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Posted on April 23 at 1:27 p.m.
Botany, yeah, I know, nobody is perfect. But I was referring to his general blanket statements in the last 2 long paragraphs.
Also, when someone screws up in my profession, no one is murdered or beaten :)
On Deputy Shoots Dog During Montecito Arrest
Posted on April 23 at 1:10 p.m.
Voiceof SB - you're right, absolutely right. How dare we question the tactics of our brave men and women in uniform? They have a hard job and we need to understand that they do things we may not like to protect us and keep us free and safe. Things like:
- Fatally shooting an unarmed man 8 times in the back.- Severing a man's spinal cord during an arrest (which ultimately killed him).- Kicking and punching a man laying face down on the ground until the horse finally said, "F*#& this" and kicked one of the cops.
Yes, all of us non-credentialed commentators have no right whatsoever to opine about these types of actions by the brave law enforcement officers. Shame on us.
Posted on April 23 at 9:40 a.m.
Parenting has little to do with it. Some kids will just be kids and want to be "cool" and do things like smoke and try drugs and alcohol. You can have "prefect" parents and no intention of rebelling, yet still experiment with mind-altering substances. It's human nature to be curious.
On Vaping on the Rise
Posted on April 23 at 9:04 a.m.
I've never been asked for money by one of these e-beggers. I kind of feel left out :(
On Go Fund Yourself
Posted on April 22 at 8:36 a.m.
Tourist - how are those "facts?"
z28 - Again, I'm not blaming anyone. Just asking a simple question. Just because someone questions the actions by an alleged rape victim (i use the term "alleged" because there has been no legal determination of guilt), doesn't mean they are blaming them of anything.
If this was my sister / wife / mother etc, I'd sure as hell be on her case to file a police report and get that scumbag off the streets! Wouldn't you? Wouldn't ANY of you?
On UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties
Posted on April 21 at 3:21 p.m.
"hoary old chestnut" ...classic!
Posted on April 21 at 2:36 p.m.
OK Jarvis, so why didn't she report it to them?
Chilldrin - yes, it IS probably mostly males here. The only females commenting here simply say "stop blaming the victim."
Well, I'm not blaming anyone, just asking a simple question. Can you answer it?
Posted on April 21 at 1:39 p.m.
oops, missed that part about the dorm room. Either way, since when do we try criminal cases in a University? Rape is a serious and violent crime and, as such, should be prosecuted in a court of law. This isn't an accusation of plagiarism or cheating on exams, so I still have trouble understanding why a university is taking on the role of the criminal justice system.
Sure, call me an ignorant man, but this whole thing just doesn't seem right.
Posted on April 21 at 1:21 p.m.
z28 - If the reason she didn't file a police report a year ago when this happened was because she wasn't "comfortable" going to the police, then why on earth would she feel comfortable about, not just going to her school administrators, but publicly protesting the outcome as she is here?
My main issue with this whole thing is the fact that she never once reported it to the police, yet she makes a public spectacle out of it now. Furthermore, I think the UC system needs to focus on education, not criminal prosecution of crimes over which it has ZERO jurisdiction.
Posted on April 21 at 8:47 a.m.
She had witnesses (who apparently did nothing to stop the "rape"), never filed a police report, and is now holding a protest against UCSB for never enforcing the "punishment" they determined was warranted in this case. I wonder if any of those signs or their rehearsed chants include the name of the alleged rapist? Shouldn't the protest be against him for raping her? I mean heck, if you're not going to file a police report about such a violent and abusive crime, you may as well at least warn the public that a rapist is on the loose.
Oh wait, what if he didn't really rape her? Hmmm, then posting his name would be cause for a defamation suit. Interesting to see how this plays out for all parties.