The West Wing premiered 15 years ago today ● September 22, 1999
Pinterest would like me to plant root crops right now, because highs are in the 50s and 60s.
A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
Where’s stand your ground now?????
Isn’t there a law where it is legal to shoot to kill on your property if there’s a physical threat? Esp if they broke in your home?
I have to ask - why is there such a thing as a “no-knock” raid?! This is ridiculous.
…tumblr just recommended a blog that is obviously run by a libertarian to me. What, exactly, have I said that would lead anyone to believe that I am not a serious believer in gun control? What have I said that would lead ANYONE to believe I was a libertarian?
A new report shows mid- and late-career teacher base salaries are so “painfully” low, many full-time teachers qualify for federal assistance.
The average base salary for Colorado teachers with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience is $36,700, according the report from the Center for American Progress, a research organization. The national average salary is $44,900. Salaries range from a low of $35,200 in Missouri and Montana and a high of $67,700 in Rhode Island.
The report found Colorado teachers with a graduate degree and 10 years of experience make less than a trucker. In fact, those same teachers who are the family’s breadwinners qualify for seven federal assistant programs designed for low-income families, such as the School Breakfast and Lunch program. One in five Colorado teachers take a job outside of teaching to make ends meet – one of the highest rates in the country. In 11 states, more than 20 percent of teachers rely on the financial support of a second job.
YES YES YES and it is INFURIATING.