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If the old bastage had gone to trial, he could have played that interview in court.

Then added:

"I did not know if the woman was lying about being unarmed. I needed her to be out of the fight because the man could come back and finish me off with her help. I had no choice in the situation the felons put me in."

Walk out free that afternoon.


Absolutely. I would have kept pulling the trigger until I knew for a fact that the threat had been neutralized. She asked for it when she agreed to assault and rob the elderly man.
 

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"....An updated WTMJ report notes, “The mother bought the gun ten years ago, she said, after discovering a man sleeping under her son’s bed. She said she hoped she’d never need to use it.”...
She needs to find a safer place to live.
 

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"....An updated WTMJ report notes, “The mother bought the gun ten years ago, she said, after discovering a man sleeping under her son’s bed. She said she hoped she’d never need to use it.”...
She needs to find a safer place to live.

She just made it safer. Why give up the high ground? People need to stop running from trouble and confront it. That's why we have many of the problems we have now.
 

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Back in the 1970's, I always enjoyed the stickers on houses that said "Protected by Smith & Wesson"

;)
In NC people outside the city still have them.
 

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Red Wave: Florida Flips Multiple ‘Woke’ School Boards from Liberal to Conservative



Florida flipped multiple woke school boards from liberal to conservative on Tuesday.
Conservatives in Florida are fighting back against the left’s mission to brainwash children.
The left is trying to force CRT, transgender propaganda and pronouns on young school kids.

The good guys won tonight.

“We saw massive election victories all throughout the state of Florida tonight,” 1776 Project PAC founder Ryan Girdusky told Breitbart News Tuesday. “It shows the desire of parents and residents across the country for some normalcy in our education system, and that means pushing against transgender ideology, critical race theory, critical gender ideology, and equity which destroys merit in education.”

“The 1776 Project PAC hopes to take these successes across the country,” he said.
Sarasota County

“All three of our endorsed candidates in Sarasota County, Florida have WON their elections.” 1776 Project Pac announced on Tuesday night.
“We just flipped the school board from a 3-2 liberal majority to 4-1 conservative.”

Congrats to Bridget Ziegler, Robyn Marinelli, and Timothy Enos.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/red-wave-florida-flips-multiple-woke-school-boards-liberal-conservative/
 

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Good for him...Yeah he said it.. The president is lying. The same president that said if you get the vaccine you won't get covid.
 

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Watch the lady on the floor's eyes. Cuz she's a masked karen.

 

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Congressman James Comer, who is the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, says that there are dozens of whistleblowers coming forward - not only from the FBI, but from the top law enforcement agencies as a whole, including Customs & Border Patrol and Homeland Security.

We are watching the implosion of the Biden administration right before our very eyes.

Systematic destruction
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Watch the lady on the floor's eyes. Cuz she's a masked karen.

:rotf: Once again school board meeting are some of the best and cheapest entertainment around.
 

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Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M​

By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAugust 17, 2022


[IMG alt="FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes.
U.S. District Judge Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 plaintiffs in a long-running civil suit against the judges.(Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)"]https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/a182ff7db0444526a0b929c409ce4607/1000.jpeg[/IMG]
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes. U.S. District Judge Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 plaintiffs in a long-running civil suit against the judges.(Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 people in a long-running civil suit against the judges, writing the plaintiffs are “the tragic human casualties of a scandal of epic proportions.”
In what came to be known as the kids-for-cash scandal, Mark Ciavarella and another judge, Michael Conahan, shut down a county-run juvenile detention center and accepted $2.8 million in illegal payments from the builder and co-owner of two for-profit lockups. Ciavarella, who presided over juvenile court, pushed a zero-tolerance policy that guaranteed large numbers of kids would be sent to PA Child Care and its sister facility, Western PA Child Care.
Ciavarella ordered children as young as 8 to detention, many of them first-time offenders deemed delinquent for petty theft, jaywalking, truancy, smoking on school grounds and other minor infractions. The judge often ordered youths he had found delinquent to be immediately shackled, handcuffed and taken away without giving them a chance to put up a defense or even say goodbye to their families.
“Ciavarella and Conahan abandoned their oath and breached the public trust,” Conner wrote Tuesday in his explanation of the judgment. “Their cruel and despicable actions victimized a vulnerable population of young people, many of whom were suffering from emotional issues and mental health concerns.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out some 4,000 juvenile convictions involving more than 2,300 kids after the scheme was uncovered.
It’s unlikely the now-adult victims will see even a fraction of the eye-popping damages award, but a lawyer for the plaintiffs said it’s a recognition of the enormity of the disgraced judges’ crimes.
“It’s a huge victory,” Marsha Levick, co-founder and chief counsel of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center and a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said Wednesday. “To have an order from a federal court that recognizes the gravity of what the judges did to these children in the midst of some of the most critical years of their childhood and development matters enormously, whether or not the money gets paid.”
Another plaintiffs’ attorney, Sol Weiss, said he would begin a probe of the judges’ assets, but did not think they had any money to pay a judgment.
Ciavarella, 72, is serving a 28-year prison sentence in Kentucky. His projected release date is 2035.
Conahan, 70, was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison but was released to home confinement in 2020 — with six years left on his sentence — because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Conner ruled after hearing often-emotional testimony last year from 282 people who appeared in Luzerne County juvenile court between 2003 and 2008 — 79 of whom were under 13 when Ciavarella sent them to juvenile detention — and 32 parents.
“They recounted his harsh and arbitrary nature, his disdain for due process, his extraordinary abruptness, and his cavalier and boorish behavior in the courtroom,” Conner wrote.
One unnamed child victim testified that Ciavarella had “ruined my life” and “just didn’t let me get to my future,” according to Conner’s ruling.
Said another plaintiff: “I feel I was just sold out for no reason. Like everybody just stood in line to be sold.”
Another victim described how he shook uncontrollably during a routine traffic stop — a consequence of the traumatizing impact of his childhood detention — and had to show his mental health records in court to “explain why my behavior was so erratic.”
Several of the childhood victims who were part of the lawsuit when it began in 2009 have since died from overdoses or suicide, Conner said.
To calculate compensatory damages, the judge decided each plaintiff was entitled to a base rate of $1,000 for each day of wrongful detention, and adjusted that amount based on the circumstances of each case. Substantial punitive damages were warranted because the disgraced judges inflicted “unspeakable physical and emotional trauma” on children and adolescents, Conner wrote.
The damages award only covers plaintiffs who chose to participate in process.
Other major figures in the case settled years ago, including the builder and the owner of the private lockups and their companies, in payouts totaling about $25 million.
 

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Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M​

By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAugust 17, 2022


[IMG alt="FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes.
U.S. District Judge Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 plaintiffs in a long-running civil suit against the judges.(Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)"]https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/a182ff7db0444526a0b929c409ce4607/1000.jpeg[/IMG]
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes. U.S. District Judge Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 plaintiffs in a long-running civil suit against the judges.(Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner awarded $106 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to nearly 300 people in a long-running civil suit against the judges, writing the plaintiffs are “the tragic human casualties of a scandal of epic proportions.”
In what came to be known as the kids-for-cash scandal, Mark Ciavarella and another judge, Michael Conahan, shut down a county-run juvenile detention center and accepted $2.8 million in illegal payments from the builder and co-owner of two for-profit lockups. Ciavarella, who presided over juvenile court, pushed a zero-tolerance policy that guaranteed large numbers of kids would be sent to PA Child Care and its sister facility, Western PA Child Care.
Ciavarella ordered children as young as 8 to detention, many of them first-time offenders deemed delinquent for petty theft, jaywalking, truancy, smoking on school grounds and other minor infractions. The judge often ordered youths he had found delinquent to be immediately shackled, handcuffed and taken away without giving them a chance to put up a defense or even say goodbye to their families.
“Ciavarella and Conahan abandoned their oath and breached the public trust,” Conner wrote Tuesday in his explanation of the judgment. “Their cruel and despicable actions victimized a vulnerable population of young people, many of whom were suffering from emotional issues and mental health concerns.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out some 4,000 juvenile convictions involving more than 2,300 kids after the scheme was uncovered.
It’s unlikely the now-adult victims will see even a fraction of the eye-popping damages award, but a lawyer for the plaintiffs said it’s a recognition of the enormity of the disgraced judges’ crimes.
“It’s a huge victory,” Marsha Levick, co-founder and chief counsel of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center and a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said Wednesday. “To have an order from a federal court that recognizes the gravity of what the judges did to these children in the midst of some of the most critical years of their childhood and development matters enormously, whether or not the money gets paid.”
Another plaintiffs’ attorney, Sol Weiss, said he would begin a probe of the judges’ assets, but did not think they had any money to pay a judgment.
Ciavarella, 72, is serving a 28-year prison sentence in Kentucky. His projected release date is 2035.
Conahan, 70, was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison but was released to home confinement in 2020 — with six years left on his sentence — because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Conner ruled after hearing often-emotional testimony last year from 282 people who appeared in Luzerne County juvenile court between 2003 and 2008 — 79 of whom were under 13 when Ciavarella sent them to juvenile detention — and 32 parents.
“They recounted his harsh and arbitrary nature, his disdain for due process, his extraordinary abruptness, and his cavalier and boorish behavior in the courtroom,” Conner wrote.
One unnamed child victim testified that Ciavarella had “ruined my life” and “just didn’t let me get to my future,” according to Conner’s ruling.
Said another plaintiff: “I feel I was just sold out for no reason. Like everybody just stood in line to be sold.”
Another victim described how he shook uncontrollably during a routine traffic stop — a consequence of the traumatizing impact of his childhood detention — and had to show his mental health records in court to “explain why my behavior was so erratic.”
Several of the childhood victims who were part of the lawsuit when it began in 2009 have since died from overdoses or suicide, Conner said.
To calculate compensatory damages, the judge decided each plaintiff was entitled to a base rate of $1,000 for each day of wrongful detention, and adjusted that amount based on the circumstances of each case. Substantial punitive damages were warranted because the disgraced judges inflicted “unspeakable physical and emotional trauma” on children and adolescents, Conner wrote.
The damages award only covers plaintiffs who chose to participate in process.
Other major figures in the case settled years ago, including the builder and the owner of the private lockups and their companies, in payouts totaling about $25 million.

Why are they still breathing? Sell their assets and make them live in prison, if they're going to live.
 

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Why are they still breathing? Sell their assets and make them live in prison, if they're going to live.
that's a lot of 'work', that's why they save that punishment for We The People...it keeps us busy and out of their way for the duration
 

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I don't mean to piss on any Cheerios here or anything- well ok, maybe... but the story smells of BS to me. Of course it may have happened, anything is possible, but neither the names of the shooter, the recipient of said shots, nor the date are noted in the article. And no police reports, only second hand accounts from dubious sources. Of course the author of the story touts their award winning journalism. Okee dokee...
 

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Of course the author of the story touts their award winning journalism.
they hand awards out to each other as if they really mean anything....
 

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I don't mean to piss on any Cheerios here or anything- well ok, maybe... but the story smells of BS to me. Of course it may have happened, anything is possible, but neither the names of the shooter, the recipient of said shots, nor the date are noted in the article. And no police reports, only second hand accounts from dubious sources. Of course the author of the story touts their award winning journalism. Okee dokee...

^^^^^
A few other articles.
 

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The stories I looked at all look like copy-pasta to me. Same as always. I understand anonymity for the shooter if they are innocent, but if there is a dead guy, it's always, always made public. And no quotes or names of the attending officer(s)...

Again, it may well have happened but 'journalists' are always suspect in my view. And although they may think they're doing themselves favors by touting their own bona fides, in reality they're all a bunch of deadbeats. Who's the dead guy?
 

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Been back and forth agreeing with you on this one, D-FENZ... But I stumbled on the real facts by curiousity-accident. I clicked on "WTMJ"

I saw the Police Tribune blurb and wondered. But when I read the article, I noticed that time and again it referenced the source of every quote and description as being from "WTMJ" <--?

viz:
"The incident occurred while the woman was getting ready for work on Aug. 15, WTMJ reported."

Click on the bolded. It takes you to the grape, not the grapevine. She did it.

But your position was so reasonable I had to read further... then I discovered it occurred in Milwaukee, which while not as bad as Chicago, has denizens that are working very hard to bring it to that level. At the very end of the story, you find out she discovered a strange man sleeping under her son's bed in the past. o_O

Think: "Neighborhood" and it becomes totally plausible and that is why I would put my money it being straight-arrow now.
 

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