Did you or any of the other thumb downs actually read what I wrote? I didn’t toss any race into it. The fact is the culture doesn’t represent the flag anymore, the issue is generational. But so many refuse to acknowledge the issue or have the stones to accept the responsibility to learn and live the principles that the flag represents-here is a man who has the stones to sit for his beliefs regardless of how misguided they may be. And I’ll stand for his right to express himself, even if I stand alone.
Let go of the hate and anger and grow up. Awaken to the awful situation we find ourselves and start changing yourself to what your expectations of others are.
[-17] August 28, 2016 at 9:16pm
Man has a point-honestly toss out the political aspect. americas people have been asleep, and the leadership has taken us off course. At least he has the stones to stand up/sit down
This country has given him way more than he has given in return! Has he served his country by putting his life on the line? Absolutely not, he had way too much given to him as a pampered athlete....a free education along with ton of free perks just for being good at tossing a ball. Does he give his money back to the black community? Absolutely not. There is a black president, a black AG, many black mayors and politicians along with black supreme court justices. Billions and billions of dollars have been poured into the black communities to aid in health, education and economic development....no where else on the planet is there this type of aid for blacks. He is a pitiful roll model for young black men. Black on black crime is way worse than anything whites are doing to blacks, and the most corrupt city governments in this country are run by the politicians Kaepernick supports.....the Democrats! If anything he should be mad at himself for being so stupid to support corrupt politicians like he has....and be thankful for what he has....and it is a heck of a lot more than a ton of whites have!
 May 20, 2016 at 7:09am
As for myself, I’m going libertarian. Trump is no conservative, doesn’t hold principles or values that I share. I am getting out of the abusive relationship that is the GOP and someone who believes in the constitution. In the end trump or Hillary you’re getting the same thing.
March 7, 2016 at 12:01pm
Are they vaguely suggesting Trump does too? With all the Hitler Trump comparisons…
This is not new, this has been reported before over the last decade…
[-1] March 5, 2016 at 5:39pm
Mediate’s two streams ABC and NBC are both breaking and not covering Becks speech-Blaze on both iOS and Facebook browsers are just playing the 30 second plug. Poor backend/planning
Maybe he could save trump the trouble and appoint his sister.
 January 27, 2016 at 10:43am
It’s not the same network-Family Guy is Fox, Bill Maher is HBO, South Park is Comedy Central which is a subsidiary of Viacom.
Matt Parker and Trey Stone the creators of South Park are and have been equal opportunity offenders. In an earlier season they had Mohammed in full view as part of the ‘super best friends’ without any notice, then they tried again a few seasons later with ‘cartoon wars’ (making fun of family guy and its low class comedy antics) again featuring Mohammed, only to have Comedy Central censor the character with a black rectangle. Back a few years ago in season 14 they had episode 200 and 201 which featured a plot of ‘gingers’ and ‘celebrities’ all looking to get Mohammed’s power to not be made fun of (a satirical peice on the frailties of censorship and the damage it does to free speech). Not only were characters censored the end ‘what I learned today’ monologue was completely censored through several characters lines with a low tone. The full audio uncensored episode has been leaked online and just talked about ‘there is no secret weapon to not be made fun of’ free speech is important and must be defended even if you disagree with it.
This is one of those times where even the coursest most rancorous speech must be defended.
Common sense should also go with free speech. I wonder what all this is teaching our children and grandchildren and how it is shaping their world.
 January 25, 2016 at 11:31am
Kratz- where’s the blood? And was the law enforcement agencies/detectives so inept that the missed “key evidence” until 4 months after the fact? And why was Sgt. Colburn calling in license plates with make and year details days before the victims car was officially found?
Then of course there is his sexting scandal that went with multiple women, sorry but your ethical record puts your current ethics and credibility behind this case in jeopardy.
January 13, 2016 at 1:18am
Check it out for yourself and decide.
 January 13, 2016 at 1:17am
I live in northern Utah. Years ago when Elisabeth Smart was kidnapped, a large effort was put towards a mechanic who had circumstantial evidence that the powers that be felt he was the guy, he ended up dying in prison, while Elisabeth Smart was still captive with the mental fella in the mountains… The point is to uphold the constitution that is there to protect the individuals from the state or other authority who would silence dissent. Let’s not let that disappear.
The effects of sacrificing one man to please the masses never have had good long lasting results. (http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/widow-man-wrongly-accused-elizabeth-smart-case-dies-article-1.2475685) They often leave scars that last for generations.
 January 13, 2016 at 1:11am
I agree with you that Teresa Halbach is a victim and should be remembered. No one should have to be subjected to that kind of depravity. With that said I believe the efforts should be making sure those responsible are held accountable.
What is difficult for me is the mental capacity of the nephew. What was shown, to me shows a severely challenged kid. He was more concerned with missing class for a project than knowing he was going to be arrested-mentally he’s not there. The fact that the first incarceration was wrong, and the guilty man went on to assault at least 2 more women should be cause enough for any one in the surrounding communities to want to be 100% sure without any reasonable doubt that the right person is held accountable and not just what is easy, or what has good PR.
I hope this hasn’t offended you-it’s just we fight everyday for the rights in the constitution and we quickly remind ourselves not to react with emotion or vengence, but to react with logic, due process, and allow justice to prevail. What has been presented to many leaves room for the possibility of doubt. There’s no need to sacrifice a man to add to this ever growing tragedy. The more I personally look into this case far beyond the Netflix side, the more and more it becomes unclear that he did intact do it. I would hope that if this happened in my community that they would get the right man.
*ran out of space see additional
January 13, 2016 at 12:50am
Yeah, he’s no Dexter (showtimes series about a serial killer who is also a blood spatter technician with Miami homicide, and gets away with it for 8 seasons cause he prepares and cleans up after).
 January 13, 2016 at 12:35am
Thisprayerwarrior- I have to agree with you. Why weren’t the ex and roommate even considered persons of interest? It took 3 days and the father to stop by to get the ball rolling on a missing person? And he happened to guess a password to her phone records, but now can’t remember, and of course some messages were deleted…. Yeah something is up about board with that. (Sarcasm).
 January 13, 2016 at 12:31am
*Now on episode 7. Dassey’s first lawyer had to remove himself because he was a distant relative of the victim (distant cousin), the state appointed one was a pile of a man. The one taking another take with the media, trying not to laugh. The man should be barred from practicing law in anyone’s behalf.
This is compelling.
 January 12, 2016 at 6:32pm
Great point! There are too many unknowns, and more knowns that support Avery.
January 12, 2016 at 6:30pm
The one that was a cousin to the victim?
 January 12, 2016 at 6:15pm
Personally halfway through. The first charge is ridiculous and clearly a frame job. The way they question the nephew is morally wrong. As offensive as it is, there’s no way these two had enough mental capacity to commit this crime.
Anyone who hasn’t seen the documentary or really looked thoroughly at this case should refrain from commenting. Just makes them look incredibly ignorant.
The scary thing is that as far up as investigations into wrongdoing of the police department have gone nothing has been done-what’s going on here is exactly the horror-nightmare police state scenarios the Glenn Beack, Mark Levin and other conservative voices talk about. And then all the sheep just start bleating he’s guilty without any context and reference.
The calumet LEO who testified at the hearing that the very place the key was found by the Minitowic LEO's (under some slippers in Avery's bedroom) had already been searched by him and there was no key under the slippers at that time.
Plus...Dassey...the interview with him is an absolute set up...the kid admits to rape & murder, and then asks if they'll be finished with the questioning by 1:29PM so he can to class and turn in a project.
What did you do to her head? We cut her hair off.
Ok...but what ELSE did you do to her head? We punched her.
Ok...but what ELSE did you do to her head? I don't know.
Ok, I'm just going to come out and say it...who SHOT her in the head? Steve did.
Jinxe. It shows you how ignorant AmeriKan juries are, very scary indeed. Dassey's "confession" was a joke at best and the investigator that worked for Dassey's attorney should have his license revoked. His little performance in court was shocking when he fake cried like Obama and worked against Dassey's interests to get him convicted.
Jinxe – I believe Bobby Dassey and Scott Dasych did it. They both lied about seeing each other and Bobby lied about seeing the woman at 3 walk into his trailer which was impossible because he didn’t get off of the bus until 3:30-3:40. Turns out Scott was a nervous wreck the day that Steven was arrested and Bobby had fresh scratch marks all over his back that he said he got from a “puppy”. Scott also tried to sell a .22 on the same day.
 December 6, 2015 at 8:59pm
after his last 20 minute 3 minute speech, I was afraid he was going to cut into the 9:00 news in the mountain zone.