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Cops who use their position of authority to intimidate and coerce you to do something against their will, should be punished as if they were holding a gun to your head.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 15:26:24  Criminal System
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Early prison release or lenient sentencing for medical or age reasons should not be a consideration. They weren't a consideration when the crime was committing.
Fedup — 2016-07-19 00:41:06  Criminal System
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Until a clear threat of intent to harm is shown, police should not assume a person is a threat. Having a hand in a back pocket is not a threat. Reaching for your pocket is not a threat. A person with a gun in their hand and a finger on the trigger is a threat. The gun additionally pointed at someone is more than a threat.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 18:03:32  Criminal SystemPolice
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Police should be required to place a blank round as the first round shot in their gun, intended to be a warning shot. This would let anyone know they are serious, and avoid possible accidental fatalities.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:18:05  Criminal System
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Before "resisting arrest" can occur, it needs to be clear that a person is being arrested. During the intent to arrest, a person must immediately be given a reason for the arrest: "You're under arrest for ...".
If police begin struggling with someone that hasn't been told they're being arrested, there can be no "resisting".
Fedup — 2016-08-19 17:51:09  Police
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If you've complied with a police request and are not resisting, and you are being physically violated or mortally threatened, then you should have the god-given right to defend your life. And the assault by the officer should be punished to a higher standard.
Fedup — 2016-11-10 18:01:27  Criminal SystemPolice
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Police should never be expected that ignored verbal commands are a physical threat, given the many possible reasons. These include:
1. A person may be deaf.
2. A person may be wearing headphones.
3. A person may be visiting from a different country and does not understand English.
4. A person may have a learning disability and not understand well.
5. A person may be having a medical distress, like a seizure.
6. A person may not have heard or understood that your command was directed at them.
7. You never properly identified yourself as a police official.
8. Even if you claimed to be a police official, it's not enough to claim you are until you've shown proper credentials. What a bold opportunity for a criminal to blurt out command after claiming to be the police.
9. A person just doesn't trust you based on the wild command you've given.
Fedup — 2016-07-14 17:06:59  Criminal SystemPolice
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Gun ownership is just as much about our right to defend ourselves from our own government as it is to protect ourselves from any other threat. Our government would like nothing more than to disarm it's people so that it has complete control of us. They have slowly been trying to do just exactly this.
Look what happened when the Germans disarmed the Jews, as the best example of why there needs to be a clear distinction of who works for who (government works for the people).
Fedup — 2016-07-14 15:08:04  Political Process
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Petroleum deposits have existed for millions of years. The price of oil fluctuating so dramatically over the past few decades is not due to the normal laws of supply and demand. Allowing oil prices to fluctuate in the free market instead of long-term negotiated contracts has allowed greedy oil companies to sell oil at a much more volatile and inflated rate.
The only real supply change comes when a supplier cuts or increases production, or production speculation changes based on region instability (political turmoil or war), or refinery or supply problems.
Either way, the commodity that has existed for millions of years has been manipulated to benefit energy companies and Wall Street. The cost to extract oil has usually been around $20/$25 per barrel. Long-term contracts would keep the price around there. Yet letting the free market manipulate the price has driven up the price near $120 before.
When industry can manipulate and steal so much money from consumers, the government should step in. Unfortunately there is too much money and influence in control by energy companies. Under Bill Clinton and George Bush's rules, more energy companies were allowed to merge (1998-2002) and the price of oil has never returned to where it should be.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 12:38:27  Market abuse
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Each elected president should spend time between the election and inauguration getting trained on: 1) foreign affairs; 2) the military protocol and abilities; 3) government departments and their functions; 4) CIA/NSA/FBI/etc. status, functions, and personnel; 5) U.S. finances; 6) White House protocols; etc.
The president is like the CEO and CFO of the biggest corporation in America, yet is usually neither trained for, nor qualified, for the duties taken on.
The president should be able to hit the ground running.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 18:46:37  Political ProcessElections
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The president of the U.S. is the top position in the military but is not required to complete any military training. There should be some requirements that once elected, some rapid military training is completed before office is assumed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 22:34:07  Political ProcessElections
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Have you ever noticed that when an officer is shot, seemingly unlimited resources are spent to pursue the shooter, and the assailant is almost always killed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 18:24:29  Criminal System
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There's a reason the office of president has a 2-term limit. For the same reason, all elected officials should also be limited to at most the same period of time (8 years), and preferably shorter. The progressively more abusive politicians have become is a clear indication of why term limits are needed.
Fedup — 2016-07-13 16:27:05  Political ProcessElections
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The electoral college does not represent voters fairly, and should be discontinued. Officials should be elected by popular vote.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:54:29  Political ProcessElections
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The super-delegate system is not a representative system, and should be discontinued.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 18:53:20  Political Process
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It's not about Democratic Party and Republican Party, it's about representing the people that elected you, and voting for the right thing based on who you represent, and what you represented when you asked to be voted for. All this party line voting is bull####, and not what government representatives were intended to do.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 12:07:40  Political Process
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No officer should shoot at a suspect after the suspect has been hit once already, and it is unclear if the suspect is able to continue posing a threat. In other words, stop shooting. There are too many cases where you should never have shot someone in the first place.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 00:03:27  Criminal System
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Police should never fire more than one round at a suspect unless a threat is known to have a gun and they can see the gun raised in a direction of threat to someone (police or bystander).
Fedup — 2016-07-08 19:41:34  Criminal SystemPolice
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Police should not investigate wrong-doing in their own force. An independent group, preferably a citizen's watchdog group, should investigate. Any perceived hindrance should be considered obstruction.
Fedup — 2016-07-12 17:44:59  Criminal SystemPolice
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CEOs should not be board members, especially chairman.
Fedup — 2016-07-08 01:35:07  Employers
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