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    Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    Fraternities have got to go, because they just won't stop the hazing. It's too deeply ingrained in their psychology.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-diego...020851913.html

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    I think there's more to this than is being reported.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-c...id=recommended

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    I can't argue with that. She definitely needs a sock party.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    She needs to be kicked in the ass. HARD!

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    That HAS to be a hoax. It just screams troll.
    Well, the Facebook post (from an Australian nurse and mother) seems legit—-it’s been picked up by multiple news sites now—-but whether she actually did it hasn’t surfaced.

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  • Agent Purple
    The Illustrated Man

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    I hope it is, but even if a lie, pretending that you did such a thing is a total piece-of-shit move.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    That HAS to be a hoax. It just screams troll.

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  • Agent Purple
    The Illustrated Man

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    Anti-vax mom says she gave out lollipops tainted with chickenpox for Halloween

    What an asshole.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

  • Space Cop
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    Well, I think this one beats the overzealous cops for this week's outrage:

    Newly Divorced Texas mom kills her 3 young children and herself

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  • Tazer
    That Evil, Yellow Bastiche

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    Yo.






    Tazer

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  • Mister Ed
    Horse of a Different Color

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    He was alone in the house when the police arrived. The kid left before they got there. One guy with a handgun (which they would have known from the kid's eyewitness report). I dunno, it sure SEEMS like the police overdid it by a wide margin. Insurance only paid for the structural damage.

    But yeah, regardless of whether the response was overkill, they should have been reimbursed by the city. Heck, let the city add damages incurred in apprehending a fugitive to the charges against them, somehow.

    Might make police negotiations more effective, "We can do this the easy way, or the hard way, but if we do it the hard way, in addition to going to jail, you'll be paying for the damages to this property, probably for the rest of your life. Do you want to do that, all for the sake of a shirt and a couple belts?"

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    I dont think what he stole mattered. What mattered was that he was armed and creating a standoff. He could have killed that kid or anyone else. The cops didnt know if he was planning on going out in a blaze of glory, death by cop, taking others with him or what. I can't really say I blame them even if the home was obviously overkill. But the city should have stepped up and paid for the damages. The insurance reportedly paid for it so maybe the logic is that it should have been the insurance company suing the city to be reimbursed, and they clearly weren't. Which I guess gives me my answer as to why the city only agreed to pay the insurance deductable.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    The attitude of cops is, "Let's go ahead and do this, and we'll see whether the courts will back us up." In this case, incredibly enough, they did.

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  • Mister Ed
    Horse of a Different Color

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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    That story is horrifying. Not that the cops did it, but that the courts backed up that the city isn't responsible to pay for the damages.
    I think it is pretty horrifying that the cops did it, too. I mean, this is essentially a shoplifter that probably took less than $50 of merchandise. You don't just let the guy go, sure, but deploying that kind of armament and deliberately doing that kind of property damage (this wasn't incidental stuff, they KNEW they were trashing the property)...I'd expect that kind of response only if the guy was a violent offender who they thought was posing imminent danger to the community. This is like something Sledge Hammer would do (don't know who else remembers that show).

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    ^It does seem like a sick joke, like it would be the response of the gun-nut guy from Police Academy.

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