@retodd1889: There is more than 30 seconds of footage. There are multiple live streams and journalist reports. And multiple time stamped corroborating stories and photos.
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Whats with the Kojima hate??? This Im will never understand about Giant Bomb :/ Im on the contrary am excited Kojima? hell yeah ... Del Toro? hell fucking yeah? new Silent Hill? AWESOMEEEEEEE
I agree. Even though he's got his quirks, he's constantly innovating and trying new things.
@wrighteous86: The problem is that witnesses have not come forward to give statements to the police.
You're aware that the police department has actually turned away witnesses, right? They weren't interested in taking statements from witnesses. That's usually a good sign.
They are now going to give their statements to the FBI.
This seems like a story where two sides behaving incredibly stupidly and the internet mobs are rushing to snap decisions, largely on the lines of preexisting political biases. Generally liberal and don't like cops? You are probably siding with protesters. Generally conservative and believe in "strong law enforcement"? You probably think the guy had it coming, and the cops have behaved appropriately.
However, the protesters surrendered the moral high ground when all the riots began. When convenience stores are being burned to the ground or otherwise completely vandalized, what kind of gear do you expect the cops to come out in the next day? They dressed appropriately for the job. That doesn't excuse their behavior. It's totally fucked how the cops are behaving like the Gestapo and arresting journalists.
The victim's friend says that the officer shot him eight times, front and back, including the head. If that turns out to be accurate "he was trying to take my gun" isn't much of an excuse at that point, even if it were true. The police are there to stop criminals, not to execute them. And I say that as a "generally conservative" individual.
I'm not automatically siding with the police regarding the aftermath, either. While I'm sure many are just following orders and trying to keep the peace, it's extremely debatable how appropriate--or effective--their actions have been as a whole.
It's not unheard of for witnesses to lie, especially if they want to get the cops in trouble. All we as the general public have right now as evidence are two sides saying different things, right? The autopsy will reveal a lot of information so there is no need to rely on heresy and speculation. I'm a big opponent of police brutality, but if somebody is on the verge of overpowering a police officer and attempting to take their gun I expect that police officer to shoot that individual as a matter of protecting themselves and the public. That doesn't have anything to do with execution. Now if the police officer fills their body full of bullets that is excessive for sure, and should be treated as such.
This. There was 1 witness, the guy's friend. Of course he's probably Black as well, and if he didn't hate the police before, he does now after seeing his friend get killed by them (regardless of wheather he deserved it).
1 witness shouldn't be enough for a verdict. They'll need lots of other evidence.
There were a few witnesses. And disregarding their claims is just as irresponsible as disregarding the officer's.
I honestly can't tell how it would be perceived by the internet now if I said I'd be all for a Zelda main character that is a descendent of the others and everything, dresses in the Link clothing, but I'd rather she have a different name and not be a female "Link". That she could still be one of the "Heroes" but still a separate character from Link, in name at least - just so it's a new character.
The rumor about that Wii U Zelda trailer having a female Link would have been the coolest thing ever if it was true, but this design just sucks.
I think the design looks pretty good. It's very obviously Link, but a female version in terms of build, face, hair length, and the redesigned garments, which in turn appear to be a redesign of his HW costume sans scarf.
My issue with it is, it seems to have been designed from a standpoint of "What if a lady was cosplaying as Link?" instead of "What can we do to make this design distinct from male Link, but still cool and character-appropriate?"
If Link was female, I'd like to imagine he wouldn't wear thigh-high boots and a mini-skirt (ignoring young Link's outfit for a moment). Link's clothes are fairly practical for rugged adventuring, especially in the more recent games.
Of course, this is just a collection of sketches, not a finalized design (as far as we know). But my criticism stands if it does show up in the game.
Well, the idea was to design Link as a lady in the context of an existing design. Not to design a female Link from scratch.
I've read that this was meant to be Link's daughter "Linkle". And that just raises more questions.
Honestly, if its just going to be an all female cast I don't care. This isn't a sexist thing, I just don't won't it. The Ghostbusters wasn't about being all dudes, and it shouldn't be about all women either. The comic books have done a good job introducing new female characters, even having 3 women on the team for a short time...but I also don't care much about the new director. I thought Bridesmaids and The Heat were overrated.
There's a flaw in your logic.
The original Ghostbusters were all men, but as you said, wasn't "about being all dudes", but you won't see a Ghostbusters film with all women because it shouldn't be "about being all women". Just because the characters are women doesn't necessarily mean this would be some proto-feminist movie.
Paul Feig, who I believe is running it now, has been making a run of female-lead comedies lately, but for the most part they aren't all "girl power" or anything, they are basically Seth Rogen movies with Kristen Wiig instead. Now, not liking his style or movies is a legit concern, but I don't necessarily think women Ghostbusters is an issue (though an all-woman team does seem an odd fit for this franchise to me).