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Well, you'd better get used to that one: The woman slapping the hell outta the man and him going to jail for deflecting the blows. Not to say this is always, or even often the case, but it's worth considering.
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
In one case, they were stepping off the curb out into the street to look into my window. Seemed a little hazardous at the time. I'm just glad I was wearing pants.
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And by your reasoning, the police should use any excuse they can come up with to detain and question you, on the off chance that statistically you will be a dangerous criminal. After all, in your minds, the ends justify the means. In fact, if the police want to pull you over and question you, they pretty much have carte blanche. They can claim you crossed the center line, were weaving, taillight out,…
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
As you'll read in my other comment to UKWP, my slavery comment was in response to your assertion that just because something is currently legal, I should "get over it". If the people always just did what they were told by the authorities, and no dissent was allowed, where would we be?
migraine_in_qcy - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You may not like it, but when someone tells me (as WarCry did) that I should "get over it" because it's "been proven legal", it is a legitimate response for me to make the comparison. Things are proven to be legal until they are deemed to be illegal - and vice versa. Calling me ignorant doesn't change the fact that my response to Warcry's "get over it" was justified.

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