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I experienced CS gas in basic training like the OP, but an ex-army buddy of mine recently became some sort of thing that isn't really a cop, but required him to go through basic police training, which he said included being pepper-sprayed at close range in a straight line from eyebrow-to-eyebrow. NO THANK YOU, PLEASE! » 8/19/14 8:26am Yesterday 8:26am

Hunter S. Thompson wrote a piece about the murder of a Mexican-American reporter by L.A. police that went unpunished. I always thought it was one of the better things he'd ever written, and Ferguson is reminding me of the story each day. Especially this bit about outside agitators. You should read this. It's good.… » 8/18/14 8:38am Monday 8:38am

Just got off work in a kitchen filled with NASCAR freaks. They seem to think there will be no criminal charges, which I find astounding. Something to do with a very strict rule regarding staying in your car after an accident, which is considered your "safe zone", until they can get the rest of the field down to a safe… » 8/10/14 6:18pm 8/10/14 6:18pm

I once got a $5.00 parking ticket (expired meter) put on my windshield which doubled as the envelope you were supposed to use to send the fine to the City. But I lived around the corner from the Municipal Offices, so I decided to reinforce the edges of the ticket/envelope with thin strips of duct tape, wrote a… » 8/06/14 9:26am 8/06/14 9:26am