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Body camera footage of Nashville police shooting released

Warning: the footage is not graphic but does show the shooting.

1 officer decommissioned, 5 others on administrative duty amid probe into fatal shooting on Nashville highway

Five members of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department were placed on administrative assignment and a sixth has been decommissioned after the fatal Tuesday shooting of a man on the side of a highway, Police Chief John Drake announced Friday. Drake said nine law enforcement officials, including a sergeant, fired at 37-year-old Landon Eastep.

Officer Brian Murphy, a 25-year veteran of the department, lost his police authority pending a review of the shooting. According to Drake, he fired the last two shots at Eastep.

The five others placed on routine administrative assignment were identified by Drake as Officer Justin Pinkelton, a 25-year veteran; Officer Sean Williams, a 17-year veteran; Officer Edin Plancic, a 6-year veteran; Officer James Kidd, who joined the department last February; and Sergeant Steven Carrick, an 8-year veteran.

What the heck?

Find me one post where I disparaged the poor and claimed that the "majority of poor people" are criminals. That's absolutely ridiculous and I've never said anything of the sort. Let me be pellucidly (thanks Malaise!) clear: the majority of poor people are not criminals and their poverty is not the result of their "criminal inclinations tending to move them down the socioeconomic ladder" as you wrote.

You need to be more careful with the accusations you level. You've completely misunderstood my post and then made nefarious accusations against me based on that misunderstanding.

Your suggestion that that poor people simply have "poor impulse control" and are criminals because they're "not good with money or other life decisions" is incredibly offensive.

In one breath you're trying to suggest that I'm painting the poor as a criminal class (I'm not, and that couldn't be further from the truth). In the very next breath you're doing exactly that--painting the poor as a criminal class--by saying that poor people are poor because they're "criminally inclined" and moving down the socioeconomic ladder. You're saying they're poor because they have "poor impulse control" and are "not good with money or other life decisions."

Your statement that poor people would move up the socioeconomic ladder if only they "worked harder" sounds suspiciously like the things that right wing extremists say. That type of talk has no place on a progressive, Democratic forum.

I cannot believe I'm reading that here.

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

Link to Article

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday.

Opponents have vowed to challenge the new law, which the City Council approved a month ago. Unless a judge halts its implementation, New York City is the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to noncitizens.

More than a dozen communities across the U.S. already allow noncitizens to cast ballots in local elections, including 11 towns in Maryland and two in Vermont.

Noncitizens still wouldn’t be able to vote for president or members of Congress in federal races, or in the state elections that pick the governor, judges and legislators.

Finally these folks living in the city and paying taxes in the city will have representation. This has been a long time coming.

Sentencing hearing in Ahmaud Arbery killing [SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE]




Justice for Ahmaud Arbery!!

Biden is a fantastic President.

I'm really glad that he won the election and earned the opportunity to lead our nation. The presidency is the capstone on his remarkable 50-year-long career in public service. You can tell that Joe is a genuinely good person every time he talks.

His critics will be satisfied with justice, not words.

The briefing was good. It could have been better and could have gone further. But it was good.

The problem that Garland has is this case is not a who dunnit. It isn’t a mystery. The whole world watched Trump incite the riot in real time. We saw it with our own eyes and we heard it with our own ears.

Until Trump is brought to justice there isn’t anything Garland can say or do that will suffice. That’s just the reality of the situation.

Prosecuting hundreds of MAGA maggots is all fine and good but if we let their king escape justice then we’ve failed.
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