I think this is the fastest way to reduce incidents of police brutality. Simply make them accountable the same as everyone else for their choices.
If violent cops had to pay their own legal fees and were held to a higher standard of conduct there would be very few violent cops left on the street in six months.
The system is designed to insulate them against criminal and civil action to prevent frivolous lawsuits from causing decay to civil order, but this has led to an even worse problem, with an even bigger impact on civil order.
If police unions want to foot the bill, let them, but stop taking taxpayer money to defend violent cops accused of injuring/killing taxpayers. It's a broken system that needs to change.
I'm seeing a lot of pearl clutching on this sub about WOTC recent statements on the future of race in DnD. I don't mean this to be derogatory, I understand that change in a media that you truly love is difficult to accept sometimes. I would just ask that you see this as an opportunity to make DnD a better and more inclusive community. Why resist something that has the opportunity to bring in more players and perspectives?
I want to share an article that I found very helpful in understanding WHY race, especially orcs and half-orcs, is so problematic in fantasy gaming.
It's a long read, but well worth your time. I'll excerpt here:
>If you find a way to scrub an explicit signifier from a racist expression, but keep the expression intact, you preserve the racist dynamic without the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Astronomer here! Some of you may know me from around Reddit for my posts about astronomy that start with that catchphrase. In real life, however, my name is Dr. Yvette Cendes, and I am a postdoctoral fellow in astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where I focus on radio astronomy in general and gigantic space explosions (supernovae, star eating black holes, etc) in particular. I began that job a few months ago, when I completed my PhD requirements, but did not yet undergo the formal ceremonial defense to get the title of "doctor"... and then coronavirus happened... so I'm happy to announce it happened yesterday! Here is a pic of me right after the virtual defense. :D
I wanted to celebrate a bit on Reddit because honestly, this community has meant a lot to me over the years- there were some moments in my PhD that were difficult, and I literally found myself... keep reading on reddit ➡
It will bring them to specify their criticism. Sometimes it brings them to their borders as they realize they don't have any examples to bring up (which is needed in some forms of constructive criticism, not necessarily your SOs btw). Sometimes it will shut them up if they know a more direct criticism is not allowed or appropriate.
Many times, it will give you ground to react on or debunk the others critique. Be mindful though that, depending on your reaction, it can escalate an argument as well. It is recommended to hear the other person out and be mindful of what they have to say, IF they can really take a more direct approach to talk about problems with you.
Edit: This is gaining some traction, so I will add comments with good additions to this YSK
My favorite: u/meowhahaha: [Using "Help me understand" as a sign of cooperation instead of "you vs me"](https://www.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/gib8r3/ysk_that_what_do_you_mean_by_that_is_a_good/fqdxc3z?utm_source=share&utm... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've thought about this for awhile and the only pokemon I could see being able to make serious use of it is Scyther and Magneton. Magneton would get an absurd 180 base special attack (50 more than magenezone) and Scyther would get a very impressive 165 base physical attack (35 more than Scizor and 15 more than mega Scizor.) I've looked at a lot of other pre evos for gen 4 teir 3s like mamoswine or gliscor but almost all of them are better off with evoilite than an offensive evoilite.
I started this exercise of choosing second- and third-year players in the NFL I expect to take the next step in their development, based on being in a better situation due schematic changes, the respective team not re-signing certain veterans and allowing their young guys to play a bigger role or just my evaluation of them coming out of college.
Once again, my criteria was – they were not allowed to have a Pro Bowl so far, reached a major statistical milestone (1000 yard season, double-digit sacks, etc.) or are just looked at generally as one of the better players at their position already. I didn’t include guys that made my list already last year (Kemoko Turay, Justin Reid, etc.) or haven’t seen the field at all yet (Jonah Williams, Hakeem Butler, etc.). Across my two articles on these breakout players, you will only find one top ten pick, si... keep reading on reddit ➡
After returning from retirement a few games before the playoffs in 1995, Jordan wasn't himself. Rusty because of his long retirement, he lost to the Shaq and Penny Orlando Magic. Several papers had called him washed. Coming into 1996, he was looking for revenge.
Regular Season Stats:
Chicago Bulls went 72-10, at the time the best record in history. Nobody other than Jordan averaged more than 20 points. He led the team in points, Steals, FG, and Minutes played.
1st Round: Swept the Alonzo Mourning/Tim Hardaway Miami Heat
2nd Round: Beat the Knicks in 5. Knicks had Ewing, Anthony Mason, Charles Oakley, John Starks
Eastern Conference Finals: Swept the 60-win Shaq and Penny Magic. Dennis Scott set the record... keep reading on reddit ➡
Even with a secondary monitor I shouldn't need to lookup property tags on poe.db when harvest crafting.
/u/bex_ggg Is this an improvement we could see during Harvest?
I am assuming that even if you have insurance, simply claiming it will increase your premium and squeeze your bottomline like any other consumer insurance right? Most retail businesses whose workers you employ are also 'poor'?
I just want to be clear:
I am all for protest but am against looting and riots, please distinct the two.
Ben Simmons is one of few perimeter players who is best guarded by staying six feet back from the three-point line. Really looking out for the rest of the NBA's health.