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A jury should not be instructed to determine if laws are or aren't broken, as the intent of a jury is to decide if the common person would deem an accused offense as right or wrong.
Laws are not always constructed to take every situation into consideration, which is why we're allowed to have our peers review individual cases.
As some times laws are written incorrectly, or purely for political reasons.
Fedup — 2017-07-12 22:21:30  Criminal System
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The government should fund an independent group to run a website or other form of information sharing that can be used by candidates to submit their platform, ideals, stances, issues, promises, etc. The site should then allow for side-by-side comparison of each, and track the changes made during office and whether promises were fulfilled.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:40:05  Elections
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We should have a fund for candidates of each elected position, that is funded according to the number of citizens they'll represent, and that is divided equally among the candidates to use for supporting their campaign.
All other campaign funding should be illegal.
This could solve special interests, and level the ability for each to get their message out.
It could also encourage more than just two parties.
Fedup — 2016-09-15 15:47:24  Elections
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All elected officials should be overseen by representatives from the body of people they represent; especially politicians.
There should be an agreement before elected as to what expectations are required and what the salary will be if the expectations are or are not met.
There should be perks for exceptional performance; and there should be disconnected service for bad performance.
Fedup — 2016-08-18 18:12:00  Politicians
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As the government works for us, and we fund the government in various forms, we should be appalled at the way the government spends our hard earned money and the debt laid on us and our progeny.
Our contributions include taxes paid directly, but also include the trade deficit, the national debt, inflation, under-funding of social security, and higher interest rates; most of which affect our children.
Fedup — 2016-10-01 09:40:26  Political ProcessEconomy
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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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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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CEOs should not be board members, especially chairman.
Fedup — 2016-07-08 01:35:07  Employers
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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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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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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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Real estate agents should NOT be getting 3% of the sale of a property; this is a rip-off!
Fedup — 2016-08-18 17:33:58  Real Estate
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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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