Commercials and Candy Bars

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— April 22, 2009 10:10 p.m.

Police Officer Shootings

Cops seem most active and enthusiastic when they're harassing and collecting revenue, not protecting and serving. Sorry, but from what I see, they have their priorities in reverse. Trying to fine the average man en masse to compensate for the state government's lack of ability. Also, I'm deaf to journalist that want to be the cop's buddy after a ride along. Why? Cause every journalist writes the same article after a ride along. Now, if the police did their job with a sense of priority, and not the sense of laziness of your typical civil servant, I might come around. Kelly: You wrote a great rebuttal, and then you drove off of Tantrum Cliff. I can see why you wrote what you wrote, but seeing that you are the editor at CityBeat, I think you have some responsibility to ... not necessarily be civil, but not to go so far. Your response was thorough, so it didn't take away from it. It was just unfortunate. Josh, I can see where the commenter noted that you were flailing. "Well, what if..." I hate those exaggerations in arguements. I'm referring the the screwdriver-around-the-corner bit. You're right about their people skills. A lot of the time, their concerned more about power and control than solutions. In my opinion, people that want to help people do not become cops. They become firemen and nurses. People that want power and control (and I have spoken to a few) become cops. I get that they put their lives on the line. I also know that in those domestic calls, even if it was the man that called the police to safely remedy the situation, the hero-wanna-bes almost always sides with the woman. A friend of mine called the cops. He was the only one with injury caused by her. He still had to leave his own house. Citybeat -- Josh, CityBeat is a welcome breath of fresh air to the Eight Million Word Dry Fact Vomitorium that is the Reader main article. If it wasn't for the Reader's columns, I would not pick it up. (I do prefer Josh's Eight Million Words more than the others. So far, nothing has beaten his article on good sportsmanship. *insertobsessedlinkhere*) Kelly -- it's great that you, being the editor, have instant access to all the background material involving the case. It's great that you shared it with us. I say, like you or not, that has made this string one of the most interesting I have ever seen. But, people should not have to have a Ph.D in a topic to discuss it. As long as they are mature enough to listen to the other side, and take in new information, that is what discourse is about. In closing, if I missed something, read something wrong, didn't research the above thoroughly enough, well... it's a crap load of stuff, and I have to get back to work. I haven't even read the CityBeat article in question. (It's in my inbox, Kelly. I swear!)
— April 20, 2009 11:02 a.m.

At the Movies

I like to strap it to my chin.
— April 5, 2009 8:04 p.m.

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