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Offline happyg

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« on: November 11, 2013, 10:40:28 AM »
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Offline Oceander

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 10:43:05 AM »
Seriously?

Offline Lando Lincoln

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 10:51:52 AM »
Lord of the Flies time for our society.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 11:26:19 AM »
I will almost always stop if I see a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. I will park about 150 feet behind the other car even if it means circling back around and even if that means driving to the next exit on the freeway and returning. I want a clear vision of anything going on around the vehicle and I usually have a firearm with me. I'll wait for the person to walk back and I tell them I will not get out of the vehicle but I will gladly call for help and stay there until it arrives. If they don't walk back, and I don't blame them, I will make the call and just wait.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 11:37:09 AM »
I will almost always stop if I see a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. I will park about 150 feet behind the other car even if it means circling back around and even if that means driving to the next exit on the freeway and returning. I want a clear vision of anything going on around the vehicle and I usually have a firearm with me. I'll wait for the person to walk back and I tell them I will not get out of the vehicle but I will gladly call for help and stay there until it arrives. If they don't walk back, and I don't blame them, I will make the call and just wait.

Safety first, second, and last.  Probably good to make the call in any event:  if they're up to no good, the sooner somebody gets them to move, the better - there are some uses for cops - and if they're not, they may simply be too afraid of the car that went by and then came back and parked way behind them to get out; after all, from their perspective you could be a predator as much as you could be a savior.

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 11:39:02 AM »
Safety first, second, and last.  Probably good to make the call in any event:  if they're up to no good, the sooner somebody gets them to move, the better - there are some uses for cops - and if they're not, they may simply be too afraid of the car that went by and then came back and parked way behind them to get out; after all, from their perspective you could be a predator as much as you could be a savior.

A little profiling would have gone a long way in circumstances like this one...


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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 11:42:39 AM »
A little profiling would have gone a long way in circumstances like this one...

Why is it all right to profile serial killers but not other potential law breakers?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 11:46:55 AM »
Why is it all right to profile serial killers but not other potential law breakers?

I see no reason why profiling, applied judiciously and with reason by people trained to do so, should not be used for all manner of important situations.  In fact, the skilled application of profiling could save more then a few people from the pain, humiliation, and expense of being wrongfully accused and/or arrested for something they did not do.

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 11:49:06 AM »
Safety first, second, and last.  Probably good to make the call in any event:  if they're up to no good, the sooner somebody gets them to move, the better - there are some uses for cops - and if they're not, they may simply be too afraid of the car that went by and then came back and parked way behind them to get out; after all, from their perspective you could be a predator as much as you could be a savior.

Yes I totally get that. Many times I have sat on the hwy in the dark with my highbeams on behind a car that is pulled over. It doesn't surprise me if they don't come back. I wouldn't and I regret any alarm I may be causing them but it's the best I can do under the circumstances.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:31 AM »
I really didn't want to click on this story.   **nononono* 
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:36 AM »
Why is it all right to profile serial killers but not other potential law breakers?

Cause serial killers are typically white...


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