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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I liked this cause it made me laugh. Lol, you're not a smoker are ya? If you're going to be buying smokes for $2 a piece in NYC, you may as well buy a whole pack. I guess it would work if you need a fix, but for the most part - $2 a smoke would easily run you more than the pack's cost by the 7th cigarette.
    Most are willing to buy loosies for $2

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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, I will forever think that's a chicken-**** law, WSV. I heard on the news today that a pack costs $14 in NYC. So, they GET their tax. If some guys want to sell them for $2 apiece? That, to me, is free enterprise. That law is baloney.

    I hope you're WSV because you're a successful daytradin' guru.
    The loosie sellers make more money when they buy packs from back alley importers (Canada is a prime source), or even online. These are not taxed cigs. Plus as I mentioned they sell to children that cannot buy them at the store legally.

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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    If I am not doing anything threatening, and a cop goes to grab me and doesn't tell me I am under arrest then saying "don't touch me" is "resisting arrest"? Street cops have an enormous amount of discretion and should use it to maintain public safety and order, not create unnecessary chaos. Are they so unskilled at their profession that this was the best way they could come up with to handle the situation? This is speculation on my part but I think these cops just wanted to practice their take down skills on the big guy and maintain their rep in the district they work in, protection and safety of the public did nor enter their consideration.
    If Mr. Garner was wanted for murder or rape then go for it. He was trying to take advantage of the city's oppressive taxation and hustle a few bucks. Write him a citation and call it a day. Our country is so polarized that most people run for their ideological corner and view the incident through a racial or political prism. This is about what kind of nation we want to live in and should transcend politics.
    To anyone maintaining that the police were just following procedure I have a question:
    Imagine your 16 year old daughter is approached by a group of cops for suspected shoplifting (a more serious offense than the one Mr. Garner was suspected of). She loudly protests. The cop goes to grab her arm and she says "don't touch me". She is now put in a choke hold and slammed to the ground. You are all hunky-dory with this, right?
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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That and they sell to kids.
    They've recently increased the legal smoking age here to 21, so I guess that is obviously working...

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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Reinstatement process ongoing for the 2 EMTs involved in Eric Garner incident, FDNY says | SILive.com



    Someone in the government thought something went wrong to suspend all these folk.
    Ass covering.

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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post


    It's not just the cops who recognize patterns of criminality, it's also our courts. In fact a whole lot of evidence is introduced to show a pattern of criminality. You see, commit a particular offence once, the judge may let you off with a warning and a significantly reduced fine. By the 32cd time you're obviously not getting the message and the fines/penalties will be enhanced.
    In a court of law you need to be convicted for them to recognize it. See the difference? You probably don't.
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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, I will forever think that's a chicken-**** law, WSV. I heard on the news today that a pack costs $14 in NYC. So, they GET their tax. If some guys want to sell them for $2 apiece? That, to me, is free enterprise. That law is baloney.

    I hope you're WSV because you're a successful daytradin' guru.

    they get their taxes if the cigs have their state tax stamp on them

    but enterprising people go to virginia or nc where the taxes are MUCH lower, buy them and transport them back

    you can easily make $ 8-10 a pack selling single cigarettes or more

    a couple of cartons a day, and you have a thriving business
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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I liked this cause it made me laugh. Lol, you're not a smoker are ya? If you're going to be buying smokes for $2 a piece in NYC, you may as well buy a whole pack. I guess it would work if you need a fix, but for the most part - $2 a smoke would easily run you more than the pack's cost by the 7th cigarette.
    That would lead me to believe a lot of the customers are children who cannot buy legally at stores for any price.

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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I liked this cause it made me laugh. Lol, you're not a smoker are ya? If you're going to be buying smokes for $2 a piece in NYC, you may as well buy a whole pack. I guess it would work if you need a fix, but for the most part - $2 a smoke would easily run you more than the pack's cost by the 7th cigarette.
    It's my understanding they sell them to the homeless, those who've "quit smoking" and e-cig smokers. No, I'm not that stupid.

    Yet.



    Well, I just looked it up. Here's a whole article about loosies. I thought they bought them legally, but apparently they're mostly bootlegged from out of state. Ooops. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/ny...anted=all&_r=0
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    Re: No Indictment in Chokehold Death

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Again, quit the silly games, I told you I's rewatch the video. At 50 seconds in the commentator who is taking the video says, "this guy right here is being forced to leave because he was breaking up a fight"/
    Btw, I'm still wondering about that fight thing, there has been no mention of any fight in the reporting I've read.
    The contradictions in your posts are getting insanely ridiculous.

    First you claim the police told him to leave in the video.
    Then, when asked to show us in what part of the video, you come back to claim this assertion is based on the commentary of one person. Meaning, you can't really show us when the police told him to leave.
    Then you tell us you're wondering about the fight which isn't in the video either but is only supported by that commentary.

    You're desperately looking for an argument and I'm really just done with your ducking and dodging. Not only could you not support your assertions about what was said in the video, you relied on someone's commentary and the questioned the part of that commentary which doesn't help you. Here's the question again and for the last time, hell, I'll even make it clearer so you won't try and dodge: At what minute:second can the police be heard telling him to leave?
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