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Re: Dana Holgorsen's house
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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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The hired attorney set up a fund to cover legal costs. This doesn't sound the least bit like the attorney has his own interests ahead of the interests of the Brown family to you?


No. According to the site, the fund isn't paying for legal fees. The lawyers are probably going to get paid on a contingency fee. Even if it was paying the legal fees, it wouldn't show they are being taken advantage of. Lawyers cost money. Sometimes a lawyer is paid by someone other than the client. That isn't unusual, and it doesn't create a conflict of interest in and of itself.

Brown Go Fund Me Site

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How the funds will be spent?

The funds collected here will be used by the Brown family to cover funeral and burial expenses, travel and living expenses of the parents as they seek justice for their son, Michael Brown, Jr.


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These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. These funds will not be used for legal fees; all funds will be given to the family of Michael Brown. We appreciate your support.

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Is this a trick question?

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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When you reasonably believe you are confronted with deadly force. That is the rule.


....when death or serious bodily harm.....I think we are forgetting that little nugget.

Also, the use of deadly force can be enacted if the officer is believes it is the only way to keep others from serious harm.


That is right, it is just two different ways of saying the same thing as the general rule.

There are other limitations as well, such as if you are the first to elevate the conflict to deadly force, then you have to take steps to withdraw before you are able to assert deadly force again justifiably.

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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We'll all know the truth soon enough as to whether the officer is a murderer or whether the media played this up as race baiters, and the people of Ferguson just used this as an excuse to loot and riot.


Are those really the only two viewpoints you can see? Eithe Wilson is convicted for murder or else the press just race baited? There are other options there ya know?


Please enlighten us to all options.


First, the looting and rioting is an excuse regardless of whether the killing was justified.

The killing could also be manslaughter.

The reporting could be an accurate reporting of a killing that was manslaughter.

The reporting could be an accurate reporting of a killing that was justified.


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Re: Battleship sunk?
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Does a hyphenated word/s count as one or two words? English wasn't my strong subject.


As an attorney, I can tell you that it is only two words, but you will be charged for three.


You sound like one of the big four accounting firms I work with. I swear they bill us two hours for each email, just to open it.


Some law firms/lawyers bill a .2 for every email they read or send. Tip - don't send them an email that only says "Thanks." They will bill you for reading that word as if it took them more than 6 minutes to do it.

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, "the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael's behalf."

Sounds like the "Benjamin Crump" fund. These parents are being played and used as platforms for "leaders" to stand on. It's a shame.


So the shame isn't that their son was killed but is that people donated money to cover their costs to investigate why he was shot?


So, you don't care that these people are being taken advantage of after they lost their son?


How do you know they are being taken advantage of?

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Your link cited the Mail as their source.


The link linked to the Mail as one source. It also linked to CNN. Linking to other websites is an SEO strategy. It moves you up on the search engines.

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We'll all know the truth soon enough as to whether the officer is a murderer or whether the media played this up as race baiters, and the people of Ferguson just used this as an excuse to loot and riot.


It isn't an either/or situation. The coverage shows that there is a racial problem here regardless of whether this specific shooting was justified. This police department's constituents don't feel safe because of their race -- that is a problem. A simple review of how the police department handled the citizenry immediately after the shooting is a good indication why. They need to fix that.

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Re: Dana Holgorsen's house
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Dude's been married once. If he hasn't learned from his first mistake, he deserves the consequences.


That is why I think he has the separate "cottage". My guess is that it is his love nest so that he does not let any women into his main house.


That's where the Oompa Loompas live.


He better hope they don't get into his fully stocked refrigerator filled with Red Bulls. Hopped up Loompas are like Gremlins.

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Re: Battleship sunk?
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Does a hyphenated word/s count as one or two words? English wasn't my strong subject.


Two. Definitely two.

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Re: WVU game colors
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I wondered how long 'till the explosion.....


That's what she said!


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Re: Battleship sunk?
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Thanks.

The press box needs a good power washing.

Actually now that they've done this the press box looks, I don't know, bare. They should put something above the windows....maybe just "West Virginia University" or something else. Keep it simple, though.....blue lettering with a gold outline.


How bout each Big 12 team logo above the windows.

And GIANT Mountaineer on each side of the pressbox.


Two words: Cross-laminated timber

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Even so, I don't think whether his shooting was justified depends on whether he had a facial fracture.


Really?! Whether he had a fairly serious injury to him has no bearing in his use of deadly force?


I don't think you are reading this correctly. Of course being hit so hard it fractures your face might be important. But, you do not need to have a facial fracture in order for deadly force to be justified.

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At what point in time would it have been "OK" to use deadly force?


When you reasonably believe you are confronted with deadly force. That is the rule.


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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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"claimed inaccuracies and controversies" of source of story downplaying Wilson's injuries

Looks like the source in your document may have credibility issues.

As far as the source of the "orbital fracture", he's probably at least as credible as Brown's criminal friend.


With an emphasis on CLAIMED innaccuracies. That source has also won quite a few awards from your same link. If you wiki'ed just about any news source you're going to find controversies and claimed inaccuracies. NO media outlet is perfect. I think I would lean more toward that site than the "pundit" one.

However, I don't think it's all that relevant how severe the injuries were. By everybody's account, the cop at least had minor injuries, there was an altercation between the cop and the victim, which gave the cop the right to use at least some force. Whether he had to shoot the victim in the head and kill him remains to be seen.

It's not like the cop knows he has a broken skull when he's fighting for control (if indeed he had a broken skull)in that short period of time and says "Oh, I can REALLY get this MF'er now!". In my mind it's irrelevant. The fact is they got into a physical confrontation and ANY kind of injury can happen from there.


I disagree. He isn't going to diagnose himself and reason that a shooting would now be justified. He might, however, be struggling cognitively, which would affect his perceptions as to the danger he was facing. When you have been hit that hard, you know you are in trouble.

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Whoops, hadn't had my coffee yet.

"A source close to Wilson told ABC News that before the shooting the officer suffered 'a serious facial injury.'"

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/crime-l ... son-officer-darren/ng7tq/


I don't know that "a source close to Wilson [the shooter]" is really the best evidence regarding whether he was seriously injured. Perhaps maybe his x-rays might be a better indicator of whether he suffered serious injuries.

Wilson's Injuries Minor

Ferguson, Missouri: The media has been fast-reporting the supposed injuries suffered by Officer Darren Wilson when he fatally shot Michael Brown. Now there are reports indicating that the alleged source of these claims may be a notorious liar. Also, it's been confirmed in this Thursday afternoon report that the police officer did not suffer an orbital blowout fracture, like what the political blogger previously spread. This misinformation is now soaring through the internet, with people already choosing sides in this tense case -- citing that the officer was "completely justified," as they are so quick to believe that he was nearly beaten to death. Contrary to the false reports, Darren Wilson only suffered some swelling in his face. His X-rays came back showing that he suffered no serious injuries in the altercation that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in the street.




"claimed inaccuracies and controversies" of source of story downplaying Wilson's injuries

Looks like the source in your document may have credibility issues.

As far as the source of the "orbital fracture", he's probably at least as credible as Brown's criminal friend.


First, I didn't link to the Mail. Second, as MD pointed out, every legitimate news agency has issues with accuracy. That is why they put the Corrections in the print edition the next day. I would certainly consider the Mail a better source than the right wing blog that initially reported the facial fractures. I would also take the x-ray report over any second-hand witness account.

All of this misses the point, which is that we should identify accurate information and base our opinions on that information. I don't know whether the officer had facial fractures or not, but I know it appears unlikely. Even so, I don't think whether his shooting was justified depends on whether he had a facial fracture. We won't have the information we need to form an opinion for some time.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Whoops, hadn't had my coffee yet.

"A source close to Wilson told ABC News that before the shooting the officer suffered 'a serious facial injury.'"

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/crime-l ... son-officer-darren/ng7tq/


I don't know that "a source close to Wilson [the shooter]" is really the best evidence regarding whether he was seriously injured. Perhaps maybe his x-rays might be a better indicator of whether he suffered serious injuries.

Wilson's Injuries Minor

Ferguson, Missouri: The media has been fast-reporting the supposed injuries suffered by Officer Darren Wilson when he fatally shot Michael Brown. Now there are reports indicating that the alleged source of these claims may be a notorious liar. Also, it's been confirmed in this Thursday afternoon report that the police officer did not suffer an orbital blowout fracture, like what the political blogger previously spread. This misinformation is now soaring through the internet, with people already choosing sides in this tense case -- citing that the officer was "completely justified," as they are so quick to believe that he was nearly beaten to death. Contrary to the false reports, Darren Wilson only suffered some swelling in his face. His X-rays came back showing that he suffered no serious injuries in the altercation that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in the street.



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Re: Alabama Crimson Tide Lookalikes
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Re: Alabama Crimson Tide Lookalikes
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