Oh, well at least the frat apologized. That should make it all better.
In addition to UF investigating, I’d like to see the frat investigate. If they don’t expel the members involved, then the school should kick the frat off campus forever.
But I suspect we will see neither of these things happen–this story will not have a follow-up.
The President of the Fraternity already announced that they've expelled 3 members that were part of this altercation/incident and they launched their own investigation into the incident(s).
They've also suspended all fraternity activities at both campuses until the investigation is concluded.
To be honest, they are handling it well (so far, at least).
No more apology letters. No more investigations. No more kids getting kicked out of school for things they did after a couple beers. If a guy spits in another guy's face there should be a fight to follow. What an awful thing to and not get punched afterwards. The issue would then be solved and all the drama and discussions concerning apologies, investigations and expoltions bypassed.
I can't help but point out that the news clip only features one veteran making complaints about the college students he shared a hotel with. Is there a possibility that this military veteran had a run in with a couple college kids, the news shows up and the story becomes something it never was? It's possible.
April 23, 2015 at 9:31am
You’re correct; I read the article too quickly and thought the K9 had been called to search the car, not the house.
But in the case that I mentioned (Rodriguez v. United States), the police had probable cause (smelled drugs) and called the dogs and found a bag of meth–I’m not sure how much.
This makes me wonder if the Honda driver–who had meth in the car–will find a lawyer who will say this was not probable cause to get a warrant to search his house.
Or if the lawyer will say that the pound in the car was for personal consumption.
April 23, 2015 at 8:59am
As of yesterday, if this had happened, the meth would still be out on the street. The SCOTUS ruling just came down that in a traffic stop, it violates the driver’s civil rights to have them wait for a K9 unit to come if it would extend the time of a normal traffic stop, about ten minutes.
I don't think that ruling applies when they've already found a pound of meth in your vehicle.
Someone has to stop the Noe-Fascist militarized police. In 2014, # of citizens police killed in:
The government is operating a racketeering driven, unconstitutional, filthy, disgusting war upon We the People that has destroyed the fabric of society all to "save the children". They have the blood of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide on their hands and untold suffering, all for profit.
There is a special place in hell for all involved with the Prison Prohibition Complex.
 April 21, 2015 at 5:27pm
Maybe they won’t use the $50B on nuclear technology. Perhaps they’ll invest it in their largest export, IED’s.
 April 21, 2015 at 11:43am
These pinheads don’t understand the difference between theory and threat.
Climate change is happening, yes. Man-made climate change–not so much. And by not so much, I personally think it is not at all.
But let’s assume that there is some impact made by man, and that if we change Habit X, that will keep the temperature 50 years from now from going up 1/10 of a degree. Awesome. Hooray, humans.
But we have an immediate threat right now–people who cut the heads off of those with whom they disagree; those same people are growing in power and eventually will have actual military capabilities.
A terrorist with a nuclear bomb is going to heat the world up (at least in one region) considerably more than any amount of car-pooling could decrease it, but these sheep have been taught to chant “Climate change, climate change.”
 April 20, 2015 at 12:52pm
Someone help me with the math here. If the minimum wage gets bumped up to $15 an hour, how much more are the burger flippers going to be paying in taxes? Will their new-found wealth mean that they no longer qualify for the earned income credit, for public assistance, and so on? My suspicion is that with the current minimum wage plus government assistance, their take-home is X, and that with an increased minimum wage and no government assistance, their take-home is also X.
It’s a stunt to bolster union membership and to punish businesses–it has nothing to do with benefiting workers.
or to put the burden on to the corporation and not the tax payer
 April 19, 2015 at 11:22am
We should empathize with them as much as possible. So says Hillary, and even with asinine thoughts like that and a 40 year history of repeated lies and concealment, she still might win.
God help us all.
 April 18, 2015 at 4:47pm
To quote the wife of a prominent America-hating politician: All this over a flag?
 April 16, 2015 at 1:00pm
There is a wage gap, if you look solely at age.
That is, many middle aged women have taken some time away from work, school, or both, to have and raise a child or three. This means that they are a few years behind in completing their education or gaining experience in their field, working their way up the promotion chain, etc.
But men and women with equal education, equal work experience, and so on receive, for the most part, equal pay. If they are equally qualified, they are getting equal pay.
Sure, there are exceptions, but those are few and far between. This is a fabricated issue.
It's not really a wage gap. It's people choosing to not work or to work part time. There is no wage gap at all.
 April 11, 2015 at 7:29pm
That’s not racism; that is observation of statistics.
 April 10, 2015 at 3:20pm
Sure, it was “sent to your home in error.”
Not a lot of words can be misspelled into “flagpole.”
And it’s kind of a stretch that a notice that mentioned the flag and flagpole were sent in error to a home that just happened to have a flag and a flagpole. Unless the HOA was sending a message to another member of the community to remove their flag and flagpole.
Someone in the HOA wanted the flag down and made a complaint, and the HOA board thought they could appease that person and just tell someone that they could not fly an American flag. In America.
Just another example of the assault on the flag that is increasing daily and is being resisted less and less.
April 9, 2015 at 1:52pm
Uniphied, not to justify Zimmerman’s actions, but there was no “stay in your vehicle, sir, we are sending a unit” in the 911 conversation. The dispatcher did tell him “We don’t need you to do that” when Zimmerman confirmed that he was following Martin. “Stay in your vehicle” and “return to your vehicle” are myths.
As for what happened? Who knows? Martin wanted to know why he was being followed and wen to ask. Zimmerman could have been startled by the taller teen and in the dark thought that can of iced tea was a weapon and then reacted. Or just as easily, Martin could have seen the gun and felt his life was in danger and reacted.
April 9, 2015 at 1:41pm
He shot him in the back–that is pretty clear.
But because of all of the “hands up don’t shoot” hype that continued even after forensics proved it to be false, there is going to be some exhaustion and apathy.
Michael Brown’s name will be remembered for a long time. Tamir Rice and Walter Scott–both seen on video being kiled by police–will be forgotten in no time.
Actually plenty of people remember and are still concerned about these events. In Tamir Rice's case, the case is being put together and going to a grand jury, but has yet to begin presentation (probably any day now actually). When the grand jury renders a decision in that case, which was so PATENTLY unjustified reactionary murder of a twelve year old, you can bet it will make the rounds on the centralized (i.e. TV and radio) news outlets, that you seem to take as the singular and sole measure of what the public is aware of and focusing on at any given point in time, again--ESPECIALLY if they reach the wrong decision (and yes, a grand jury's purpose, ostensibly--even though in practice if one averages all criminal cases together GJs return indictments 90%+ of the time--is to determine what the "right" answer is, but unless you're a blind fascist who believes authority figures/institutions are infallible and just takes everything that comes out of them at face value as absolute truth, you at least weigh how persuasive the evidence for their conclusions are, and in THIS case, a decision to not even hold a TRIAL, effectively saying not even PROBABLE CAUSE existed to believe ANY crime was committed, would be OBVIOUSLY erroneous to any reasonable, remotely non-white supremacist person). As to Walter Scott, considering he was shot less than a WEEK ago, I'd say your pronouncement is more than a little premature.
 April 8, 2015 at 11:34am
Observation: Of course, there are no publicly released records, but given his age, President Obama would have started Occidental in the fall of 1979. So he was in SoCal for three months.
But the smog was much worse in the early 1970′s, so to make it sound as if he suffered more (and he suffered so that we would not have to), he mentions the entire decade.
captain: You would think Obama would have clarified that discrepancy with his script writers .
 April 5, 2015 at 9:11am
I’m not believing it. His undergraduate records would have listed his full name as well as his race, wouldn’t they? I had dropped out of school in the late 80′s and went back in 1998, and I know that my records from my original college carried this information.
I think this is just popping up now because his sister’s inexplicable 15 minutes are about up.
But I could be wrong.
I’d say that because he’s a public figure, he should make his transcripts public, but we’ve seen that not to be the case.
 April 4, 2015 at 11:40am
He has to sign the deal in order to find out what’s in the deal.
 April 2, 2015 at 1:03pm
I see Kerry’s Nobel Prize coming for this deal. Never mind that the nominations had to be in two months ago, and never mind that this deal is going to cause many deaths and an arms race in the Middle East.
Much like Jimmy Carter has to be relieved that he will no longer be remembered as the weakest President in modern history, Chamberlain* has to be sitting in his grave thinking “Hey, I don’t look so bad now, do I?”
*-Neville, not the nice man who made all those baskets
 April 2, 2015 at 12:56pm
Beer is a good post-workout drink. Sadly, that is beer singular. It hydrates and supplies carbs far faster than sports drinks.
 April 2, 2015 at 12:24pm
It’s sad that we need to offer these reminders.
Your is a possessive. Examples:
“Here’s your book back.”
“Thank you. I banged your mother last night.”
Whereas you’re is a contraction of the words you and are. Examples:
“You’re dumb. My mom’s been dead for years.”
“You’re right. Here’s your shovel back.”
April 2, 2015 at 8:27am
Plagiarism. The letter has been around for two decades. Now that she has advertised that she will take others’ work and present it to a school as her own, she should have a hard time getting in anywhere.