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Aiken, SC

North Augusta moves forward with police body cameras

ALL police should use body cams during 100% of citizen contacts. Citizens have the right to record all public officials in the course of their official duty too. With rampant police militarization and growing reports of police brutality, it's high-time our employees become accountable to their employers (citizens), and honor their oath and behave accordingly. Despite there being many good and honorable officers out there, in some places the bar has been lowered to allow some 'warm bodies' who are thuggish and seem to enjoy a power trip. Body worn cameras used correctly will put a chilling effect on bad behavior on both sides on an encounter and maybe we'll see some kinder and gentler contacts between police and the People.  (Feb 18, 2015 | post #1)

Weird

YouTubers interview Obama and things get weird

A true programmed bio-robot...a Manchurian Candidate. Maybe s/he IS a Michael...just a Freudian slip o' the tongue.  (Jan 27, 2015 | post #8)

Aiken, SC

Surveillance cameras proposed by Aiken Public Safety

Like playgrounds and similar recreation areas where youths gather; breeding grounds for criminal behavior and violence.  (Jan 27, 2015 | post #3)

Aiken, SC

Surveillance cameras proposed by Aiken Public Safety

Cameras positioned to observe street intersections ONLY could be okay if used for accident investigations or sending aid, but not used to ticket drivers. NO cameras should be directed to other areas. No red light cameras should EVER be proposed for Aiken or Aiken county because they CAUSE accidents and are nothing more than revenue generators for vendors and government...and are of no demonstrable safety benefit.  (Jan 25, 2015 | post #1)

Weird

YouTubers interview Obama and things get weird

The Pied Piper of Hamelin was a popular guy too...and we know what happened to HIS 'followers'. http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Pied_Pi per_of_Hamelin  (Jan 25, 2015 | post #4)

Weird

Woman Switches Seats on Plane, Spends 3 Days in Jail

It is permissible to change your seat if done as soon as the door closes...as long as the new seat is not a higher priced seat. Another thing the airlines don't want you to know.  (Dec 26, 2014 | post #10)

Aiken, SC

City to remove white line separating bike lane

This is REALLY STUPID. Here's a cure that will cost nearly nothing: City council and the police create an edict that says the PD will not ticket parked vehicles in bike lanes. This can be published in the AS, copies can be sent to residents on those streets, and it can be a permanent feature on the city and police website. Parking ordinances are not "Laws" anyway. It takes nothing but the stroke of a pen by the proper authority to cancel one. City citizens (TAXPAYERS) should be showing up with torches and pitchforks for this one.  (Dec 13, 2014 | post #1)

Weird

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

We are in an upside-down world when we permit consenting adults in one state to use a drug/plant recreationally, but people who suffer chronic pain and other serious health conditions who happen to live in other states can not benefit from the same drug/plant. Many medicines come from plants and many are synthesized based on the characteristics of plants. Why should ANY plant be off the table for use as an effective therapy? Many people have to choose between eating and paying the bills...or buying exceedingly expensive pharmaceutical drugs. A weed grows like....weeds! Those who suffer every day should have EVERY option on the table.  (Nov 29, 2014 | post #14)

Weird

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

The story is about an ADULT, not kids. If you're old enough to drink liquor and kill in a war, you're old enough to grow and smoke a plant.  (Nov 27, 2014 | post #9)

Weird

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

Do cops EVER give the average person a break? Or are they ALWAYS looking for a pinch or fine? What possible harm are a couple or couple dozen plants?  (Nov 26, 2014 | post #5)

Guns

Teacher takes plea after gun discharges at school

It's really too bad this cost her her job and court costs. Police officers have accidental (negligent) discharges all the time and I don't remember any of THEM being charged with a crime. The incident, while unfortunate, happened in a teacher' lavatory, not around students. Owing to that special circumstance, I think some leniency should have applied here and perhaps her lawyer didn't do all that could have been done. It's easier to plea bargain than defend.  (Nov 7, 2014 | post #1)

Weird

Slide Show: 6 bizarre chairs for your home

The seatbelt chair should come equipped WITH a seatbelt.  (Oct 31, 2014 | post #4)

Guns

Woman Posts Yard Sign To "Out" Neighbor As Concealed Carr...

Two points: This story puts new meaning to the term "Gun nut". And in most communities, especially if governed by an HOA, signs like this in your front yard are not allowed. This dopy lady is asking for a fine, and richly deserves one.  (Oct 27, 2014 | post #17)

Guns

Strong Preemption Bill Passes Senate in PA

PA Governed had better sign this if he wants to continue to be a favored as freedom-loving. I have some experience with non-res CCW in PA and depended on preemption. Too bad the existing law did not have the teeth to protect unwary toters like I was while visiting PA. A law that has a catch-22 in not a law at all. I'd like very much to see mail order non-res PA LTC reinstated. A lot of money has been lost and is being lost by PA cities and towns and the ironic thing IS many no-res toters don't even step foot IN PA. Just another anti-gun tactic by gun haters.  (Oct 18, 2014 | post #1)

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