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curfews keep civilians safe from the rioters Not to press the point, but lockdowns keep healthy people safe from the virus-infected. I can perfectly well decide how and to what extent to keep myself safe. I think the analogy works pretty well. And as with lockdowns, I could tolerate it as a very temporary measure, say one week for the lockdown, one night for the curfew. But the lockdown has been going on for 2-1/2 months, and the 8pm curfew has been imposed through Sunday. Yeah, I probably won't get arrested for taking a walk around my quiet and deserted block, but why should that even be a question?
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From early this afternoon, a Trump tweet I'm going to take issue with: New York City put on an 11:00 P.M. CURFEW last night. No wonder they ripped the place apart. Should be 7:00 P.M. Curfews are like lockdowns. Instead of addressing the heart of the problem, in this case going after the rioters with all necessary force, they take away everyone's freedom. (In the case of the lockdowns, instead of isolating the sick and vulnerable, they also take away everyone's freedom.) And not even everyone's. The curfew was 8pm here, and at around 8:30 there was a huge crowd marching in the street near my apartment. I'm sure the police were instructed not to enforce the curfew so long as it remained peaceful, but still: I can't go out for a walk, but the protesters are free to take to the streets.
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A hopeful sign? (No pun intended) https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1267881795384684544 (Pic of someone with a pro-police anti-looter sign in midtown Manhattan.)
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p.s. the 10:57 video was from Rochester, NY.
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I'm hopelessly behind, and this was probably posted already, but just in case it wasn't: An ESPN sportswriter supported rioters burning down a low-income housing area in Minneapolis, but changed his tune when the rioters showed up near his own home. https://thepostmillennial.com/espn-writer-cheers-then-jeers
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A group of black looters beating an unarmed white woman who came out of her upstairs apartment to get them to stop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arOpfnuJKO8 Disturbing, but apparently the woman is ok after being taken to the hospital. I used to live about a half mile from there.
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"Go Big": BET's Billionaire Founder, Robert Johnson, Calls For $14 Trillion In Reparations For Slavery. That's fine, if we can get a credit for the cumulative difference in blacks' incomes in the US vs West Africa over the last 160 years. And if we come out ahead, I'm willing to forget the whole thing. Steph, sorry about your Dad's medical news. Hoping for a good outcome.
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"If you quite apparently kill someone on TV, you're screwed even if you didn't actually kill the person". Words to live by. That doesn't sound like due process to me. Do you approve of that? We don't know what happened before the video began that resulted in the decision to restrain him on the ground. Having said that, and IANAL, it's possible that Chauvin could be guilty of "depraved heart" 2nd degree murder or manslaughter if it's determined he showed reckless disregard for Floyd's condition, and that resulted in his death. That strikes me as the more likely outcome, given that it's very unlikely what he did would have resulted in the death of anyone without significant life-threatening medical issues to begin with. But that makes it seem very similar to the Eric Garner case, which ended up in acquittal if I recall correctly. A cop is not a doctor, and I don't think it should be presumed that he would know that keeping Floyd down on the ground like that would kill him. But depending on exactly what happened (and I haven't studied the evidence enough to know), it's possible he should have known that there was a serious problem. Let a jury sort it out after he's been allowed to defend himself in court. Don't convict him based on a video.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on A Great Day To Ignore The News at JustOneMinute
And yes, I think some of this is pent-up frustration from the lockdown, which is going into its 3rd month. Not to excuse any of it of course, but having a large population of unemployed people who've had little to do for over 2 months has to add some fuel to the whole situation. Of course for the Democrats that's a feature, not a bug.
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NYC is rioting. Probably looking for a way to get out of the house. Are you near it Jimmy? Sorry, still catching up. All is quiet in my neighborhood as far as I know. I think the action was in Union Square, which is 4 or 5 miles away. Deblasio evidently didn't learn from the experience of Dinkins, though he's a lame duck in any case and doesn't give a damn. Jane, hoping for good news on Tuesday.
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Ext, Gab does want antitrust action against Twitter/Google/Facebook.
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—I wonder if the "other evidence that does not support a criminal charge" might be his cause of death.— Sounding like the Eric Garner case. We’ll see, but this is why I suggested not calling it “murder” until there’s an investigation and an indictment, if not conviction. It’s like the 24 hour rule, but more like 30 days.
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Gab doesn’t seem to get it: “Removing immunity from a publishing platform, like Gab or Twitter, would result in worse outcomes for free speech than simply doing nothing and letting the market sort things out. In fact, it would only likely lead to regulatory capture for Big Tech making them even more powerful.” They refer to removing immunity as “increased regulation.” It’s just making them subject to the same laws as everyone else.
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sbw, I sure wish businesses would give their collective middle fingers to Cuomo and just reopen anyway. What's he gonna do? Everyone hates him now, or should.
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This is not going to make Cuomo too popular upstate, not that he gives a damn: Last-minute shocker: Cuomo delays Phase Two reopening Tens of thousands of businesses were set to reopen this morning, having put in place all sorts of distancing measures. Then Cuomo pulled the rug out from under them. Cuomo addressed the issue briefly during a radio interview Thursday afternoon when he said "international experts" will analyze "all the data points" to determine whether individual regions could proceed with the reopening process. No riots reported.
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To Clarice's point at 10:11, re the Damond killing: https://twitter.com/vjeannek/status/1266200362052132870
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Ext@11:52, that almost sounds like an innocent mistake, except that the original story fit the NYT's agenda, so they were prone to those mistakes. And who knows whether the claim that there was a different 26-year-old with the same name as that doctor who did die is actually true. No details are provided. It may be a second lie to make the first bit of sloppy reporting sound less egregious.
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Why are they allowing this stuff? MM, the people who run those social media sites are too busy trying to stamp out conservative thought to bother worrying about pedo rings and terrorists. Evidently they view conservatives as more dangerous.
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Dave, I heard that story and I heard the story that he told her that her dog was supposed to be on a leash. Maybe they're both true.
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And finally a few NYCers display a spine: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/05/27/new-york-city-businesses-reopening-early/ Of course the rebels are in the outer boroughs, Staten Island in particular. In Manhattan being PC is etched in stone. We also get to hear a**hole Deblasio preemptively blaming these businesses for NYC not meeting the arbitrary hurdles Cuomo set up for reopening.
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As with the foolish woman in Central Park the other day, there but for the grace of God go I. Yep, if everyone who is "a bit off," or even has a bit of an off day, is now subject to getting his life ruined because of social media, then there are going to be an awful lot of ruined lives. Then there are these smug hipsters who decided it was their duty to 'out' the lady, resulting in her getting death threats:Ex-dog walkers of white woman who called cops on black man in Central Park share why they outed her. To his credit, the "victim" has spoken out against the people making the threats. But he s till chose to share the video rather than just walk away like any sensible person.
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LOL, Steph. Reminds me of many years ago when a rabbi got in a bit of hot water for his sermon when he described a very chaotic situation as "like Father's Day in Harlem."
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Ironic that the Central Park dog lady is being called a 'Karen,' when in fact it was the 'birdwatcher' who was really the Karen by telling her that her dog was supposed to be on a leash. Central Park ‘Karen’ previously sued alleged romantic interest for stealing $65k, a story he calls ‘fabricated’ She seems a bit off, kind of a young Fran Liebowitz, but doesn't deserve having her life ruined.
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I don’t recall any rioting or looting after Damond was murdered by police. I was wondering along similar lines. Here we have a local news story trumpeted nationally because it involved a white cop and a black victim. How often is it the reverse? Or black cop, black victim, or white cop, white victim? We can't know because the media don't bother with those stories. (The Damond case was an exception because it was so extreme, though I don't know how extensive the coverage was.) I'm pretty sure I recall seeing that in general the stats on police shootings were about what you'd expect, in rough proportion to the racial composition of police and criminals. While it doesn't look good for that cop, I don't care for calling this "murder" until there's a trial and conviction.
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“Antibody tests are most certainly helpful, but FDA just said 27 of the ones out there have too a high a false positive rate to pass muster, so that's why I was spouting off.” If you saw my 6:43, the CDC was playing numbers games to make the tests seem less reliable than they really are.
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