BTW, the credit goes to you and your son's mother for having inculcated such values in your son, and I'm sure you both must be proud parents.
I was taught the same things jpd. The central issue in all of this as I recounted was not to condone the wrong this teenager did. It was to stress that the officer also used excessive and disproportionate force. That was wrong too. Could he not have called for medical help after pumping 6 bullets into an unarmed offender ? In fact the reports indicate that he did not report the incident for some time.
jpd, the Geneva Convention dictates that wounded prisoners of war must be provided humane and medical treatment under the care of captors. In our own country's laws, a death row inmate who is under treatment for wounds or disease must first be brought back to health before execution. Our police force must also be governed by similar guidelines.
Looking at the large picture, this officer can say anything in court in his own defense (or did anyone expect he would incriminate himself) in the absence of the dead boy's defense. Witnesses' accounts go only so far. Let's not forget, our police is meant to defend citizens against such offenses. Question is how do people defend themselves against excessive behavior of the police ?
Well I can't persuade my friends and family to buy FNMA because they already are owners. But what I can do is to convince them not to sell any. Have a good Thanksgiving yourself !
Now imagine if that boy was your son and Brown was the officer who killed him. You know what this is about and so do I. So stop playing games.
Sure, he also said (paraphrased) "we did not erect the statue of Liberty by showing her back to newcomers" or something similar. To him I ask, Mr President of United States, why is Liberty's back turned to its own people ? Has she stopped watching her own ? Did you use that as an excuse to screw Americans who live their daily lives by the rule of law ? To higher minds, her significance is omnipresent in all directions.
That's what this administration has done from the very beginning PH. It simply shows their arrogance in the thinking they are above law and can get away with murder.
I frankly hope much more of such evidence comes to light so the judge rules in favor of the plaintiffs. This case will have a strong bearing on the Ackman case also. Just think of the audacity of the government and treasury to hoodwink the entire nation to first do the wrong and then try to forcibly cover up. I wish there is a judge out there who still believes he/she has to uphold the law and pass a verdict with punitive damages to the scoundrels. I am a shareholder in AIG also and look forward to the day of jubilation. GLTA
Some excerpts from Bloomberg Article ........
Starr Gets Boost From U.S. Documents in AIG Bailout Case
By Andrew Zajac Nov 25, 2014 12:24 AM GMT+0100
“Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s argument that the U.S. sought to evade a shareholder vote on its 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc. (AIG) may get a boost from a Fed legal adviser’s own words.”
““We succeeded in finding a structure that allows the trust to gain control of the company without shareholder votes,” John Brandow, an outside lawyer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, wrote in a document that an attorney for Greenberg’s Starr International Co. presented on the last day of witness testimony in the Washington trial over the terms of the rescue.”
The case is Starr International Co. v. U.S., 11-cv-00779, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Washington).
HC will not be President. I don't see anything presidential material in E Warren either. Obama and his democrats have made sure the electorate will not again for a long time trust the Democrats nor any minority. Sadly, I don't see any Republican worthy of a president's job either. Hopefully someone else will show up on the radar soon enough.
katifia, it's not whether the Reps or Dems are bad for FNMA. I think the real point is that the government/treasury are bad for FnF. It's not either's business to be in our business. All these guys are flip floppers and tap dancers.
No you don't know elliselectric. Chase is the last name (proudly Anglo Saxon) and Bull represents my zodiacal symbol of Taurus. I'm not a politician so give a rat'sass about political correctness. Don't have any pretensions about race or religion. Do not follow either edict. And that's more than you need to know.