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Comment: Re:Why such paranoia ? (Score 1) 261

If video is recoverable then the bricking process is defective.

IANAL, but it would seem to me that all you would need is one instance of them wiping video evidence to make it's way through the courts, for that practice to be banned. ..."Yes, your honor, several of us took video of these officers beating down that poor defenseless grandmother. Then one of them got on the radio, and we noticed that all of our phones went dead."

Comment: Re:This is a civil case (Score 1) 227

by dcw3 (#47713173) Attached to: $125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

That's simply the difference between a criminal case, and a civil suit. The burden of proof in a criminal case is "beyond a reasonable doubt". In a civil case, it's much lower, only requiring a "preponderance of the evidence". I'm sure this is what you were referring to, but people are frequently unaware that there's a big difference.

Comment: Re:Grades vs IQ (Score 2) 391

by dcw3 (#47656947) Attached to: Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

I don't think the Onion originated that. Though they may have co opted and slightly modified this from back in the mid 80s. But then, there may be predecessors to that as well.

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