Bert E.: And that Wilson heard the APD BEFORE the confrontation in the street IS critical. Means in the mind of Wilson these were not just two “jaywalkers” but potentially persons who had just been involved in a strong arm robbery. Those actions then subsequent to the officer attempting to exit his car only solidified in the mind of Wilson that he was dealing with the suspect who had a demonstrably violent disposition.
Ivvenalis: I’m convinced that suppressors are not in wider use because of (not even particularly outrageous) obstacles to their use by American civilians. I don’t know how much of the improvement in high-quality and/or powered optics that I’ve witnessed in my life was driven by civilian versus military demand, but it is now very clear that the lapsing of the Assault Weapons Ban led to serious improvements in magazine construction.
Jonathan: There are probably a lot of people in jail because of this.
Alrenous: A case of psychologists triumphantly showing humans are losing some game…only because they’re winning at a more important game. In neither sporting events nor weight-guessing games is the outcome of critical importance. However, associating yourself with confident people is always of critical importance.
Toddy Cat: I’m certainly not a huge fan of the police, but it’s been obvious for months that this was a justified shooting. But the left media couldn’t leave it alone, and still can’t. The assholes in the media are going to get a whole lot more blacks killed than the cops ever dreamed of shooting.
Bill: I watched the Prosecuting attorney lay out the findings on MSNBC. To my surprise, all of the comments following the presentation, every one of Rachel Maddow’s and Lawrence O’Donnell’s guests, criticized the entire process, and declared their disbelief in the fairness of the process, and restated the narrative that this was the white police murdering a black youth, end of story. They all said repeatedly that the prosecutor failed to bring forth any facts whatsoever in his...
Bert E.: Even in Sweden! The French stopped counting the no-go zones at 1,000. In all cases, the cops, if they do enter the no-go zone, only enter as a group, and then most of the time with guns drawn. And in half of the areas they know they will meet resistance of some sort. And to reiterate, these are Muslim no-go zones.
Bill: I don’t know about the distant past, but I spent an afternoon at Ravisloe, a storied Jewish country club in Chicago, on a beautiful summer weekday in about 1995. Gorgeous, immaculate facilities, with lots of well-scrubbed, polite, competent teens (obviously the sons and daughters of less-wealthy members of Jewish community given the chance to make college money) to see to your every request. Unfortunately, I was dressed too informally to enter the clubhouse, which was a very sumptuous venue...
Alrenous: Barnabas: Yes, Isegoria apparently reads Adams so we don’t have to, and brings us the good bits. Slovenian: I think it’s a place to reverse presumption of innocence. The journalists should have to prove they’re not a shill, or be assumed to be shilling.
Earplugs: As I said, it isn’t perfect, and I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s clearly an example of how the truth bleeds through the pages of any honestly examined yet sufficiently distant history. If you make even a desultory effort towards “wie es eigentlich gewesen” some conclusions are unavoidable, even to those otherwise committed to the Cathedral. I’ll report back when I’ve finished it. Rollory, I do know that at some point there is a sequence in...