Ernest T. Bass, although I often find your BYU sports related posts a little
tedious and repetitious, today I think you deserve the post of the year for your
reply to iron&clay. Had I been first, I probably would have written some
heavy handed harangue pointing out logical flaws; you successfully nullified his
point with wit and cleverness. Good job!Now if someone could just
address the first post on this thread and expose its fallacies, my day would be
@MY2Cents, I may be harsh saying this, but I have two brothers that are or have
been police officers. If you shoot a cop, I don't believe you should have
any rights in the hospital or anywhere else. The family saw this coming, the
sisters comments about him having knives and a gun. If there are no laws to
prevent the questioning then they should be able to "ask away!!!!"
iron&clay:You might want to reconsider using the words
"thought provoking" when describing your posts. I think you mean
Ernest T Bass. I second your comments
It is good to know that there is a local patrolling police buffer between the
innocent homeowners, their families and what is out on the street lurking in the
dark, desperately thinking of a way to get their next 'high'..
Violence engendered by rampant drug use is a big problem. Some women are drawn
like "a moth to a flame" to the excitement of a "Bonnie and
Clyde" existence. They feed on one another and the excitement escalates
until you have a tragedy. Both individuals killed that police officer. Only one
pulled the trigger.
It does not matter the reason why this people shot an officer, bottom line a
good person was killed while serving the community and the perpetrator should
pay for it. Hope this situation helps people comprehend and understand Police
work and start respecting and giving credit to our Officers on duty. Hope the
death of the fallen officer is not in vain.
I take the opposite view, I think often times you CAN see the evil in people
that they can and most often will. I taught school for 30 years and I
can't tell you how many times we as fellow educators saw kids come and go
at a very early age and we knew they were going to end up in trouble. No matter
how much extra we would do to try to stear them to a different path often times
it didn't change a thing and then years later we would read in the paper or
hear on the radio that the same child was being arrested for a terrible crime.
We as teachers couldn't help but feel sad for them but at the same time it
wasn't so much of a shock cause YES we had seen it coming. It's not a
comfortable thought but is often very true.
iron&clay: I really think you're on to something here. Big pharma
didn't exist until Obama enacted a plan to help people get health
insurance.I would go live in a bunker if I were you.
@I know it.You can also find people who say, "He was a nice kid. He
isn't capable of doing something like this."It appears to me we
need more judgment, not less. People ought to be leery of unstable people.
Family ought to seek to have some of these people committed. I know it is
difficult to do these days, but an officer lost his life because the family
didn't speak up.Drugs, guns, knives, abuse, transient living...a
I've found that most often after a murder there will be people who say
things like "I saw this in him" or "I always knew he was capable of
something like this" or even "He was a bad seed and we wanted her to
break it off".While all very possibly true, there are two things
to consider:1) It has nothing to do with whether the person is
guilty or innocent.2) Even in cases where no one would have ever
suspected such behavior and it is a complete surprise, someone is always saying
something like this about the accused.They haven't even filed
charges yet, so there is no need to speculate AT ALL about anyone right now
until more evidence is presented. In fact, I'd argue whether we even should
then too. But as of now, we certainly aren't doing justice to anyone,
including the Police officer, by putting an image on anyone despite actual
Very informative article.Stop reading this comment now, unless you
don't mind thought provoking questions.Do addictions to
pharmaceuticals lead to your body and mind spiraling down the proverbial
slippery slope?Does today's big pharma industry [Obamacare]
with it's mind altering drugs allow the spirits that followed Satan, the
ability to possess the bodies that were created for the children of Adam and
Eve? Is government enforced "healthcare" .... synonymous
with the sorcery and witchcraft that the prophets from the Book of Mormon warned
today's society about?
It seems that young people in society are confused and misinformed about
uncommitted term relationships in cohabitation or live in friendships. As far as
society is concerned they are bound by no laws or rights personal or legal.
There are no established rules and it is messing up lives and causing deaths
because of emotional hangups and expectations that don't exist creating
mentally unstable individuals acting impulsively and without thought.I don't think the sheriff has any right to question any person in a
hospital heavily sedated and unable to comprhend their state life while under
the care of the medical industry. Of course they could be administering truth
serum in the hospital but no one knows or even suspects this kind of illegal
questioning taking place.I think its in bad taste to allow law
enforcement to question or ask suspects information to incriminate them in
crimes. As long as they are recovering any responses cannot be considered death
bed confessions and a matter of record. There is no record of intent to kill and
its unfair for the law to assume what they have been reporting to the press.