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#2 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

Naked passed out Dan/Johnny please.

#3 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

Many arrested and accused of starting riots are from out of town like New York and California. In fact it was noted that white anarchists were throwing stuff at the police. Most of the Ferguson residents aren't acting out of line.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/18/ferguson-protests_n_5689963.html

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ferguson-outsiders-20140820-story.html#page=1

@deadlydog

#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

@milkman @spraynardtatum

Chief Jackson said that the cop was treated for a swollen face. He said this at about the same time they announced that Brown was a part of a robbery.

#5 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

The cop that killed Brown didn't know that he was a suspect in anything. Also I find anything Fox News puts out as highly suspect since they are likely to spin it in such a way as to make Brown look as awful as possible. If the officer did receive a blow to the face which seems like he did then that would be important and it depends on how and why he received that blow but the cop knew nothing about the cigarillos so I doubt he can use that as a defense.

#6 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

It's exciting news, to be sure! Those two are my new favorite Quick Look duo (not counting anything with Vinny), and MGS is my favorite series, so I am HYPED.

Right there witcha!

#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

@dudeglove said:

@sergio said:

They've been trying to tarnish the victim's character to justify his killing. They conveniently leaked that he had marijuana in his system, because only criminals smoke pot. It completely ignores that THC can stay in the body for up to 40 days. As long as it was detected, some people are going to claim that he was high at the time and charged the police because all drugs make you do that.

Political cartoonist Matt Bors has already beaten you on this point.

Huffington post also put together a compilation of headlines stating as such.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/media-black-victims_n_5673291.html

You see, THIS headline said such and such about a dead white guy, but THIS other headline from a completely different journalist AND news source, about a dead black guy in completely different event, that said something else.

Not to say what they're talking about doesn't happen, but the way they went about this is pretty worthless. To really prove the point, they should show headlines from the same reporter, at the same news organization, talking about two very similar cases where the only differing factor was race. That would have been much more powerful.

Also maybe it isn't one to one but it does present some form of pattern in the media as a whole where a white suspect is generally treated with more respect. It might not be as powerful as it could have been but I'd argue it isn't worthless.

#8 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

@sergio said:

Oh please, it was really more like shoplifting. A shove and a stare down afterwards, and some people are willing to upgrade it to robbery.

This got me wondering about the legal definition, so I looked it up.

From wikipedia:

Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.

Provided it's true that he didn't pay for what he took from the store, Brown's actions were the literal definition of a robbery.

More specifically it's a "strong-arm robbery" since Brown had to use force when the victim of the robbery became aware of what was going on.

#9 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

@sergio said:

They've been trying to tarnish the victim's character to justify his killing. They conveniently leaked that he had marijuana in his system, because only criminals smoke pot. It completely ignores that THC can stay in the body for up to 40 days. As long as it was detected, some people are going to claim that he was high at the time and charged the police because all drugs make you do that.

Political cartoonist Matt Bors has already beaten you on this point.

Huffington post also put together a compilation of headlines stating as such.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/media-black-victims_n_5673291.html

#10 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

@sethphotopoulos said:

ProjectXZone and Link Between Worlds. If you ever want more story based games get SMT4 and Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies.

Project X Zone is not a very good game unless you really like fanservice. The other 3 games I wholeheartedly recommend though.

I don't know a lot about the characters in ProjectXZone but the part where you play it is fun. Awful story.