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Re: “The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment

Aaron Cante wasn't the only "journalist" at the black bloc riot, but he was the only one to be charged with the other anarchists due to the video evidence obtained by the prosecution showing Mr. Cante clear involvement in criminal activities. When so-called journalists (and a self described "freelance journalist", which is often claimed in these instances by defendants caught red-handed) engages in riotous activities, they destroy not only their own journalistic integrity but give up their journalistic protections. Journalists are not above the law and have no right to incite a riot or engage in acts of assault or vandalism.

And to write "Although the charges were first brought by an Obama appointee, this is a perfect example of what justice may look like in the Trump era" is at the very least disingenuous if not absurd. The District of Columbia courts are the most liberal in the country and the Obama appointee would not have brought charges unless they knew the defendant was guilty and they could prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

You can't have it both ways and claim you're just a reporter when you holding a Molotov cocktail and breaking into an ATM. Do the crime, do the time.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

I guess Sanford thinks he has always set a fine example.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 20, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

It got mean like this too with the W.Bush/Cheney Karl Rove campaign and no one was exempt not even other republicans running.The only difference was that W.Bush wasn't doing the hate rhetoric like Trump does.

In my experience and opinion, I lived long enough to know while it appears the devil is winning then something happens that ends it, even in politics and especially politics and who is always wrong ....the republicans and why? That almighty dollar and power.

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Posted by Mason Moses on June 20, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

This is so incredibly amazing to read. After the classless mocking of Tim Tebow who has done more good in the world than anyone associated with the Riverdogs and who has also done nothing but good for your team by bringing in record crowds, the Charleston Riverdogs (and you as the writer of this article) have proven out what has come to be accepted in our country; If you are Christian you are fair game for unbridled ridicule and mockery. I can tell you one thing for a fact, if Tim Tebow was a Muslim or a Hindu nobody in the RiverDogs organization would dream of pulling these types of antics. All the criticism the RiverDogs are receiving they deserve. What a pitiful testament and a black mark on a beautiful city. Someone needs to apologize and trying to back-pedal and try to say they were not doing what they so obviously where doing. What a shame.

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Posted by Scott Wiens on June 20, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

You done goofed, Riverdogs and CCP: you see because Mr. Tebow has branded his faith, that means any slight against him or his brand is a slight against Christianity. Never mind that he isn't the most religious player from his days at Florida, nor the Denver Broncos, nor even the Fireflies... nobody cares about those dudes because they haven't built the brand or... ick they pray in oof... Spanish.

So you made fun of Jesus and all those who follow him. Shame on you!

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 20, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

I was in a local pharmacy getting a few things yesterday. I was in line and there was an elderly lady in front of me working on her transaction. Two young men came up behind me in the line and one uttered an expletive. The clerk asked if they could not do that in the business and that's when the men really started. "We can say what the fnck we want to. This is America", said one. Then the other chimed in with, "Yeah, you can say anything you want. There's nothing they can do, this is America."

I was appalled but not surprised and the elderly lady in front was speechless and trying to get her things together and get out of there quickly. You just don't know when something is going to erupt and I also left quickly avoiding any contact, which surely would have incited an incident.

Indeed, this is America, however, that behavior is Trump's America. I, too, am glad that we can say anything we want to in America without prosecution but I am also glad that I was taught to have respect for others, especially the elderly. In today's society, interactions like this are cause to be afraid for one's self being. I was and I know the lady was too.

We are now living in an uncivilized society and our Presidential role model is fanning the flames with his dangerous and lying rhetoric.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 20, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

Sanford running for re election again, I see.

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Posted by Michael Hodge on June 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Lessons from the history of America's secret police

Glad to know that you and only you know what Comey was referring to, as no other publication has put forth this theory. As for admitting to a mistake, I don't recall Obama ever admitting to one either, but credit taking he was excellent at.

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Posted by Michael Hodge on June 20, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

We were at the Sunday game and almost everyone in the stands took pictures and cheered everytime he was at bat. Sounds like whoever wrote the article is trying to stir up trouble. They even did a video tribute to him on Sunday and thanked him for coming out. From what I saw even riverdogs fans enjoyed having him here. We surely wouldn't have gone this weekend if he hadn't been in town. If he was harrassed I'd like to be the first to apologize. That's not the way we do things in Charleston.

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Posted by Sherri Lynne Sparrow on June 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

"Expertly"? Does charlestoncitypaper.com have middle school boys running their editorial process, because that's the only group I could imagine who would label such low-class antics as "expert." I guess we can look forward to seeing words like "doody" and "fart" acclaimed as profound word choices from you guys.

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Posted by Rob Morris on June 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Behind bars, cell phones allow S.C. prisoners easy access to continue criminal activity

We're using a 1934 law to govern technology invented in the last ~20 years. Smart.

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Posted by Davis Moell on June 20, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Really? Light hearted fun is what you're going to bitch about. Making fun and joking around is different. Paul please take the stick out of your ass and see they were having fun. I figured adults didn't get a booboo lip because of little jokes.

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Posted by Samantha Tupper on June 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

The fans "troll" Tim Tebow just by showing up for games they would not otherwise attend so "troll" away. I'm sure TT doesn't mind the attention.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 20, 2017 at 6:43 AM
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