This is one reason the Republicans find themselves on the
losing side these days. Some of them, like Rand Paul, have a
penchant for going off into lala land over some bizarre, hypothetical.
Numb nuts is actually filibustering in the Senate over this....
With many real problems, we need this?
I think Eric Holder is a complete jerk. But on this point he's
right. It's not hard to conceive of an extremely remote scenario
where you could justify using an armed drone against a US
citizen, on US soil. It's extremely unlikely. But under
extraordinary circumstances you would think even Rand Paul
would understand that it might be justified and necessary.
Hey, I agree. In fact, using a drone isn't different from using a sniper
to kill an ex-police officer from LA. You know (I think) whom I refer
to. Seems like someone went off his rocker, although he may have had
reason for his anger. But it just doesn't justify his deeds.
Actually, I don't know who and what exactly you're referring to.
He didn't kill an ex-police officer, nor was he a sniper. And if
it's Dorner, I don't see how that compares at all. There was
nothing legal about what he did, in any way, shape or form, under
any law or rules of engagement.
Seems like someone went off his rocker, although he may have had
Yes that was who I was referring to, but more specifically to the way HE
was killed (whether or not he killed himself, he was being hunted without
too much chance for "mercy".
I am sure that removing him from this earth was a good thing, although it
didn't really follow all principles of due process. The same procedures
could have been followed with a drone hunting him. And they will be used
like that. Whether that will be a good thing is open to debate.
Whatever, I don't think that nuts like Dorner have all that many rights.
The thing is - why exactly was he fired from his job?
He was fired for filing a false complaint against his
female superior officer. A complaint that wasn't made at
the time of the alleged incident, but a couple of weeks later.
She apparently had reprimanded him for some other behavior.
That was the justification given, but I'll bet there was plenty more.
I don't think someone like Dorner just flips out one day. You
can see from his ranting, if you've read them, that he's
harboring all kinds of resentment going back to when he
was a kid. That kind of person isn't what you'd want on the
police force and I'll bet there was plenty of other odd behavior
that made them want to fire him. His being nuts got him fired.
Firing didn't make him nuts.
I don't know if he was getting any mental healthcare or not.
But if he doesn't want it, last time I checked the LAPD can't force
to get it, unless they can prove he's a danger to himself or
others. No one suggested any previous behavior rose to that
level, so I don't see how you can blame the LAPD. They did what
every other employer would do, they terminated an employee
that they didn't want around.
and b) was without firearms.
Last time I checked, the police can't make sure anyone is
without firearms, unless they have proof that he is a danger
to himself or others, has been convicted of a felony, etc.
Again, there was no such indication in this case.
Got a link that shows the NRA showing any real compassion for the
victims without trying to make gun owners as the victims? Got a link
that shows the NRA offering anything more constructive than "enforce
existing gun laws better"?
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