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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Can you point to any similarities between the 1960s case you mentioned and this one? Keep in mind the cop was found guilty by the jury.

    Thanks.
    I was merely giving a reason why we need Federal oversight on some cases, especially controversial ones. If, in this case, the Department of Justice clears the defendants, then that is all more the reason to say that the system is fair. And, if there is nothing to hide, then why would they be opposed to the investigation in the first place?
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And, if there is nothing to hide, then why would they be opposed to the investigation in the first place?
    Sounds like the argument people were making for warrantless, domestic surveillance. I mean, if there's nothing to hide, why be opposed?

    Right?

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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I was merely giving a reason why we need Federal oversight on some cases, especially controversial ones. If, in this case, the Department of Justice clears the defendants, then that is all more the reason to say that the system is fair. And, if there is nothing to hide, then why would they be opposed to the investigation in the first place?
    Because there isn't even a scintilla of evidence that any wrongdoing occurred in the determination of the verdict. The feds are jumping the gun because the Justice Department doesn't like the verdict.
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Sextuple post! A new record Scarecrow!

    Anyway, a man was handcuffed and lying face down and GOT SHOT BY POLICE. And conservatives are trying to change the subject. Standard tactic: Talk about absolutely anything except the subject. Try to get Obama involved.
    Eh? The LEO intended to deploy a Taser instead of deadly force. It's happened many a time before, "mistaken identity" of firearms for Tasers and less-lethal shotguns, with tragic and sometimes deadly results.

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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Your right, the right to vote is fundamental. As it was in 2006 in Pima Arizona, where the DOJ declined to bring any charges for voter intimidation when minutemen, one of whom carried a gun were intimidating Latino voters at a polling place while also filming them.
    Do you have a link for this, because if this happened, I would agree -- it should have been pursued...
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    So the racist Justice Department is going to violate double jeopardy and give the cops a second trial, just like they did in the Rodney King case.

    Boy, no surprises there.
    Technically, it isn't double jeopardy... different charges...
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Shouldn't the Justice Department have investigated and prosecuted OJ Simpson for civil rights violations of Ronald Simpson, a Jewish American, and thus a minority?
    Jews and Asians are successful, so they don't count as minorities...
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    If there are additional charges to be filed, then it's the responsibility of the State of California to bring them.
    true, unless there are violations of federal law to be considered....

    look, i don't like the hypocrisy either -- this justice department stinks to high heaven, but technically speaking, the charges are not the same so it is not double jeopardy...
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    Re: US Justice Department to review BART shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    true, unless there are violations of federal law to be considered....

    look, i don't like the hypocrisy either -- this justice department stinks to high heaven, but technically speaking, the charges are not the same so it is not double jeopardy...
    I haven't said anything about double jeopardy. The bottom line is at this point the feds ahve no rational or justifiable reason to step in. No one has presnted any evidence whatsoever to justify this intrusion by the feds.
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