Eric Morris

Eric Morris 10 hours, 32 minutes ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

Jerry, I'd keep the RSCO. Though I don't believe in voting, since it is elected more accountable. Though being more accountable than nothing is simple (I learned math in a trailer for one year, though). If three people didn't cross the thin blue line, I am sure nothing would have changed.

I am also fortunate enough to not own property in the inner city, so I think my chances of dying because of a cop are probably slightly higher than in gang violence. Either way, your questions are legitimate, hence why the media glosses over it.

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Eric Morris 11 hours, 2 minutes ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

Hence, why the Chamber sent its chief enforcer Joel Rae to the firing meeting of a very decent person, George Krawzoff, who was becoming the fly in the ointment of its crony wasteland YVHA.

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Eric Morris 11 hours, 42 minutes ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

Jerry, it looks like between 1980-2008 52% of homicides were committed by blacks, who make up 13% of population. However, I suspect violent crime is more associated with welfare and absent fathers, rather than race per se.

http://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/relationship-between-welfare-state-crime-0

Bringing back to Steamboat, since it is relatively affluent (therefore safer), there is no reason for the police to adopt the tactics of the inner city, yet Rae and Kleiber both suggest that was the tactic. This inflection point is a chance for Steamboat to lead by example and drastically reduce police force, if not eliminate it all together.

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Eric Morris 12 hours, 59 minutes ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

Tom, isn't it curious that when a cop is shot the whole force comes out looking for the killer and the town is shut down yet when a cop shoots someone on camera they get a paid vacation?

There is a war on, and it seems like the cops are holding their own. They have managed to kill 786 so far this year while suffering only 24 casualties.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database

Of course, the cops are just eliminating the problem children Martha Sanger's eugenicists at Planned Parenthood missed before birth so it is okay.

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Eric Morris 16 hours, 13 minutes ago on Finn B. Gerstell: New school needed

The school can be perfect and the teacher excellent, but if the parents stink all you are doing is flushing money down the toilet. Since all the parents in Lake Wobegon Steamboat are above average, doom and gloom will not occur if this doesn't pass.

http://ideas.time.com/2012/10/24/the-single-largest-advantage-parents-can-give-their-kids/

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Eric Morris 17 hours, 7 minutes ago on Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

"former Police Chief Joel Rae said he disagreed, saying his department was no more militaristic than any other he was aware of." Never have truer or sadder words been spoken. The people are the enemy everywhere. Very sad that Steamboat is just like the rest, despite being affluent and remote, instead of being different. Disband the police; you will be no more nor no less safe.

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Eric Morris 1 day, 9 hours ago on Finn B. Gerstell: New school needed

I guess children will be dying in the streets since there is such a "need" for it. Probably more like the consultants, attorneys, and investment bankers champing at the bit for it "need" new Maseratis.

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Eric Morris 1 day, 13 hours ago on Our view: City needs to stop stonewalling

Paper should be asking for Lettunich to quit. He is the only constant--though someone like him sticking around proves government is dirty and self-interested, not caring one iota about taxpayers, so maybe people will join me as Anarcho-Capitalists. Stuff them bills in your pocket while you can, Tony.

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Eric Morris 1 day, 13 hours ago on Hinsvark reflects on tenure as Steamboat Springs city manager

Is retaliation against whistleblowers boorish? Do people shriek or just grunt when delivering Krav Maga moves? While perusing the San Antonio paper for news of the latest cop-on-idiot killing, I did notice a school system there has had six sups in 15 years and is paying this one $600,000 to quit. That school board must have been much more boorish to buy his silence. I shriek when I consider that everyday all around the country it is pretty clear government exists to plunder those who don't run it (Thomas DiLorenzo). I applaud the shrieking and boorish Council members. Thank you for your service.

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