I'm not sure if my previous comment went through, so I'll sum up in another one:
Militarize: to put weapons and military forces in (an area) or to give a military quality or character to (something) - Merriam-Webster, 27 July, 2016.
How does giving police ballistic vests (a.k.a. bullet proof vests), militarize the CPD? Simple, it doesn't. How does protecting our officers, our 'blue lives', militarize them? Joe Public can buy the vests, why can't CPD? If Joe Public can militarize, then the PD's around the country need to as well (North Hollywood Shootout anyone?). Sounds like the media isn't reporting the whole story again (surprise!!!). You say the 'citizen' has rights, and you are correct. However, certain citizens, let's call them convicted felons, don't have certain rights; the right to bear arms, to conceal said firearm in their pocket while resisting arrest and reach for said firearm during the arrest. That's one example. Maybe what you should be writing about is how certain cultures are raised to hate police, how that life is glorified in music videos and movies and songs. What you should be writing is "If stopped by a police officer, show respect, do what you are instructed to do, no sudden movements & explain what and where you are reaching for..."etc. Oh, and don't forget the biggest thing you should write "Don't kill anyone, be they a blue life, a black life, a yellow/brown/red/white...life."
Now, had the CPD ordered four tanks for crowd control, then you could argue militarization. But to anyone with their head on their shoulders, vests are a good thing for our officers.
The dots must be joined up between the officer's account, witnesses and evidence. If this happened to your relative or close friend you would want to make sense of this death. It appears the cop is hiding and controlling evidence - just doesn't seem ethical or objective which is a concern for the public
Really? How absolutely shocking!! I am horrified and taken aback by this info. I would never suspect SC as being waaaayyyy behind the times or having a lack of diversity in Judicial appointments. Number 47 out of 50 you say? As Prong would say, Thank God for Mississippi. They always prevent us from finishing last. Take it further Dustin. How diverse is the Judicial Merit Selection Commission?
I want to know is Mr. Quirk-Garvin Amish? Cause he def needs the hat to complete the look he's going for.
"I want to know how tall that blue fence was that surrounded the stage and protected the Democrats from the Democrats?"
Have you ever been to a political event at the Presidential level? They don't fuck around with security measures.
I want to know how tall that blue fence was that surrounded the stage and protected the Democrats from the Democrats?
John- Brady is a delegate w/ the S.C. delegation who is writing as a guest blogger from Philadelphia. So, he's not a " REPORTER" or even a regular ol' reporter. This post was written before things got started on Monday.
of course he was there, but he's a "Company Man"
why no mention of the melt down with the Bernie supporters, the large demonstrations,the booing of the invocation prayer, the removal of Debbie washerwoman Schultz and the disunity with the dems.? was this " REPORTER" actually there ?
Cory Booker? Oh, OK.
"Edit - and yet here we are, still commenting as before with our nefarious usernames...?"
The trick is never to log out.
I'll ask again, does anyone have a citation or link that shows a connection between the environmental movement and introducing plastic bags in stores? I haven't found one. What I see is a lot of data showing that the petroleum/plastic industry was hell-bent on getting a chunk of a huge industry.
Was grateful to receive your post from another friend. I immediately shared on FB after reading, asking all to pray to the higher power they hold in their hearts. You will be in mine for a long time.
My friend, William Riddle, PhD, a medical physicist and professor at Vanderbilt, died on June 8 after a 40-year struggle with MS. The important piece, or one I hope is worth saying, is that he experienced much of what you have, especially as his brain didn't respond on command any longer. The difference is significant: you acknowledge life is short and your's may be shorter. Bill never got there and so his loss was especially tragic to me and others because it was unexpected.
Keep telling your story. Your grasp of this situation is magnificent and has made me better just for the reading. I am so sorry that we never met and that your talent, gifts and the amazing woman you seem to be will not benefit me and so many others. What you are doing now - writing, sharing, thanking, surviving - to the best of your ability is so wonderful.
Thanks so much, Susan Siegel
I believe Muhiyidin d’Baha is a bit of an American Transcendentalist.
Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau
Vietger - Your assessment is true. There are all kinds of problems in the inner cities, and disadvantaged rural areas. We all know the story of how it got that way. Why tell it again?
People like Muhiyidin d’Baha are not shying away from that. There really needs to be an effort by the entire community to help make things right - it all fits under the auspices of public safety, so our champion has picked a good place to start. We need to do all we can to improve relations with police and citizens. As solutions are implemented, the "black on black" crime will diminish - part of the solution involves creating opportunity, improving self image with loving acceptance, giving the "downtrodden captives" a leg up, preserving the rich Gullah culture, and preventing gentrification.
It was sad and inspiring to read your story. I am so sorry to hear of a good soul being taken too soon. Best wishes to you and your family always.
Getting tired of being 'half-cented' to death. We seem to keep building projects we cannot afford to maintain.
Did we not get rid of paper bags and start using plastic because we wanted to save the trees? Now we want to get rid of the plastic to save the turtles, and, what, go back to killing the trees? Make up your minds.
The summary of what happened at the P&C website is accurate. I expect more or less the same here.
The comments section at CCP is my favorite part also, and the main reason for that is the anonymity. People say what they really think. There are some mean-spirited and lower-intelligence people who can't discuss things without resulting to personal insults, it's true - but for the most part it's lively and informative and civil.
When someone can do an internet search in a second and find out where I live (Chas County Property Records), where I work (LinkedIn, a must in my job role), etc - no thanks. Too many nutjobs out there and I value privacy as much as possible.
Also, y'all might find out that I actually dropped out The Citadel 1 hour and 14 minutes into my knob year in Aug 1991, thus failing to actually become a member of the The Citadel c/o 1995, and then, even worse, went to the College of Charleston. Such shame would be unbearable, as I am sure you can understand!
Edit - and yet here we are, still commenting as before with our nefarious usernames...?
RNC - awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYmRg500JW…
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