The world will be so much safer with robot policemen. Not forty-two hours after the Alton Serling death a man in Minneapolis is shot reaching for his wallet. Here’s the problem. Give unintelligent people guns. Make them scared of anyone who doesn’t look like them. Give them more guns. Never let them face charges. What you have is a recipe for African American deaths throughout the United States without any consequences.
Here’s what we know. He was standing in front of a store when he was tackled by police. Police say he reached for his gun. Video shows he was lying on his back. The main question is will the police officers be charged? The rate of conviction for police officers verses the police is non existent.
The eye witness.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 6, 2016
It has nothing to do with background checks but everything to do money. Money in the sense that the more drivers Uber has on the road, the cheaper the fare, the cheaper the fare, the more customers. Walmart does it to the expense of it’s workers. You drive there to buy a $2.99 jar of pickles and wait in a 40 minute line because there are no cashiers. You save three dollars instead of going to Publix, Kroger, or any grocery store that doesn’t have a website dedicated to how it’s patrons dress. You think you’re saving money.
I have a secret. I stopped shopping at Walmart when a fight between a man and his family got mad a the single mother in front of him for who got in line first. I left half a cart of items at 10pm in the store because I couldn’t deal with so called adults cursing at each other for something so stupid. I wasn’t going to stand in line for almost an hour and watch this. It’s soul crushing. It’s demoralizing. I ran over to Publix, was out in ten minutes, bought a little less food, but still healthy-cheap, beans, veggies, and coffee. I went home and I didn’t have to deal with Jerry Springer in real life.
Now back to Uber.
Getting a taxi is a Walmart experience. In most cases you have to call for one. You call. They tell you 45 minutes if you’re lucky. You wait. You pray it comes. They drop you off and then tell you, cash only, even though they have a credit card reader. It’s inefficient. You’re grateful if the taxi doesn’t smell like vomit, the driver is polite and speaks some form of English. The reason for these conditions are taxi medallions. Extortion money for the county and state. That creates few drivers, higher prices, and a monopoly they’ve loved since the invention of cars.
Uber went around this by saying they’re just a piece of software, not a taxi company. They don’t own the car and the drivers aren’t employees. Meaning they don’t need to pay for a medallion. Forget for a second if they are or aren’t. You can’t enforce Uber drivers to comply because you don’t know who an Uber driver is. It’s people getting in and out of cars. They knew this and capitalized.
With all the money Uber and Lyft are making in Austin why not just comply with fingerprinting? They could even introduce electronic submission to speed up the process. Easy- a good portion of their drivers won’t pass. Simply to provide a social security and license number. Different story to fake a thumb print. Uber runs backgrounds checks for prior 7 years, the county wants to go back 20. Herd. Thins. Uber knows this. So does Lyft.
What Austin has done, effectively, is created a blueprint to shutting down inexpensive ridesharing. There are alternative taxi apps that meet the requirements in cool town, but they’re more expensive. Just like if Walmart opens up lanes and provides customer service, it’s Publix.
We are all covered by the second amendment. All men, women, and children. The Supreme Court went as far as to rule that even illegal immigrants have a right to bear arms. This is because the founding fathers never specified who was exempt from protection. If you are on US soil, you’re covered. But when a black man expresses his second amendment right it usually ends up him being shot. Tamir Rice had every right to carry a gun. He didn’t have a right to be shot worse than an animal.
First of all, it has to be said, the cops had every reason to shoot. He’s on drugs and brandishing a knife. McDonald is a threat to everyone in that neighborhood.
What I don’t agree with are the shots fired after he goes down. Did you need fifteen more shots? Did you need a kill shot to the head? No. Would my argument be different if McDonald had a gun? Yes. Then I would agree to an initial kill shot.
Because he has a gun and can blow your head off. He’s less of a threat with a knife. If you had charged the cops I would still be for a kill shot. But this man is walking away delusional. Still a threat, but cops are trained to fire at the arms and legs to “subdue” a perpetrator. Their not held to that standard but it’s protocol.
Fifteen shots and one to the head makes this a open season hunting scene.
And you thought Fridays couldn’t get any better!
★ Small pig farmers just got scammed out of 60 million dollars.
★ North Dakota is running anti-Iran deal ads. North Dakota is also in an oil boom. Coincidence- you better believe not.
★ Tech has made constant communication between kids and parents a nightmare for teachers.
★ Your mamma was right about showers and rainstorms.
★ Map those potholes, Google! Gotta make it easier for the automated cars to adjust!
★ Scammy much? H&R Block.
★ So, what’s the big deal?
★ Syria isn’t getting help from it’s rich neighbors. Could it be because they’re funding the insurgence?
★ Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Unemployment down! Drops mic.
★ How dare Marissa Mayer provide for her children?!
★ B.I.A.S. brought to you by Uber.
★ We’ve officially failed the children on Syria.
★ Me, as a mother.
★ Jeb Bush wants to remind you that it’s Asians that are anchors. Cue the stupid drum.
★ Look for more paywalls as Apple jumps on adblocker for Safari.
★ Love wins and Satan jailed. There’s your corrected headline. Praise Jesus.
★ The pedestrian fight happening in Times Square.
★ Tiny bonita casa.
— PewResearch FactTank (@FactTank) September 4, 2015
The way that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states aid Syrian refugees: pic.twitter.com/2i9gcGiRxe
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 2, 2015
— Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi (@raqqa_mcr) April 25, 2015
★ Sony’s new beta phase drone.
★ Women directors talk climbing mountains.
★ The History of Labor Day.
★ Grab some popcorn for college football’s first filmed footage. Yale versus Princeton.
★ Followed by college football 2015 style.
U. Already. Know.
Happy birthday, President Obama!
Thank you for keeping this world safe. That call of Bin Laden looked like one for the ages. Thank you for fighting for the underdogs. Republicans want us to “die in the streets.” Thank you for making us a country of dignity. Thank you for turning the other cheek to the most un-Christian politicians the world has ever seen. All while the GOP leads a prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you for fighting for the only planet we can breathe on. Thank you for raising two beautiful children. Thank you for showing us love is possible. Thank you for making us laugh. Thank you for fighting for kids to not only go to college but to be able to afford it. Thank you for creating a healthcare bill no one in the world thought was possible. Thank you for being the greatest president that I will ever have the privileged of voting for.
Sir, it was an honor to knock on some doors for you. It was an honor to write your speeches, and edit your footage. Thank you for giving me a job when I would have happily worked on your campaign for free.
My grandfather was as Republican as Robert E. Lee, but he would have voted for you.
I will be honored to fight for the next Democratic president, but I’ll be in pain to watch a real American hero leave office.
Yes, we can. Yes you did.
Ps: Sorry about the illiterates on Facebook from Foxnews. Stupid breeds, instead of reads.
Why wasn’t the driver asked for his name? Why can’t the officer asked the driver to volunteer his phone for identification? Yes, it takes a court order to access phone records but you can ask for it to be volunteered. With written and video permission. The officer doesn’t know who the driver is. It’s not to say that it’s a grand federal fear but the officer is working on the assumption that the license is suspended or worse which is usually the case when someone doesn’t want to present id. Does it warrant the police pulling his gun- no. If the suspect flees, you drive after him. You call for a helicopter. Believe me, there is not out running a helicopter.
The officer is a campus police officer. Campus. Police. Campus police’s job in other cities is to call for county police when an incident occurs. That is the protocol in other states. County police is subject to more training. Campus police’s job was to detain and identify.But not in Cincinnati. Here is a desciption from their page:
The UC Police Department (UCPD) is a fully empowered law enforcement agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All police officers are certified by the state of Ohio and have full police authority. The department currently employs 72 police officers and 26 security officers.
UCPD works closely with the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) to prevent crime within and around the campus community. Together, UCPD and CPD have partnered with UC’s Institute of Crime Science to utilize real-time data to proactively develop strategies to keep our campus and community safe.
UC Police is organized into four main sections:
911 communications (dispatch).
Patrol beats are separated into three areas on UC’s main campus – Uptown, East and West. Additional patrols work with Cincinnati Police to cover neighborhoods surrounding UC’s main campus. UCPD also serves UC’s Blue Ash and Clermont campuses.