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Member since 09 September 2013 | Blog

Lurker since TatGate in 2010 and then finally signed up for an account a few years later. I post rarely, but read the site several times a day even when football and basketball are in the offseason.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Jun 2017
Fear of being the next one has a chilling effect on a community's relationship with law enforcement, making effective policing and crime reduction much more difficult.
Comment 20 Jun 2017

if a kid showed up in a Blue Lives Matter shirt

Is this a reference to LEOs or to TTUN?  If it's the latter, it shouldn't be protected under the First Amendment.

Comment 20 Jun 2017

We've been hearing about this since before he was born.

So no one should talk about it any more, especially a kid who's just now coming of age?  Everything is perfect now?

Comment 20 Jun 2017

Whereas when a police officer shoots a black suspect, some people will actually claim that the suspect was merely "driving while black" or otherwise got killed primarily for "being black." 

I wish we could dismiss every one of those claims as lacking merit, but unfortunately we still have a long way to go to achieve a colorblind justice system.  I still remember just how startling I found DOJ's report on the Baltimore Police Dept.  It gave me a much clearer understanding that there are plenty of things that do actually happen that I would never accept in my own community, and shouldn't be acceptable for any American.  So I'm glad to see this young citizen giving these complicated issues some thought and encouraging others to do the same.

Comment 08 Jun 2017
Wait, Gene Smith hired LJ to coach the men's bball team? (end italics). Solid move.
Comment 02 May 2017

"Big Ten guy?" Who is still under the impression that B1G players don't translate to the NFL?

NFL's most overrated player? It might be JJ Watt.

Seeing these two comments back to back made me laugh