OOPS! I Did It Again!

SORRY PEOPLE….AFTER CHECKING THIS……IT IS A HOAX….DAMMIT!

Funny reading anyway…a little wishful thinking……

 

Remember back in the day when Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the news almost daily…..she had some really great things to say…..but she has been a bit out of the news since 2012….her defunct presidential bid was the source of many jabs from the late night comedians….but not much in the past couple of years……but all that is about to change!

in case you missed the news while watching Ukraine or Iraq or The Simpsons or whatever had your attention this weekend……SHE”S BAAAAAAAAAAAK!

FORT COLLINS, Co.— Michele Bachmann, Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Fort Collins, Colorado for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. After reportedly running a red light and failing multiple sobriety tests, Bachmann was taken into custody and booked at the Fort Collins jail. She was released at 5 a.m. on $1,000 bail.

According to a source familiar with the situation, Rep. Bachmann was spending the holidays with her family in Colorado, and decided to indulge in cannabis consumption, following the state’s legalization of the drug on January 1st. Bachmann readily admitted to arresting officers that she had consumed marijuana that evening, but claimed that she did not know that it was illegal to drive under the influence.

What more can I say……Thank You MS Bachmann!

SCOTUS And Cops

With the news for the last month the police are under a microscope and their tactics are under criticism….deaths of unarmed people for various reasons are not tolerable in a society that is proud of its freedoms and its society……there is a growing concern that the police are continue to be unaccountable for their actions…….

(Newser) – It’s possible that a grand jury will find enough evidence to conclude that Officer Darren Wilson should go on trial for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But even if that happens, don’t expect Wilson to be found guilty of excessive use of force, writes law professor Erwin Chemerinsky in the New York Times. Why? Look to the Supreme Court, which in recent years has made it all but impossible to convict police officers and prosecutors, writes Chemerinsky, whose essay is headlined, “How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops.”

Chemerinsky runs through several cases, including one in May in which the court found that officers acted reasonably when they fired 15 shots at a car during a high-speed chase, killing the driver and a passenger. He also cites a 2011 decision by Antonin Scalia, who “ruled that a government officer can be held liable only if ‘every reasonable official’ would have known that his conduct was unlawful.” These decisions and others have given cops a nearly impenetrable “immunity” from citizens who have been wronged, writes Chemerinsky. “They mean that the officer who shot Michael Brown and the City of Ferguson will most likely never be held accountable in court,” he concludes. “How many more deaths and how many more riots will it take before the Supreme Court changes course?” Click for his full column.

What will it take for society to demand that the police take responsibility for their actions and the deaths that they are committing almost daily?

Bang! Bang! Shoot’em Up!

Okay we have heard all the horror stories about gun violence…..of course the biggie in the last month was the death of the teen in Ferguson…..and most recently the shooting death of a gun instructor in Arizona at the hands of a very young girl who accidentally killed him when a Uzi got out of control she was firing…..

But there is another story of there that has been reported and yet not much questioning has gone on…….the article……..

(Newser) – Another high-profile police shooting is in the news, this time because a crew member of the reality TV show Cops got killed while filming it. Omaha police also killed a robbery suspect at a Wendy’s restaurant during last night’s shooting, reports the Omaha World-Herald. It all unfolded as officers responded to a robbery in progress at the restaurant. Three officers entered the Wendy’s and opened fire when the suspect fired his weapon at them, says the police chief. The suspect’s weapon turned out to be a pellet gun. As the wounded suspect fled outside, the officers continued shooting and struck Cops crew member Bryce Dion, who was there filming, reports AP.

“Officers had no choice but to respond in the manner in which they did,” said chief Todd Schmaderer, who reviewed Cops‘ video of the shooting, reports KETV. Both Dion, 38, and suspect Cortez Washington, 32, died of their injuries at the hospital. The TV show has been filming in the city for most of the summer. “Bryce Dion was a long term member of the Cops team and very talented and dedicated person,” says a statement from Langley Productions. “We mourn his passing.” A grand jury will investigate the shooting.

I have a few questions that hopefully someone will ask……it was a toy gun that shot plastic bullets, right?  okay it looks like a real gun but when the bullets come out is there a loud gun-like report?  I heard that the TV guy was killed in the return fire of the police……do they not know what a gun sounds like when it is fired?  Yes, the confusion of the moment, I understand that………… but should the police be trained to recognize the sound of a real gun as compared to a toy gun.

This is a tragic accident, no doubt….but there are questions that need answers……

Are They Just That Stupid?

Saturday and my weekend begins……spend all my time as far away from the chaos of the society as I can get……some good food, good wine and companionship of my lady love….gets NO better than that.  But since I will not be posting on the collapse of civil society I chose another topic to attack….

Social media!  I use Twitter for news….I get breaking news at the moment it breaks….I do not use Facebook for I do not trust them to guard my info and since if there is anything people need to know about me I shall tell them I do not need a middle man.

I am beginning to think that this techno age is making people more thick and ignorant.  They all seem to be in the moment and looking for that 15 minutes of fame….no matter what they do they post it so the rest of the world can see their accomplishment……I would go along with it if they were truly accomplishing something good and honest….but there are many that will post stuff that they do just because they can…….like this…….

(Newser) – Shahmell Robinson, a 21-year-old man from Rochester, NY, is facing state and federal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on camera. The person who allegedly filmed the act on his phone, 22-year-old Jordon McCloud, has yet to be found, though authorities say the cell phone footage is incriminating: McCloud not only allegedly filmed the girl unconscious on a bathroom floor, but also turned the camera on himself and laughed, reports the Democrat and Chronicle. The footage somehow made its way onto Facebook.

The alleged rape happened at an apartment in Greece, NY. The victim told police she didn’t remember having sex with anyone and had been drinking the night it happened. She says she woke up next to Robinson on a couch. Investigators have managed to seize McCloud’s phone, on which there is another video of the girl passed out on a bed and yet another showing unidentified people in a car talking about the rape and acknowledging they knew the girl’s real age, reports the Democrat & Chronicle in an earlier story.

Now I ask…..just how f*cking stupid are they?

 

Once Is All It Takes

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

The situation in Ferguson has brought up a few points that few people are paying attention to at this time……and could most likely not give damn in the last place…..that would be the running total the cops give the media daily of the number of arrests.

I have heard that the US is a place for second chances….do you believe that manure?  It is not!  Though the idea makes great news fodder for the MSM…….Americans punish people for their digressions of the past….especially when it is about an arrest that someone may have had in their past……

(Newser) – Whether you were charged with a crime or not, an arrest at a young age could haunt you for life. And that’s something that should concern quite a few of us: About a third of American adults—some 77.7 million people—have criminal records on the FBI’s database, and they can be very difficult to wipe clean, the Wall Street Journal reports. Just half of those records are up to date, meaning they might not include information on charges being dropped or never levied.

“There is a myth that if you are arrested and cleared that it has no impact,” says a Georgetown law professor. Not so, as the Journal reveals in several personal stories:

  • Precious Daniels, 39, of Detroit, was arrested over disorderly conduct in a 2009 protest. The charge was dropped, but when she applied for a Census Bureau job, the Bureau noticed her arrest. She was unable to prove she hadn’t been convicted because, she says, the courthouse said it had no record of her case.
  • One Jose Hernandez was arrested for sexual assault in 2012; thing is, he was the wrong Jose Hernandez. Charges were dropped, but he still had to pay $22,500 in bail and hire a lawyer to have his record expunged. “Needless to say, that hasn’t happened yet,” he says. His family is still paying off loans related to the case.
  • Barbara Ann Finn, 74, ran into trouble when she applied for part-time school cafeteria work. The school district in Maryland said her fingerprints matched FBI records. It’s unclear why, but she has a theory: In 1963, she was with a friend who was shoplifting. Finn was taken into custody, released, and “never thought any more about it.” Documents show she wasn’t charged, but she hasn’t been able to have the record expunged because—as in Daniels’ case—local officials can’t seem to find it.

Click for the Journal‘s full story.

With our form of “justice” you are not innocent until proven guilty only in the minds of mental midgets…..when arrested you are paraded before the press as a convicted person and it stays with you throughout your life…yes even if you are proven innocent.

Take a person that is arrested as a child pornography….they are paraded to the press who runs story after story on the subject and the person….and then when the person is found to but not guilty nothing is written or broadcast on their behalf……the person is screwed for the rest of their life.  The person may be innocent but the community has convicted them and that is where it is at.

So one arrest is all it takes to destroy a person and their chance for a normal life.

And we call it JUSTICE!

Ferguson Cops Come Up With An Idea

The police in Ferguson, Missouri have come up with a solution to prevent situations as they are having to deal with today.  Their solution is…..wait for it……drum roll please…..cameras on officers!  Ba-Bam!

(Newser) – Ahead of a visit from Attorney General Eric Holder today, officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they want to make big changes to law enforcement and end the “discord and heartbreak” that has followed the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A statement released by city leaders says it is looking at changes including requiring all police to wear cameras, hiring more African-American officers, and requiring police to live in the city, reports NBC, which notes that a petition seeking a “Mike Brown Law” to require state, county, and local police to wear cameras has now received more than 127,000 signatures.

In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed, Holder promises a full, fair, and independent investigation into the shooting. He praises the bravery of police officers who put their lives on the line, but also stresses that “good law enforcement requires forging bonds of trust between the police and the public.” Trust “requires that force be used in appropriate ways,” he writes. “Enforcement priorities and arrest patterns must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended. And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” Another person was shot and killed by police in St. Louis yesterday, but Ferguson was more subdued last night than it was the previous five nights, the AP reports. Police still made 47 arrests, but the crowds were smaller and no tear gas was fired. A grand jury will begin hearing evidence today on whether Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, should be charged, reports Bloomberg.

Better late than never.  We here on IST have been discussing that for a couple of days now….I wish I could say that it was here they got the idea….but being a realist…I cannot not.

Now I ask….will this help prevent such occurrences from happening in the future?

My thought is yes….but only if there is NO kill switch that the officer can use to blackout his actions.

Thoughts?