Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How much more?

     A gunshot victim lies in the street.  Two police officers locate him.  They have been looking for him and notify communications of their location.  His condition is critical.  He is probably going to succumb to his injuries.  According to Body Worn Camera footage, aid is not immediately rendered for 7 plus minutes.  The victim's father was there on the scene.  The gunshot victim dies.

     A very general description indeed of a circumstance that befell two young and relatively new Greensboro Police Officers recently.  The above account generates many questions and seemingly calls into question the qualifications of these two officers.  Most folks reading this account would want to know more details; why the aid came after 7 minutes, what was the officers thinking, were they not trained in first responder care?  Did they freeze?  Did they not want to help this poor victim?  There has got to be more, right?
     Of course there is.  However, our local opportunistic antagonists have presented this event precisely in the manner described above and are using this as yet another attempt to denigrate and criticize the working men and women of the Greensboro Police Department.  THIS account fits their narrative and once again weak government and administration within the city and the police department have aided and abetted this on going narrative.  More details you say?  Okay.
     Let's add in that the "poor victim" had just shot a police officer while resisting arrest which is why the officers had to look for him.  Instead of obeying the law and submitting to the officer's lawful authority to arrest this convicted felon, he instead chose to not only resist but to also feloniously assault the officer by shooting him with a weapon he was unlawfully carrying in an effort to escape arrest.  The officer returned fire as the law allows.  This fact is not in dispute!
     When the two young officers located this "fleeing felon" they informed police dispatch.  Before they could administer care, they had to deal with an irate father who was doing his best to infiltrate the crime scene.  Emotionally distraught and concerned for his son you say?  Maybe.  However, this "concerned and distraught" father cared so much for his son that he would not allow his son to remain in his house and made him leave and go back outside.  Why would he do this?  How do we know this is true?
     The blood trail for one.  You see, this "concerned and distraught" father did not shelter his son and call for medical attention or alert the police that his son had been shot as almost every other father would do because he did not want the police in his house.  Why?  The father did not want the police to find HIS drugs and guns.  How do we know this?  The search warrant conducted on the residence once the police learned it was also part of the crime scene, a crime scene generated because his son had shot a police officer.  Is the interference from the father on the Body Worn Camera footage.  Of course it is.  Was the father creating an officer safety hazard that the officers had to deal with immediately for their own safety?  Absolutely!  Did they make the comment when dealing with the "distraught and concerned" father that when you shoot an officer you might get shot?  Yes.
     Guess what?  When you shoot a police officer you probably run the risk of getting shot back!
     Do these extra little details change the perception for you, the readers and citizens, as to your first impression of the opening paragraph?  If not, you also have an agenda.  It does not matter if you are a citizen, council member, police administrator or city employee of any level.  Failure to recognize the hazards that these two young officers faced in determining whether or not they were complicit in this criminal's death is incompetent and self serving. Nothing that happened during this incident warrants the termination of these two officers.  Most of you have not been in this situation.  I have.
     A police involved shooting is a Signal Zero situation.  That means every available officer no matter his or her assignment should be heading to this scene to assist.  During a business hours situation like this, that includes administrators and supervisors.  Where was the assistance for 7 plus minutes.  Where were the supervisors (sans the corporal who responded to assist)?  Where were all of these Monday morning quarterback police administrators who are so quick these days to judge and terminate?  Why did it take 7 plus minutes to get assistance to these two officers to help deal with this "concerned and distraught" father?  Where was the Commanding Officer of the Field Bureau or one of his designates? 
     Over the course of writing this blog I have been as supportive of our police administration as I could possibly be.  I have even taken a bit of grief from some of my police readers as being too "soft" in my criticism or even my deflection of such, recognizing the pressure from our local politicians and civil agitators and their effects on decision making.  To a certain extent I can understand why they would believe that.  I have attempted to give the benefit of the doubt to most police administrators that they truly have the officer's best interest at heart and are caught between a rock and a hard place.  This incident makes that very hard to do now.  In fact, almost impossible.  It stops today.
     These two young officers were originally recommended for two weeks off for failing to render aid to this criminal that shot a police officer and whose personal safety was being threatened by an aggressive father who cared so deeply for his son that he would not allow him to stay in his home and rendered absolutely no aid himself.  Had the "concerned and distraught" father allowed his son to remain in his home would a search warrant even be necessary?  Obviously the "concerned and distraught" father did not give consent to process the scene.  Yet, we have a police administration once again giving into Comrade Nelson Johnson and his minions with barely a whimper.  We have an Assistant Chief of Police, James Hinson, once again over-ruling the findings of an internal investigation and insisting on termination and getting his way.  Does anyone find it ironic that James Hinson has become the most heavy handed disciplinarian that I can remember in my history with the Greensboro Police Department?
     We have council member Sharon Hightower supporting Comrade Johnson and his minions with not one shred of information she lawfully gained, instead completely relying on information leaked to her from someone inside the police department with not one investigation being conducted to find out who is unlawfully releasing it.  We now have a member of the farcical committee that calls itself the "Citizen's Review Board" giving confidential information to the most notorious reporter in the city for making stuff up, Susan Ladd.
     These actors in this chaotic, out of control city soap opera would have you believe this is all in the name of transparency.  They would have you believe that the depiction of this event happened entirely as I described in the opening paragraph.  The truth or totality of circumstances doesn't fit their narrative or agenda.  Time and time again in the name of votes our council has allowed the most notorious civil agitator in Greensboro's history and a failed attorney to dominate council meetings.  Every council member has neglected to ask these phonies one simple question when they rail on against the department and cite racism as the only reason these things occur.  How?  Just once I would love to hear a sitting city council member demand that these positions and claims of racism be supported with facts!
     They want transparency, right?  When will a city council member support the Greensboro Police Department and its' officers as loudly as they allow these outside forces to dominate council meetings?  When will this ridiculous and continuous bashing of police officers be taken to task, demanding all of the facts to come out?  Are the citizens of Greensboro so out of touch with the politics at play that they are willing to allow their police department to be devastated at the hands of a group that has hated police officers for years and done everything in their power since 1979 to destroy it?
     Is being the Mayor worth it?  Is that council seat worth allowing a communist brand of "transparency" to dominate a rapidly declining city?  How about being city manager?  Have you no conscience whatsoever?  How long can one ambitious police administrator with allegiances to this group with a distinct agenda be allowed to dominate police discipline?  Is this what these folks call transparency?
     The effects have been and will continue to be devastating.  When I joined the Greensboro Police Department in 1985, there were approximately 1000 applicants for 26 job openings.  As of this writing there are approximately 26 retirements, resignations and terminations currently pending with no adequate replacements in sight.  We have a police Captain who is leaving to go to Salisbury....Salisbury!!!  Veteran officers are leaving to take warehouse positions, lower paying Deputy positions in other counties and lateral transfers to traditionally lower paying departments that are matching Greensboro salaries.  What once was considered the best municipal police department this side of the Mississippi River is now one of the lowest paying departments in our state.  Our police administrator's, city manager's and city council's response; appease Comrade Johnson.  We now have at least 60 plus vacancies in our police department and expect it to go higher.
     Those who can afford to move and are paying attention to these actions are fleeing the city limits.  Those that can afford to move but are staying are surrounding themselves in a cocoon inside their elitist neighborhoods and continuing to vote for and pat our city council members on the back for a job well done.  Is there anyone in the city that has the guts to stand up and stop this horseshit?
     I have my doubts.                      
      

54 comments:

  1. Dad says Johnson has been after the PD since 1969. The year he went to jail for inciting a riot.

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    1. He has been fighting racist cops MUCH longer than that.

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    2. He is complicit in those 5 deaths in 1979. He caused the entire event.

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    3. The communists should have been well enough armed to take out the KKK scum once and for all.

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  2. Translation: Why oh why don't we support these murderous thugs with badges, wah wah wah. Every time they kill or beat someone up there are all these "antagonists" talking about civil rights and police brutality. The guy did not obey, so he deserved to die, and those uppity people have the nerve to complain. What is this world coming to............

    I suspect the police murder victim (correctly so) "felt threatened" by the police thug who went on to kill him later. He HAD NO CHOICE but to shoot that cop,. He needed to go home to his family at the end of the day. (sound familiar)

    You are wearing out your tactic of "demonizing ANYONE who criticizes police" They are all "anti police antagonists" in your book, including the hundreds who have flooded city hall about the Jose Charles child abuse case. Wait till next week.......................

    You are not "supportive" of police you are a sycophant, who REFUSES to criticize this corrupt, murderous and racist police department, no matter how inappropriate their actions are.

    Under any other circumstances those cops would have CRIMINALLY charged with failing to render aid. But hey, this is greensboro, cops NEVER go to jail in guilford county.

    You are not rich enough to benefit from capitalism, your irrational fear of socialist rule makes you one of those minions who will CONTINUE to go against their own interests. Meanwhile you give a free pass to the billionaire ruling class who hogs all the money and artificially CREATES poverty with greed in order to line their pockets.

    Perhaps if we did not give tax breaks to lazy moocher millionaires and to corporations then there would be enough money to pay cops a better salary.

    What color stripe do you put on things when a cop kills a member of the public, NONE, because YOU are a one sided, authoritarian ANTAGONIST.

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  3. You make my case every time you respond.

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    1. you have no case, as always, stop being an anti citizen antagonist.

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    3. Only a moron is anti communist, unless they are worth millions, (hint, that's not you) but keep licking the boot on YOUR neck too. You know nothing about communism except what the few who actually benefit from capitalism have told you (huge lies) because its better for profits to lie to your people and make them think unions are "anti worker"

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    4. Let me repost your tripe for the world to see

      "No I am an anti citizen antagonist I am an anti communist antagonist. I also find it ironic and moronic that you constantly criticize the government that you live off of. You are the worst kind of hypocrit and are irrelevant in the real world. Of course, with your lips permanently attached to Nelson Johnson's ass I shouldnt expect you to be able to see past your own pie hole. "

      Marc Ridgill

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  4. You shouldn't have removed our comment to this turd, Marc, it's spot on.

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    1. I didnt intentionally. But this idiot reposted it for me. Good for him. He doesnt know it yet but we've got him. We're going to start bringing 11 year olds to council meetings.

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    2. Corey Daniel will probably try to take nude pictures of the child.

      How many cheerleaders did you "frisk" while you were a school cop?

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    3. How many 11 year olds did you forcibly have sex with before you were caught?

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    4. Since you have gone back to baseless speculation I have to ask how many boys wrestlers did you "check for contraband " you thought if you worked with kids you could "show them your power" and they would be too scared of the skinhead with a gun to tell on you.

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    5. Baseless speculation? I read the report. You are one sick waste of humanity.

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    6. Yet another lie from the stooge. You haven't read anything. You are just trying to provoke me into talking about things that are none of your business

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    7. Only problem is that we were playing backgammon . wrong game doufus. You were playing bait and switch to distract from police crimes

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  5. It is physically impossible to be any more full of shit than Ridgill or his cheerleaders.

    Flush repulinazi turds whenever possible

    I suppose you voted for the orange sex offender for president. Peasant votes for a guy who has been sued hundreds of times for treating his workers like shit. Thinks he will improve worker conditions nationwide.



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    1. Reading the above comment, I just wonder if Mr. Subversive is the same Brian Drew Watkins who is currently on the public sex offender list for having sex with an 11 year old. That certainly makes me want to sit up and listen to his remarkably astute opinion due to my healthy respect for obese sex offenders. NOT

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    2. You have me confused with the gpd sex offenders Corey Daniel and jw way whose badges kept their sorry asses out of jail and off the sex offender registry

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  6. I agree, sir. And anyone that takes the path of support for those who would denigrate police officers just proves themselves to be an idiot. I also agree that there are some bad apples in the police department, and one that is near the top of the pecking order.

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    1. I guess all those uppity black people are making you mad talking about your precious cop buddies.

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  7. nice job tonight city council. sharon, bravo to your pandering to the crowd and throwing the entire city under the bus. it is also the first time you decide to follow the law? you have received confidential information from a certain assistant chief, against the law.

    nancy, you came through again as a spineless mayor and sounded like a typical white mom, and gave the, don't make me do this...empty threats. tell them to remove a speaker, but then let him keep talking? you let that fat piece of shit Brian Watkins make a direct threat to you? you allow the audience run you out of your own chambers?

    yvonne, you were very well stated, made excellent points and backed up everything you stated with fact amd not feeling, like sharon has done for ages. my hat off to you.

    yes i have been drinking, because i am a guest in a foreign country, not to be named, but know we are doing gods work. so if i seem less articulate than my other posts; my appologies.

    good job for tom, you explained perfectly the separation between branches of government, but the sheep didnt want to listen. they would rather break the law to break a law, than to having the system work.

    pedophile, you made a comment earlier about how it was baseless speculation that you are a convicted sex offender? then you bring up nonsense about officers who not convicted..apples and oranges.

    http://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/NC016692S2/Brian-Drew-Watkins.html

    This was pulled from a pulic website which does not prohibit me from posting it.

    Law enforcement, it is quite obvious to a educated person like me, to infer watkins has accessed social media, which is a felony violation in the state of nc. yes it is in appeals to the us supreme court, but it is still an enforcable law. i know you cannot do anything because he is persona non grata, due to the senseless corrupt politics that go on in this crazy city.

    My hosts are asking me to put down my tablet and finish my wonderful drinks. they laugh at all you idiots who claim police brutality, they say come here we will show you how corrupt and brutal cops are.

    sarah, the love of my life, i know you are reading this so don't laugh to hard. i will see you in 3 days,

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    1. We are just getting cranked up coward.

      You have to be drunk to lay down all that conservative uncle tomery . make sure and keep drinking do not vomit and having your stomach pumped is for wimps.

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  8. so what you are saying is real men swallow? is that what you told your 11 year old victim?

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  9. so, you have no other argument just have to keep harping on sex offender hysteria to distract from police crimes like the time JW way exposed his teeny tiny penis to a woman on duty or when corey daniel joined up with gary glitter to possess more kiddie porn than jared the subway perv and jerry sandusky combined..

    I call bullshit on your claims of globetrotting exploits, I suspect you are the sitting here in greensboro, about to graduate from elon law, just got felony charges, was an informant for the GPD during occupy and you literally have a 2 inch micro penis. Tiny hands and all......
    you are a coward, probably too afraid to admit that you are indeed christopher stella who is still pissed that he got outsmarted into returning what he stole.

    You are sucking up to dirty cops, but that's what hypocrite snitches do.

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  10. How does that boot taste, you are a tool of government oppression.

    Your invisible man in the sky frowns on being a dirty drunk.

    Keep drinking, switch to something like Bacardi 151, use a funnel, be creative, whatever you do make sure to consume as much alcohol as possible, and KEEP IT IN YOUR SYSTEM, stomach pumps and puking is for gutless cowards.....................you can do your keith moon or john bonham impersonation. DRINK UP

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  11. Comrade Johnson and his mindless band of idiot clowns. You accomplished nothing ladt night but to make the mayor look spineless. We thank you for that. Hopefully that sympathizer will lose the next election. As for you and your belief that what you do is intelligent and somehow creative, keep in mind that Comrade Johnson considers you expendable. You are a gutless and spineless coward that continues to hide behind screen names. You are not credible, clever, articulate or even competent. You are weak. Thats why you hide behind the BCC. You are nothing on your own.

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    1. What you call "sympathiser", yes I agree, this police sympathizing city council must go. Bullshit, phony "liberals" like Nancy "corporate capitalist puppet for the 1%" Hoffman do not represent the majority of their constituents. We need protection FROM the police and they give protection TO the police.

      The massive, all time record breaking crowd thought Officer Blackbeater was very BIGLY creative, and the intelligent factor was YUGE. You and trump both LOOOOVVEEEE your alternative facts don't ya. Perhaps if I talk like the pussy grabber in chief you will get the picture.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfDc3xszqiY

      NYUCK NYUCK NYUCK

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  12. Fat pedophile strikes again. you have a thing for small penises it seems, is this the underlying cause of your deviant sexual past?

    I am not who ever you think I am; just because you are so bound by your bigoted hatred, you cannot think beyond what is fed to you. For that you are a sad little person.

    I am sure since you were to afraid to sit in the street. By the way it accomplished nothing except a quick news flash. You were most probably at home thumbing through the recent JcPenney catalog looking for the kids section.

    After all the, much to do about nothing; no black person was sitting in the street. Typical example of liberal white guilt, none of us law abiding citizens would do something so ignorant.

    What are you going to do now? Your stunt backfired, you did not accomplish any goal, except make nancy look like a panicked soul,good job on that, that i will concead.

    As for my job, I do not go to school, I am a grown man witha family, who served his nation with distinction. I served to protect the rights you excercise, minus the blatant lies you spew. I work for an engineering company in Greensboro, which has worldwide clients and subsidiaries. I contribute to my community and to my nation, not leach from it like you and your associates.

    And get a new line of returns, your same old, blame everyone else for your own problems, is very contrive.



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    1. Every position you spew serves the elite ruling class over the people they rule over. This more than anything makes you a bootlicker.

      Corey Daniel likes all kinds of dirty pictures.

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  13. Elite ruling class, exactly who are they? you want socialism and communism, but you fail to grasp even the basic fact. If this were to be that society, you would have no rights to post on here. The police would have kicked in your and every associate of yours door. Pulled you out in the middle of the night, thrown you in jail, and tortured you. That is an example of a elite class.

    so now I await your tired response if some insult, someone elses sob story, black panthers, communism, police brutality, or some other insane conspiracy.

    Face it you bring nothing to this forum, except wonderful laughs at your nearsighted blurred assumptions amd blind hatred

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    1. I think you got your info about communists from Nixon and McCarthy. freedom of speech is the backbone of socialism. Fascism is the gag order that keeps city council silent about the Jose Charles child abuse case.

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    2. THIS proves your ignorance. And you are certainly in no position to be commenting on child abuse. The video depicts no such thing and your paid protestors from out of town made no difference whatsoever.

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    3. You are in even less of an opinion to discuss police brutality. If you have seen the video that means one of your cop buddies have violated the law, but cops NEVER go to jail in greensboro.

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    4. Paid protesters my ass,

      that's also from the trump playbook of lies.

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    5. All 8 that were arrested last night were from out of town.

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    6. They published their addresses numbnuts. When you lie make sure its not independently verifiable.

      Keep up with the "alternate facts" makes you look really credible.

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  14. Ah you fail to prove me wrong, yet again. get your head in modern times.

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    1. Nothing says freedom of speech like putting a city council under gag order to prevent them from talking about a child abuse video because the child abuser had a badge and a license to kill.

      Fascism requires suppression of free speech. But never take a stand never make waves. Always obey the law no matter how much it oppressive and racist it is. Just let the beast hold you down.......

      Boot licker

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    2. you are clueless, brainless and easily led by your lord and master, Comrade Johnson. What a pathetic life you lead. I am so glad I got YOUR information and background into the hands of someone who will use it.

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    3. You've been pissing and moaning for two years about activists, if you had any "dirt" you would have used it by now.

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    4. Ive been using it. NOw, there are those that are bored with you and will use it.

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    5. And you have been sooooo effective in stopping protesters. You have nothing and have been using it accordingly

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  15. First, I want to say it is good to be back in the States!

    Second, I hope when the new law which shields drivers from hitting protesters in the street goes in to effect soon. Pain and punishment will be the only way to deter protesters from interfering with non-involved people's lives.

    Third and lastly, 10 to 1, no one including fat pedophile, Nelson Johnson, or any of the other self described protectors of the minority; will say a word about all the black on black murders which have again plagued this city, yet once again.

    I predict fat pedophile will somehow place the blame on the government and the police, instead of where the blame belongs; on the community itself.

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    1. I see the Uncle Tom (Chris Stella trying to be slick) boot licker refuses to place the blame for the poverty which causes the crime on the lazy moocher oligarch class where it belongs.

      You are into murder to stop dissent.. Fascist scumbag Dick licker for the 1%

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  16. I do not know who Chris Stella is, but I did find out your I.P. address. Interesting the same one from here is the same one you post illegally from on facebook. I do believe this is evidence to have you locked up. I really hope you bring what is typed to the next city zoo meeting. So there it will be on public television that you have committed a felony under NC State Law!

    If you cannot tell, I think pedophiles are the lowest form of criminal on God's green earth.

    I am not for murder or violence, unlike your lemmings. I believe in justice; plain and simple. I am sure you will say you believe in justice, but you do not say anything about what goes on outside this speck of a city. You will not talk about the real abuse of power occurring in other countries; is it because you can play the victim sharing card?

    Also, do you consider George Soros part of the 1%, or do you think he is a socialist hero?

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    1. Any old excuse will do to go after people who criticize and embarrass police, that's what makes you a bootlicker and a stooge, Keep pissing on the first amendment. Fascist.

      I believe EVERYTHING you say because online trolls ALWAYS tell the truth about who they are and what they are going to do. Shit or get off the pot.

      You are very light on sex offenders that do not have badges, hypocrite, this is just retaliation.

      It is NEVER illegal to criticize the government.

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  17. So anyone who disagrees with your view or philosophy is a fascist and does not believe in the 1st Amendment? I have said numerous times I fought to protect your rights.

    It is not illegal to criticize your government, however it is illegal to disrupt government meetings.

    Show me a police officer who has been CONVICTED of a sex offense and I will belittle them as well.

    It is also amazing how you never answer any questions that are posed, instead you go to your canned responses.

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    1. You are clearly not a mental health professional otherwise you'd see issues like this the same way as any other highly treatable mental illness. In reality you only mention one person as a distraction from the need for police reform and holding oligarchies accountable for the deliberate poverty caused by corporate greed.

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  18. At what time did I purport to be a mental health professional?

    Distractions? I am not distracting from anything, you are the one who throws up smoke screens, by making yourself into the victim at every turn.

    Corporate greed and poverty? Again, your plebeian education and mind cannot present any fact or proof of this alleged conspiracy. As you sit and read and type, you ignore what you want. You cry about how capitalism is the cause of the woes of the poor. You do not expand you narrow view to see what is happening right now in socialist countries. If you have a chance to stop posting illegally on facebook, look at what is happening in Venezuela; socialist government corruption and real government sanctioned police abuse. Stop twisting theory and words around. You are starting to sound like Hildabeast; blaming everyone else for your own demise and not taking the responsibility for self. Like she wrote, it takes a village....

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    1. Anything to suck up to our current capitalist pyramid scheme because you CLAIM to be rich enough to be part of the tiny minority that actually benefits from it. Only entitled arrogant elitists blame poor people for the artificial scarcity that causes their poverty. Actual economists like Paul krugman realise that the oligarchs are not paying their fair share and that an exponentially larger percentage if total wealth is being concentrated at the 1% oligarch level

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