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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1023 comments)

A public trial instead of a secret proceeding.

11 hours ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1023 comments)

This is how the City of Ferguson conducts business:

Ferguson, Missouri police once wrongly arrested a man, beat him, then charged him with destruction of property. What property? His blood got on the uniforms of the four officers involved in his beating: “On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet. To make matters worse, they had the wrong man. The booking officer had no other reason to hold Davis, who ended up in Ferguson only because he missed the exit for St. Charles and then pulled off the highway because the rain was so heavy he could not see to drive. The cop who had pulled up behind him must have run his license plate and assumed he was that other Henry Davis. Davis said the cop approached his vehicle, grabbed his cellphone from his hand, cuffed him and placed him in the back seat of the patrol car, without a word of explanation. The police later said, in a civil court deposition, that there was no blood. And the camera recording the cell malfunctioned. The contradictions between the complaint and the depositions apparently are what prompted the prosecutor to drop the “property damage” allegation. The prosecutor also dropped a felony charge of assault on an officer that had been lodged more than a year after the incident and shortly after Davis filed his civil suit.

This is from the /police charge sheet/: the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1023 comments)

And a prosecutor who comes from a family of police officers did not want a trial in this case. He got his desired result.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1023 comments)

In 2010 there were 162,000 grand juries. Only 11 refused to hand down an indictment. The prosecutor got exactly what he desired.

yesterday
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1023 comments)

This is /. You're been here before. What did you expect?

yesterday
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Why overengineer? (361 comments)

You are rational. Rational does not do well at /.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Err on the side of cool (361 comments)

Very bad sock puppetry. -5

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Err on the side of warmth (361 comments)

Assertion, pulled out of your ass, with absolutely no supporting evidence.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Better yet - admit we're altering it now. (361 comments)

Actually, that article seems pretty measured. Talks a lot about increases in storm surge related incidents, increased costs from storm damage, droughts and water shortages in some areas. I don't see anywhere in there it's claiming that NYC will be knee deep in sea water in 2010, unless it's the result of a storm surge. Which is exactly what happened.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Chemtrails (361 comments)

Sometimes, I wonder if the percentage of slashdot population who really ought to be on medication is somewhat higher than the general population.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:We've been doing it for a long time (361 comments)

Indeed. Let us put Louie Gohmert, Michelle Bachmann and James Inhofe in charge of our global geoengineering efforts. They're highly respected members of House and Senate. What could possibly go wrong?

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

rochrist Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (361 comments)

I'm sure he'll conveniently ignore that. You should have added 'thanks for playing'

3 days ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

rochrist Re:Buyer Beware (472 comments)

It's patronage. But whatever it is, what it is NOT is an investment.

about a week ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

rochrist Re:But let's remember (473 comments)

I remember the Tea Party. GG is very similar. A big bunch of know nothing babies screaming and pounding their fists on the table. Also, don't like women much.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

rochrist Re:Fuck you, Mashiki (473 comments)

Well said.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

rochrist Re: But let's remember (473 comments)

Why are you anonymous, coward?

about two weeks ago

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