BoxTurtle

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  • I think the national guard was simply a open threat to anybody who might dare to disagree with the verdict. Judging from the pictures, nobody was impressed. And the threat was a bluff.

    There also might have been concerns that some Guardsmen would side with the protestors, if forced to choose.

    Boxturtle (I would have left the guard rather than serve there)

  • Yes. I do believe that their goal with the announcement timing was to get citizens home safely. They remember Rodney King, when drivers were pulled from cars and assaulted.

    Boxturtle (There really is no good time to announce yet another miscarriage of justice)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 06:34:08View | Delete

    x2.

    He makes me laugh, think, and grind my teeth. Sometimes in the same article.

    Boxturtle (I would buy him a beer, just to listen to whatever he chose to talk about)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 06:31:20View | Delete

    Geriatric medicine. Us Boomers are getting older and that’s going to be a real growth area. Hydrology. Climate change is going to be requiring a lot of experts to try to find water. Engineering Design. We’ve just barely touched the surface of what things like carbon fiber, nanotubes and metamaterials can do. Brothel management. It’s [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 06:14:51View | Delete

    Yes. That’s why the cops are so frantically passing laws to prevent recording of them doing their jobs or destroying the recordings and paying a small fine months later if it actually goes to court.

    Or they do like here.

    Boxturtle (That’s an interesting website, logs people who’ve been harassed for cop recording)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 06:11:04View | Delete

    A potential solution might be to disband the PD and pay the county or city cops to do the policing.

    I dunno. I think a large part of the problem is the police don’t really reflect the area they’re policing and getting cops in from elsewhere isn’t going to solve that. I’d shut down the PD, [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 06:04:11View | Delete

    The cops are white because the elected city leadership is white. I’m pretty sure the elected city leadership has volumes of statistics to protect themselves from accusations of bias. We’re seeing nationwide police forces get whiter. This is not a coincidence. Blacks disproportionately have felony convictions (mostly due to minor amounts of drugs), and becoming [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:52:51View | Delete

    Maybe the police will be brought into line by public attention

    Maybe the Sphinx will turn a handspring. Public attention seems to produce the exact opposite effect. The cops hunker down with heavy weaponry behind their blue wall, deny everything, and threaten to campaign against any politician that doesn’t support them. Boxturtle (Currently, the prosecutor [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:46:42View | Delete

    He should lose his job and never work again as a cop

    You’re too easy. Were I prosecutor, I’m not sure I’d even agree to a manslaughter plea. I’d want 2nd degree murder minimum, though I’d agree to a parole hearing after 20 years. Boxturtle (But I’d write a nasty letter to the parole board recommending [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:43:28View | Delete

    The neighbors have successfully tricked you into feeding their cat for them. :-)

    Boxturtle (Trouble is very food oriented, even when stuffed full)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:41:47View | Delete

    My reaction to that statement from a Faux talking head was “Good. He’s a menace to the people he’s supposed to serve”. I wonder how the regular Ferguson police will be able to do their jobs now? They are hated, they are targets, and the only support they’re getting is from themselves and the politicians. [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:29:23View | Delete

    I would have loved to cross examine Wilson.

    The entire plan around doing the GJ this way was to prevent that from happening. Though in a real trial, I don’t think the defense would put Wilson on the stand. 8 tweets pretty much destroyed his credibility, imagine what a actual prosecutor could have done. Boxturtle (Fox [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:19:12View | Delete

    I wonder if the GJ vote was split along racial lines or if the defense atty just blew enough smoke.

    Boxturtle (I wanna be able to shoot whomever I please. Is there a form I fill out?)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:16:50View | Delete

    this case was actually tried before this grand jury.

    Objection! A trial requires a prosecutor.

    The penalty for stealing cigarette appears to be death.

    Boxturtle (I thought the penalty for SMOKING cigarettes was death. Silly me!)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson lied to the grand jury by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-26 05:14:11View | Delete

    Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving all! This is as obvious a thrown case as I’ve ever seen. Or heard of. The prosecutor was, in effect, another defense atty. Complete abdication of the responsibilities of the job. Who is worse, the criminal or the lawyer who enables him to get away with it? Here’s an example [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Putting it all together by cmaukonen.

    2014-11-25 07:55:40View | Delete

    So was Star Wars. :-)

    Boxturtle (And the first movie was a success even WITHOUT Carrie Fisher in a slave outfit)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Putting it all together by cmaukonen.

    2014-11-25 06:15:09View | Delete

    Yeah, but very segregated. My friend lives in a white area and the only blacks he sees are either just passing through or city workers.

    Desegregation busing chased out anybody who could leave decades ago. City has never really recovered.

    Boxturtle (Paved with good intentions…)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Putting it all together by cmaukonen.

    2014-11-25 06:11:58View | Delete

    He needs to be careful doing that. I collect coins and there are several major dealers who simply don’t like each other. A lot. I’ve seen people pay 20x what an item is worth just to keep an enemy from having it. There was once an auction where two enemies where both there. One was [...]

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Putting it all together by cmaukonen.

    2014-11-25 06:05:24View | Delete

    I have a friend in St. Louis. He just msg’d me that the police have blocked off all the roads from Ferguson to the main part of St. L, in some cases using construction equipment as road blocks.

    Boxturtle (He also said “looks like Watts”)

  • BoxTurtle commented on the diary post Over Easy: Putting it all together by cmaukonen.

    2014-11-25 06:01:29View | Delete

    That’s a really good question. If he’s willing to orchestrate a no bill in this case, he’ll do anything the cops say.

    Boxturtle (I hope he can never show his face anywhere without heavy security ever again)

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