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Lawrence man accused of assaulting police officer to go on trial for more severe count than original charge

I'm not sure how a good cop never draws his gun? If they weren't necessary at some point they wouldn't be issued to police officers. So what are the cops supposed to do when deadly weapons are involved? Speak nicely because everyone they deal with is rational and clearly thinking at the moment?

March 9, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man in downtown car chase given felony charge

Just like any group, there are good ones and bad ones. Can't lump them all together. I saw the cars chase down Arkansas and thought something was up...

March 9, 2011 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man in downtown car chase given felony charge

Does anyone know where he was picked up? A squad car stopped at the top of 10th and Arkansas, cut his sirens off and then drove away five minutes later as if he had stopped to do something...

March 9, 2011 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BYU hoops deserves kudos

Plaschke is not a "nobody writer". He's on ESPN And his work is printed in the LA Times...?

March 4, 2011 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church protesters

It does seem that most people don't understand the Snyder's were suing under tort law and not challenging first amendment rights. "Damages" awarded can be for A LOT of different things, as I have seen first hand. The SC should have paid less attention to making sure they fall in line with strict constitutionalists and focus on the personal injury aspect. The earlier courts had the tort rulings seemingly fair and the SC probably doesn't want to waste their time on, technically, personal injury cases and turned this into a constitutional issue to make the decision easier to make and not look like they are ruling in small claims courts.

March 3, 2011 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church protesters

If you would like to schedule a *peaceful* and *constitutionally protected* protest outside of Westboro during any service let me know and I will be there. I am sure i can recruit at least 50 like minded people seeing as how I think everyone outside of their immediately inbred family hates them...

March 2, 2011 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church protesters

Finally, the most intelligent, well put together, and sensible post so far. I agree that we should be an advanced enough society to say we do not tolerate downright harassment at fallen soldiers funerals.

March 2, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama action sidesteps court

FYI, fringe blogs do not count as credible news sources.

March 2, 2011 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church protesters

It could be argued that the Phelps family incites physical harm as opposed to emotional harm. Maybe the Supreme Court didn't see it that way but they are judges not calculated robots. I am sure there is a sign somewhere at a protest suggesting something illegal being done, i.e. "Kill Fags" or something which to a lot of people looks like inciting violence. It would be hard to prove any harm came from those exact signs but it is very plausible. For example, Tiller/Roeder situation in which the state would find that the murder was a direct result of Westboro's behavior. I am surprised that Alito was the dissenting opinion, however.

March 2, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church protesters

I meant Westboro Baptist=Totally disgusting.

March 2, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )