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101060 No. 101060 ID: 1fb1a6 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Local news stories that lack significance outside their stagnant little backwaters go here.
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Turns out if you feed somebody the right drugs they think they're a moth.
>Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival.

>The sheriff says the man was rescued by firefighters and later died at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California.
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49763 No. 49763 ID: c574bd Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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>> No. 101059 ID: 1fb1a6
  ConcernedCitizen is drafting the official changes, but for now to limit reports I would like to outline a slight rule change:

/n/ is no longer limited to national/international news.

Anything traditionally newsworthy that impacts or potentially impacts people on the international, national, or regional level or is exceptional on the local level can have its own thread.

For local stories with no real impact - we will be crafting a Flawda thread to contain them.

Here is some food for thought:


All other rules remain in effect until further notice.
>> No. 101062 ID: 1fb1a6
Bump to be on top of the Flawda thread.

Threads that dissolve into accusations of schilling and tripfighting will be locked. Don't do it in the flawda thread either or you'll be banned.

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117219 No. 117219 ID: 2e52bb hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]


Anyone want in on the betting pool?
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>> No. 117275 ID: f11f4d
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Turns out God sends hurricanes to destroy right-wing gays.
>> No. 117279 ID: 960488

jesus fuck
..do we have an after picture now?
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Click here to learn one Captain's STRANGE TRICK to maritime salvage that automotive insurers can't stand!
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Jose ended up mostly just swinging north and ineffectually meandering around in the Atlantic, and it looks like it'll just die off. However Hurricane Marta just got upgraded to a category 5 and is about to fuck Puerto Rico and the DR.

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116526 No. 116526 ID: eb29fa hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Old one is autosaging.
>President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

>The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

>The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

>“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
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>> No. 117263 ID: 3e9aae
>Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of a legal ethics adviser for President Trump, was arrested Tuesday in the back seat of a car where she was having sex with an inmate at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center, the Fauquier Times reports.

>The sheriff’s office charged Burchfield with willfully delivering unauthorized articles to a confined prisoner, a class 1 misdemeanor. She was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

>“The defendant was caught in the backseat of her vehicle with an inmate,” the arresting deputy wrote in Burchfield’s criminal complaint. “When the inmate exited the vehicle, he handed me a bag of brown pills (capsules), that he claims to be workout pills.” Burchfield’s canoodler also possessed cigarettes, clothes, vitamin supplements and other “unauthorized articles alleged to have been obtained from the female.”
>> No. 117281 ID: 0d65d6
It only took one Russian-elected president.
>The company that runs the U.S. version of RT, the Russian state-owned outlet originally known as Russia Today, must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, signaling that all of their content would be labeled as propaganda from Moscow.

>Media organizations have been exempted from the law, which is wide-ranging in its disclosure requirements and generally applies to political consultants and those working in lobbying or public relations.

>It would be a felony if RT is found to have willfully failed to register as a foreign agent, however.

>The registration would not stop the organization from operating, but requires regularly submitted paperwork that lists its sources of foreign government-tied revenue and the contacts it makes in the United States, and it would require any reporting to be labeled as being influenced or financed by the Russian government.

>In January, RT America was singled out in a report from the U.S. intelligence community about the potential impact that Russia had on the 2016 presidential elections.

>The report from the U.S. intelligence community called the outlet a “state-run propaganda machine” that “has positioned itself as a domestic U.S channel and has deliberately sought to obscure any legal ties to the Russian Government.”

>RT has also contracted with Julian Assange, who runs WikiLeaks and is suspected of leaking internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. The intelligence report said that some employed by RT “actively collaborated with WikiLeaks” during the presidential election.
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>> No. 117300 ID: 3e9aae
>OPSEC Boogaloo

>The friction escalated in recent days after Mr. Cobb was overheard by a reporter for The New York Times discussing the dispute during a lunchtime conversation at a popular Washington steakhouse. Mr. Cobb was heard talking about a White House lawyer he deemed “a McGahn spy” and saying Mr. McGahn had “a couple documents locked in a safe” that he seemed to suggest he wanted access to. He also mentioned a colleague whom he blamed for “some of these earlier leaks,” and who he said “tried to push Jared out,” meaning Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has been a previous source of dispute for the legal team.

>After The Times contacted the White House about the situation, Mr. McGahn privately erupted at Mr. Cobb, according to people informed about the confrontation who asked not to be named describing internal matters. John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, sharply reprimanded Mr. Cobb for his indiscretion, the people said.
>> No. 117302 ID: fb829d
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>hire guy to do damage control on highly sensitive political scandal.
>he looks like this
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*Frolic playing in the background*

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117289 No. 117289 ID: 3e9aae hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Basically the conservative ruling party was secretly pardoning child rapists, with the prime minister's father petitioning for the pardon of one of them.
>Following wide outrage in Icelandic society after it was revealed yesterday that the Minister of the Interior had lied to Parliament and kept information from the public and that the Prime Minister had also kept information from the public, the junior coalition partner, the centrist Bright Future, has announced it will no longer support the government. The Prime Minister has yet to appear publicly.

>Bright Future made the decision to withdraw from the coalition government at a meeting yesterday evening. The announcement was made shortly after midnight. At the heart of the story is fallout from a child abuse scandal which had ensnared the father of the Prime Minister, Benedikt Sveinsson. Mass protests have been announced in front of the house of parliament today afternoon at 16:00.

>The reason Bright Future has withdrawn its support for the government is that yesterday the public learned that the father of the Prime Minister, Benedikt Sveinsson, one of the wealthiest men in Iceland, had written a letter on behalf of Hjalti Sigurjón Hauksson, the most notorious child molesters to be sentenced in Icelandic court, asking for his full pardon and that his criminal record to be expunged and "honor restored".

>In Iceland criminals can apply for a full pardon five years after they have served their sentence. An applicant for pardon must present letters from two "respected and well known people" vouching for their changed and good character. The pardon application is approved by the Ministry of the Interior, then reviewed by a parliamentary committee and finally signed by the President of Iceland.

>The case of two of Iceland's most notorious child molesters who received a full pardon this summer has rattled Icelandic society. The Icelandic public and media have spent much of summer discussing the two cases and the horrifying world of violence and abuse they revealed.

>One of the two men, who has changed his named to Róbert Downey, had been a prominent attorney before he was sentenced. He had systematically groomed dozens of young girls in difficult social circumstances whom he had singled out as potential victims. The family of one of his victims launched a campaign to answer why this man had been granted a full pardon. This campaign th
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>> No. 117290 ID: 278cbe
>support Icelandic democracy, they said
>they know how to handle those bankers, they said
>> No. 117299 ID: f21a80
this is the pro-bank wing of Icelandic politics though. they (and the other right-wing party, the Progressive Party) had their last two coalition governments collapse due to financial corruption related stuff.

(unsurprisingly the corrupt pedophiles are also russia lovers.)
>> No. 117301 ID: e1063c
  Kinda sad to find out that people are the same the world over. I thought the Scandinavians were supposed to be too pure to be involved in this kind of thing.
One of the moderators at Bronnen.net is the son of one of the politicians involved in the pedoing, he claims to be uninvolved himself, but he also has been picked to take over the family seat in government so nobody believes his denial.

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>U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft searched Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

>The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday, its crew lined up on deck. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash.
>The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

>Water was being pumped out of flooded areas and it was unclear how long it would take to get into the crushed mid-right side of the ship once it was at the pier in Yokosuka, the statement said.
>The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision at around 2:20 a.m. (1720 GMT Friday). It was questioning crew members of the ACX Crystal, which is operated by the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K., and was treating the incident as a case of possible professional negligence, said Masayuki Obara, a regional coast guard official.

>The ACX Crystal weighs 29,060 tons and is 222 meters (730 feet) long, the coast guard said, much larger than the 8,315-ton Navy destroyer. The container ship's left bow was dented and scraped, but it did not appear to have sustained any major structural damage.

>Nippon Yusen said all of the ACX Crystal's 20-member Filipino crew members were safe.
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>Additional information concerning the accident will be released as it becomes available.

>An unidentified US Air Force aircraft assigned to Materiel Command crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range on 5 September, killing the test pilot and raising questions about the potential existence of a new classified aircraft.

"Classified", my ass.

>Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Eric Schultz, 44, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

>There have been repeated sightings of Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" fighters over Nevada, with the latest sighting in January. Although the Su-27 is an older airplane, it is still similar to its descendants the Shenyang J-11, Su-30, and Su-35 "Flanker-E".

Took them from Ukrainians to test out on the American soil, huh. Too bad, you shouldn't really push this 30-years old aircraft to it's limits like more modern models.
>> No. 117292 ID: 619719
Actually we bought them from Belarus. The two from Ukraine to a private company were sold before the popular uprising, and show up regularly in Illinois.

>how dare america buy things! russia's allies must be totally economically dependent on russia! it's the law!
>> No. 117295 ID: 278cbe
>Actually we bought them from Belarus.
These are not for military use, it is a private aircraft. Using them for military training is illegal. Conducting secret operations with them is illegal. Hiding information about crash is illegal.

>how dare america buy things
Maybe because it can't fly them, that's why.
>> No. 117296 ID: 3e9aae
>These are not for military use, it is a private aircraft.

Says who? They were bought directly from the Belorussian government by the US military, so clearly Comrade Batka was okay with it.

>Using them for military training is illegal.

Under what law?

>Conducting secret operations with them is illegal.

Under what law?

>Hiding information about crash is illegal.

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>> No. 117298 ID: 278cbe
>Says who?
>Under what law?
>Under what law?
>Under what law?
Under your proofster law also called "common".

А ну марш назад под шконку.

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117178 No. 117178 ID: 3e9aae hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Peter Madsen's submarine sank midday Aug. 11; he was rescued by a private boat, but journalist Kim Wall was nowhere to be found. It was Wall's boyfriend who reported her missing, and authorities wasted no time in arresting the 46-year-old Madsen after he came ashore, charging him that same day with manslaughter and arranging his first court appearance for the following day, a Saturday.

>Initially he told authorities he had dropped off his 30-year-old companion back in Copenhagen. Now, according to a statement released Monday by Copenhagen police at the behest of the defense and the prosecutor's office, Madsen has recanted that story.

>"The defendant has explained to the police and the Court, that there was an accident on board which caused Kim Wall's death," police say in the statement, "and that he consequently buried her at sea at a non-defined location in the Bay of Køge."

>Authorities said the manslaughter charge still stands, even as they probed the waters around Copenhagen for any sign of Wall's body. Danish and Swedish maritime authorities have recovered the 60-foot-long submarine and have since begun forensic work to seek some answers. But they note their days-long search for Wall has so far proved fruitless, despite the deployment of a number of vessels, divers and helicopters.


>Danish prosecutors are seeking to charge inventor Peter Madsen with the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

>Ms Wall’s headless torso was found naked in waters off Copenhagen and a search is being conducted for her clothes, Danish police said.

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I'm just looking forward to the explanation of this whole thing. Girl gets on sub with dude, which was stupid anyway, dude kills her, dismembers her Sol style, scuttles sub, says first she didn't get onboard, and then she died onboard from an accident (and presumably had the Bloody Mess perk) but he gave her a burial at sea.

The chain of events that led to her death is probably straight up bananas.

But I gotta harp on an earlier point, how stupid do you have to be to get onboard a ship alone with someone? This ain't a guys are evil thing but getting onboard a boat alone with anyone would be stupid. I wouldn't get onboard a boat alone with Angelina Jolie. Anything can happen and there is no help, no witnesses, you are at their mercy, and even if you do somehow fight off your attacker if you can't drive a boat you're still fucked. Its doubly bad for Kim here because you could probably figure out a boat, I'm betting figuring out a submarine is much harder.

Also I didn't know Sol was Swedish.
>> No. 117186 ID: 66c32a

>...if you can't drive a boat you're still fucked.

Meh ,an ordinary boat is pretty easy to operate. I've been doing it since I was about seven or eight years old. A fucking submarine some lunatic cobbled together in his garage, though? Yeah no, you wouldn't catch me anywhere near that fucking deathtrap. There's a reason you don't find subs sitting next to pontoon boats on stealership lots.
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I haven't been on a boat in years so I couldn't say for certain how hard driving a boat is, especially boating far out to sea. I think normal boating ain't much harder then driving a car but boating out to sea might be a bit more complicated thanks to navigation and possibly other hazards like weather.

Then being on a submarine, a homebuilt sub at that, you'd have all those possible challenges plus handling the controls, navigating underwater, raising the sub, and any obstructions depending on area and depth.

Seems like, atleast to me, a big NOPE situation defintely.

Also there should be more commercial subs. If we don't have flying cars might as well have personal submarines.
>> No. 117258 ID: 3e9aae
Apparently he now claims the hatch hit her so hard her head exploded and her underwear fell off.
>During the hearing he said that while in his submarine's tower on Aug. 10, he slipped and lost grip of the heavy lid to the vessel, according to Danish media reports. Wall, 30, was on her way up to the tower and was hit in the head with the cover, he said.

>Madsen said that Wall sustained an open skull fracture and was bleeding from the head, according to Danish media. She also had cramps, but they stopped after about 20 seconds, he told the court. After 20 seconds, she had no pulse and was dead, he said.

>After she died, he said, he wanted to kill himself. But he didn’t want the submarine to become her grave, he said, which was why he decided to throw her into the sea. First he decided to rest for two hours to think things through, he said, according to Danish media. At some point he changed his mind about killing himself, because he wanted to see his wife and cats first, he said.

>Madsen said in court that he didn't know anything about the dismemberment of Wall's body parts, according to Danish media. In court today, prosecutors showed Madsen that Wall's head, arms and legs were cut off on purpose, and asked him who else would have cut off the body parts, Danish media reported.

>A prosecutor then asked Madsen if he had a saw aboard the submarine. Madsen replied that he owned a type of saw used to cut wood, but said it wasn't in the submarine when he was with Wall, and that as far as he knows it's still in his workshop. The prosecutor said that the saw is not in his workshop.

>Blood was found on the floor of the submarine, the prosecutor said in court. A pair of women's panties, tights and locks of hair were also found in the submarine. Neither Madsen's nor Wall's cell phones were found in the submarine, the prosecutor said.

>A Danish judge decided in court Tuesday that the results of Wall's autopsy report would be off the record. The results were read out in court, but the media was prohibited from reporting them.
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>> No. 117297 ID: a9b539

> A pair of women's panties, tights and locks of hair were also found in the submarine.

Nigga went full SoL.

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117283 No. 117283 ID: 04ff43 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>The convoy became stuck in the no man’s land between the front lines of the Syrian army and the Islamic State after the U.S. military bombed the road ahead to prevent it from reaching Islamic State territory in eastern Syria. It had been traveling there from western Syria under the terms of a deal struck between the Islamic State and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement to end fighting along the Lebanese border.

>Because Syrian troops are now in control of the area, the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State agreed to a Russian request to halt the surveillance, in the interests of deconflicting the rival Russian- and U.S.-backed efforts to defeat the militants, the statement said.

>Islamic State militants stranded in the Syrian desert for two weeks have reached their destination in eastern Syria, opposition activists said, after the U.S.-led coalition heeded Russia’s request to cease airstrikes on the convoy’s route.

>The convoy of buses traveled across Syria as part of a controversial deal brokered in August by the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah that allowed 600 people—Islamic State fighters and their families—to withdraw from the Lebanese border in southwestern Syria and head toward its border with Iraq.

>The convoy was able to reach Deir Ezzour province, an Islamic State-held area in eastern Syria, after the coalition ended its aerial surveillance and airstrikes on the group, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists across the country.

>Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, said Thursday morning he couldn’t confirm that the buses reached their final destination and said that the coalition hadn’t had persistent surveillance of them for days.

>The U.S. had been preventing Islamic State convoy from moving toward the Iraqi border by bombing roadways and using aircraft to attack fighters who attempted to move forward. But it set aside those efforts and withdrew U.S. aircraft from the area last week at the request
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>cratering roadways and destroying bridges to impede enemy mobility and increase the time they spend in a kill zone is not a valid military tactic!

lol okay ivan.

Simple fact of the matter is that Russia told the US to stop bombing ISIS once they crossed into a certain region. The US complied, and then the Russians and Syrians did nothing to further attack the convoy.
>> No. 117287 ID: 5c87e8
no way that a 25% increase in shell diameter results in a 250% increase in crater depth.
both shell diameter and crater depth are measurements of one dimension of the explosive power of the shell. Crater volume will be a function of the cube of the depth and the explosive potential of the shell (it's weight) is a function of the cube of the diameter. Unless they use something in the 152mm that blows up 1000x harder than what they put in the 122.
and its hilarious that the soviet government's own internal technical documents were fake news.
>> No. 117288 ID: 278cbe
>not a valid military tactic
>Russians and Syrians did nothing to further attack the convoy
Apparently you can't read very well, let me point out the reasons why nobody shot at convoy.

>The convoy of buses traveled across Syria as part of a controversial deal brokered in August by the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah that allowed 600 people—Islamic State fighters and their families—to withdraw from the Lebanese border in southwestern Syria and head toward its border with Iraq.
Good luck bombing a convoy of buses full of women and children. I bet Americans would never hesitate on that in any other country without Russian presence.

Still, the point is, NATO used this excuse to bomb civilian infrastructure, as they always did for the last 4 years, nothing new here. They just didn't complain loudly about it before.

I imagine next step will be something about this:
>"who build all these stupid cities, roads and factories"
>"the terrorists hide in here and we can't bomb them properly"
>"it is clearly and evil plan of some Middle Eastern dictator"
>> No. 117293 ID: 3e9aae
122mm HE-FRAG shells have a 3.6kg HE filler, 152mm shells have a 6.8kg filler. Pure HE shells are 4.8kg and 8.9kg respectively.

>complaining about the US bombing a road and bridge
>blaming NATO, a defensive organization created by European states to protect against Russian imperialism, for something outside of Europe
>but not complaining about how Russia has primarily targeted civilians and infrastructure in Syria due to their lack of military training and capabilities
>"America is weak because they didn't massacre woman and children like Russia!

inb4 the usual "CIA shill! reeee!" accusations, my little rooster.
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>a defensive organization
>something outside of Europe
Stop, I can only laugh so hard at this point.

>America is weak
I think your brain functions are pretty weak, if you are talking about that.

("lol ur dum")
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116702 No. 116702 ID: a06c67 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>ST. PAUL — A Minnesota police officer, whose fatal shooting of a black motorist transfixed the nation when his girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath, was acquitted of all charges on Friday.

>The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting of Philando Castile.

>After the verdict, jurors and Mr. Yanez were quickly led out of the courtroom, and Mr. Castile’s family left immediately. When a deputy tried to stop his mother, Valerie, she yelled “Let me go.”

>Later, she said: “My son loved this city, and this city killed my son. And a murderer gets away. Are you kidding me right now?”

>She continued: “The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us.”

>A handful of protesters gathered outside the Ramsey County courthouse. “It’s not us that were on trial, it was the system that was on trial,” Mel Reeves, a community activist, said. “Yanez worked for the system. He killed somebody, right. Philando Castile got victimized by the system.”

>The verdict, which came on the fifth day of deliberations, followed the acquittal last month of an Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man and, of particular interest here, a prosecutor’s decision last year not to charge the Minneapolis officers who killed another black man, Jamar Clark.

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>> No. 117009 ID: f50974
How does that make any sense, given what I said? That police training and culture is fucked up.
>> No. 117138 ID: 46d44d
A lot of fireworks sound exactly like the sonic crack
>> No. 117183 ID: 66c32a
Wait wait wait, so they actually managed to find the one pavement ape who really dindu nuffin?

I kid, I kid. Mostly...
>> No. 117217 ID: fbfadf
“When a student couldn’t pay for their lunch, a lot of times (Castile) actually paid for their lunch out of his own pocket,” Stacy Koppen, nutritional services director for St. Paul Public Schools, told the CBS News affiliate.

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>The city of St. Louis was bracing for protests Friday, hours after a judge found a white police officer not guilty of the fatal 2011 shooting of a black man despite evidence showing the officer's DNA on a gun he allegedly planted after the shooting.

>In his ruling, Judge Timothy Wilson said state prosecutors had "failed" to prove the case against the officer, Jason Stockley, who had been facing a first-degree murder charge for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, inside his car after a chase.

>“I’m disappointed with the court’s finding," said Kim Gardner, a local judge whose office investigates all police-involved shootings in the city of St. Louis. “I know there are better ways we can do this if we join together to make the system work for us all.”

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117086 No. 117086 ID: cce514 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Tiki-torch nazis took a leaf from their islamist allies and drove a car into a bunch of people, governor has declared a state of emergency.

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>Cantwell's attorney is Elmer Woodard, who appeared in court wearing an early-1800s-style red waistcoat with gold buttons, bowtie, white muttonchop whiskers, black velcro shoes, and a a 1910s-style straw boater hat. Cantwell said Woodard was his fourth choice for legal counsel after three other lawyers declined to take his case. (Woodard previously attempted to defend a client accused of sexual assault by a 15-year-old girl by claiming that the man’s sleepwalking caused him to rape her.)

>Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci asked Judge Sheryl Higgins to allow him to introduce as evidence videos of Cantwell making violent statements, including some of his closing words in the Vice documentary: “I think [Heather Heyer’s death] was more than justified... I think that a lot more people are gonna die before we’re done here, frankly.”

>Woodard objected, claiming that videos of his own client speaking were hearsay evidence.

>“How is it hearsay when it’s your client’s own words?" Higgins replied, overruling Woodard’s objection.

>Woodard then offered what he said was a quote by comedian Jackie Mason, saying that “take my wife, please"” was obviously not intended as a literal desire to kill or abandon a woman (the quote is actually from Henny Youngman). He compared Cantwell’s hate-filled monologues against Jews, blacks, Muslims, and other minorities on his podcasts to Mason.

>Woodard said it was all a “shock jock” act.

>But when Tracci asked Cantwell to describe what he does for a living, he answered: “I do a racist podcast.”
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>> No. 117253 ID: fbfadf
>Cantwell said Woodard was his fourth choice for legal counsel after three other lawyers declined to take his case.
Many Nazis and other avowed racists over the last few decades have had similar problems. And it IS a problem. So much of a problem is this lack of competent defense, that the one notable exception, the Nazis that descended upon Skokie Illinois, were defended by none other than the ACLU. Even avowed racists and Nazis deserve a fair shake before our justice system, same as everyone. As hard as it is for people to do, a defendant's ideology and opinion should be divorced, as much as possible, from their actions and the illegality of same. A good example would be the Subway Vigilante, Bernhard Goetz of New York City. It should be noted that, despite the media moniker, Goetz was no vigilante. Despite carrying a .357, he was not seeking out criminals to punish when four young men pulled sharpened screwdrivers on him. Now Goetz, by several accounts, was a racist man, having said unsavory things before and after this incident (in New York, such a man would be called "A New Yorker"). The prosecution made the case that Goetz was a racist aggressor against four black victims (make no mistake however. Despite the race rhetoric, their true aim was to strongly discourage anyone in NYC from defending themselves with a firearm). The jury successfully saw past this, and judged the defendant solely on his actions. He was convicted of unlawfully carrying the gun; that was unavoidable. However, they acquitted him of the various assault and attempted murder charges, and rightly so, as he was very clearly a victim defending himself against assault. His personal views made that no less so.
Fuck Christopher Cantwell. He is a cunt. I wish him disappointment and frustration in his endeavors. I also wish him good luck at his trial. There's a likelihood that his prosecution is ideologically motivated. I hope the jury can work past a desire to stick it to a racist, and acquit the man. If they choose to convict, I hope it is because of well established facts, or a logical line of argument that meets the burden of proof. Public opinion and social norms are such fickle things. Do not let the state get away with extrajudicial punishment just because it feels right. Whatever you sanction the government to do unto a group of undesirables, assume it will be done unto you in a decade.
>> No. 117268 ID: f3c7ec
>…asked Cantwell to describe what he does for a living, he answered: “I do a racist podcast.”

how the hell does he make a living off of doing a podcast? i have a friend with a pretty popular podcast, but he just does it to get the opportunity to chat with minor celebrities in our field of endeavor and he don't make a penny from it. does cantwell sell advertising or something? anyone want to buy an add on a podcast for farmers?
>> No. 117276 ID: 75b8ec
>how the hell does he make a living off of doing a podcast?

There are a lot of racists who will donate a lot of money to somebody who says racist stuff they agree with. Remember what LBJ said?
>"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
>> No. 117282 ID: f9ff99
Turns out circular firing squads aren't just a leftist construct.

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