I saw other comments about the policy for the sheriff's office involved in Parkland but I'll address it in this response. IMO, the claim that policy made him wait is a cop-out (no pun intended). Most departments policies are a general set of guidelines by which they should abide by *in general*. That said, you can always bend those rules a bit in critical situations. At the end of the day, common sense needs to prevail. He should have gone in. Easier said than done but he should have. Nobody would have gotten mad at him for violating that policy and had he died and the department determined it to be a preventable injury and refuse benefits to his family, the public would have taken care of them. You have to go in.
Regarding making public schools safer, in Dallas ISD and Forney ISD, you can't get in to the schools. All exterior doors are locked and you can only get in from the main entrance but have to be buzzed in by the office and then in many of the schools you can only get in to the office and need a card to badge into the rest of the school. I've learned this may not be standard everywhere, especially in smaller communities where they don't expect tragedies like this. Now I'm trying not to get political but it's time we invest in our country before others. Take that $40 billion we're sending to Ukraine and invest it in our schools instead. Quick research suggests we have about 98,000 public schools in the US. That $40 billion equates to an average of $410,000 that could be sent to each public school to outfit them with bullet proof glass (silly but always a good idea), better security systems (to keep all the doors locked, full school surveillance, etc...), and to pay the salaries of 2 SROs per school at least for the first year until school budgets are made for the following year. Now not every school will have the same needs based on school size and enrollment numbers (some may only need 1 SRO, some may need more than 2) so you can adjust that as needed but it would be a good start in my opinion. I have no issue with helping others elsewhere in the world but not until we secure our communities first.
A group of fascists that try to stop people from hearing ideas/points of view that hurts their little feelings. There is nothing anti-fascist about these ass clowns.
Berkeley 'Free Speech Week' set to begin amid threats of Antifa protests, speaker uncertainty
Damn 13 pages of this.
I am so glad that I have kept my promise to never be invested in politics again once we the silver spoon yankee baby was out of office and traded him for a slightly less embarrassing barely coherent president who at least won't tweet 15 times a day like a teenage girl or go golfing 308 times in 4 years.
Biden does suck though, big time, and he doesn't create nearly as many hilarious soundbites.
I completely agree regarding Seguin and I saw that article too. That was kind of my point that injury is always used as an excuse with him. Regarding Benn, you may be right. Besides, it's only natural that your game changes as you age and don't have the same athletic abilities. He just used to be such a physical force.
No, Seguin always has an undisclosed mysterious injury. That's fine, but it doesn't explain watching the puck glide right between your legs, coasting everywhere, or being softer than a wet Sponge. I saw a story just before the playoffs that said he was "finally healthy", only to now see that he was hurt his whole series. So which is it? Either you weren't healthy, or you got hurt again. If you're that fragile now, it's time to hang up the skates before you suffer long term disability.
Benn has actually stepped up his play. He may not score, but I've noticed him trying to be an on ice leader. That's actually a huge turnaround from his usual Prince Valium attitude.