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Comment Re:Good luck (Score 1) 357

We have the fact that they dropped the trespassing charges, a good indication they knew they wouldn't stick.

We have the fact that the judge rejected the riot charge for lack of evidence.

I'm not sure what other facts you need to to determine that the prosecutor is just clutching at straws in order to harass a citizen.

Comment Re:Somebody involved please... (Score 1) 357

Strange that they would drop that charge then - since that would usually mean they don't think they can prove she committed said crime.

Given she must have already been found guilty by a court of law right? Or does a presumption of innocence only apply to people who agree with you?

Comment Re:Stop treating this like it were binary (Score 1) 332

You do have a few bad eggs, as with any profession. The untrained, the illsuited or the downright malicious. However, I'd suggest that these folks account for a small percentage of officers.

What data do you base that suggestion on?

Remembering that the very job of the police is to enforce laws and thus by definition every police officer who has turned a blind eye to another police officer breaking the law (say speeding or driving over the legal alcohol limit or using excessive force) is illsuited.

Comment Re:So they only prosecute a safe, "no-harm" target (Score 2, Insightful) 111

So you've excluded "crimes of being here illegally and any others related to that". You've apparently excluded hit-and-run crimes as well. Anything else you're excluding to make the statistics fit your narrative?

Yes statistics indicate that first generation immigrants have lower crime rates than second generation and natives - that is however all immigrants not just illegal immigrants and since part of the legal immigration process is to select those more likely to follow the law that shouldn't be a surprise.

So what are your statistics on illegal immigrants as opposed to all immigrants or all people of foreign decent, etc?

Comment Re:So long, Netflix, it was good while it lasted (Score 4, Insightful) 187

They can't. The got in early enough that the rights holders of the streaming content licensed it reasonably cheap. That has all changed now that those holders have realized there's money in streaming and want a bigger slice of it.

They're trying to transition to something that will work in that world. They don't really have a choice.

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