It's going to be extremely difficult to pick an impartial and unbiased jury and have a fair trial for these four police officers.
Buy why have a trial? They're guilty and their actions recorded on camera. Imprison them immediately and save the taxpayers money.
Even though liberals and the ACLU doesn't like admitting it, Policemen are citizens and have constitutional rights and under the law deserves a fair trial where the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Even career criminals are accorded these rights.
Maybe ALL constitutional rights, particularly the 6th Ammendment and the principle of "Presumption of Innocence" should be changed to EXCLUDE all Law Enforcement people?
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There are sea routes out of Vladivostok other than the northern isles. The Russia navy there isn't what it use to be.
Shows how much you don't know or you don't want to believe. Then check this out:
The Pacific Fleet is being revitalized with new facilities and ship upgrades in response to increased tensions with the United States, allied support, and the growing competition for natural resources in the region. The continued monitoring on new types of SAM emplacements around critical infrastructure, ballistic submarine refits, and increased numbers of supporting vessels can gives clues to the strategies invested towards by the Russian government around their evolving Naval doctrine. Simultaneous and correlating analysis of Naval bases such as Vladivostok, Zvezda, and Rybachiy will lay the foundation towards discovering these leads.
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A 34-minute dose of midday summertime sunlight can inactivate 90% or more of coronavirus, a recent study found.
People are more concerned with the other 10% that it does not inactivate. So 10% failure invalidates the 90% success. If a vaccine kills all but 0.01% of the virus, everyone will still declare the vaccine a failure. I suspect there will never be a 100% cure, just as there is no 100% cure for the flu or common cold. So in the meantime, unless there's 100% success rate, people will pull in their heads and legs like a turtle and hide. What a hypersensitive and intolerant world we live in.
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What is forgotten is that he was an advocate for world peace following World War I, crafting the League of Nations, a precursor of the United Nations. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize.
He pushed for sweeping social reforms for the middle class, and giving women voting rights.
Of course that's irrelevant because of his "racist" views that were typical of the times back then.
I wonder when Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt's legecy will be torn down. Remember what he did to the Japanese-Americans during World War II? Wasn't that a racist act? Or perhaps Asian Lives Do Not Matter.
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The Democrats are overconfident in that they believe they automatically have the Black voters in their hip pocket. But there are many law abiding Blacks who do not subscribe to the BLM goals and are disgusted with their riots, defamation and vandalism of historical monuments and statues.
On the other hand, Biden also has to be careful in picking his Black VP. If he picks Harris or Deming, who are part of the law enforcement establishment, he's going to risk the wrath of BLM and more riots. Hank Newsome has stated, "When a Black joins the police, they're no longer Black; they are Blue." He also said, "If the U.S. does not give us what we want, we will burn down this system."
And if he backpedals and picks a white woman VP such as Elizabeth Warren or (heaven forbid) Hillary Clinton, he risks losing the Black voters altogether.
Biden is pretty much on a thin ice, backed in a corner, caught between a rock and hard place trying to placate everybody.
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Other alternatives to Aegis Ashore could include increasing the number of airborne early-warning aircraft or deploying drones that could monitor missiles sites and attack if a launch was seen as imminent.
I could also envision Japan building and deploying more Izumo-class aircraft carriers with F-35Bs, especially in light of increased China activities in the China Sea regions and threats against Taiwan.
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The islands are important to Russia at it contains minerals and rare metals such as rhenium and they want to control mining rights, etc.
Strategic wise, the Russians are afraid that if Japan gained sovereignty over all four islands, they could (with the help of the U.S. Navy) bottle up the Russian Navy based in Vladivostok and deny full access to the Pacific Ocean.
On the other hand if the Russian were to gain control of the northeast part Pacific Ocean around Japan, and combined with China controlling the China Seas, they could blockade Japan's maritime sea lanes and hamper trade with the rest of Asia.
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They are no longer the police we once had.
You mean the police we had 55 years ago? Or 28 years ago?
These were the same police who were accused of "police brutality" and "racism" back then too.
Perhaps a better statement would be, people nowadays are no longer the people we once had.
There was a time when people were more law abiding, supported Law & Order and cooperated with the police. And we had a more stable society.
People nowadays are more vicious, violent and believe in breaking laws, looting, vandalizing, burning and destroying. They want to abolish the police so the police can't interfere with their "rights".
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I briefly lived in Okinawa as a child during the late 1960s and again in the late 1980s when I was in the U.S. military. Yes, many places were lovely, peaceful and serene. Others were haunted and scarred with reminders of the Battle of Okinawa. Found those places interesting but sombering. Tragic how many Okinawans were caught in the middle between two opposing forces, much of their island and cultural artifacts, including the original Shuri Castle destroyed .
The tragedy of Okinawa was that Okinawa and Okinawan people were used and ultimately sacrificed by Imperial Japan like a sacrificial lamb and the battle prolonged in order to buy time to prepare for the anticipated American invasion of the homeland Japan that fortunately never came.
Another tragedy of Okinawa is that the Battle of Okinawa is not widely remembered (considering it was the bloodiest and most destructive Pacific battle of them all) or is only remembered as a brief paragraph or footnote in American and Japanese history books.
The Battle of Okinawa and the plight of the Okinawan people during those times deserves to be preserved and remembered.
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China's annual dog-meat fair opens in Yulan. I hope representatives from WHO are there to observe and monitor and ready to close down the fair.
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And this is the way North Korea is trying to promote dialog and communication?
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So we have the potential for a new strain virus outbreak occurring, this time from Yulan?
The festival should be closed down immediately.
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Police found over 100 cases of multiple calibres on the ground.
correction: bullet casings
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Please note that, according to this article, the gunfire did not start until the 'Authorities' arrived...
Are you implying the "Authorities" (aka Police) did the shooting?
Other news articles, including CNN, stated after emergency services (NOT police) arrived several shots were fired. No police officers fired their weapons in the incident. Police found over 100 cases of multiple calibres on the ground.
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These are highly toxic and linked to many cancers, plus they can contaminate ground water. They do not break down.
The VA and military consider these to be dangerous. That's why they are in a hazmat area!
To brush this aside as exaggeration is wrong.
Yep, new anti-Kadena AFB protests in the works.
Kadena has chemicals (weapons) that is danger to Okinawa environment and threatens people! Close down Kadena AFB NOW!
Any excuse to oust the U.S. military bases.
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The leftists demand freedom of speech and the right to protest and hold their rallies. But they don't feel Trump and his supporters should have the same rights, have their rally and want to suppress it.
Interesting with all the "concern" over the Trump rally potentially causing a spike in the COVID cases, yet no concern when the BLM had their mass protests and George Floyd public funerals.
American economy in depression
So Trump caused it? bwahahahaha
the democrats are gonna use covid19 as an excuse to not hold a debate.
And Biden is only going to allow handpicked prescripted questions.
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Asked about the shooting Saturday, Inslee said “we need to have a way for the community to have a way to speak and for police and fire services to be provided.”
Oh, so police service needs to be provided after all? Need to check first with BLM and Seattle CHOP leader Jaiden Grayson.
Inslee added: “One way or another we obviously need to provide a way to offer protection for people, and that’s a necessity."
A shooting in the CHOP zone! Impossible! The police aren't allowed inside. Guess the liberals can't blame it on a police shooting. Or maybe they will find a way to blame the police for this shooting, i.e., *they weren't there** to protect the people and prevent the shooting.*
Yes, the police free CHOP community is working out very nicely and peacefully.
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Fortunately they've arrested the guy and charged him with murder among other things. Not sure about his accomplice though.
From the BBC, armed police raided a house about four hours after the shooting and arrested two "persons of interest". A firearm was found. A 24-year-old man was subsequently charged.
So, what was the guy's motive for killing the policemen? Perhaps he hated the police?
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Just goes to show you can't deal with the DPRK.
Does Moon still believe in a peaceful unification with NK?
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The cure is no better then illness. U.S. bases here make Japan a hostage of the U.S. foreign policy,
So, what is your solution? You don't want Japan to bolster its "offensive strike capabilities", yet you don't want U.S. military presence/bases on Japan either. Make up your mind. You can't have it both ways.
As for Russia: If Russia is friendly to Japan as you say, then they shouldn't be opposed to the deployment of the Aegis missile system, especially if the system is meant to be defensive in deployment. https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/russias-objections-to-japans-aegis-ashore-decision/
Meanwhile Russia constructs nuclear ballistic missile submarine base on Kuril islands.
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so, the headline should read: Abe says Japan will bolster offensive strike capabilities after scrapping missile system
If it is PM Abe's long range goal to reduce its dependency on the U.S. and remove U.S. military presence from mainland Japan and Okinawa, it is going to have bolster its offensive strike capabilities.
But first it is going to have to amend or modify Article 9 to allow those capabilities and allow industry to sustain that kind of military force.. DOES NOT mean Japan will renounce peace or return to its belligerent Imperial Japan military ways as the leftists would have you believe.
Isn't that what you want: Remove U.S. military forces on mainland Japan and Okinawa?
So he’s scrapping a system that could protect the entire archipelago because a booster might perhaps possibly fall outside the test area, but he’s vowed to strengthen defense measures.... wait, what?
One of these days it's going to be intentionally in Japanese waters or on Japan mainland.....booster and warhead included. Especially the way Kim Yo Jung is talking. You want to take that chance?
Although defense may be viewed as unnecessary, you'll wish you had it when the need for it arises.
Offense is the best defense. The most effective deterrent against North Korean aggression is Japan acquiring nuclear capabilities.
Japan has three adversaries: North Korea, China and Russia. The only thing keeping them in check is U.S. military presence. Once the U.S. military leaves, either willingly or pressured out, Japan will have to face those three adversaries alone. Japan acquiring nuclear capabilities and the willingness to use it would deter them from taking any aggressive actions that would destabilize the region and threaten to bottle up maritime shipping routes around Japan.
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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan had protested to China over the issue and would respond firmly and calmly.
All Japan can do is protest, which falls on deaf ears and China will continue to ignore. As for (Japan) responding firmly and calmly? As long as they U.S. is there to back them up.
But China will continue to push up the territorial lines year by year, eventually right up to Senkaku islands and Okinawa. If the Senkakus get taken over, Japan and U.S. won't be able to stop China.
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Wise assessment. When you get that many pro-Trump KKK members, militia groups, white supremacists, "Q" believers, and other domestic terrorists and kooks in one location, history shows you're likely to have violence....
And whenever the BLM and ANTIFA and other radical groups shows up, they're the first ones to instigate violent protests, riots and any means necessary to make their demands known. That's their standard M.O.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized the GOP package as “inadequate.”
And the BLM and Black communities criticize the Democrat reform proposals as not going far enough.
The radicals, like BLM and Seattle CHOP leader Jaiden Grayson, demands the abolishment of the police, criminal justice system and prisons. They will not stop until their demands are met, "by any means necessary."
The Democrats, in an initial appeasement, will first defund and disarm the police, decriminalize laws that "targets" blacks, i.e., are arrested and incarcerated for. Eventually there won't be any "crimes" on the books being violated so there won't be any need for the police.
The end result will be a directive that says something to the effect:
Blacks citizens are immune to the law, can do anything they want to do. Blacks are not to be stopped, question, arrest or incarcerated for any reason or circumstances.
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When frightened, the ostrich has been known to put its head in a hole in the ground, and pretend that no one can see it. Perhaps the ostrich should be the symbol of Japan's national defense strategy......pretend that the rest of the world doesn't exist, and no defense is necessary.
+1 And whenever NK fires a missile in proximity to Japan or China sends warships or airplanes near the Senkaku Islands, Japan acts like a frightened turtle, pulling in its head and legs into their shells......meanwhile looking to the U.S. to do something to protect them.
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I saw the video too. Everything was fine, police were civil toward Brooks while giving a field sobriety test, until Brooks violently resisted arrest, grabbed one of the officer's Taser gun, ran, and attempted to fire the gun at the police officer.
Had he not resisted, he wouldn't have been shot.
Of course that's irrelevent to the BLM and anti-police people. All that matters is that Brooks was "brutalized, shot and murdered" by the "racist" WHITE police.
Looks like we've got another fallen hero, role model and martyr who gave his life to the BLM Cause and will be given a nationwide televised hero funeral. And no doubt Biden will be there to show "he cares".
Meanwhile, here we have a BLACK Georgia Sheriff who says shooting of Brooks was justified: https://www.foxnews.com/media/sheriff-alfonzo-williams-rayshard-brooks-shooting-justified
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And Moon will address the nation tonight placing the entire blame on Japan.
And the U.S.
When NK rejects Moon's pleas and threatens SK with even more destruction, Moon will be coming to the U.S. and Japan with tail between his legs begging for assistance.
It will be interesting to see how the new U.S. President (assuming he wins) will handle the Dragon Lady.
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Im pretty sure there are plenty of other pics of her in better light & with a smile but that wouldnt fit the narrative
"I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs with enemy to decisively carry out the next action,...."
It's unsettling to imagine such monstrous warlike thinking behind a pretty face and demure smile. But that's how some women in power use it to their advantage to the detriment to the unsuspecting and trusting man.
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There is one old wise saying: if you want to do something right, do it yourself. If Japan wants to defend itself best, it should do it itself.
There is also another financial saying: Don't expend money and effort in developing technology; instead let someone else develop it and then buy it from them.
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Defense Minister Taro Kono told reporters that he decided to “stop the deployment process” of the Aegis Ashore systems after it was found that the safety of one of the two planned host communities could not be ensured without a hardware redesign that would be too time consuming and costly.
I recall reading about the so-called safety concerns Yes, standing in front of the Aegis radar array would be dangerous, but who plans to stand in front of the radar array while in operation. A weak excuse. Then there are budgetary reasons. Another weak excuse.
No, the real reason for scrapping the system is Russia's and China's opposition, considering the Aegis system is an offensive system. Kono is afraid of offending Russia and China.
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