I worked there as a daytime cashier in the restaurant when I first got out of high school until I landed a real job.
It doesn't matter whether he pointed the gun at the police, he was a direct threat. What if an armed guy is walking around a mall, weapon draw but not aiming at people, and he ignored or did the complete opposite of what the police instructed him to do...do you think he'd get shot? Hell yeah he would. You know why? Action is always faster than reaction; try this exercise: point a toy gun at a friend and have your friend hold his toy gun at his waist as if holstered, you friend is to try and kill you before you kill him, see how many times he kills you; you may get one or two shots off, but the fact remains you will get shot. And also to those idiots saying "why not tase, why not pepper spay?" You DO NOT meet deadly force (or in this case, what you believe to be deadly force) with less than lethal, that's just stupid. Next time you're at a bank that gets robbed, try and pepper spray or tase the guy, good luck. You run the risk of the taser missing or having no affect, same as the pepper spray...not to mention you'll get yourself killed.
Tamir was not instructed to pick up his shirt and pull out the gun, he was instructed to put his hands up. It doesn't matter that he was a juvenile, juveniles have and will kill. This kid made a poor decision, really, truly tragic. Sometimes instruction are hard to understand, but since you want to use age as a reason to not follow/understand instructions, check this out: I tell my four-year-old nephew to put his hands up when he plays with his toys, guess what he does.....and he's 4, not 12.
And lastly, to those that suggest it's because he was black and suggest the fact as to why they didn't shoot the Colorado theater shooter as evidence, it's because he surrendered, he didn't wave his gun around or pull it from a non-aggressive position to an aggressive position - no, it's because he knew police were arriving on scene and he threw his gun down, he did not confront or force the police (ie pull gun from waistband) to use lethal force.
It sounds like McNamara is a closet homosexual trying to repress his attraction to black males.
Wow, that's quite an anti-Aaron presentation that was put together. Haha... I'm guessing McNamara had an argument with someone on youtube and that person set out to destroy him? Doug Brown perhaps?
To me, this seems like a bit much. It's youtube, millions of people talk sht to each other on youtube. It's the internet, people seem to take it way too seriously nowadays. Yeah, Aaron made some racist comments, and the racial slurs were uncalled for, but it was done by a teenager on the internet. I don't know, maybe I'm just from another side of the internet where ignorant comments are just ignored, usually done by trolls, and always fail to spark this kind of outrage, because the internet doesn't mean sht. Congrats though, you just ruined a kid, who still has five years until his brain is even fully matured, because he was an a-hole on youtube. *rolls eyes
Isn't it dangerous for a police department to hand a badge to somebody without doing a thorough background check?
Nicely put together. Thanks.
Joe is right about all the noise. I now watch ALL the games in the comfort of my home. When the introductions are made, I turn off the sound. I've seen games where people don't ever sit down. I love the games but I'd rather use my bathroom, eat my own popcorn, hot dogs or whatever and enjoy the peace and quiet versus the screaming at the Q. I loved Joe's comment when the Cavs got hot in a game. "They're firing up the burgers at Whitey's!"
TMcPeacock, Amherst, OH
My mom and grandma worked there. My grandma stayed until it closed.
If I had to retake the Algebra test I needed to pass to achieve my Bachelors degree today, I'd fail big time! With a masters in social work, I wonder when we'll grant as much credence to solving a math problem with being a compassionate soul.
To the many teachers who share their most precious resource - their time (which includes their health, relationships, etc.) to teach students the art of critical, compassionate thinking, I bow in gratitude!
Clevelanders love $10 bottles of juice!
Internet tough-guy = two bit punk in real life.
Yes, Aaron, this means YOU, bitch.
Huge score board, and you can't even find the score on it, it is so small. Same thing at Browns stadium. It is sad how everyone has to be kept entertained every single minute of every single day. I agree with Tait that going to these games is barely about the sport anymore. It is ridiculous. This article passes it off as a "grandpa-ism". I am 40 years old, and in general I feel the same way. Instead of blaming a purist for being old, why not admit that everything has changed based on the needs of a generation with no attention span.
So happy to hear this long live the #blackboxfix
NEOMG will be sad to know that something good is happening on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.
And then Joe Melendez became Seph Lawless. They should have gutted him like a fish when they had a chance.
I agree that the "math" question does not make sense--if the story presents it as it appears on the test. One would think that the questions in this test would be carefully vetted for missing units, ambiguity, and other problems. Some wrong here on a basic level....
Aaron McNamara.., he is just one of many Billy Bad Asses who would bitch up if he was outside of that uniform with no gun on his side. His knuckle game is likely a joke so instead of manning up he would be the first to use a weapon even if he didn't have the uniform to justify it. Internet braveheart, public pussy.
Ph.D. Mathematician here. That question is ridiculous: "They are 2.0 x 10-4." What units of measure, and in which dimension? It turns out that it doesn't matter, because there are only two numbers in the problem. And it's of the "how many X fit in a Y" variety, so you do 25/(2 x 10^-4) and get 1.25 x 10^5, assuming calculators are allowed. It's still incoherent and confusing, which is typical of the Common Core problems I've seen.
Finishing the 8th grade used to be the educational level indicating basic literacy and readiness to enter the work force. The Amish, and likely others, still see it this way. This article makes it sound as if the education industry is controlling he process and serving it's own purposes....
i said and did a lot of stuff when i was 20, im just glad we did not have all this social media back then, I hope this helps this YOUNG man to change his life,,, its not to late.
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