@Monkey: Love that your IP address originates from TNI, however. At least when I criticize your organization, I sign my name.
@Monkey: Wasn't planning on it. But I will take your anonymous, poorly formatted suggestion under advisement.
The CEO of Wick resigned today; when are you tendering your's?
... should a guy who ended up with a severed arm in his Jeep through no fault of his own ...
I submit had "Sam" been in the right frame of mind (thus, not drunk like the others and/or so-called "normal") he would not have "freaked out" and driven away, thrown the severed arm away and lied to police.
I submit that "Sam" was similarly intoxicated as the two others ... because usually those are the ones who cowardly flee an accident lest they be charged with intoxication as well ... just sayin'.
There are so many holes in this one particular account of this well-documented story that an obscenely drunk person driving in a Jeep could have driven through them and not hit an edge. Why was this even published? Are there any editors at the Weakly who read these things before they are published???
Anyone who can throw a human arm in a dumpster is scum, period, point blank, jdsmith. He isnt the only one who has committed a crime and had to endure the consequences (myself included). Thats life. The disheartening part of it all is that he STILL doesn't take any responsibility for his own actions, showing he still hasnt learned his lesson. Probably because of the teeny slap on the wrist he received.
The indian tribes gave Abramoff buckets of money to bribe congressmen. At least four dozen congressmen from both sides of the aisle voted in their favor during that time. It was bribe money plain and simple, paid by the tribes to buy influence in congress. It worked. Before Abramoff, the indian tribes had their own lobbyists, who were much less effective than straight out bribing congressmen through Abramoff's lobbying firm. Casinos are still easy targets for organized crime. I don't mean that they could be taken over by an italian "costa nostra". I mean that the indian tribes could create their own internal crime syndicates. That's the nature of casinos. Federal oversight of indian casinos by the NIGC works about as well as any other neglected government department manned by a skeleton crew and managed by a chairman, or currently, a chairwoman. The commission has no teeth. But it's not federal oversight I'm talking about, though, it's state and local oversight, of which there is very little. Back in 1988 the indian regulatory gaming act actually excluded states from regulating casinos. So the states hands are tied. I stand by my first post, it's a much more complicated issue than Danehy thinks, and it doesn't have anything to do with gettin' back at the round-eyes.
Sam got to a safe location away from the incident where he was assulted by Mr. Choke and threatened with his life by Mr. V and called police as soon as possible. What Sam called in was wrong and a crime. Its called false police report. Prove that Sam knew a mans arm was severed at the time off the incident. If Sam would have in fact not been human and had not been affected to react to seeing an arm, maybe he would have waited for police instead of "Freaking Out".
So if that was the case, who would be at fault? Would Mr. Choke come under more fire as he did in the civil lawsuit of being responsible? Would Mr V have been disgraced as a drunk who faced an uncertain fate on his military record for such stunt devil acts? Mr Choke is free and clear, Mr V was given a medical discharge with benefits for a drunken act of his own doing. No one told Mr. V to jump on the side of a moving vehicle.
I think what the article is trying to portrait is that when does a consequence ever end? The answer is never. Even after sentencing and beyond the sentence itself. Some say, "till justice is served..". Well as citizens we entrust upon the judicial system to determine that, but understand the sentence isn't the only punishment a criminal receives. This idea of "just desserts" is arbitrary, as it goes on to hunt the lives of criminals to the point where the criminal can become the victim as well. Even in crimes less severe or committed as a juvenile.
I think Sam has paid for this mistake and will continue to pay for the actions of not only his, but of all three involved in this case. Rightfully so?
This "Sam" kid is a fucking moron, and Gargulinski, you didnt help matters either. Putting someone in a headlock is both morally and legally nothing, in comparison to taking someones arm you just hacked off while drunk driving and tossing it in a dumpster to avoid trouble for yourself, in a pathetic cover up attempt.
You are right about one thing being about money.. They didnt find you civilly at fault, cause more likely than not, you were driving (drunk no less) without insurance.
As far as the criminal side of things, I think you got off far too easy. 30 fucking days in county and some probation? "Ahhh boo-hoo my life is ruined" your punk ass shoulda had to do some real time on a four yard.
That non-sense at the end of having money and a lawyer in the family is absolutely fucking ridiculous and completely irresponsible.
Guess what, I have a lawyer in my family and some money, and when I fucked up at 19, I had to suck it up, own up to my shit and do some time, WITHOUT crying like a little bitch.
I suppose you think your buddy who put you in a head lock deserves to be arrested? PUH-LEASE dude. You probably think he deserves more than 30 days too, huh?
Try mustering up an ounce of manhood "Sammy" and take responsibility for own actions, you despicable coward. And, Gargulinski, you should have seen through this weak idiot and not show any compassion for the scumbag.
The BIA and its gambling cartel have never been lawful entities. Andrew Jackson issued a proclamation denying the power of the judicial department to hand down the law of the land. Jackson and Congress then enjoined an insurrection and passed the patently unlawful Indian Removal Act over the Majority Opinion of the Supreme Court. This is why we are petitioning the Government to repeal this despicable act, which should have been repealed with slavery. The Indian Citizenship Act should have included fee simple title to their ancestral lands. The BIA reservation system is simply another form of enslavement. Government Indian policy from the beginning has been one of human genocide. For proof one only need look at the stats:
Aside, from the 5 billion dollars in damages incurred by the BIA for ripping off the tribal trust and other crimes, the BIA administration has managed to oversee virtual death camps. Here are some staggering figures to mull over: BIA reservations have 8 times the U.S. rate for diabetes, 8 times the rate for tuberculosis. Unemployment as high as 90 percent, quite naturally, is followed closely by similarly high rates for alcoholism, and several other diseases. Those stats, coupled with infant mortality and juvenile suicide rates three times the national average --- it is fair to suggest that the BIA policy of genocide remains in full force and effect.
This human tragedy is being ignored by the media who launder billions of dollars for the BIA gambling cabal, helping to sustain this amoral government agency. The press does not find it newsworthy that the gambling compact, which ordered the States to negotiate with the BIA gambling cartel was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involved the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe. Join us in demanding that the Indian Removal Act be repealed and the tribe given fee simple title to their ancestral lands --- it is long overdue for the American people to close these internment camps and allow the tribes to handle their own affairs. The Poke Player Army is circulating a 1st Amendment petition and demand that Congress formally repeal the Indian Removal Act. Visit the www.pokerplayerarmy.org and learn more.
Awesome-o! (sic) was the robot that Cartman pretended to be to fool Butters in South Park's season 8 episode titled "AWESOM-O." It was one of their greatest episodes ever!
Beyonce fans get what they deserve: Cookie cutter music and controlled publicity. 'Nuff said.
Indian gaming is NOT unregulated as Kentop is trying to lead the readers on. In fact, there is a U.S. Govt regulatory board that is a extended arm of the U.S. Dept of Justice: National Indian Gaming Assoc. They see/review the $$$ numbers, the take and the payouts and report ANY misleading statements to the justice dept for an in-depth review. Las Vegas on the other hand, was built on Mob money and can you seriously say that they are not still involved. Let me guess, you support escorts & 24/7 stripclubs. As for Jack Abramoff: that is how the political system is set up... the other person who took money is JOEL OSTEEN. The natives gave them funds to advocate on their behalf; yet they took the money and spent it on themselves & did not give it back. If that is not a double standard, then what is... I am glad to see that this Native Tribe had the fore sight to see and invest properly in a solid long-term return; is that not the "American" dream Kentop
Seeing the title of this post, I imagined it was about Beyonce's getting another $50 million from Pepsi for pushing diabetes water on fat kids (which got her uninvited by the White House.) Maybe her fat thighs relate to her drinking too much soda.
She doesn't want pictures of her FAT thighs going public. She is getting fat and would rather control the public photos than to lose the weight.
Estimado Ser. ..Save the Tequila for later
This was an unforunate event, that is a fact. But seriously, this guy could have stopped to help, called 911, or a million things other than running and dumping the guys arm in a dumpster. No matter who started the whole thing, he should have stayed and helped. No excuse for that, he deserves the blame he got, I think he got off lucky.
Casino del Sol is not directly in my backyard but it's pretty close, and I'm fine with it. My only issue with the article is calling poker "gambling," because it's a game of skill (we are still trying to convince the US Government of that however) and if the tribe's casino becomes uber successful, as I hope it will, can we convince them to buy the Coyotes? I must confess I will not drive up to Glendale and patronize the casino unless there are still Coyotes games to see.
The history of indian gaming is a lot more complicated than you make it. States want to regulate the casinos for good reasons, too. Indian casinos are just as prone to organized crime and corruption as any other gaming establishment. Corruption is the biggest problem. Just as Jack Abramoff and his lobbyist cronies. Yes, we committed genocide against native americans, and unfortunately, they lost the war and were placed in interior exile on reservations. Letting them now build casinos wherever they want, whenever they want with no state or local oversight at all is not in any way justice for past treatment. There are now very good studies that show strong connections between casinos and local crime rates. Just getting basic data on this very serious subject is tough because indian casinos do not have to report anything to the government. So, while you sip your diet soda on the gaming floor, thank your god that it isn't in your backyard.
Did the writer bother to read any of the official records in this case? Cos this story doesn't seem to match. Oh, I guess everybody was lying.
What about "Sam" calling 911, not to report the crash, but to lie and say his Jeep was stolen? Did she ask about that? Did she ask about why he sped up and slowed down and sped up when the victim was chasing the Jeep? Did she ask why all official records say it was the victim and "Sam" who were arguing and what they were arguing about?
Taking the word of the person who feels so very wronged in this case is ... wrong. As is blaming everyone else for one's wrongful actions. I have no stake in this case, but it clearly sounds as if the writer has a personal stake in rewriting the criminal history of a stupid person who wants to blame everyone but himself. Karma's a bitch, ain't it?
Rant about the legislature all you want, but remember they were elected by the people of this state. We live among people who support this brand of government. Face it, Arizona is the warm weather version of Alaska - a magnet for America's misfits.
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