• kescusay@lemmy.worldM
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    Holy shit, he actually said that.

    This, right here, is a prime example of a political headline that looks like it comes from The Onion.

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    Cop literally wants a convicted felon to run the country, I can’t come up with a better satire for how little police care about rule of law… Or a better argument for the “Ban the Box” initiative

    I’m definitely all for loosening restrictions on former felons… Look bro, if we can have a convicted felon running for office, no reason why they can’t vote or hold jobs if they’ve done their time right?

  • A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world
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    Does he care about people not caring about the rule of law?

    Or is he just upset he cant run his little fiefdom like a tyrant like cops would have been able to 30 years ago before cameras and youtube?

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    Who wants to bet we find something nasty on this dude in the next six months?

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    On the surface of only the quote. I agree.

    If a felon was in the White House, I think we’d finally see some genuine prison reform, and if we’re lucky, for profit prisons being outlawed.

    Can you imagine a Danny Trejo type in the White House? Someone who deeply cares that prison is reformative and not punishment?

    But not Donny Felon. He’s just going to commit more crimes.

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      God I would vote for Trejo. I’m not sure it would work well in the end. I’m not sure he could manage to do the proper negotiations to get anything useful done. But it would be one hell of a statement.

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        Considering roughly half of Congress currently is strongly AGAINST getting anything done, much useful. Their entire plan is to stop everything and blame the other side.

        The worst part is it’s working :(

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    So basically he’s saying he has no faith or confidence in the criminal justice system? Wouldn’t that kind of… I dunno… disqualify you from a job in the criminal justice system?

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      I’ve think a lot of cops express how unhappy they are with the justice systems. Imagine getting a call for a domestic abuse. Show up and see this piece of shit beat his wife and kid. You arrest them and put them in jail. 6 months later you get another call same fucking guy same fucking thing. The courts gave him a reduced sentence. Rinse and repeat for your career. You’re catching the same dirt bags over and over and the justice system keeps putting them back out there cause they either are too lenient or under funded to handle them. Cops can make the arrest but have no control over the justice system. I get a lot of us hate cops but I think we can all empathize how hard it would be to see the same people every couple months victimizing the same people

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        Interestingly, the rate of domestic abuse among LEO is significantly higher than in the normal population. “Good cops” clean their own house so rarely that when they do, they can become a celebrity and have a book and movie written about them (Serpico).

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            Not necessarily pertaining to your point, which I get, and have also heard directly from people I know IRL who are now or used to be police. I just get surprised every time how indignant they will get over other people committing crimes repeatedly, while they overlook the same things in their own in-group, or even help shelter.

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        The obvious solution is to follow the model of Judge Dredd. That worked out well.

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      "It’s cops fault, it might be my fault.”

      He’s on some level aware how fucked it is and his part in it. But it seems like he’s desperately asking someone to tell him “no it’s not, you’re helping!”

      His whole rant is about how the governor and legislature are against him, and he doesn’t quite grasp why we voted for that.

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    Look, I’m all for equal representation and equal opportunity for everyone. The US had a black president already, which is awesome, but I’m not thinking the next step here is to “recently convicted felon”. Maybe try for a woman as president first?

    Just saying.

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      There’s a whole long LIST of things we can try long before settling on “first felon president.”

      • First Woman President

      • First Openly Gay President

      • First Asian/Pacific Islander President

      • First Albino President

      • First Teenage President

      • First Werewolf President

      • First Teenage Werewolf President

      • First Robot President

      • First Robot Teenage Werewolf President

      • First Normal President

      We could go on and on too.

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        i’m pretty sure theres a lower age limit for president so unfortunately Teenager, Werewolf teenager, and Robot teenage werewolf are out

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        Women, Asian and Pacific islander people are all normal. I propose a woman like that who is normal, who multiracial and LGBT. Usually mommas know what is best for the kids. So why not the ultimate love momma? You mess with us and we’ll f-u up. You work with us and we’ll love you to pieces. So I propose momma bear. Even better if she’s well educated with a medical PhD and…but I mean, why not a hotel maid? My mom was a hotel maid and she’s got the best heart and mind you’ll ever meet. Don’t need a PhD to be president.

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          Usually mommas know what is best for the kids. So why not the ultimate love momma? You mess with us and we’ll f-u up. You work with us and we’ll love you to pieces. So I propose momma bear.

          Wasn’t that Palin’s shtick?

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          Women, Asian and Pacific islander people are all normal.

          thatspartofthejoke.jpg

          Don’t need a PhD to be president.

          Not holding our leaders to a higher standard is how we got here. I want my leader to be much smarter than me.

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        How about a young guy with truly progressive ideas? I find it hard to believe no one ever gains enough traction with social media the way it is, or maybe it’s because social media is the way it is. Or maybe people like that just don’t get into politics.

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        Off topic but I’m not ok with a robot president, because it would mean we made fully conscious robots, which is a recipe for disaster. We need to build flexible and smart tools without an ego, not an actually superior iron race.

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        This is ridiculous! We will never have a teenage president because you have to be 35 to run. Proof the whole thing is rigged.

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        The gnostics wouldn’t accept any president. I’m expecting a response in relation as to why i chose a cult.

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          I’m expecting a response in relation as to why i chose a cult.

          This reminds me of one of those furries who always has to interject in any role playing situation that they’re furries and their character is a furry despite nobody in the gaming session actually asking or encouraging that person.

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      Yknow there’s a strong argument to be made had Hillary won, she would have been circumventing the 2 term rule

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          Oh cmon. If Bill hadn’t married her, he’d be a retired lawyer in Little Rock today. Any other first ladies end up Secretary of State in another administration a decade later?

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            Is there more to the argument because it looks like you’re kinda jumping from “she became secretary of state” to “she would’ve been 3 term”. She was qualified to be president despite Bill.

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        Under the same logic, wouldn’t Biden also be ineligible because he was also in the white house (as vp) for 8 years?

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        Interesting take. I see the argument, I’m not sure if I agree with it.

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    Translation: “I’m upset that my cult leader was found guilty so I’m going to stand here and throw a sarcastic little crybaby tantrum about it now”

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    One more for the “Evidence ‘law and order Republicans’ are just racist” drawer.

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    “Bianco also challenged the idea of systemic racism or bias in law enforcement”

    Yes, because no police department ever has had these kinda problems in the United States.