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spokane wa botched call, innocent homeowner lucky he wasn't shot.


SPOKANE COUNTY, WA — An innocent man says he was visited by sheriff’s deputies who pointed guns in his face and told him he was lucky they didn’t kill him.
Connor Guerrero, a recent college graduate, says he was disturbed in his home recently when strange men began sneaking around his yard and pointing flashlights in his windows, giving him cause for alarm.
Guerrero assumed he was being scoped out by burglars and that this could be a “dangerous situation” for him. He attempted to deter the prowlers by banging on the door to declare his presence.


With guns pointed at him, he was ordered to his knees in submission. Guerrero was forced to produce his ID and prove that he lived in his own home.
“You’re lucky I didn’t [expletive] shoot you,” the deputy snarled at the homeowner.
As it turned out, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office went to the wrong home responding to a “suspicious vehicle” call. The Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said his deputies had made a mistake, but then placed blame on the homeowner for being cautious.


It seems the sheriff believes his deputies deserve a wide latitude of understanding as they fumble routine calls and accost innocent homeowners. The threat of violence against a man who showed no actual aggression shows a questionable lack of judgement on the part of the deputies.
Perhaps the public servants should try putting themselves in the homeowner’s position, and be glad their ineptitude didn’t put them at the mercy of someone rightfully protecting their home.

well I got screwed today, in a good way :D

2 months ago I had an infection in my jaw and lost a tooth to it.
I had a bone implant. a week ago the dentist said the implant
took, and today the dentist put a Titanium screw in my jaw.
in about 8 weeks I will have a new tooth there, it has been an
interesting trip.
so far no pain, 600 motrin.
I have not taken the hydroncodone yet. not sure how it will effect me.

cross posted from the lounge. westjet christmas

found this and thought it was excellent will get my eyes here then in the lounge.

this is excellent Christmas Miracle from Westjet.

could we use this to take back the House?

Found this column while reading on-line.

Obama’s speech Wednesday about the need to redress growing inequality was sweeping and comprehensive — perhaps to a fault. In outlining solutions, he talked about the minimum wage. But he also mentioned immigration reform, rewriting the corporate tax code, eliminating the “sequester” budget cuts, holding down tuition costs for higher education, providing universal preschool, retraining the long-term unemployed, creating “promise zones” in poor communities . . . the list goes on
All are worthy goals, but what chance is there of getting such an ambitious agenda through Congress? The Republican majority in the House disagrees with Obama philosophically and opposes him reflexively; if he’s for it, they’re against it.


We know from the debt-ceiling fight, however, that House Republicans can be induced to do the right thing — if the political cost of doing the wrong thing is unacceptably high. And this looks like an issue on which Obama and the Democrats should be able to get real traction.


The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is shamefully low compared with minimum-wage levels in other industrialized countries — nearly $13 in France, for example, and around $10 in Britain and Canada.
The highest minimum wage in a major country is Australia’s — in U.S. dollars, about $15 an hour at the current exchange rate. Conservatives would howl if anyone in Washington proposed such a thing. According to Republican dogma, such a high minimum wage would be the ultimate job-killer, a disastrous move that could only choke off the recovery and perhaps send the economy back into recession.


Apparently, nobody told all this to the Australians. Unemployment there is 5.7 percent, versus 7 percent in the United States. The Australian economy escaped the Great Recession of 2007-08 and in fact hasn’t seen any kind of recession in 20 years. (Oh, and Australia has universal health care, too, but perhaps that’s another column.)

more at the link ...

well just finished my Christmas shopping on line.

I love this, so easy. Figis food gifts were the final stuff.

wow I wonder how that happened.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Yale University professor accused of fighting police officers who tried to handcuff him after a domestic-dispute complaint was taken to a jail and died the next day, authorities said Wednesday.
Samuel See was found unresponsive in his cell at the Union Avenue detention facility on Sunday and later was pronounced dead, New Haven police said. The medical examiner’s office said the cause of his death was pending further study. Police and court officials are investigating the death.
See, 34, was an assistant professor of English and American studies who was on leave from Yale, the university said.
See was charged on Saturday with violating a protective order, threatening and interfering with police officers, police said. He was treated for a cut above his eye at a hospital, they said.

Police said they received a complaint of a domestic dispute shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. They said officers spoke with Saunder Ganglani, who identified See as his husband and said he went to the home they shared to retrieve his belongings. Ganglani was charged with violating a protective order.
Police said officers told See there was a second protective order protecting Ganglani from him.

See became enraged, yelling that it was his house and that he shouldn’t be arrested, police said. See fought with the officers when they tried handcuffing him, police said.
As See was led to a police car, he yelled to one of the arresting officers, “I will kill you … I will destroy you,” police said.
See was delivered to the detention center at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday by police and was alert and communicating with marshals throughout his detainment until marshals found him unresponsive in his cell at about 6 a.m. Sunday, Judicial Branch spokeswoman Rhonda Stearley-Hebert said. Marshals immediately provided CPR and other lifesaving efforts, until relieved by New Haven Fire and Rescue, she said.

The Judicial Branch is conducting a review to make sure policies and procedures were followed, Stearley-Hebert said.

now comes the good part left overs

I love me some open faced turkey sandwiches with mashed spuds and gravy,
and turkey ala king, wife will take stuffing and make muffins out of them and fill em
with turkey. oh so good.

good news about the pizza hut manager who got fired


After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.
Tony Rohr, who worked his way up from cook to general manager at the company, was told it was mandatory to keep his Elkhart, Ind., store open on the holiday.
"I just decided I wasn't going to agree to it," Rohr said. "All of these people the whole year had been told they were going to have the day off."
Luckily for him, Pizza Hut stepped in and "strongly recommended" that the local franchise hire him back, saying the company respects "an employee's right to not work on a holiday."


Pizza Hut issued this statement Thursday morning:
As follow up to the situation in Elkhart, IN, we feel strongly that the situation involving our independent franchisee and the local store manager could and should have been avoided. We fully respect an employee's right to not work on a holiday, which is why the vast majority of Pizza Huts in America are closed on Thanksgiving. As a result, we strongly recommended that the local franchisee reinstate the store manager and they have agreed. We look forward to them welcoming Tony back to the team.

Rohr said that in his 10 years with the company, this was the first time any location had asked him to work on Thanksgiving.
Rohr said earlier that he had no regrets about pushing back.
"No, not at all," he said. "I'm glad I did that."

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business owner jailed for loitering on his own property.


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A local businessman is outraged after being thrown in jail for loitering and carrying a gun on his own property.
Eric Lee, who owns a furniture story on Covington Highway in Lithonia, says thieves have targeted him several times.
“They recommended us have a gun. The police officer said the crime rate is one of the worst,” Lee told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.
So he bought a gun and also got a concealed carry permit.
One night, Lee went outside to check on some people making noise on his property.


“They (the police) just pulled in and said, ‘What is going on? What is going on? Hands up, Anybody have any weapon?’ I said I have a gun. They just grabbed me, took my gun and threw me in the car,” Lee said.
Lee said he told the officer he had the permit on him. He was cited for loitering and his truck was towed from his private property.


A judge dismissed the case at his initial appearance and apologized. For more than a year, Lee has been trying to get his gun back, get an apology from police and get reimbursed for the cost of getting his car towed.
Shortly after the incident, he wrote a letter to DeKalb County Internal Affairs and asked for the officers who arrested him to be investigated.
“I am not sure how one can be loitering on property that they own. I am also not sure how one can be carrying a weapon without a permit when they do indeed have a permit for the weapon at issue. I believe my Fourth and Second Amendment rights were violated.”


Within the last month, Lee filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated.

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