This case from Missouri is another example of why qualified immunity must end.
Child Protective Services operate from "the best interests of the child" but that too often makes parents presumptive bad people in the case files. "They must have done something wrong or we wouldn't even be here." Their primary weapon is termination of parental rights and they are not shy about displaying it. Seen it with single moms: lots of demands, not so much resources (no transportation? ran out of minutes on the cell phone?) and "now it's all up to you."
Anyone else blind with rage after reading this article?🤬 If the parents picked up a gun and went ballistic, I doubt a jury would find them guilty. Jesus Fucking Christ what is wrong with this country?!
Is this the part where we as citizens just handle it ourselves? Is that what they want? I love how I have to come to Wonkette to hear this story, but the nightly news on all three networks will run some story about a baby fawn being saved from a flooding creek before talking about something like this. If more people knew about this incident there’d be outrage from coast to coast!
I remember when I happened to be tuning my car radio when they announced the Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg and I heard the standard music Looney Tunes used to define a bucolic scene.
And people have a problem with Defund the Police.
It is literally a police state governed by Wilhoit's Law:
Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.
Who's in and who's out is fluid at any given time, apparently.
I'm genuinely surprised Brandon Cook is still alive.
Then ask them why they think the masks "concentrate CO2, so that you are starved for oxygen"
The looney tunes folks were situated near the studio orchestra. For huge parts of their day, they (the orchestra) were just hanging around getting bored. The looney tunes people asked if they could use them in the down times, and since the orchestra was already there and getting paid, someone said "yeah, why not.".
I don't ask, I don't engage.
"Never mud-wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty, but the pig likes it".
Fuck that noise.
Oh that’s coming.
Point 1. The police (or any body exercising the same powers) can lie to you anytime.
Point 2. A dead person accused of a crime is usually considered to be guilty of it.
Point 3. It is perfectly sensible for the police, or their proxies, to make sure you aren't alive long enough to complain about their methods.
Same reason the Saturday serials used all public domain classical music.I learned all about Liszt from Flash Gordon serials.
The jury would be selected carefully, and would find him guilty.
'goddam Bizarro-world double standard.' THIS.
We're responsible, and held to it, most of the time, but they are the hapless police.
That is EXACTLY what led to the police response in Uvalde. They are delicate, and more fragile than us, and not subject to consequences. Yep.
But we really don't want to live in a lawless anarchistic environment. Vigilantes or personal justice is even worse.