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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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Criminals should not be given lighter sentences or early release due to medical issues.
Fedup — 2016-08-01 17:32:09  Criminal System
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Combining efforts to commit a crime is gang activity and organized crime. Police who organize to commit crimes should be treated more harshly than gangs, as they hide behind the law when they offend.
Fedup — 2016-07-29 12:11:43  PoliceCriminal System
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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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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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China blaming the U.S. for stoking the tensions in the South China Seas is like driving on the sidewalk and blaming the people walking on the sidewalk for complaining.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 18:30:38  Foreign RelationsChina
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Elected government representatives should only take direction from those they represent in a way that represents all of them, as uniformly as possible. Lobbyists that don't represent their constituents uniformly should be abolished, as well as corporate sponsors and special interests.

Money, perks, or any other influence, taken from anyone other than those who elected them, should be considered bribes.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 18:12:17  Political Process
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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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Executive orders are a sign that our government is broken. A major difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that one person cannot make executive decisions that go against the will of the people. Executive order privilege should be restricted significantly or abolished altogether.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 17:59:42  Political Process
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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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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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Any prosecutor or district attorney that pleas a deal that is inconsistent with the will of the people, or doesn't pursue charges against someone that should be charged, should be held accountable for the injustice they have caused. The injustice may very well leave the public in danger.

Likewise, any improper pursuit of justice that causes the wrong person to pay the price, due to knowingly suppressing evidence or carelessly failing to discover reasonable leads, should also be held accountable for the negligence. Having someone locked up just because a D.A. is concerned about their record is criminal.
Fedup — 2016-07-20 15:42:08  Criminal System
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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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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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