JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/were-either-dedicated-or-crazy.html (6 comments)

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jsid-1223790504-597671  Britt at Sun, 12 Oct 2008 05:48:24 +0000

Ah yes, the .308 pistol. The way I hear it, some company back in the 90s made like three of them on an AR action. So since there was a handgun which could fire tungsten cored .308, the ATF immediately banned importing all .308 ammo on the grounds that the .308 NATO was now an armor piercing cop killer pistol round.

So the moral of the story is....the Clintons sucked.

jsid-1223844646-597686  BobG at Sun, 12 Oct 2008 20:50:46 +0000

I am still puzzled why the rendezvous is held at this time of year. October is always cold this time of year.

jsid-1223857223-597691  Joe Huffman at Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:20:23 +0000

BobG, is does October occur some other time of year?


jsid-1223912707-597697  BobG at Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:45:07 +0000

Muddled sentence; that's what happens when I try to type without coffee.
It seems that October weather is always anywhere between chilly and downright cold. The lower states may not have weather like that, but up here it is normal, especially at an elevation of 4500ft.

jsid-1223926807-597703  t. reed at Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:40:07 +0000

I swear: I'm not making this up.

One in three recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have criminal records

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Keovongsa Siharath was arrested in Henry County on charges he punched his stepfather.

Jeffrey Churchill was charged with assault in an altercation with a woman in a mall parking lot.

• Atlanta and Fulton County news Calvin Thomas was taken into custody in DeKalb County on a concealed weapons charge.

All three are now officers with the Atlanta Police Department.

More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

“On its face, it’s troubling and disturbing,” said Vincent Fort, a state senator from Atlanta. “It would be very troubling that people might be hitting the streets to serve and protect and they have histories that have made them unqualified to serve on other departments.”

But Atlanta police say it’s not so simple. Officials have been trying without success for more than a decade to grow the department

to 2,000 officers, an effort hurt by this year’s budget crisis. With competition for recruits intense among law enforcement agencies, Atlanta has had to make concessions.

“We would like, in an ideal world, to see every applicant with a clean record, but obviously that’s not reality,” said Atlanta police Lt. Elder Dancy, who runs the department’s recruitment unit. “I don’t think you’ll find any departments who hire only applicants with squeaky-clean records.”

Three decades ago, a police officer with a criminal record was much less common than it is now, said Robert Friedmann, a criminal justice professor at Georgia State University. But times have changed and many agencies have had to relax their hiring policies, Friedmann said.
[So, Kevin, here is the deal you have with your government: Kevin is a citizen. Kevin wants to carry a concealed weapon. Let's say Kevin has a criminal record. The government will tell Kevin that Kevin does not have the government’s permission to carry a concealed weapon—unless Kevin goes to work for the government. With a badge, it is safe for criminal Kevin to carry a gun. Without a badge, Kevin is a danger to the community. So, next time you hear that “only police should have guns,” ask if that goes for the police with criminal records.]

jsid-1223995976-597723  Ride Fast at Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:52:56 +0000

[...] GBR-III Links [...]

There is a big dip in hotel costs in this time window. Between summer vacations and start of the sky season.

But I agree, this one was too freaking cold.

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