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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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When officers use deadly force under the guise of a perceived deadly threat, only to find out there was no threat, it is natural to perceive the presence of an officer as a deadly threat.
This vicious circle is self-defeating to all police enforcement, and must be stopped.
Fedup — 2017-07-17 19:22:51  Police
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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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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 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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Hillary is ineligible to be president due to term limits - she's already had her 2 terms. Bill was a puppet president.
Fedup — 2016-09-09 18:37:35  Politics
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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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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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Cops who use their position of authority to intimidate and coerce you to do something against their will, should be charged as if they were robbing you with a gun.
Fedup — 2017-07-21 01:05:37  Criminal System
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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.
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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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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Special interest groups do not represent "the people" evenly; they represent those who have money to form and run the special interest group. As such, by definition they should not be part of the democratic process and have influence over the voices that represent us.

Representatives should not be allowed to get any influence from special interest groups.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:02:52  Political Process
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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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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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Countries are responsible for their leaders actions, and must retain the ability to keep those leaders in check. Actions like genocide must be resisted before they occur.
A balance between control by the people and by the government must be maintained to allow proper actions to be taken.
One method governments use to tip the balance of control in their favor is gun control.
Fedup — 2016-09-29 16:32:50  Political Process
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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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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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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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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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