to honor the Lakota ways and stay in peaceful prayer and ceremony. It is our honor to be here and our duty to educate ourselves on the true history and also the practices of the people.
There are many people coming with good intentions but are not working as much as they are eating and hanging out. Let's check ourselves. THIS IS NOT A FESTIVAL. Do not come if you are going to be a drain on the precious resources for winter. There are so many natives, elders, security guards and families that have been here a long time who don't have suitable warm winter homes yet. I feel like we need to make sure our native brothers and sisters are well taken care of first. This is my personal view. There are drones of people coming, which is beautiful! Let us do our best to walk thoughtfully and intentionally in this movement though. Listen to the elders and use your gifts in service. Together, UNITED, ONLY IN PEACE, forgiveness and compassion can we defeat the black snake and walk towards honoring the treaties and healing.

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Posted by sarah poe on November 23, 2016 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Charlestonians from Standing Rock on Thanksgiving week: "We need people"

Interesting since the Sacred Stone Camp are actually are calling for people to stop coming. You can read it on their own Facebook page.
"Dear allies: we have asked this before, and we will ask it again. Please do not set up crowdfunding pages to simply bring yourself to Standing Rock if you are not coordinating with indigenous people on the ground. It is very very hard to organize on the ground, it is very difficult to gauge needs, navigate the camps, navigate power dynamics, communicate etc. We are here, and we have been working hard on this campaign, and we need your support. We do not need you to come and save us, we need your prayers and your resources and your actions. Please look around yourself if you are at camp, and consider the dynamic. Are you creating space that is dominantly non-indigenous? If so, please consider that this is a furthering of colonization, and take action to step back, and recenter indigenous sovereignty. If you have raised funds for yourself, please find a camp here to donate to:"

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Posted by grammarpolice on November 22, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott as GOP backup in 2020?; Sanford says cabinet doesn't need to look "like a Benetton commercial, but..."

Women will want to run and will run and should run !
This has never been about her as a woman despite her cries otherwise.

Yes Hilary, we would all love to see a woman president one day... just not YOU.

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Posted by artrogue on November 22, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Um, Dylann Roof was from Columbia, not Charleston, so that part does not make much sense. I am happy to speak my history out loud. My ancestors came from Ireland dirt poor. I was the first in my whole family from my grandfather/grandmother and 8 children on down to go to college. No one in my family tree ever owned slaves and probably did not even have any servants. Not sure what change you expect. I can't change someone's heart and I certainly can't go back and change the dark and evil days of slavery. What I can do, and have, is teach my children to love and respect all people. All of my children had friends of different colors and ethnicity. All were welcome in our home...always. That is MY Charleston way.

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Posted by Richardd on November 21, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Putin's inauguration wishlist

Interestingly on Sunday, President Obama did not discuss Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections during his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin

That's behind us, Obama told reporters during a press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru. The President said he and Putin discussed Russia's air campaign in Syria and the Minsk negotiations regarding Ukraine.

Why not mention it? Seems like a very serious issue to discuss with another head of state.
....We all know. Its because he and Hilary and the rest of the DNC knew it was never true but just another lie to try to stick to Trump.

Wikileaks even said it was not the Russian Government ... but never let the truth get in front of the Liberal agenda.

Enjoy your civilian life, Mr President. :))

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Posted by artrogue on November 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

It has been a distinct honor to be the Working Families and Democratic Nominee for South Carolina State House of Representatives District 114.

I am very proud of the 7,487 votes I received, which is the highest number of votes for a candidate not running as a Republican in the 114th district in over 20 years. I consider each one of those votes as an obligation for me to continue to speak out for millions of hard-working people that are not being listened to by the establishment in Columbia. My campaign for SC House 114 is over, but my fight for working families will never end

I offer heartfelt thanks to everyone that has given me support in this campaign, any success I had would have been impossible without you.

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Posted by Bob Aubin on November 19, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Oh, please! Worry about the future, not the past. If the "Thugs" would quit attacking each other AND each other, the Police wouldn't go to work everyday worried that they won't come home. Of course, they develop a "Do it to them before they b do it to you." I would also not that very often it is Black Cops shooting Blacks. How is that racism?

On Root, the boy is as a insane as any Nazi nut job. After almost 80 years the Germans haven't been able to stamp out that philosophy. You see, it is about power sized by those who think they have none. Racism is just the excuse.

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Posted by FraserGlen on November 19, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

There is nothing wrong for being guy as we all know, the problem is that if a man is guy and wants to interfere with women life (abortion issue), he better shut up since he knows nothing of the pain and stresses a lady will take to make her body decision!!

Posted by neutral.pundit on November 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Hallelujah!! Thank you all and the author for your honesty to speak the TRUTH that is long-overdue in our 'genteel' city, built by enslaved black people, while whites historically [still] reap all the benefits and profit today accordingly with the cultural status quo. Don't kid yourself folks! Freedom, justice, nor socio-economic parity have never been granted where rightfully earned and need I say well-deserved in the "Land of Plenty." For whom?? Forgiveness is a personal act, not a blanket freely given where one-size-fits-all, nor can speak for all.

The 'system' of white privilege is designed to keep our fellow black brothers and sisters oppressed. It's the New Jim Crow playing out before our eyes, and that of our children, as well as theirs. What benevolence are we [still] showing the nation and the world? That we are blind to the pain and suffering of OUR black citizens while we whites continue to economically benefit through our oppressive, out-dated marketing practices and politico "apathy" and "confusion."

Speaking as a Charlestonian, if one is interested in learning the TRUTH about the Holy City according to the Holy Bible--best place to start, I heartily recommend taking "the best inclusive tour in Charleston" by the only Native Charleston Gullah Historian and Anthropologist in the world, Godfrey Khill. He operates Gullah Gullah Tours daily from the Charleston Visitors Center. A real eye-opener, Godfrey is the only black qualified tour guide in Charleston. He knew his information inside out and then some. Godfrey was so informative about REAL Gullah history with an incredibly beautiful twist to it all. It was a spiritual journey. What a pleasant surprise!!!!!

You can go on one of the 'white' poshy elite tours with a white guide/staffer who has their white perspective narrative on Gullah and slavery or you can go on a truthful one. "Like a skilled builder I laid a foundation...Each builder must choose with care how to build on it." (Corinthians 3:10 KJV)

I think the biggest component that really resonated with me is the idea that we as a community really need to come together to create change for ourselves for what we want. Until we can live together in Unity and work together we're not going to make any progress. We should not sit in a corner but engage the society we are in to make an impact based on our divine agenda--PEACE.

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Posted by Denise Heaven on November 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM
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