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France win Fifa World Cup

France win Fifa World Cup
France win Fifa World Cup

Must be heartbreaking for Croatia, however a lot of people wrote them off to be smashed by France, credit to them, they took the game right at them.

Well played Croatia, much respect.

Well played Croatia, never expected them to make this far.

GG France well deserved

What a relief, what a time to be alive

Indiana patrol officer rescues, later adopts dog after finding it shot in face, covered in bleach

Indiana patrol officer rescues, later adopts dog after finding it shot in face, covered in bleach
Indiana patrol officer rescues, later adopts dog after finding it shot in face, covered in bleach

But despite his injuries -- which included a gun wound to his left eye, a bleach burn to his right eye, a shattered jaw and a few cracked teeth -- the dog, later named “Winx,”  still wagged his tail, managing to walk over to Elliot where he leaned his body against the officer’s legs before falling down at his feet.

Man, dogs are the fucking best.

I want the ones responsible to be thrown in jail for life.

I knew I should not have clicked the article. This shit makes me sick to the stomach. I hope they find the piece of shit who did this.

We really need to increase the punishments for animal abuse nation wide. My state at least made animal abuse a felony, and even went to so far as to create a special state DA to investigate animal abuse cases. But even still, accused animal abusers often plead out to less than a year in jail.

It needs to change.

Man Punched and Dropped onto Chicago 'L' Tracks after Dropping N-Bomb

Man Punched and Dropped onto Chicago 'L' Tracks after Dropping N-Bomb

When the man was knocked onto the tracks, a black man came over to help him up — but the punched man then yelled racial slurs at the helper and “pretty much anybody he could,” Kemper said.

The guy is really making it hard for me to feel bad for him.

Why is everyone saying he is mentally ill? The only thing they mention in the article is that he appeared to be intoxicated.

According to the article, a witness said in a statement that the intoxicated man appeared to charge a black woman right before he got punched. Also, if you’re throwing around racists slurs at “ethnic people”, don’t be surprised if you catch a few.

EDIT: not saying he should’ve gotten punched (even tho I don’t mind), but I am saying if you think you can go around saying racially derogatory words, without expecting an aggressive response / reaction, well then you’re just a dumb ass.

If anything it makes me pity this fool even more.

FAA Gives the OK for Airlines to Jam You Into Dangerously Small Coach Seats

FAA Gives the OK for Airlines to Jam You Into Dangerously Small Coach Seats

Probably when they kill off a whole bunch of people in an accident because they couldn't escape due to the smaller seating.

Usually takes a major disaster to get anyone to move on a safety issue unfortunately.

When will it stop?

It's almost as if there's no one looking out for the consumer anymore.

When we have a non-lobby owned senators in congress.

Police find marijuana growing in Wyoming city's downtown flower pots

Police find marijuana growing in Wyoming city's downtown flower pots
Police find marijuana growing in Wyoming city's downtown flower pots

Guerilla gardening at its finest.

Hemp seeds are often found in bird feed.

But the conspiracy theory says that Wyoming doesn't exist...

From another source:

He added that officers couldn’t resist having a little fun with the workers who discovered the stash.

“I guess somebody over at the PD was joking with the gals ... telling them, ‘You know, we could arrest you for possession,’” Barton said. “The gals said, ‘We just pulled them out of the pot, we weren’t going to do anything with them.’”

Dick move.

http://powelltribune.com/stories/weed-found-in-city-pots,15082

Judge jails defendant for failing to unlock phones

Judge jails defendant for failing to unlock phones
Judge jails defendant for failing to unlock phones

The real, legal answer is: its complicated.

The 4th amendment protects personal space and property against searches without a warrant.

The 5th amendment, among other things, protects us from making statements that incriminate ourselves.

Searching a phone would need a warrant, the same way searching a safe does. This is 4th amendment law. If you don't give police/prosecutors the safe combination, its a simple process (usually) to brute force your way into a safe. A warrant allows the government to break into that safe, if needed.

With phones and data, its a bit different because of security and encryption. A judge can authorize the government to search a phone, but if it is locked/encrypted then they can't just break in. So a judge orders a suspect/defendant to divulge the passcode.

Now we've moved from 4th amendment law to 5th amendment law. If you refuse to unlock or decrypt the device or data, you can be held in contempt of court for defying the judges order and jailed.

Is this an unconstitutional violation of the 5th amendment if you know there is incriminating stuff on the device? Yes. However, this is being debated in federal courts, so it depends on where you are or who you ask.

In one case a judge rules that such an order was unconstitutional. He got around this by (and I kid you not) ordering the defendant to give the prosecutor a decrypted copy of the data, instead of divulging the password, as if that somehow made a difference. United States v. Fricosu (DCO 2015).

A phone contains so much personal data compared to what was available in decades past.

This would be like a judge casually allowing police to search the last 5 years of your mail, phone records, conversations, shopping receipts, photographs, everything.

And for what? How does it relate to the little bag of marijuana he had?

The other issue you didn't address (great job explaining this stuff BTW!) is the reasonableness or even legality of a search warrant on the cell phones. Are search warrants for cell phones frequently obtained in this city/county for misdemeanor marijuana possession charges or for failure to yeild traffic violations? There's no evidence, from what we know in this article, that suggests suspicion of additional crimes in relation to personal possession of marijuana. Are they truly pushing that the phones may contain info regarding the individual selling marijuana? If so, if they don't search cell phones in every petty possession arrest, I think they'll have an issue in appeal

"I don't know the code, sir,” he stated.

Judge Holder then had Montanez try to unlock the second cell phone, but it was the same result. So the judge found him in civil contempt and threw him in jail.

So that means if you genuinely don't know the code to a phone in your possession then you can be held in contempt for that?

That's really shitty.

Teen who encouraged boyfriend's suicide seeks retrial, says texts were "cherry picked"

Teen who encouraged boyfriend's suicide seeks retrial, says texts were "cherry picked"
Teen who encouraged boyfriend's suicide seeks retrial, says texts were "cherry picked"

They've published thousands and thousands of texts, not all of them were pushing for the suicide... but I read ALL of them. And believe you me, she PUSHED extremely, disturbingly HARD for him to kill himself. Over, and over, and over. Every single day. They'd talk about something innocent, she'd bring it up. He'd text her to just say "hello," and she'd respond with, "Why haven't you done it yet?"

It's sick. You should also read the archives of the texts she sent HIS family, and the texts she sent to the popular girls she wanted sympathy from. It was the most fucked up thing I've ever read, especially after reading the conversations where he said he didn't actually want to do it... and she told him, "yes you do. Just fucking do it." Not to mention how he started the process of his suicide and then became afraid, and she convinced him to get back in the truck.

She's sick.

Edit: It's worth adding that she claimed she was trying to use "reverse psychology" to get him to "realize how stupid suicide was." She also helped him research and pick out the generator to use in his truck to create the toxic carbon monoxide that he would eventually use to kill himself. He got out of his truck, and called her to tell her that he was "afraid that it's working." She told him, "Get back in the fucking truck." Reverse psychology my ass.

Edit 2: Go here and follow the links for all of the texts and Facebook messages sent to him and others.

"They only showed the texts where I told him to kill himself - they didn't show the text where I said 'It's just a prank bro'".

Not to mention how he started the process of his suicide and then became afraid, and she convinced him to get back in the truck.

I think that is the key to all of it. You can look past all the other stuff but the guy freaked out, said he wasn't going to do it and she basically called him a pussy and told him to go back inside when he was he was changing his mind.

It's ridiculous. To me, it reads like she's complaining the prosecution only showed evidence that made her look guilty.

Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff in Big Sur

Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff in Big Sur

Based on the title of the article, I wasn’t sure if she was rescued or died on the 8th day. Glad to see she’s alright with only a shoulder injury.

engine department

This is such a Ricky from TPB thing to say.

I was just in Big Sur for a wedding two days ago. Drove through it going 15 mph. That fog is no joke. To think she was down there while I drove around. Crazy

I can't believe you drove right by without helping her!

ICE agents arrest 18 human smugglers, 117 illegal immigrants in Texas, New Mexico

ICE agents arrest 18 human smugglers, 117 illegal immigrants in Texas, New Mexico
ICE agents arrest 18 human smugglers, 117 illegal immigrants in Texas, New Mexico

ITT: People mistaking smuggling for trafficking.

As a reminder, Democrats introduced a bill to Congress to abolish ICE.

It's virtue signaling. Republicans have already called their bluff and will have it up for vote. Of course Dems won't support their own bill.

Good. These are the types of people we should be going after.

Try one of these subthreads