Monk, it was clearly a 4 legged cougar. If you can squirt a 2 legged cougar in the face, that typically makes for a happier ending. They also hunt differently. 2 legged cougars usually won’t give up until they’ve robbed a man of his wallet, dignity and spirit.
Its true, I saw it on National Geographic or the Playboy channel. Can’t remember which.
[-2] September 24, 2015 at 6:02pm
Letting what happen? This guy had a drug problem. He was the one responsible. He didn’t have cancer and was denied chemo. He was a 32 year old adult who used his money to buy drugs rather than pay for his tickets. That is what got him put in jail. He died in jail because he abused drugs for the majority of his life.
Yes, people should be fired for neglecting their duties. But the idea that the parents should receive monetary gain when they neglected their duty as parents to keep their kids away from drugs is insane to me.
If I’m driving 100 MPH and flip my car and die while waiting for an ambulance, should my parents be allowed to gain because that ambulance was negligent in how long it took them to get to me? NO, because at the end of the day, it was my poor decision behind the wheel that killed me. It was not the guards who are responsible for this guys death. This guy is responsible for his death because of his decade long drug addiction.
With respect, you're entirely off the mark. Indeed, far off the mark.
Let me break you comment down. "He was a 32 year old adult who used his money to buy drugs rather than pay for his tickets." I will cede to you on this, and not entirely, either. There is no evidence he was still on illicit drugs. He was on prescribed drugs. Yes, he had a drug problem. That's what all three of his legally perscribed medications were for. I'll agree that folks that compare addictions to diseases are also off the mark, but at least this man was trying to treat his addiction. Is it possible he was in fact still abusing drugs? Perhaps. However, the evidence points to the contrary. If he had been, his withdrawals would've been over with with a week. The only drugs that could cause the type of long withdrawal seen here, are the drugs he was prescribed. All three have *extremely* long half-lives. Longer the half-life, the longer the withdrawals, and the more dangerous- and deadly.
Point is, it looks like he was not spending the money that should've gone to his ticket on illicit drugs. Hell, it may have been going to his treatment- Methadone treatment can be expensive. Even still- what if he had been? Look, the criminal justice system is designed to punish the crime you are accused and convicted of. Not the choices that you made to get there.
Point being, you can't sit there and say he died because of the choices he made. He died because the jail did NOT follow proper....
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....did NOT follow proper benzodiazepine and Methadone withdrawal procedures. Simply withdrawing from ONE "benzo"-class medication can be deadly. Withdrawing from two, on top of Methadone withdrawal, without medical intervention (preferably simply resuming his treatment as soon as the jail MD or otherwise qualified prescriber can meet with him) is a recipe for death. I doubt many people would survive a multi-benzo *and* Methadone withdrawal, without being in peak physical condition. Even then, it would be absolute torture, and probably provide for long-lasting, if not permanent side-effects.
You seem to be an intelligent and reasonable indivdual. So, also consider this; Yes, you may think that this "junkie" got whats coming to him, for how he chose to live his life. However, that is not your place, nor the jail's. I'm certain you are familiar with the Eigth Amendment, and absolutley certain you're familiar with how our CJ system works. This man was NOT sentenced for the choices he made that led to an inability to pay for his parking ticked. He was NOT sentenced to DEATH. He was sentenced to 30 days, and during that time, as he would not be a free man, it was the jail's responsibility to provide a basic level of care for him. Even letting his Methadone treatment lapse would be questionable, as it would be setting him up to go and score the day he left, leading to another arrest, and more of a burden on the CJ system. However, of all things, he could've
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...he could’ve been cut off from his Methadone. Like I said, not the best option, but if the jail did not want to deal with that hassle- which I'll admit, especially in a corrections environment, it would be- then I can understand that. He would've been uncomfortable. Perhaps extremely. However, he would've lived through it. What one CANNOT be cut cold-turkey off of, are benzodiazepines. Like literally every ailment humans may suffer, "benzo" withdrawal is not *guaranteed* to cause death, but the risk of it is to high to not be treated. *Every* medical professional knows this. Opiate/opiod withdrawal, you'll be uncomfortable, so some jails choose not to treat it, even if the individual is prescribed Suboxone or Methadone. However, because of the lethality, EVERY general/emergency medical unit treats benzo withdrawal. If the patient is using them illegally, they will be tapered. If using legally, they will either be tapered down, or simply allowed to continue their prescribed course of treatment. Period. You may not like it, hell, I don't care for it all that much. I don't want the "scum" of our society to be comforted in prison.
However, we're not talking about comfort. We're speaking of basic human and legal rights. Would you tell a lung cancer patient who smoked his whole life, "Well, you know what got you here! Tough luck!" ?
He had EVERY right to survive. From his Methadone treatment, it was obvious he was attempting to turn his life around.
If he was trying at least that, we'll never know what his plans post-30 days were. Perhaps he was thinking of getting his time done and over with, as he couldn't afford the ticket. Then, along with the Methadone treatment, he'd stay clean, turn his life around, and make something of himself.
What if years from now, he would've saved a little girl from drowning? Performed the Heimlich Maneuver on someone? CPR on another? Now, because the Macomb County Jail failed to due its basic and inherent duty, we'll never know. Mr. Stojcevski. They had ZERO right to make the judgement that he did not "deserve" treatment, simply because he exhibited the "same old" withdrawal symptoms of every other junkie. They should've done their jobs, dug a bit deeper, and said, jeez, benzo withdrawal, he'll die from that! Instead, laziness and complacincey ruled the day.
Yes, he lacked personal responsibility but why only question his lack of responsibility? His choices? Ask yourself, where was THEIR personal responsibility?! He was THEIR charge.
If you've read this far, I thank you for doing so. I meant no disrespect in confronting you. I served our nation in combat in Afghanistan, and was lucky- I only returned with physical scars.
Friends that returned with mental scars, they were unlucky. Some have turned to drugs. I would hope, especially given their service, they would be given a 2nd chance, and not simply be instantly judged and tossed aside as junkies.
[-2] September 24, 2015 at 5:51pm
I hope that no financial award is given to the family. The reality is, this guy didn’t just up and die in a jail cell. This guy’s clock was on countdown from the moment he first took that first drug. While I feel for the family, they deserve no monetary award. While people at the jail should lose their jobs for the way the neglected the needs of their inmates, the parents have lost a son because they neglected the needs of their child. A child that “developed a drug addiction at an early age.” There is not a school teacher, sheriff, pastor, or politician that is ultimately responsible for teaching their kids the importance of staying off drugs. That job is the duty of the parents who brought that child into this world. While the loss of their son is a very hard thing to deal with, the reality is, they lost their son years ago to drug addiction.
This could turn out to be a really good story. When the Pope leaves, he could take Obama with him.
 September 19, 2015 at 2:23am
Deep in this story is a shot at Limbaugh. “Limbaugh, who has helped elevate Trump’s campaign to frontrunner status with positive commentary about the real estate tycoon, continued to elaborate on his theory.” I think what the blaze is attempting to say here is that Limbaugh is basically in full support of Trump and is in a secretive way endorsing his campaign. Limbaugh talks fondly of Trump because they know each other. He is friends with the guy, this doesn’t mean that Rush is in full on support of Trump. Nor does this story mean that Rush dislikes Carly. Simply put, Rush is pointing out that the main stream media is beginning their efforts to influence the Republican primaries. Simple. But the blaze will take its little shots.
 September 15, 2015 at 11:26pm
CJimmy. I have a quick question.
Most of the people that were killed by Bulger had met Whitey. And most of the people that were believed to have been killed by Bulger were in the same line of work he was in. Do you consider them victims, or just as evil but slower than Bulger?
Not really sure what that has to do with my comment, but to answer your question; I consider them both. Victums and probably evil if they were in the same line of work. Does that answer it for you?
 September 15, 2015 at 11:17pm
Not everyone that Whitey Bulger Killed was a victim. Victims are innocent people. A rival gang member that was killed by Bulger wasn’t an innocent victim, they were just slower than Whitey.
That isn’t to say that people like Whitey aren’t guilty of murder. I would just prefer to use the word victim for people who are actually victims. When one bad guy kills another bad guy, there is just a bad guy that is a murderer, and a bad guy that is dead. There is no victim.
It is amazing what happens with your life expectancy when you don’t associate with criminals.
 September 12, 2015 at 12:54am
Praise the Lord that you made the first comment. And it was the best one that could have been made. God Bless you. Our sinful nature would love for us to celebrate, but the Lord says that we shall love our enemies and pray for them. God Bless you Lanceintx.
The only thing about this video that makes it watchable is the fact this idiot, crashed his jeep. This begs the question, had the accident not happened, what exactly would have been so interesting that it would have required documentation.
Can you imagine being this morons neighbor that he invites over to look at pictures of his recent hunt. “Hey guys, This is me at the lake, This is me driving my car. This is me me me me.” The next time I see one of these self absorbed adult male morons pull out a selfie stick, I want to take it and snap it in half, and polity scream at them that if what your doing isn’t so spectacular that it requires someone else to film it, then it isn’t worth taking a picture of. Besides you can get distracted and wreck your car you joke.
September 9, 2015 at 11:26pm
I get it. The propaganda was has begun. Up next, Check out this video of a police officer violating the rights of an old woman. Follow that up with a video of a suspect attacking an officer unprovoked. Once you’ve caught your breath, watch a video of an officer in Iowa violating the rights of a gun owner. Afterwords, let us tell you the story about an officer who stopped to carry the groceries of a disabled person.
So now we have this video. The author of this story would have you believe that the charger was attempting to run over the deputies and if it wasn’t for a split second decision to jump out of the way, then these officers would have been pancakes. I watched the first moments of the video a few times and noticed that the officers were never actually in the lane the speeding vehicle was driving in. I also noticed that the officers only required two side steps to get out of the road and on to the shoulder.
I respect an honest cop. It is a difficult and scary job that in many places pays very little. I can’t stand dishonest cops who hide themselves behind a badge and use that shield to violate the rights of many American citizens. I take police just like I do every one else. I take them as individuals. This video won’t make me forget that there are bad cops out there. Videos about bad cops won’t make me forget that there are good cops out there, but can we please stop with the propaganda wars already.
Finally, Don’t stand in the road, and good arrest on that tool.
 September 2, 2015 at 5:25pm
Well, you can’t completely blame the youth for the way they acted. Did you happen to see their parents and they way the talked. Yesterdays bad youth raised today’s bad youth. It’s a cycle that goes back to the begging of time.
The problem with older people today and they way they claim young people are is the perception of things. People used to be far more isolated. If you lived in a good area with good parents raising good kids, then they were far more likely to only see the good around them. Older folks didn’t have the internet to sit around and watch videos from kids who live in less quality areas.
Today’s youth have more access to information than older people did. Today’s youth commonly have negative influences bused into their schools. Neighborhoods are no longer isolated and protected like they used to be.
Their were bad kids who didn’t respect elders in the 50′s, 40′s, 30′s, so on and so on. But because we are in internet society that isn’t as isolated to our neighborhoods anymore, we seem to think it is so much worse than it ever has been.
I used to live in Fort Myers Florida. This is an area hard hit by drugs and joblessness especially after 09. If i used my experience their as a case study of the US, i would say the same things you are. But I moved to South Carolina. People here, including the kids are very nice. Yes sir no sir, great people, white and black. I think its just a matter of perspective.
PS. I’m not saying being broke is an excuse….
September 2, 2015 at 5:17pm
What’s wrong with America? Watch this video and find out. Nobody here is innocent.
Allow me to give you the whole story as it most likely happened.
The mothers son probably has a mouth on him much like his mother. He learned it from her. Every other word out of his mouth was the F bomb. Of course, when you have a bull dog mouth and a puppy dog behind, sometimes you’ll say things to the wrong people. Enter the three juvenile delinquents. Considering they were raised much in the same way the other boy was, they also have no respect for elders, other kids, and life in general. So you take all these uneducated kids and you put them all in a place together and what do you get? Exactly what happened.
Enter the mother of the year. Now the lady claims she was protecting her son. Protecting him from what? Did she happen upon a scene where he was getting beat within an inch of his life? Nope, it looks like he got into before hand, then he went home and told his mommy. As their was no immediate danger to the boy, she still went down to the park with a gun to scare the boys from being jerks again. She will call it protecting as though there is immediate danger to her son who wasn’t even there at the time. I would call it revenge.
The moral of the story is simple. Worship Jesus. Get jobs to keep yourself occupied and have an income. Read a non fiction book to gain knowledge. Wear shirts with sleeves more often, especially if your going to be on TV. Expand your vocab. All will good
 September 2, 2015 at 4:50pm
Many of us had the same initial reaction. We were excited that her own words came back to bite her. And while I hope justice is served from her previous assault charge, I think its important that we also remember that through Christ all things are possible. That includes saving a lost child like her. So I’ll refrain from the obvious jokes and Ill pray that she see’s the error of her ways and allows Jesus to turn her life around.
Jesus has been dead for 2,000 years. He didn't get the job done when he was alive and he isn't coming back to get a second chance at being the Messiah.
 September 1, 2015 at 1:35pm
Just hungry. LMFAO. People like this give an awful name to those who are actually struggling. There are plenty of people who are in true need, but people like this take away from them.
I reference the story of the elderly cancer stricken veteran who called 9-11 because he was hungry and had no food. This guy was in his 80′s and battling cancer and had no money for food. Officers received the call and brought over bags of grocerys. That man deserves whatever help people can give him.
Then we have this beauty school drop out, holding her sign that says “Just hungry.” Hey sweetheart, you’d probably have a better chance if you took a shower and changed that sign to “Just lazy.” Admitting is half the battle.
 September 1, 2015 at 1:19pm
I was constructing my comment in my head as I’m reading the story only to find out that you pretty much wrote it for me. However, you added some things I wouldn’t have. Things like suing anyone. That is a moronic mother who didn’t teach her child any values. Like, listening to music that promotes hate, violence, and drug use. (Wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised if mom and daughter have the same weed dealer, Or probation officer.) You have a moronic daughter that has very low standards when it comes to entertainment and men. Then we have the poster child for #blacklivesmatter up there on stage performing his smash hit, Kickem N da chest YO!.
Rather than sue anyone for your stupid daughters moronic choices, use this as a teachable moment by explaining to her that she won’t receive any size 12 shoe imprints on her chest if she uses just a little bit of that brain when making choices. If they do that, they will come out way better people. If she sues, she’s only have taught her loser daughter that the best way to get ahead in life is to look for a wet spot on the grocery store floor and take a dive. MO MONEY MO PROBLEMZ.
August 31, 2015 at 10:28pm
Dear Blaze. Please let me enjoy the video without having to see screenshots from the video before hand.
If Beck can't make money of it, he won't premier it.
 August 28, 2015 at 6:17pm
I don’t actually believe in evolution, but i thought the way i said it was funnier.
 August 28, 2015 at 3:16pm
The future of technology, the power of the future, the ideal way democrats see all our homes being powered. Didn’t see like it was able to power much with the noticeable lack of wind turning those blades.
“It was unclear how he got up there.” The open hatch was probably a big clue as to how he got up there.
I already mentioned above about the the IQ LEVEL of Reporters....
However they still might be "clueless"...
 August 28, 2015 at 3:03pm
Pay attention people, this is evolution. This is exactly how the democrat species came into existence. They sit around waiting for someone else to feed them, and when something is thrown their way they attack each other like a midnight walmart special on Christmas eve.
It's not evolution, but it is nature in a broken, sinful world.
And the libers a watchin' can only cry and scream and sob when they see what the world is really like.
I would not pass up the opportunity to make a political life lesson out of this. I would explain it to the children on the filed trip in this fashion:
Now kids, this represents socialism. Here we see the people (gators) enclosed in their own little world. They depend on big government (trainer) to feed them. When one of the little socialists (gators) does not work hard to provide for himself, he gets upset that everyone else is eating, enjoying life and doing well. Because he is upset and thinks it is not fair that they get all of this nice things and have all of these nice opportunities, he then takes from the people (gators) in his community to satisfy himself even if it hurts them. But its ok to him because he is now happy and no one else matters.