Afternoon Links

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  demize! | 

    @boyd @coronado I believe you will have a higher representation of psycopathy within law enforcement as you do in politics because the nature of the fields will draw those predisposed to authoritarianism and narcissism. The clever ones go into politics, the average intelligence ones want to become cops. It draws those who want to impose their will on others, need a ready made identity, like the idea of having authoritah basically. I studied this personality type when I was in the military, which is rife with them. Im no academic so this is just my take. However I would be happy to accept any grants bestowed upon me for future research.

  2. #2 |  Roho | 

    On second reading, maybe the sheriff was misquoted:

    “Had that officer not taken the action, there is a good chance one of those negotiators that was there who also has a family, also would not be going home before supper,” Garrison said.

    Perfectly understandable in that light. The sniper had to act fast to resolve the situation before dinner got cold.

  3. #3 |  liberranter | 

    Omar, Helmut, et al.:

    While I’ll cop (no pun intended here) to my comments about the Messinas as being less than, shall we say, couth, I still stand firmly by my assertion that they are as responsible for their son’s death as the cop who put the fatal shot into him. For any Amerikan parent in this day and age –an age of rampant, systematic, and in-your-face violence practiced by those who claim to “protect and serve”– to put their child in harm’s way by forcing an encounter with these predatory creatures is the very epitome of reckless endangerment. In an ideal universe in which justice and reason prevailed (unlike the one in which we are unfortunate enough to now find ourselves), the Messinas, their obvious and understandable grief at their loss notwithstanding, would still be held to answer for the reckless negligence that caused their son’s unnecessary death in the first place, just as the cowardly and psychotic cop who callously and recklessly fired the fatal shot would held to answer for murder (or at the very least, manslaughter). But of course there’s a greater chance of Andrew Messina arising from the grave than of any kind of justice emerging from this tragedy.

    What is it going to take, people? How many more innocents (especially innocent children) are going to die at the hands of the neo-Waffen SS before 1) so-called “adults” wake up to reality and cure their rectal-cranial inversion and 2) those who have already awakened decided that ENOUGH IS FINALLY ENOUGH? Dare we hope that maybe, just maybe, this incident can be the proverbial spark that ignites the haystack, the catalyst for that change? Let us hope so. I don’t EVER want to read or hear about another Andrew Messina again!

  4. #4 |  Jay | 

    libberranter: Thanks for showing us that you’re still an asshole.

  5. #5 |  Andrew | 

    A visit to their site shows Louie’s Grill and Sports Bar has been in business for over 28 years…paying taxes and supporting jobs. The decision to secretly investigate, then abruptly raid a legitimate place of business and charge it’s owner with a felony over a nonviolent, debatable violation of the law shows the hopelessly disconnected mindset of a career government leech. All of their weapons and cute little masks were funded by the sweat, risk, and capital of others…so they could put their bravado on display to remind everyone who’s in charge, like a bunch of cowards.

  6. #6 |  Personanongrata | 

    Mask-clad cops in riot gear raid a free, openly advertised poker tournament in Florida.

    “We don’t understand what’s the law,” one league member complained. “The league’s been going on for years, and all of a sudden it’s against the law?”

    This is what happens when tyranny is afoot the tryants and their lackeys make up the rules as they go along.

  7. #7 |  Linda | 

    The last link (about the teenager killed by the sniper) is very upsetting. I wonder how things might have turned out had they let him speak to his father again? Very sad.

  8. #8 |  liberranter | 

    Hey, Jay: you were getting lonely out there and I thought you needed some company.

  9. #9 |  markm | 

    Doesn’t Georgia have a law against assisting a suicide?