Seems to me that a number of things went wrong and resulted in a dead 12 year old. It’s a tragedy.
Problem 1. Twelve year old playing with a realistic replica of a gun. This is not something I would let my twelve year old do in a public place.
Problem 2. Skittish neighbor who was looking long enough to guess that it was likely a toy gun, but apparently not long enough before calling down government force on a preteen he thought might have a toy. Just what was this kid doing to make the neighbor think it could be something other than a toy? I guess I’ll never know.
Problem 3. The neighbor was thinking the kid might have a toy, did the dispatcher not think this was important?
I’m not sure whether the police officer was at fault or not. I don’t know how they are trained or what they are thinking when they are given vague information about, and see a young black man reportedly carrying a weapon. What sort of a community are these police officers serving? What’s going on to put police officers, dispatchers, and neighbors on edge?
OK. Yeah, the twelve year old was.behaving stupidly with the gun, that's what raised attention. But it's really weird that the police would pull up that close to someone they were informed had a gun.
October 9, 2015 at 8:03pm
My gaydar has been wrong before. I’ve met a few rather effeminate family men with wives and children.
Still, why would we even want a scientific gaydar, especially with an apparent 30% fail rate?
October 9, 2015 at 7:58pm
“Twins Study Uses Saliva Test to Predict Sexual Orientation With 70 Percent Accuracy”
Small sample size, dubious results, not a representative sample of the total US(?) population. And scientists and statisticians wonder why conservatives and Christians don’t always takes them seriously. If you are going to publish the results of a study meant to indicate that homosexual people with heterosexual identical twins are biologically different from their heterosexual identical twin, yeah, it’s going to be met with scorn and confusion until the study is done with a large sample size from the general population.
 October 7, 2015 at 6:05pm
“Innocent”? What does that mean to this cop’s wife. If it were me, I would have omitted referring to a philandering husband as “innocent”, whether are not a jury acquired him of raping a woman he openly admitted to having consensual intercourse with her.
October 3, 2015 at 10:57am
Kind of hard to be both openly gay and celebrate.
 October 3, 2015 at 10:51am
If Mr. Obama says he’s a Christian, I’m going to take his word for it because I can’t prove otherwise; but I would be very surprised if he says anything else directly related to this shooting. It’s pretty clear that he doesn’t endorse or sustain conservative politics. He does all he can to promote the liberal values and agenda. Once he has said his piece to please the liberals, he will be silent; especially if anything else he says requires apologizing.
Oh my, you are serious? Take his word for it that he is a Christian. STAND FOR NOTHING AND YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING. I think you are there, already.
his father is muslim, obama wears a mooselim ring, he defends the mooselims...that's enough for me that he is mooselim
[-5] August 27, 2015 at 5:28pm
Beck is after Trump like a “mad dog” (as you say) for the same reason he went after Obama. Because he did his research and right or wrong, came to the conclusion that the man is not who he says he is.
Conservatives trusted and supported Beck when he pointed the problems with the other guys’ horse in the race; but when he points out the problems with the conservatives’ horse, they all lose their minds and tell him to shut up.
August 19, 2015 at 8:52pm
August 7, 2015 at 3:46pm
Am I the only one whose first thought after reading the title was, “Who is Freddie Gray”? Freddie Gray himself has been buried so deep (no pun intended) under the politics, riots, and symbolism of the case, I barely recognized his name.
 July 8, 2015 at 4:31pm
I’m wondering what I would do if I were the friend. I think if I saw the toddler acting intoxicated and unable to stand, I would have called 911 emergency.
I think I would have poured some wine down the drain long before it got to that point.
 July 8, 2015 at 2:59pm
There is nothing a commercial farmer can do with excess milk, than throw it away. It can’t be stored and wait in turn until a milk processor just happens to have room in their tanks. It can’t be given away as raw milk because unlike those farmers who specifically produce raw milk, they are not set up to maintain the same sanitation standards and methods. They can’t just turn it in to sour cream and cheese, which require specific cultivated bacteria and enzymes and the right temperatures, handling, and time specific to each product. Large farmers only have the time and facilities to milk and care for their herd, which can be over 1000 head. There is nothing they can do if processors are not accepting milk, just dump it and keep milking the cows until the processors have room, and then limit the number of milk producing cows in following seasons until demand picks up again.
 July 8, 2015 at 2:41pm
They can not give away unprocessed commercial grade milk because it is unsanitary. They milked the cows and stored the milk with the anticipation that it will be pasteurized and homogenized. This means they did not use as strict sanitation methods that a raw milk producer would use. No one should ever drink raw milk from a large operation. You want raw, get it from a smaller more local producer.
July 6, 2015 at 2:04pm
Detroit is a crazy city. I don’t blame him at all for not stopping until he got to a well lit parking lot.
This was not in Detroit, it was in what seems a safe city, a couple hours from Detroit. No 35 mph doesn’t seem as if they are fleeing but this day in age the officer has no clue what is happening in the vehicle ahead of him. He orders a man to stop and the man did not. The officer does have a right to arrest him, however, the justice system will prevail.
I’m unsure why so many negative marks considering conservatives are supposed to support LOCAL police. I fully understand that after hearing the young mans story that he should have been released, but give the officer the benefit of the doubt. If the justice system sees that is was an unnecessary arrest, then let the justice system reprimand the officer…We do not know what the officer was thinking at the time of the arrest nor do we know the complete story. Also we need to understand that the vehicle did match another that was called in. Everyone is jumping to a conclusion without knowing both sides.
Are we conservatives that asks for all of the information to make a good decision or are we conservatives that jump to conclusions because government officials are involved? We do not have the officers statement of reason nor do we have the release from the department. So I ask, why are we automatically taking sides? I am a man, I live in a decent size city (Indy), which has it’s downsides and even cop impersonators every once in a while…but if an officer pulls me over, I stop. I may then fight it in court.
 July 6, 2015 at 1:58pm
If true, Mr. Wallace is right and the officer is wrong. The charges should be dropped. Some police officers have no sense.
 July 6, 2015 at 1:48pm
Marriage. Why is it no one considers marriage? Why are the only choices abortion, single parenthood, or adoption? All of them are bad. Marriage seems to be the only choice that offers the chance of stability and lasting happiness (mind you, I say chance, not guarantee), but it is the last thing considered, if thought of at all.
If this guy was who she was supposed to marry, she would have married him, and then she could tell him all this stuff tonight when they get home instead of writing a letter and thinking about whether or not to mail it, so, obviously, despite all her whining to the contrary, she did the right thing back then.
 July 4, 2015 at 12:32pm
I’m not surprised. Lesbians and Gays by definition are never seen in public together absent political motivations. Bi-sexuals are looked down on as neither gay, nor straight. Transgenders are not homosexual in the conventional sense (think of Bruce Jenner trying to reconcile his still existent attraction to women and trying to decide whether he will be attracted to men in the future) I thought the “Q” meant “questioning”, not *****, seeing as how the term ***** was originally meant an insult to all of the above. If “Q” is for “*****” now, then they are redundant, and anyone in the party who identifies as “*****” will probably be ignored. This movement was divided against itself before it even started. I wonder sometimes how they got as far as they did, but not much. I have a pretty good idea that most of the money behind the movement can be connected to powerful socialists and anti-Americans.
No, Sister. The word Qu33r is well accepted in the LGBTQQ community. It means someone who is a non-conformist even within the LGBTQQ community. The first Q is questioning and the second Q is Qu33r.
You got it spot on SISTER1 - Henry Hay and Matechine society - part of the effort to destroy America from within: - The whole sordid history of the war against America within America:
Communist manifesto states right out that they want to end family and religion as institutions that stand in their way.
On step closer to taking children from families and educate by the state and weathermen underground bomber Bill Ayers already has written the Common Core education that they get.
 July 2, 2015 at 12:21pm
Thank you Captain Killjoy! This is why you don’t get invited to parties and no one likes you.
June 22, 2015 at 10:09pm
It took an official study to determine that good manners and a relaxed attitude improves racial perceptions? Seriously?!
 June 22, 2015 at 11:46am
Actually, this a strategy which, while it raises the hair on the back of my neck, makes sense. We can not afford an increasingly belligerent Russia getting the upper hand or thinking they can get the upper hand in military maneuvering in Europe. They already have an ally in Cuba, and numerous friendly nations in South and Latin America who are quite PO’d with the US. Do we need Russia getting a foothold in Europe, with their established infrastructure and resources? You can bet Russia will happily supply their allies with weapons and supplies, in fact they already do it on a regular basis. We don’t need them supplying our enemies anymore than they already are doing, and we certainly don’t want them in a position to launch a direct attack on our allies or our soil.