Greensboro’s rate of both violent crime and property crime are significantly higher than the rest of North Carolina (although I admit, statistics can be deceiving–for instance, it’s common that a city has a higher crime rate than a rural area).
That said, though, are the criminals turning in their guns and signing paperwork? No. But a thousand people who just lined up and turned in their guns into the police station would have been best advised to take an indirect route home, because even if they did not turn in all of their guns, they just signaled to the criminals that they might have done so.
I could be wrong, but I think there are going to be more victims in Greensboro as a result of this, not less.
Olive Garden is owned by Darden Restaurants–they also own Longhorn, Bahama Breeze, the Yard House, and a few others.
While it’s nice that the president apologized to the officer, when is a company going to step up and make a public statement in support of law enforcement. In some of these cases, it’s certainly possible that the employee made a mistake. A public statement would prevent that sort of mistake from happening again.
But until such a statement is made, it’s clear that Darden does not want my business.
Besides, I think the restaurant across the street that welcomes uniformed police officers is a far safer place to eat.
 October 11, 2015 at 8:43pm
Statement from President Obama calling for restraint in violent behavior and his support for LEO’s coming in 3…2…1… Hmm. Silence.
 October 10, 2015 at 1:06pm
And as sad as the thing in Texas is, it happened off campus. But it will be called a school shooting and likened to Columbine and Sandy Hook and used to back the claim that there is about one such shooting a week. While there still are too many cases where an active shooting situation occurs at a school or college, it is not a weekly thing.
 September 16, 2015 at 1:20pm
And a TEA party member, upset about the health care law
 September 4, 2015 at 7:24pm
I’d be interested in seeing your source for that.
 September 4, 2015 at 4:24pm
Dashcams are going to be awesome, and they are going to make the liberals cry. Yes, there are occasions of police misconduct and brutality, and hopefully the dashcams will help weed those few bad officers out.
But because of the dashcams, the number of reports of such behavior are going to plummet, because many will be proven to be like this one–where the “victim” changes some of the details–or the even more contrived ones, where the “victim” simply makes things up entirely.
Whatever will the liberals do when their complaints of rampant police brutality prove to be untrue?
 August 30, 2015 at 11:58am
That is what will eventually happen. And by eventually, I mean relatively soon.
The police signed up for a dangerous job, no doubt, but they did not sign up to be targets for execution.
So there will be a “blue flu” sort of thing, and certain LEO’s will simply refuse to go into certain neighborhoods. Crime and violence will spike, and the police will be blamed.
 August 28, 2015 at 12:04pm
I have liberal friends who think that this decision is a great win for the workers.
Just like the events of the last six years, the facts will not sway their opinion.
I know he was a dem by the state of the country when he left office what I can not understand is the fact that they have not disavowed him because he is a strong Christian!
A definate oxymoron for them!
Sorry, but vicious antisemites can't be 'great' or 'classy'.
It's all a pretense to cover up for his true evil nature.
 August 21, 2015 at 5:55pm
Make a deal with this guy: he identifies his three friends and participates in their prosecution, and he gets no jail time.
Of course, after the trial, it needs to be publicized in his neighborhood that he did this.
Yep. There are occasions when innocents (black and otherwise) are injured or killed by the police, but those cases are few and far between. The media is going to be quite disappointed when they can no longer run with a false narrative of rampant police brutality.
 August 16, 2015 at 3:04pm
I’m fine with giving kids a “certificate of appreciation” or something, thanking them for being part of whatever league in which they were involved.
But trophies and medals are supposed to go to the ones who excelled. Otherwise, kids will grow up thinking that the reward for mediocre performance is the same as for excellent performance, and many will simply not try as hard at sports, school, or work.
That is a very bad direction for society to move.
I disagree with giving kids a "certificate of appreciation". Give it up. Kids naturally enjoy being part of something. We don't need to tell them "good job" for everything, or after awhile they'll wonder why they weren't thanked or rewarded. Let's allow kids characters to build on their own...not try to build for them.
You're more than a little late to the party, this is the norm now.(Attached to this post is an award for participation though!) Two generations have grown up with these values, instilled by parents that couldn't stand seeing little Johnnie or Jane become acquainted with their mediocrity (or the social stigma they envisioned for themselves as parents of mediocre children. After all this is really about those parents isn't it.) Similarly, these same parents have refused to allow their children to be held to account for their bad behavior. And the result...Columbine, Aurora, Colo., Blacksburg, Va., Red Lake, Minn. etc... with no end in sight.