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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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Many people are unaware that the tiered pricing for gas and electric by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is a way to charge more for the same thing and put ALL of the profit back into the company.
Many assume the extra charges go towards conservation efforts. They don't. The California Public Utilities Commission has allowed PG&E to abuse it's monopoly and cheat customers for years. No other company has been able to get away with such abuse, and it's amazing a lawsuit wasn't filed years ago. A glaring indication of the amount of power such a large company has over the government and all who would oppose.
Fedup — 2016-12-19 09:10:01  PG&E
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Prosecuting attorneys and district attorneys who file charges that they know will not hold up in court, so that a criminal will walk and not be charged with a lesser charge, are guilty of obstructing justice, and place the population in harms way.
This seems to happen when police shootings are tried as first or second degree murder, where the high level of proof and intent will likely fail, and manslaughter was more appropriate; when the murder charge doesn't stick, manslaughter charges are avoided.
Fedup — 2017-06-27 14:55:55  Political ProcessCriminal System
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Parcel taxes should be restructured such that multi-unit properties pay their fair share. Currently (in California) all multi-unit properties pay a single parcel tax, which are used to subsidize local schools. Apartments, condos, and townhouses typically have many students, but the property owners only pay one parcel tax per building or entire complex. Home owners pay an unfair portion of the taxes, and retired families pay for schools they no longer get use of.
Fedup — 2016-08-06 13:26:48  Taxes
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Until an officer has properly identified him-or-herself, there can be no justification for non-compliance with an officer. Verbal identification may not be sufficient; especially with the deaf, etc.
Identification must be presented when asked, as there have been too many cases of impersonation; and anyone could claim to be police with the intent of mentally disarming a potential victim.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 17:52:30  PoliceCriminal System
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Every prison should be self-funded by inmates. All inmates should contribute work to either sustain the prison functions, or supply goods or services where the compensation is used to pay for supplies and personnel at the prison. Inmates need to rehabilitate properly by working. Any who cannot work and have no chance of release, should be considered for execution. The tax-payers should not pay for inmates to be lazy and milk the system.

Inmate should first pay some debt to victims and/or society, then have the chance to save money and purchase perks. This gives them reason to work hard, and gives them hope for starting with something once released.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 16:32:13  Criminal System
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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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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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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.
The effort put forth by law enforcement to find the suspect is substantially more than that of most other homicides. There seems to be a code among law enforcement to look after and retaliate against any police killings, whether justified or not. This is eerily similar to organized crimes.
That said, there needs to be some sense of security in taking on the jobs in law enforcement.
Fedup — 2017-07-21 01:00:57  Criminal System
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Anyone charged for a crime who adamantly claims to be innocent, should be given more consideration for proving their innocence. And circumstantial evidence should not be the sole reason for proving their guilt.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 16:20:15  Criminal System
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Justice isn't adequately satisfied by prison sentences. Not taken into account partially or at all are:
1. restitution to the victim(s).
2. the cost to the victim to recover mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.
3. consideration to the families of the accused and victims (sometimes they're both).
4. the cost to the authorities to prosecute.
5. the cost to the authorities to patrol, investigate, pursue, catch, etc.
6. the cost to the authorities and the accused to rehabilitate and reengage with society.
Etc.

Too often the prosecutors only look for a conviction without consideration for other compromises that will satisfy some of the above issues.
Fedup — 2016-09-01 12:59:31
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Checks and balances in the U.S. have been broken for a long time, and need to be restored! They may fix most of major problems with our government.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 13:51:44  Political Process
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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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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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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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Voting district boundaries have historically been redrawn to someone's advantage, and the system needs to be overhauled. The rules on how the boundaries are formed need to be automated such that no person makes the decision.
Fedup — 2016-08-15 11:19:13  Political Process
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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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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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Mark my words, Obama will pardon Hillary before he leaves office. A final act of nepotism.
Fedup — 2016-07-28 13:52:43  Politics
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