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Lawrence man, 18, given probation term for sexual encounter with 14-year-old girl

Sounds like your blaming the victim of a sex crime. That is despicable.

December 17, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 18, given probation term for sexual encounter with 14-year-old girl

Not at all. I remember quite clearly being a senior in high school, and how absolutely wrong it is for an 18 year old adult to have sex with a 14 year old, 8th grade, kid.

December 17, 2011 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 18, given probation term for sexual encounter with 14-year-old girl

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December 17, 2011 at 1:49 a.m. ( )

Lawrence man, 18, given probation term for sexual encounter with 14-year-old girl

18 is an adult. Your old enough to vote or join the army. 14 years old is still just a kid. He is lucky that he is not in prison, or a registered sex offender.

December 16, 2011 at 11:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

Exactly! Or for example, could any other group of city employees ask the city to subsidize a loan for a business expense? Could the librarians ask for a loan from the city to pay for Lasik surgery? If they reealy want these assault rifles why don't they buy them themselves? It would be tax deductible business expense. That is what seems so dubious about this whole thing to me.

December 5, 2011 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

Meteors strike the Earth on a regular on a daily basis. I will roll with your facebook creeping analogy. I don't teach my judo students how to defend themselves against someone who weighs 500lbs. There are people who weight 500lbs, but no one in the history of our club has ever gone against one, so I don't waste my time teaching what to do, just like the city shouldn't waste it's money militarizing the police.

December 5, 2011 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

This is how it starts. If they can justify one expense they can justify another. Where do we draw the line when the LPD ask for money. If we say yes to this what will they ask for next year?

December 5, 2011 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

I will be the last to cry wolf if a situation were to arise where the LPD were lacking in firepower, because that will never happen. The military no longer gives every soldier a fully automatic weapon. They are wasteful and inaccurate. We live in Lawrence Kansas not Baghdad. I am not alone in my position. The frontpage of the huffington post is about the militarization of small town police departments.

December 5, 2011 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Sales tax collections up 3.5 percent for 2011 so far; look for incentives request for Ninth and N.H. project; a little talk about a big police rifle

The facts do not support any of your claims. Other than the North Hollywood shootout cite one example of "thugs with bulletproof vest and an automatic rifle". You can't because it does not happen. Stop watching Fox news and Michael Bay films. The police are not Rambo. They are not going to go save the day by mowing down some serial killer. And shooting an assault rifle in a city is incredibly dangerous. What would you do if someone you loved were killed by a stray bullet from a police officers assault rifle? (That is my play on emotions for the day).

December 5, 2011 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )