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  1. Except they weren't getting pelted by anything in this situation, they weren't under that kind of stress at all. Stop imagining the worst case scenario and use some common sense that fits the situation. In a different situation, simply pushing the guy out of the way would be more acceptable. I think most of America would rather have those policemen who care about more than just blindly and over-aggressively following orders. This isn't some drunk guy approaching, it's an old man who is not being threatening to police, just a bit of a self absorbed jackhole. This is the kind of police crap that needs to get dialed down. Either arrest him or work with him a bit to get him to move on. Unfortunate you cannot see that, most others can.
  2. Nope, sorry. I know it's not easy for the police but they need to stay professional. Pushing that guy was simply juvenile frustration. Their job was to clear the square and how dare some old guy slow them down for even 30 seconds. Do your job professionally and stop trying to physically intimidate and bully people.
  3. Talk to him and see what the deal is, tell him he needs to leave or he will be arrested and then arrest him if needed. They're supposed to be professionals, not a bunch of thugs pissed off because this guy is slowing them down. All they cared about was keeping their line moving. And that wasn't a tense situation. While there was tension because they were obsessed with marching in a line around the square, it was some old guy with a rant where there's one other protester anywhere around them. Cripes, grow an ounce of common sense.
  4. Start with yourself. In what world do you believe he's reaching at their belt while he's got his cell phone in his hand? Clearly the officers didn't think so or he would have been arrested, or beat up. They just wanted him moving back and out of their way. This is professional law enforcement and the behavior of those 2 officers, given the situation, is completely unprofessional. Just because a citizen is being a jackhole doesn't give them carte blanche. It's what needs to change.
  5. Some people are just dysfunctional beyond statistics, and also enjoy condemning people to them. Early in LeBron's career people said he couldn't shoot the 3. He went to work in the off-seasons and maybe it's not central to his game, but he most definitely can shoot the 3. Josh has the same competitiveness, which some enjoy discounting/ignoring. He'll strengthen his weaknesses at least enough to be a successful NFL QB and probably more.
  6. Thanks a ton, great to hear. I just hope other supervisors do their job as well as you. Stay safe and God bless.
  7. I had a question for you, being in law enforcement and seeming like a reasonable poster. I am curious, is there any internal mechanisms to deal with officers who get a little too extreme in carrying out their duty? ie fellow officers reporting heavy handedness and working within the system to help the reported officer adjust their responses before it becomes a problem? Or does it need external evidence, video or citizen complaints/charges, to precipitate internal action? TIA
  8. One of the interesting but less talked about items from an officer involved in the Floyd death. Bottom of this article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/false-claim-targets-wife-of-officer-charged-in-floyds-death/ar-BB14P0pz?li=BBnb7Kz "Charges have not been filed against Thao and the other officers at the scene. Thao was sued in federal court in 2017 for alleged excessive force, according to online records obtained by The Associated Press. According to the lawsuit, Lamar Ferguson claimed that in 2014 Thao and his partner stopped him and beat him up while he was on his way to his girlfriend’s house. The lawsuit was settled for $25,000." Have to wonder if Thao faced any internal discipline for 2017, if not maybe a good place to start for actionable change. A history of excessive force.
  9. How about carbon neutrality utilizing nuclear power?
  10. Does Eric Wood have a beard or did one of his kids put dish soap bubbles on his chin?
  11. There was nothing I turned around. My life wasn't much different before or after I made the decision, because it never had any negative consequences. I've always been an infrequent social drinker, I just got a little older and a little wiser, and chances are good Ed will also. Here's a link from NHTSA showing the repeat rate of DWI offenders averages around 33 percent: https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/outreach/traftech/1995/tt085.htm Here's also a self reporting study by the CDC showing the rate of impaired driving is highest in 21 to 24 year olds and decreases after that. Table 1 showing this is near the bottom of the document (past the main text and source citations): https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6039a4.htm While ~33% is too a high rate of repeat offenders, people convicted are NOT equally likely to have future convictions, as you are trying to say. I'd also bet there are many like me who took too many risks thinking they're ok to drive but grow up on their own without needing an actual accident or arrest.
  12. Certainly law enforcement is entitled to Oliver's PHI in this case but it still is protected otherwise. HIPAA still applies. But certainly if your buddy managed to spot the info in the hospital that's on them.
  13. You know that's a HIPAA violation right? Your friend is ok with you discussing where the info came from on a public BB?
  14. Wow. Guess what sunshine? Plenty of people DO grow out of it. I'm one of them. In my middle twenties my friends and I wouldn't drive if we were "too drunk" but all liked to think we could handle our alcohol and drink "just enough" to still be ok to drive home. Until that one time I thought I was ok and the alcohol caught up when I got behind the wheel. God blessed me that night and I realized how lucky I was and that was that. Out of my seven other drinking buddies they all realized it too, only one got caught and had to do rehab (the rehab people were astonished they made him go), but it worked for him also. All by the age of 30. No excuse for what we did. The rest of us were lucky we were never caught. But perceived invulnerability in our stupid brains certainly played a role. Wisdom in our group was very much lacking back then. Repeat offenders who have a chronic problem are the most likely to get caught because they do it most often. And yes, drinking and driving is done at all ages but for you to declare that no one grows out of it is its own ignorance. Continue to wallow in your interpretation of those statistics. You should do a poll on here and ask if Mr. WEO is ignorant or open minded when discussing topics? I think most of us know how that would turn out.
  15. Thanks for the videos OP. Man, he was running over all kinds of guys from USC, UW, etc. More than I had seen in my limited highlight watchings. Two things strike me, this guy is very measured, intelligent and he doesn't display a lot of emotion. Kind of funny he put the youtube stuff out, it's ok to watch as a fan but he's not the most engaging personality. Give him credit for already looking to brand and sell himself though. Moss mode vs beast mode may look similar, but behind it there's a huge difference in intelligence and approach. I think he'll be the fit here Lynch never was. Really excited to get him playing, him and Devon should be one of the best tandems this year.
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