She was putting on a show long before she knew she was being recorded. I saw that in the first 5 seconds of the video, the cop saw that even before the video started. She was intentionally screaming and acting out to draw this exact kind of attention.
Anyone with first aid experience will tell you that if someone is screaming "I can't breath" they can breath just fine. It stems from: if the subject is coughing, do not perform the Heimlich Maneuver. By extension, if the suspect is screaming "I can't breath" then the cop can continue the arrest.
Twitch and Youtube are in two different markets. Twitch is for live streaming and Youtube is for play on demand. Yes, one may make inroads into the other's market, but one cannot replace the other as it stands. Twitch isn't going to take anything from Youtube. It'll have to be another site.
The general idea is that the MCN's should be policing themselves and Google doesn't have to push their automatic system on them. They never were immune to any kind of liability that may come up, but they were immune to the Content ID bullshit.
Why yes, yes I have. I worked at McDonald's, Wendy's, and Eat n' Park. I never once thought I deserved a living wage.
"Is it so bad to have the same chances as others?"
Then let's give them the same chances, not just pay them more for less work. Do they need an education to get that better job? Then let's help them do that. Do they have the education there just aren't enough jobs, then let's work on that. Paying them more for flipping burgers is a stopgap at best, the first step to them losing everything at worst.
1) It has all the meaning. It's why minimum wage is as low as it is now. Minimum wage was never for people to make a living off of. It is for people who need extra pocket change and job experience. For example: teenagers living with their parents. Raising the minimum wage raises it for everybody.
2) Splitting the hair mighty thin their aren't you. OK, if you insist, why should the SKILL of flipping burgers pay more then a job that requires 2 years of collage?
3) Imagine if you were working at, say, Taco Bell. You worked hard, stood out from your peers. You came to work to work. You earned that extra money in your pay check. Now suddenly someone, who has no idea how the economy works, decides to raise the minimum wage. Now you're magically on the bottom rung again. Not only are you on the same level as the kid who did the bare minimum, you have no chance of earning another raise. The money that would have gone to your raise is now paying the guy who didn't deserve it.
Look, I get it. Corporations are "evil", you want to get back at them for some imagined slight. But raising the minimum wage is just going to increase the gap between the poor and the rich. Prices will have to go up (just like they did the last time), people will get laid off.
You keep thinking about the big guys, McDonald's, Microsoft, but you're not thinking about the little guys. The companies that actually make this country run. The small shops that no one has ever heard of, that already run on a shoestring budget. They go away, what will you have left? The big guys that everyone hates so much and can weather the storm.
Re: Re: I was promised some "writing" here, but it's only re-writing.
He adds a lot.
1) A few extra bits of hard drive usage. 2) A reason that the report button exists. 3) The primary reason I don't think too highly of the human race as a whole. 4) The best argument against copyright extremists.
I was just explaining this to one of the commenters on Cracked recently. It was an article about dumb things on eBay and one of them was an XBox One box, just the box. Someone asked why anyone would spend hundreds of dollars on a box. I explained that it was a scam hoping to catch people who didn't read the entire posting.
I also pointed out that the first time I heard about this was a day or two after the XBox 360 release where someone did the same exact thing. In fact, I think I read about it on Techdirt. I may be mistaken, that was a while ago.
So we know that running from ICE gets you shot at, so there is a perfectly logical reason for the gunshot in the windshield.
If you're sitting in your running car waiting to pick someone up and you see someone barreling at you, what do you do? You do the exact same thing I've seen several other people do in the same exact situation, you try to get the fuck out of the way. Well, now you're fleeing the scene. He probably was so focused on getting out of a wreck, he didn't even hear the first shot.
This theory would also explain why the agent got out of the car and started shooting. He thought the guy was already fleeing.
A lot of people here are saying "Now I'm not defending the cop", why not? Why shouldn't we defend someone, anyone when accusations are made that don't make sense? Our nation was built on the concept of justice for all. Justice is not just defined by punishing the guilty, but by also not punishing the innocent.
The evidence provided in this article fits with the cop's story. Those injuries, easily caused by face-planting into something solid while running. The face-plant is the likely outcome of a person losing motor control by a high voltage electric shock. The Taser shot is probably the correct response to the suspect resisting arrest, running away from the cop, towards some other danger.
The only thing here that even suggests the cop was in the wrong is the mother. Was she there, did she see it? No. Plus she's the child's mother, that instantly throws her accusation into question.
"or losing people willing to invest millions of dollars because of the risk of losing revinue and not breaking even meaning the movies are not produced, and that money is invested elsewhere."
Yeah, that's why Star Wars is still in the red. Piracy back in 1977 was so bad that even today Star Wars hasn't made back what was invested. It's just as bad now as then. $400,000,000 is nowhere near enough money to make up for the $100,000,000 investment.