The headline is "inconsistent" with the story. Whoever wrote the headline should at least try and cover their bias.
Most people were so quick to draw their opinion on the Ferguson case based on the lies of the witnesses. These people just looked to pounce on the police. Most of these people wouldn't have the courage to ride with an officer for a night. They have no clue what it would be like to be on the street. They just sit back in their happy homes, and bash the actions of those who protect them.
Do you know how you don't get shot by the police? You don't resist arrest. How do people not understand this simple rule? Black, green, red ,white or blue; once you engage in a physical altercation with the police, you are the one who has raised the level of the confrontation.
Also, quit with the unarmed BS. How is a policeman supposed to know if someone is carrying a weapon on their body. It is a split second life or death decision a policeman is forced to make. Oh, but those of you sitting behind your laptop think a cop should be able to fully analyze the situation. What a joke.posted @ Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:52
@Duke Briscoe: I think we would be better off if Brown didn't feel the need to wrestle with Wilson. Isn't this what escalated the situation?posted @ Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 08:47
The easy way out for the grand jury would have been to bring charges against the officer. The fact no charges were brought, tells me there was a total lack of evidence against the officer. I have kept an open mind on the subject, because all the evidence floated by the media was so contradicting. In the end, the grand jury heard the evidence and made a decision based on the evidence.posted @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 18:57
That is one hell of a god these people believe in.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:30
These guys can look forward to being losers their entire life.posted @ Friday, November 21, 2014 - 06:22
Why worry about the cost of paternal leave? Just increase tuition. Tuition has increased so much over the past 20 years, no one will even notice.posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:39
If these children lived in Utah, they would really learn where their food comes from.posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 08:48
These people are taking religion back to the Middle Ages. The new Spanish Inquisition.posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 08:39
That is 5 million votes.posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 08:03
This is national news?posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 07:49
Lightning is good.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 08:57
It's just a guess, but I do not think this lady is a rocket scientist or a model.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:47
Too stupid and lazy to make changes through the system. Domestic terrorist are the worst.posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 - 07:20
If Athens police were allowed to have K-9 units, they could have let the dog bite the cr@p out of this loser.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 16:10
In a public school calendar, there should be no religious holidays. Our country has no state religion. If our founding fathers meant for our country to be a Christian nation, they would have put it in our constitution. Many of our founding fathers were not even Christian.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:51
The people who are so against gay marriage should have to pay for all court costs. I do not want my tax dollars being wasted on something that has no affect on my family or my wallet.posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:24
I would prefer Richt and zero national championships, over Jimbo Fisher and 5 NC's. In the name of football glory, some schools are sending their school's reputations down the toilet. I pay my donation and buy 4 season tickets each year, but hanging in my office, I also have a UGA diploma. I'm glad UGA dismisses the bad apples from the team. Heck, these kids can always continue their playing careers at schools like Auburn or Louisville.posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:06
They look pretty yummy. I'm tempted to try one myself.posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 16:52
Maybe it's time for the U.S. to end the Cuban embargo. Is there a reason we are the only country who continues the Cold War?posted @ Monday, November 10, 2014 - 09:04
Legal action? Is this against the law?
Better change your hobbies.
Actually, I do not believe it is illegal, but I think the school would harshly discipline the student. If the photos were taken at school, it would fall under sexual harassment of the teacher, and also be disruptive to the school. Based on these 2 points, I believe the courts have upheld student suspensions.posted @ Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 07:55
Wasn't there a UGA class that was going to plant some trees and bushes in the Village? These trees were going to make the Village a prospering and contributing part of Athens. How'd that project work?posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 15:22
Something tells me Walmart is not giving psychological exams before hiring employees.
Not to sound callous, but the police better keep a sharp eye on the brother. Although the parents didn't kill him, they may have screwed him up for life.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 15:11
I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I am trying to figure out how 2 men marrying each other affects my family or check book. Are the Republicans going to take the anti-gay, and more importantly, the anti-abortion stance into the 2016 presidential election? Let's see how that works for them.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 14:57
@Auntylib - what a great point. I didn't read your post before making my original comment. I need to edit my first post that said "confident they are trash", to read "they are trash". Hopefully, this Heaton punk will be sitting behind bars for the next few years. Who am I kidding, I am sure our area courts will give him some probation.posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:57
Judging the comments from the neighbors and pet owners, I'm just going to guess these aren't the most responsible people. As a matter of fact, I feel pretty confident they are trash. The owners didn't control their dangerous dog and they caused it to be shot. What is the controversy?posted @ Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:44
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more