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Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

Cid95 - Thanks. I transposed that statement to be two weeks prior to the shooting, not after the shooting. Thank you for pointing out my error.

Posted by Jshicke on December 14, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Is Dylann Roof wearing his prison jumpsuit on purpose?

I'm sure that if this POS had his way he would be wearing a white hood and and an old bed sheet.

His courthouse antics aren't going to get any higher court to overturn his conviction and save him from the death house after massacring nine people and confessing it on tape. That argument might fly in Massachusetts, not South Carolina.

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on December 14, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “What the Slager mistrial says about our criminal justice system

While I agree from the evidence I've seen, Officer Slager is, at the very least, guilty of manslaughter, neither I nor Mr. Green are jurors in the case and his broad generalization about the criminal justice system are just that, a broad generalization.

Mistrials are actually not unusual in cases like this regardless of the color of the officer or the victim, and so before we start condemning the whole system because it didn't go our way, take a breath. Officer Slager was not found not guilty, there will be a retrial, and more than likely he will be convicted. I wonder if that occurs whether Mr. Green will return to write an OP that the criminal justice system worked the way if was suppose to.

This is the system we have and if Mr. Green would like to suggest another, I'm sure we would all like to hear it.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on December 14, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Donald Trump wants to throw flag-burners in jail, but technically South Carolina has an old law that would do just that

Trumps focusing "Greatly, YUUUgely, Greatly" on our nation. Good for him.
https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/photos/a.…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 14, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

The State Department still has not fully disclosed all the subpoenaed documents and the President has still not disclosed what he was doing the night of the attack! Susan Rice was replaced and given a National Security adviser position to protect her Political silence.... Just saying!

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Posted by Gary Scott on December 14, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

Because the FBI background check denial happened about two weeks after the shooting:

"Less than two weeks after the shooting, Thrailkill finally received a response regarding Roofs background check, informing him to deny the sale."

The NICS check process needs to be tightened up and made effective, as per current law. Of course, someone willing to commit mass murder is probably also willing to illegally acquire a firearm, as we've repeatedly seen in Europe.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 13, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

@Jshicke: because, hey, what's the worst that could happen? Oh, nevermind.

At this point I'd be happy with the "gun control" idea of merely enforcing existing law.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 13, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

And still no Snapchat or Instagram category under Culture, Art, and Entertainment.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 13, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Donald Trump wants to throw flag-burners in jail, but technically South Carolina has an old law that would do just that

Trump is going to change the international landscape in a way to benefit him and his family. That's why so chummy with Putin and genocidal Duterte (Philippines). When he makes friends with the enemy, he makes himself richer and creates a yuge security risk for the US.
http://europe.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fo…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

Nah. It was a $7.8 million smear campaign, not an investigation, so it DOES really sound that bad.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

A $1 million project involving monkeys on a treadmill, another $1.2 million to assess the effects of microgravity on sheep, $110 million spent on constructing buildings left empty in Afghanistan, $300,000 for a cheese heritage center, $5 billion for unneeded data centers. $2 million for jazz playing robots. $1.3 million to investigate how a foam koozie keeps a can of cold beer cool on a hot day. $2 million each to train 145 Syrian 'Freedom Fighters' of whom only 96 actually fought. The Pentagon does say it was less than that though because most of the equipment purchased for the training was never used.

$7.8 million for an investigation doesn't sound that bad, really.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

You, sir, are awesome.

Posted by woozlewuzzle on December 13, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Being non-racist is not good enough

And the beat goes on:
http://www.azfamily.com/story/34035018/ant…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “The Agenda: NAACP calls for Slager retrial transparency; Gowdy Benghazi committee shuts down

FINALLY, after 7 years of it, no more Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Mission accomplished but still nothing to "nail" HRC to the wall in the end. Why? Because it was only a 7-year smear campaign, that cost taxpayers millions of dollars and 7 years of wasted legislative time. Oh, wait a minute, it was not wasted because HRC lost, right? So in the end, political posturing cost taxpayers millions in order to participate in campaign election tampering.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 13, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

Check again :) Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted by Sam Spence on December 13, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

And still no podcasting category under Culture, Art, and Entertainment.

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Posted by woozlewuzzle on December 13, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Glock pistol and burned American flag among evidence SLED found in Roof's car

It does make me wonder why, since a month went by after he purchased the pistol and then went on his shooting spree, did police not go to his home to get the pistol back seeing as how he apparently lied on the form when he made the purchase and was now illegally in possession of a firearm.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Slager defense to paint Walter Scott as drug-crazed psycho

"Slager used his Taser to directly stun Scott twice one in the side, once in the back.

In all, Slager pulled the Tasers trigger six times during a 67-second span that morning, data from the device indicated."

This is nonsense.

When a taser is fired two darts are launched from the cartridge, each trailing a wire. It doesn't matter how often you pull the trigger after that -- until another cartridge is loaded the weapon won't fire.

The video shows only two wires and one cartridge, one wire to a dart in Slager's chest are and one to near Slager's left shin. The cartridge goes bouncing behind Slager as Scott breaks free. There are no darts in Scott.

... oh, and Michael Slager OUGHT TO be found NOT guilty in the murder of Walter Scott. Slager ought to be found guilty of some level of manslaughter (per SCOTUS in Garner), but murder is an absurd overcharge.

Posted by Andy Phillips on December 13, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

So a white man who gets shot running from police is not racist, but a black man who gets shot running is?

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Posted by Jshicke on December 12, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Is Dylann Roof wearing his prison jumpsuit on purpose?

He must object to being tried in prison garb and then still be forced to wear the prison garb in order to claim his rights have been violated.

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Posted by Scott Mullen on December 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM
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