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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #945 on: May 02, 2015, 10:12:23 pm »
At this point, if you go see Morrissey . . . Jesus Christ, you're gay.

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« Reply #946 on: May 02, 2015, 10:59:40 pm »
At this point, if you go see Morrissey . . . Jesus Christ, you're gay.


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« Reply #947 on: May 05, 2015, 11:25:54 am »
but if the officers involved did handcuff and shackle this man, put him in the back of a van face down on the floor not secured, and then drove around with him back there (as rumors have it), they are probably in big trouble.

- http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/freddie-grays-injury-and-the-police-rough-ride.html?_r=0
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_ride_(police_practice)

sick practice.  hopefully this puts an end to it.  everywhere.


1) Are we now ASSUMING that this NY Times story is factual?
2) You seriously are not quoting Wiki as an even slightly reliable source are you?

1) factual in that they are reporting a known phenomenon and they interview credible witnesses, yes.  are you trying to be all edgy and point out that we can't trust anything written by a major news outlet?
2) wikipedia is not a solid source for analysis, opinions, etc.  but for descriptions of events, it is serviceable.  there is a Wiki article on boiling - are you going to question the existence of boiling liquids because someone offers up wikipedia as a source of explanation?

c'mon, RB.  you can do better than that.
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« Reply #948 on: May 05, 2015, 11:38:34 am »
yes from Wikipedia, but all will footnote references to credible new souces
Alleged incidents

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In 1980, 58-year old John Wheatfall broke his neck and became paralyzed during a ride to Baltimore's Southwestern District. Wheatfall was seated on a bench with his hands cuffed behind his back, when he was thrown to the floor and hit his head against the wall. Baltimore police vans did not have seatbelts at the time. The officer driving stated he had swerved to avoid an oncoming car, and an investigation did not find evidence of negligence. Wheatfall sued for $3 million, and was awarded $20,000 for his injury.[1]

In 2004, Jeffrey Alston was awarded $39 million after becoming paralyzed from the neck down as a result of a ride in a Baltimore police van.[1][2][7]

In 2005, Dondi Johnson Sr., a plumber, was arrested in Baltimore for public urination. Apparently uninjured at the time of his arrest, Johnson emerged from the police van paralyzed with a broken neck, and died two weeks later from pneumonia resulting from his injuries. Johnson stated he had been thrown face-first into the interior of the van during a sharp turn. His family sued the Baltimore police and were awarded $7.4 million, which was reduced to $219,000 under a cap imposed by Maryland state law.[1][7]

In 2012, Christine Abbott, a 27-year-old assistant librarian at Johns Hopkins University, was arrested at a party she was hosting at her home in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. She was handcuffed and put into a police van. Abbott later sued the officers in federal court, describing her ride as "like a roller coaster", and accusing the officers of braking short and taking "wide, fast turns" which slammed her into the walls. Police acknowledged that Abbott was not buckled in during her ride.[1][2][7]

The "rough ride" practice has been suggested as a factor in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.[1][7] Gray was arrested on April 12, and was conscious and able to speak before being placed into a police van.[1] Following a 30 minute ride, Gray was comatose and not breathing.[1] He was treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Hospital, where his spinal cord was found to be 80% severed, an injury typical of a serious car accident.[1][7] Gray died a week after his arrest.[1] Medical experts say Gray may have sustained a neck injury during his arrest which could have been exacerbated during his transport.[1][7] Police acknowledged that Gray was not buckled in, contrary to departmental policy.[1][2][7]
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #949 on: May 05, 2015, 04:07:21 pm »
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away but I couldn't get far
Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

[Chorus]
Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Standin' on the front stoop hangin' out the window
Watchin' all the cars go by, roarin' as the breezes blow
Crazy lady, livin' in a bag
Eatin' outta garbage pails, used to be a fag hag
Said she'll dance the tango, skip the light fandango
A Zircon princess seemed to lost her senses
Down at the peep show watchin' all the creeps
So she can tell her stories to the girls back home
She went to the city and got social security
She had to get a pimp, she couldn't make it on her own

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My brother's doin' bad, stole my mother's TV
Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy
All My Children in the daytime, Dallas at night
Can't even see the game or the Sugar Ray fight
The bill collectors, they ring my phone
And scare my wife when I'm not home
Got a bum education, double-digit inflation
Can't take the train to the job, there's a strike at the station
Neon King Kong standin' on my back
Can't stop to turn around, broke my sacroiliac
A mid-range migraine, cancered membrane
Sometimes I think I'm goin' insane
I swear I might hijack a plane!

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My son said, Daddy, I don't wanna go to school
Cause the teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool
And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper
If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper
Or dance to the beat, shuffle my feet
Wear a shirt and tie and run with the creeps
Cause it's all about money, ain't a damn thing funny
You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey
They pushed that girl in front of the train
Took her to the doctor, sewed her arm on again
Stabbed that man right in his heart
Gave him a transplant for a brand new start
I can't walk through the park cause it's crazy after dark
Keep my hand on my gun cause they got me on the run
I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say "You want some more?"
Livin' on a see-saw

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It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate
And your eyes will sing a song called deep hate
The places you play and where you stay
Looks like one great big alleyway
You'll admire all the number-book takers
Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens
And you'll wanna grow up to be just like them, huh
Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
Pickpocket peddlers, even panhandlers
You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
But then you wind up droppin' outta high school
Now you're unemployed, all non-void
Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
Got sent up for a eight-year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Bein' used and abused to serve like hell
Til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young so

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It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #950 on: May 05, 2015, 05:01:08 pm »

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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #951 on: May 05, 2015, 08:13:05 pm »
The first thing Loretta Lynch needs to do in Baltimore is take away that fucking van.
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #952 on: May 06, 2015, 11:04:31 am »
Apartment high rise fire in dc, nw. Firefighter just died. Should be national news any moment now.

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« Reply #953 on: May 06, 2015, 11:25:31 am »
so pumped for Caps game 4 tonight

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« Reply #954 on: May 06, 2015, 11:59:27 am »
Apartment high rise fire in dc, nw. Firefighter just died. Should be national news any moment now.
that sucks...RIP Lt Kevin McRae

this is such a weird and sad coincidence

The @dcfireems firefighter who died today, Lt Kevin McRae's cousin also a FF, James McRae III died on the job in 2007

? Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 6, 2015
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« Reply #955 on: May 06, 2015, 01:17:41 pm »

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« Reply #956 on: May 06, 2015, 01:35:35 pm »
this http://postimage.org thing is pretty cool as posting your photo online first before posting it on the 930 board is such a pain
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« Reply #957 on: May 06, 2015, 01:36:51 pm »
this http://postimage.org thing is pretty cool as posting your photo online first before posting it on the 930 board is such a pain

well that is what i'm using...

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« Reply #958 on: May 06, 2015, 02:11:26 pm »
Hopefully this means Hutch won't post pictures of album covers three times the size of the screen anymore.

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« Reply #959 on: May 06, 2015, 02:15:18 pm »
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