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Old 04-28-2015, 07:48 AM   #3001
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:49 AM   #3002
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also wanna point out that the guy in that thread who jumped to argue that check cashers serve a vital free market role literally looks like this:
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:50 AM   #3003
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Yesterday was the funeral of the guy this was all over. He was a drug dealer/addict with a long rap sheet of non violent crimes (mostly possession and minor theft). Your basic low life, but not someone known for being violent. A little while back he was caught by police with drugs again and took off. They caught up with him and promptly gave him the ol' police beat down. After being apprehended he complained of being unable to breath and needed medical attention. Instead they cuffed him and tossed him into a van unsecured (basically unbuckled). They then did whats know as a "rough ride" where they purposely drove over rough roads to make the ride more miserable for him. He didn't get any medical attention until well after being at the police station. He died 5 days later from spinal injuries.

While yes, the dude was a shit head, it's not really the police's place to be executioner. Yesterday after the funeral a bunch of other low lives decided to take the opportunity to loot stores and attack police. National guard was sent in, few buildings were burned down and the city is basically shut down today.
"not really" being the greatest understatement of all-time

maryland does not have the death penalty, so no state official has the authority to execute a convicted offender, let alone a police officer on the street after apprehending a suspect before trial

it's fucking absurd, basically

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Old 04-28-2015, 07:51 AM   #3004
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Yesterday was the funeral of the guy this was all over. He was a drug dealer/addict with a long rap sheet of non violent crimes (mostly possession and minor theft). Your basic low life, but not someone known for being violent. A little while back he was caught by police with drugs again and took off. They caught up with him and promptly gave him the ol' police beat down. After being apprehended he complained of being unable to breath and needed medical attention. Instead they cuffed him and tossed him into a van unsecured (basically unbuckled). They then did whats know as a "rough ride" where they purposely drove over rough roads to make the ride more miserable for him. He didn't get any medical attention until well after being at the police station. He died 5 days later from spinal injuries.

While yes, the dude was a shit head, it's not really the police's place to be executioner. Yesterday after the funeral a bunch of other low lives decided to take the opportunity to loot stores and attack police. National guard was sent in, few buildings were burned down and the city is basically shut down today.
yea, that's pretty fucked up

I just don't why people think this is the way to respond to really help get things changed. if anything, it's like one step forward, two steps back
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:53 AM   #3005
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yea, that's pretty fucked up

I just don't why people think this is the way to respond to really help get things changed. if anything, it's like one step forward, two steps back
1) how so

2) what is the better alternative solution for these people (people being of little influence otherwise)
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:00 AM   #3006
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peaceful nonviolent protest, clearly!

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:20 AM   #3007
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people are just going to focus on the violence and not the real issue

but that sells newspapers so ya know
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:32 AM   #3008
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That doesn't excuse them for burning and looting a CVS and a planned community center/senior housing.

There was a lot of peaceful protesting that gets over looked. From reports it all started peacefully and it wasn't until they met a wall of police that things went south.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:42 AM   #3009
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And just so I'm clear, no one in this has clean hands. If you're going to send out police with shields the most they should do is stand there and block a road. There shouldn't be video of police officers picking up stones and throwing them at the crowd, then being shocked when the 3X larger crowd starts throwing stones back and rushing them.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:42 AM   #3010
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doesn't take much to push a mob over the edge
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:47 AM   #3011
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doesnt take much to lose sight of the overlying issue
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:48 AM   #3012
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in more pleasant news, my wife reached out to a couple of the parents a got like 2 more confirmations. one seems to be a definite

so that's cool.

dude is already getting an xbone from his g-mom. I told him I'd get him something on top of this party but I'm not buying him more junk
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:49 AM   #3013
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doesnt take much to lose sight of the overlying issue
I think you mean underlying...

but yea, that was my previous point about the violence/riots bro
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #3014
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in more pleasant news, my wife reached out to a couple of the parents a got like 2 more confirmations. one seems to be a definite

so that's cool.

dude is already getting an xbone from his g-mom. I told him I'd get him something on top of this party but I'm not buying him more junk
This is for the sleep over right? 3 other kids seems like the right amount to handle. Any more than that can get a bit nutty.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:12 AM   #3015
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This is for the sleep over right? 3 other kids seems like the right amount to handle. Any more than that can get a bit nutty.
contrary to popular belief in these parts, I'm great with kids. he invited 4 total counting his cousin.

I'd be able to handle more. as of yesterday at lunch, there was no one else besides his cousin. my wife talked directly to the one kid's dad during karate class and I guess gave him our address and telephone number.

he initially wanted some video game truck, which is a trailer with like every console and 4 tvs. I literally have all of this at the house and thought it would be a waste.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:46 AM   #3016
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people choose to go to the check cashing place

pure evil

this is what ando actually believes
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:49 AM   #3017
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how can you not know a check cashing place is bad when you want to cash a check

but then be suddenly enlightened to its true nature when you want to smash it

it's almost as if the anti-exploitative justification of it all was totally made up
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:52 AM   #3018
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it's just like the tax preparation services charging a ton of money for the same return in those areas

then charging a butt load of money for them to get their money now with one of their cards

thing is, even when you enlighten someone to the situation they continue to make the same choices. who is really to blame in that situation?
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you blame the lack of regulation
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:04 AM   #3020
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it's only more expensive because it is generally more expensive to operate in shitty areas anyway

nobody is exploiting anyone

and smashing shit is just gonna make it more expensive
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:06 AM   #3021
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you blame the lack of regulation
yeah that's why there are so many regulated large financial institutions in these areas

oh wait
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more expensive to operate in shitty areas anyway
lmao what

real estate and operation costs are most expensive in the cheapest areas

oh wait
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:16 AM   #3023
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I was eating hot sauce like normal and my daughter (2) said she wanted some. I tried to warn he but she insisted

I gave her a small amount on her plate. she dips her food in it and says

"that hot sauce is hot"

naturally my son started laughing
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:27 AM   #3024
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lmao what

real estate and operation costs are most expensive in the cheapest areas

oh wait
premises costs are in proportion to expected revenue for the area, it's moot

there's a free market for check cashing stores, efficiency says nobody is raking it in from owning one. don't need to discuss the ins and outs of expenses.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:40 AM   #3025
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iirc what i said was ahem

and what i did not say was now that they've looted the check casher, they won't be underbanked
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you implied that the check cashing place had been exploiting the residents in some meaningful sense

to the effect that it was a drain on the community
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ya i do think that
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but primarily i think the point is symbolic

why do you hate symbolism chad
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:45 AM   #3029
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and that's why people choose to go to the check cashing place

because they receive no value from this service
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people don't perceive themselves as receiving no benefit from a loan shark either
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