about a year into my time on the street, seeing victim upon victim. All unarmed. All defenseless.
I began to realize things would have been different had they been armed, because the very few legal NYC gun owners I came across had won
their confrontations with criminals.
I finally told one elderly victim of a particularly bad post-robbery
beating to leave the city and buy a shotgun (all that was needed was a
New York driver’s license in the surrouding counties). I was admonished
by a supervisor. I didn’t care.
Critiquing myself I thought, here I was, a kid in his early 20s who
was allowed to carry a firearm unrestricted 24/7. Yet, doctors, bankers,
lawyers, nurses, carpenters, retirees, moms, and dads couldn’t. People
far more mature and responsible than I didn’t have the same ability to
protect themselves that I did. But the bad guys had all the guns they
Gun laws stopped making sense.
Every time a cop in some place like New York realizes this, one more little victory.
'Most transparent administration' my ass.
In one instance, the long sought-after drone memo references another
legal memo that concluded that al-Awlaki's American citizenship did not
"preclude the contemplated lethal action." From this reference, we can
deduce that the OLC authored a separate drone memo assessing –
and dispensing with – the proposition that an American citizen had the
right not to be deprived of his life without some form of judicial
process. But that earlier memo, treated by the executive branch as binding law, is still secret.
Let us note that this is the President who said 'I'm really good at killing people', and who's also fought every step of the way to keep all this secret. With his ass-kissers helping.
Revealing, isn't it? Someone else finds a target, sets everything up, he gives the 'OK' and think's HE'S 'really good at killing people'... bastard probably actually thinks HE killed bin Laden.
Your local Red Cross may be good, but the national/international racket IS a racket.
Every senator signing on to this power grab at the expense of the 1st Amendment, it's my reasonable belief that they should be dragged into the street, horsewhipped, tarred and feathered, and banned from ever holding a public office. Ever.
Besides the general disgusting of 'Only report what we want, or else', this brings up "Why the HELL was the EffingBI involved in this crap?"
This week, Lara Logan returned to CBS after being sent to the cornfield because the Obama administration didn’t like a report on Benghazi she did for “60 Minutes.” The FBI actually pressured the network, and called a featured source of hers a liar. Even though she had multiple other sources, the network had her apologize on air, and after an effort to publicly humiliate her, she was banished from the network for seven months.
A: The network is either run by cowards or dirtbags(I'm going for 'both'),
B: One more "We're supposed to trust the FBI why, again?
C: This is why I have a category 'Sorry excuses for reporters', covering the shitbird 'journalists' who take part in this 'preferred narrative' bullshit.