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WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Being nude in your car isn't illegal*. As long as you had your seat belt on, didn't appear to be intoxicated, and had no other evidence of illegality, they would have waved you on your way. They would have TALKED about you for a very long time, but they wouldn't have stopped you. *There is a bit of a double-standard in this, as women could be cited for public nudity. This is because…
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please, keep posting. You're painting a clearer and clearer picture that shows how very little you actually know about the subject. It's easier for people to know what weight to give your comments when you show how truly ignorant of reality you are.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Do a search and find every single story of a cop convicted of abuse of power, brutality, racism, whatever transgressions you want. Find as many as you can. All of them. Post links if you want. Then take that number and figure it as a percentage of 700,000. As of 2009 (the last year I can relatively quickly put my hands on information), there were just over 706,000 sworn law enforcement officers…
MountainMan - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Easier said than done, I think it was the Mises Institute who did a study years back and found the average American breaks the law 3 times a day......in the freest country in the world.
WarCry - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Legal until it's illegal wasn't the ignorant part. Comparing seat belt traffic details to slavery is ignorant. I would expect a rational person to understand that. I guess that's where my expectations missed the mark.

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REBEL MEDIA: FCC blinks, drops newsroom monitoring concept

6 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

FCC Chairman said idea "overstepped the bounds..."

I was glad to finally see members from "traditional media" questioning this. Maybe that's what finally got the FCC to back off. 

From foxnews.com:

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it was putting on hold a controversial study of American newsrooms, after complaints from Republican lawmakers and media groups that the project was too intrusive. 

FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Chairman Tom Wheeler agreed with critics that some of the study's proposed questions for reporters and news directors "overstepped the bounds of what is required." 

The agency announced that a proposed pilot study in South Carolina will now be shelved, at least until a "new study design" is finalized. But the agency made clear that this and any future studies will not involve interviews with "media owners, news directors or reporters." 

Commissioner Ajit Pai, who was one of the staunchest critics of the proposal, heralded the decision Friday as an acknowledgement that government-backed researchers would not be dispatched into newsrooms, as feared.   

"This study would have thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country, somewhere it just doesn't belong," he said in a statement. "The Commission has now recognized that no study by the federal government, now or in the future, should involve asking questions to media owners, news directors, or reporters about their practices. This is an important victory for the First Amendment." 

He added: "And it would not have been possible without the American people making their voices heard. I will remain vigilant that any future initiatives not infringe on our constitutional freedoms." 

The Radio and Television News Directors Association took a more cautious view of the announcement. 

"RTDNA views this as an important admission by the FCC that questions regarding editorial policies and practices are off-limits to the government," Director Mike Cavender said in a statement. "We are eager to see the revised study to insure there aren't topics or questions that could be construed as a 'back door' attempt to gather the same type of information." 

Amid the controversy, Wheeler had already told lawmakers the commission had "no intention" of regulating reporters' speech. He also directed that the controversial questions be removed from the survey entirely. 

The initial proposal for the study called for looking into issues like "perceived station bias" and "perceived responsiveness to underserved populations." The proposed questions for the interviews with members of the media raised alarm bells, including questions about "news philosophy" and how much community input goes into story selection and whether reporters ever had "a story with critical information" rejected by management. 

Gilson said Friday that, "Any subsequent market studies conducted by the FCC, if determined necessary, will not seek participation from or include questions for media owners, news directors or reporters." 

However, she added: "Any suggestion that the FCC intends to regulate the speech of news media or plans to put monitors in America's newsrooms is false. The FCC looks forward to fulfilling its obligation to Congress to report on barriers to entry into the communications marketplace, and is currently revising its proposed study to achieve that goal." 


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