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38 arrests, 17 felony convictions, and he was walking around free and beat her almost to death.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article86582392.html

Our criminal justice system sucks, and the courts have responsibility for what happened to this woman. A person with 17 felony convictions should not have been breathing free air; any half sense of justice would have kept him off the street and out of her home that night.

The judges who oversaw his previous cases ought to have their names printed in every newspaper in the country so we know who shouldn't be retained next election cycle.

Brexit Vote Is An Act Of Revenge On David Cameron And An Arrogant Metropolitan Elite

Source: Forbes

The dramatic vote to leave the European Union has revealed two Britains – and not just the split between in and out. There is the London metropolitan bubble, perpetuated by the media, and then there is the rest. And the absurdity of the split is now clear to all.

This vote has demonstrated how out-of-touch the cosmopolitan class has become and why the dominance of London’s economy, politics and the media has led to such resentment. That’s why Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his desire to step down – he’s effectively been voted out after a campaign that, shamefully, tried to scare people into supporting him.

London is the epicenter of this left-leaning set of beliefs, for this is where the vast majority of the media resides, gossips and reports from. In fact, the London economy is regarded by politicians as far more vital to the health of Britain than the rest of the country – a recent report revealed that Londoners are 69% more productive, in GDP generated per head, than citizens elsewhere in the UK. The only capital of a large country that takes a greater share of national product than London is Moscow.

So it’s no coincidence that the most Europhilic areas are all concentrated within the capital – 78% of people in boroughs like Lambeth, Hackney and Haringey voted to remain in the EU. In fact, London is the only part of the entire United Kingdom where a clear majority was sympathetic to the EU.



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Why ban the guns that kill the least amount of people, and ignore the ones that kill the most?

Assault weapon/mass shooting deaths make the most headlines, but their numbers pale in comparison to single victim handgun murders. Why are we letting our psyche/emotions/fear rule our political actions instead of 1) our ability to do math and 2) our sincere desire to save the most lives we can?

In 2013, 11,000+ people were murdered with guns in non-mass shootings (80% of which were handguns).

137 died in mass shootings (most of which were probably perpetrated with a combination of handguns and assault weapons).

We also know that the 1994 assault weapons ban had almost no impact on gun violence, as little assault weapons violence was being committed by legal owners anyway (and illegal owners weren't going to change their behavior due to a ban), and handgun violence (already responsible for the vast majority of gun violence) continued at the same pace.

All gun deaths are tragic, but there are, at a minimum, probably 7,000 more lives we can save by moving on handguns. The NRA is going to fight it no matter what we do; why are we taking the cowardly, least impactful approach YET AGAIN???

This is so damn frustrating.

Ali called Joe Frazier ugly, Uncle Tom, and a gorilla, and probably showed the least sportsmanship..

of any athlete over the last 50 years. A lot of the poor sportsmanship you see today is a direct result of people glorifying Ali's taunting, insulting, and bullying of others.

He was, ironically, to sports what Donald Trump is to politics.

Sure, we agree with the guy's political beliefs, but let's not deify someone who by many measures was an absolute bully (and I'm talking about outside the ring).
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