Hard to tell, but might be an Asian or Middle Eastern guy…
 April 22, 2015 at 8:15pm
Call me cynical. Fine… But I’m inclined to suspect that 8-year-old is 35, or coached. In any event, I don’t care whether it’s for left or right, using little kids as props to make political points just ain’t right.
This looks like a legitimate letter to me - a retired teacher. It has lots of erasures, and I'm sure he asked for help in wording and spelling. He had the ideas, but wasn't sure how to put them properly. I've had older students not write this well, even with help. Congratulations to his teachers, and, to his own tenacity to write this well.
 April 20, 2015 at 10:36pm
I thought it was going to be an illegal alien; but then he wouldn’t have been all that surprised.
 April 20, 2015 at 8:39am
Overcrowded my ***. Ask those folks sitting on their butts holding signs if they were ever turned away from a JC because of overcrowding. If you have a decent GPA and entrance score you get in. However, that requires you actually paid attention and studied in high school. I went to college part time at night while working full time, and have had a decent career in IT for 35 years. You can go to university online for chrissake. What we need to stop is punishing others for people who make stupid choices and then think the world owes them a living.
 April 20, 2015 at 12:04am
What I would say to those demanding $15/hr. is that maybe you should have thought of such things when you were a kid in school. Instead of screwing around, maybe you should have busted your *** to learn something of value, a work ethic, to be responsible for yourself. Instead of now sitting in the street holding signs demanding someone be forced to take care of you, maybe you should be sitting in a classroom at a junior college or a trade school.
Many can't get into college. Its over crowded. When they get out many do not have jobs waiting.
You are living in the past and in denial of real world conditions now. Its sad, the arrogant commentaries of probably old people saying such things. I am old too, but I have a heart as to real world conditions. Its not the same today as YOUR DAY. So we must stop the Rush Limbaugh type blather.
“maybe you should have busted your *** to learn something of value, a work ethic, to be responsible for yourself.
- You’re exactly right. I didn’t get the opportunity to go to college and had zero experience in anything after HS except burger flipping. Within four years after HS I was in Home Depot management because of what you said. I joined the USAF and back to Lowe’s management. I even got a part time job when I wanted to buy new gold clubs. Now I own a business because of all the hard work I put in over the years. I laugh when someone tells me that they’re “doomed” because they can’t go to college. People just don’t want to start at the bottom because they’re so lazy. They think they can start at the top making the big $$$. Doesn’t work like that in the real world.
 April 19, 2015 at 3:01pm
$29,999.99… “Free Shipping”. I sure as hell hope so!
 April 18, 2015 at 8:50pm
You might want to look up when the federal marijuana laws were passed in this country and who was in charge at the time.
 April 18, 2015 at 8:46pm
Sounds to me like there may be grounds to invalidate the warrant, depending on what else might be going on…
April 18, 2015 at 11:53am
Maybe Josh Earnest should look in a mirror.
 April 14, 2015 at 10:19pm
“But is he right when he says that it’s OK, from your perspective, to kill a 7-pound baby in uterus? Is that your position?”… That would be a yes.
April 13, 2015 at 10:23pm
Actually there is a way to solve it. See previous post.
April 13, 2015 at 10:20pm
Turns out it’s not a 5th grade (P5) question. It’s actually a Sec 3, Sec 4 Math Olympiad question. Sec 3 and 4 in Singapore seem to be equivalent to 9th and 10th grade in the states. Still makes my head hurt though…
In my book, leaving a loaded gun unattended where a 3-year-old can get hold of it is reckless endangerment or criminal negligence at the very least. Secure your firearms people.
 April 10, 2015 at 10:12pm
Well, we don’t have all the facts at this point, so there may still be exigent circumstances we don’t know about, but the doctrine to use lethal force is an honest and reasonable fear of imminent death or grievous bodily harm to yourself or others; or also in the case of the police, if they are in hot pursuit of a fleeing suspect that also poses an immediate violent threat to the officer or others. Once the suspect was running away unarmed, then as long as there was not an imminent violent threat to anyone else, the use of deadly force was not justifiable.
 April 10, 2015 at 9:51pm
The video link tells you everything you need to know.
 April 10, 2015 at 9:12pm
Yes, but that does not necessarily preclude a search of the vehicle or the person. Under Virginia law, the smell of marijuana is probable cause to conduct a search, though the police may have to be specific as to where they claim to detect the smell. The police are within legitimate powers to detain you while they conduct a search of the vehicle and person in public, as long as they have lawful probable cause. However, the time to challenge the legality of the search and detention is in court, not while they have pulled you over.
 April 9, 2015 at 8:51pm
What an asinine, despicable comment. Please enlighten us all with your clairvoyant insight as to how this mother raised her son, or the values he was taught growing up, or the lack thereof, which turned him into a murderer. The fact is you have no friggin’ clue one way or the other, but by all means, just go ahead and trash the mother. The police officer is a 33 year old man, and long responsible for his own decisions. It would not be the first time someone from a good family ended up in prison.
 April 6, 2015 at 10:38pm
For what it’s worth, no need to take it on your shoulders to apologize for the enmity of others. ***holes come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the ones that should apologize.
 April 6, 2015 at 10:14pm
Haven’t seen a Rohrbaugh or for that matter, many Berettas, SIG Sauers, or CZ’s have you? Also a cocked and locked 1911 is just as safe as any other handgun.
April 6, 2015 at 9:57pm
boriszz33: No ill will here, but safeties don’t get nudged and triggers sure as hell don’t get pulled when your firearm is properly holstered.