The justice system didn't fail. The rioters and looters are the asshats. Your civil liberties don't include the "right" to assault police officers to avoid arrest for robbery.
It's ok to be a murdering thug if you wear a badge, right?
There was no murder involved in this case. The police officer shot the real thug in self-defense.
It is disgusting that you have this wrong given the presentation of information at the announcement, perhaps even "pathetic."
Looks to me like the grand jury can only get information that the prosecutor wants them to get.
And if the prosecutor wants them to get everything that's what they get.
It's a pity you don't seem to be able to distinguish fact from fiction, form from substance, or even identify the important facts. But such is often the case on Slashdot where memes substitute for thinking, troublesome facts are ignored, and wishful thinking treated as facts. Not being able to distinguish between the USSR and the US? Pitiful.
What makes you think scientists are "always wrong"?
You may recall that Eisenhower warned about the so-called "Military Industrial Complex." At the end of WW 2 the GDP devoted to defense spending was just under 40%. It has been falling since then with just a few interruptions. Today defense spending hovers around 4-5% of GDP after climbing a bit after 9/11. If the "MIC" is a "state within a state" it isn't a very successful one given its long slide in the resources it controls which is now only about 10% of what it controlled when Eisenhower was a General of the Army.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.
Man, that raises goose pimples.
As to voting
* US remains a democratic republic with a more or less capitalist economy, civil rights are good, foreign powers aren't allowed to invade, Europe is a friend, racism is bad, something resembling law and order will be maintained, etc..
Excellent question. I see you're coming along nicely.
The subject of the article is centered on investigation and actions by local police, not the federal government. Based on your post that must mean that the US is a republic again. That's a good thing since the US just held an election for the next Congress. If the US wasn't a republic anymore then the candidates that just won would have nowhere to go in January next. Thank goodness they still do. And when they get there they will be about the People's business again. It looks like it was a good thing I was here to explain that to you since you got it wrong.
"Denial" may be "comforting," but too many engage in fantasy when considering these matters.
Which are these so called "free countries acting like police states" that you claim is a reality? How is it acted out?
My guess is that they are trying to generate more web traffic using that one weird trick.
It's not an urban legend. France has a special appreciation for the comedic genius of Msr Jerry Lewis.
PARIS (AP) — France formalized its fascination with Jerry Lewis Thursday with a uniquely Gallic gift for his 80th birthday: a medal and induction into the Legion of Honor.
The Legion of Honour, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer), and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).
It doesn't matter if you have 100 years of data if the study is wrong.
Here is Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden explainging how she helped write one of the biggest pieces of legislation in US history, Obamacare. It seized control over 1/6th of the economy and had many far reaching effects, not all of which have been seen yet.
I don't recall that the Center for American Progress is noted as a being an advocate for "the rich." So it looks like interest groups do have some pull after all.
It has been fucking PROVEN that the popular vote and popular issue created interest groups have practically no power to influence US policy, and yet you cling to the "VOTE!, IT'S THE WAY!" statement.
Really? I hear that the NRA, unions, ACLU, AARP, NAACP, and plenty of other organizations have influence. You'll telling me they don't? .
And how do you propose to have this "accountability" if the actions are kept secret? You seem to be contradicting yourself.
WW I, WW II, the Viet Nam war, and others all had massive amounts of secrecy associated with them. Were elections suspended? No.