Redvert and Attis :Ethnic cleansing??? please, elaborate....
October 9, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.
$500 bond for Edwards because he is not charged with murder or felonious assault.
As you can see the others who ARE, have no bond.
I wouldn't expect any light sentences for those still charged, AND IF THEY ARE CONVICTED<---- which you may not be understanding that a conviction comes after a trial..not just because you are arrested for something.
February 21, 2011 at 10:15 p.m.
yeah, I know when someone commits a crime, take them out back and shoot them in the head (please note my sarcasm).
basically, that's what many of yall are saying.."this guy was a crimininal, what is he doing on the streets???.."
"he had a prior record, why is he out...yada yada yaahh".
I believe it's called serving your sentence...paying your proverbial debt to society..
if some of yall had your way, someone who convicted of a crime would have no job, no housing, no driving privileges, perhaps no food to eat even...so why not just execute them from the rip??
Prior record is not a sure-fire indicator of propensity to commit future crimes, and likewise a clean record is not an indicator that one will NOT commit a crime (after all everyone starts off with a clean slate)..
and PRIVATE PRISONS is the last thing we need..highly unethical concept, extreme conflict of interests...lets say you're a company in the "prison industry" and you invest millions, or perhaps billions in prisons...are you likely to want crime to decrease? Even more scary is the notion that these "prison companies" are likely to lobby for unfair/unjust sentences and ludicrous definitions of crime, or worse - invest in things that persuade crime even - in order to fill their prisons..
case in point General Electric invests in private prisons, then buys ViVendi/Universal Records which pretty much is responsible for the majority of the "gangsta rap" that is in the market today...
talk about stream-lining your business...
February 14, 2011 at 11:12 a.m.
btw, I personally know (very well) one of the ACCUSED<---key word right now) in that shooting that killed 1 and injured 11 people...and while I don't know what happened at all there (other than what the media says) I do know that the one that I know had 2 jobs, did not smoke or drink, or fit any of the "thug" profile so easily attributed to people in his situation...
I don't know if he did or didn't do this, or if he was just there, or whatever, and not defending him if he did...JUST POINTING OUT THE FACT that there is not a one-size-fits-all stereotype for a "thug"...and to use that as the cookie cutter mold of identification is idiotic, and very non-critical in thought..
February 14, 2011 at 10:38 a.m.
Stan, is there an article that you DON'T comment on???!?! lol...not ripping ya, just asking.
February 14, 2011 at 10:26 a.m.
@Saddad...I mirror your sentiments 100%. I'm very glad that it is the first comment.
I find it odd that these dumb and ill-thought out editorials and statements that abound in the media come from college "educated" folk...so ANY nice car found in Youngstown HAS to be the car of a 'thug'?? And as far as suburbanites, yeah I know - no thugs live out in Boardman or Austintown, etc..I just wonder what will happen when a "law abiding suburbanite" drives their legitimately gotten Lexus and parks somewhere in Youngstown and returns to find a broken tail light to provide reason for them to be pulled over to ensure they're not a "thug".
by the way, police already do all of that illegal type of stuff..and way to be hypocritical and suggest illegal/dishonest activity for Youngstown's FINEST...wow...also most 'thugs' don't drive souped up cars, dudes that have those cars are prone to be too-spoiled/comfy/snug and not wanting to get their hands dirty in that "thug stuff", so they can continue to enjoy their souped up rides..
Bertand, ya' some eeeedyat bwoy deh!!!??!?!(you may begin racist replies now...)
February 14, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
news: 5% of national budget is on welfare programs. you must not have looked at that link to the .gov site I posted on the other story that outlines the federal budget (it is the horses mouth)
5% on welfare, and social programs.
it would behoove you to watch that link up there of Senator Bernie Sanders from VErmont that was on C-span last night.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB2...
December 2, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.
December 2, 2010 at 5:59 p.m.
December 2, 2010 at 5:58 p.m.
welfare to blame again?? STan and Lifes2short just don't quit..I saw that link as I was reading something else, and I said to myself, I bet any money that Stan and Lifes2Short will post something alluding to welfare, and sho' nuff, estoy correcto...
November 30, 2010 at 10:57 p.m.