There are some people who think that addiction to any illegal drug, and some legal ones is a moral failing that should be punished. Then are those of us who know better. There are those of us, myself included who have lost a dear family member to the disease of addiction. Addiction to cocaine is particularly hard to deal with, and particularly hard on the individual and on his or her family. I lost my little sister whom I loved dearly to an over-dose of cocaine on April 4th of this year. We all thought that she had managed to overcome her addiction and was doing well, but one setback such as severe pain for instance, can cause a person to
start to lose the battle between pain and addiction. Between the real world of poverty, pain, racism, and the many events that can cause even an individual who does NOT have a problem with drugs to falter, and to make mistakes. Many times it is due to just a lapse in will power, which is so VERY important in conquering addiction, but many times it is also due to events which are not under the control of the individual suffering from addiction. This is what happened to my sister. She was clean for a while, but she broke her foot and the doctors who knew her history would not provide her with the pain medication that might have kept her from starting to think about cocaine again. And so the pain plus the stress of taking care of our mother who is 81, caused her to lose the battle and this time her life. I don't know Mr. Tatum.
And I don't know his situation prior to the beating he took, but I do know this. The rest of his life will be an uphill battle against encounters with drugs and encounters with people like Mr. Emmer and Mr. Cooley who do not care about Mr. Tatum's problems nor do they care about him as a human being. And I do know this too. If we can afford the TAZERS, the OC spray, and the batons to torture people into compliance with the authoritarian monster this country has turned into in violation of The UN Convention on Torture which we SIGNED, then we can damned well afford to train at least ONE officer in another technique that has been used to subdue people with problems like Mr. Tatum has. That technique is called mercy, understanding, and the ability to communicate. It will quite often diffuse a situation and a person like Mr. Tatum without having to almost kill him to do it. It is well that the city is going to appeal this judge's unwise decision, but it is like a physician trying to treat the symptoms of a disease without trying to treat the disease itself. Morphine will treat the pain of gallstones for only a certain length of time before the gallstones must be removed. Aggressive, painful arrest techniques may make it easier on law enforcement personnel, but eventually the poverty and injustice which are the causes of most crimes must be removed also, or the arrests become more and more difficult until people start dying.
provide us with some detailed way to locate you other than just RShultz if that really is your name and photo? There would be no chance that a bully boy like you would fear that being widely known ... now would it Pal?
Come on big talker... just do it!
I DID you dumkopf! There are only 5 Shultz's in the Chattanooga phone book and only 1 with a 1st name that starts with "R"! If
you didn't even think to look I have nothing to fear from you..LOL What cereal box decoder ring did you use to come up with that stupid handle you're using? FAIRMON you are right about this ruling! It's 30 pages of BS from some bleached blonde who doesn't know what color Sheist is. It's one damn good thing it has to go through Chancery court or we WOULD be phuked.
Please don't pay any serious attention to Conservative. He is what is known in the world of discussion forums as a troll. He will deliberately pick out certain parts of what you post and twist them in order to try to make you look bad or make you angry. I have personally witnessed the way people with mental or emotional problems are handled at the rathole they refer to as the Hamilton County jail, and the treatment they receive is reprehensible and
should be investigated along with the treatment of the regular inmates.
Maybe so in leiu of a couple of Uncle Fester lookalike thugs in blue, whose lack of ability to restrain a little guy 1/4 their size is laughable
Outstanding Darwin, and I would like to think that between the two of us that there is a definite possibility that we COULD have handled the situation better than those two Xeroxed copies of Elmer Fudd did.
I'm not going anywhere and I read the whole damn document you refer
to and I stick to my opinion of it and who in hell are you anyway? Are you afraid to use your real name?
I'm going to post everything I find out about this silly-azzed judge to help anybody else who is trying to find her. She is married to some Lawyer named Paul Summers who works for the big wig law firm called Waller,Lansden,Dortch & Davis and their offices are in Nashville so anybody with friends in Nashville call em up and ask if they could look up these offices and maybe ID their cars, follow them home and find out where they live etc.
Does anyone in here have the expertise to dig up Kim Summers'
e-mail address? I would personally love to be part of an effort to load her IP's server down so much that she would have to stop using
her e-mail service. We need to harass her to the point that she just has to leave this town permanently. There's a dozen things I could think of to do that would leave her no choice but to pull up stakes and go.
Yes, I've viewed his videos and read his numerous essays. Quite thought provoking.
My God! There ARE people in here who not so thoroughly brainwashed
as I thought! "Thought provoking" indeed. Sadly you are also probably right about them listing him as a domestic terrorist. That is, if they haven't already done it and just haven't told anyone yet.
There is one thing I didn't mention. Aside from the discussion I have noticed that Clay Bennett's cartoons are getting less disgusting and a LITTLE more palatable. And just when I was thinking of asking if there was any chance of getting Plante back.
Now that it's apparent to everybody what's going on with cops and the government in this country, Maybe some of you who concerned about surviving your next encounter with a cop might be willing to read something with an open mind that has a rather radical title.
There is an article written by Larken Rose of whom some of you may have heard that is entitled "When Should You Shoot A Cop?". I am going to post a description of the link to the essay for you. I don't know how long the Times Free Press will let it stay up so I would suggest copying the link description if you are not so brainwashed that you literally cannot THINK about resisting law enforcement. Here it is: 3w’s_dot_copblock_another dot_org_a slash_5475_another slash_when-should-you-shoot-a-cop_ and a slash on the end. Please remember this is a description of a link and not an actual link. Leave out the underscores. You will have to open your mind when you read this and really THINK about what this man is saying. I am gathering together what is called by those of us who are referred to as "preppers" a Bug-out bag. This is a backpack crammed with food, tools, water, first-aid supplies and,
above all, weapons and ammunition that I can grab and just take off. It's purpose is to let you survive in the woods or wherever
until the riots subside and you can come back, hopefully to your house and try to live there again under whatever new regime or lack thereof that exists. As a group we expect that sometime in the next 5-10 years, probably less than five that the whole government and social order of this country is going to collapse, and we intend to survive it if possible and go on living. More and more incidents just like the one we are discussing here are happening every day and it is probably only a matter of time until
the SHTF. IF you can hold the idea in your head that this government is NOT your friend anymore then you need to read and understand Mr. Roses's essay.