When the defendant is a cop, there should be some special prosecutor to present the evidence to the grand jury. The current system is definitely broken because the police and the prosecutor's office are, essentially, on the same team. It's like investigating yourself and finding no fault.
Bravo to any news site that disables comments or directs them to some other social media like Facebook. Occasionally, I venture down to the comments on sites like Yahoo News and I'm immediately reminded why I usually avoid them. It is bad enough that my local newspaper's website comments are so god-awful I feel like I need a bath after seeing them. Except for sites that operate on the community comments (like Techdirt), just no. No comments. I applaud Reuters and Re/code!
Karma is finally visiting Dunham. It begs credulity that anyone ever thought she was talented or interesting. Her arrogant narcissism and misandry are disgusting enough, but now her admitted depraved abuse of her sister in yet another attention-whore performance is just beyond the pale.
Your "I know you are but what am I" childish retort only confirms to me that you're a immature person who is unwilling to accept the responsibilities of parenthood. You should not have had a child. You are the problem.
Yes, you are responsible for everything your child does while he/she is under your care. That's part of being a parent. If you're not willing to accept that, don't breed.
For the record, you're distorting this case for some reason. These parents in Georgia KNEW of the Facebook profile and yet did nothing for months. Their child had already been prosecuted for the offense. Efforts by the plaintiff to have the profile removed were ignored by the parents, so the only recourse was to sue them to get them to act. These claims that it is too difficult to get a profile deleted off Facebook are specious, at best. I guarantee their child knows how to remove a profile in less than 5 minutes.
Grow up and become a parent and stop abdicating YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.
If you're not going to accept responsibility for your underage children, then do the world a favor and don't breed. A vast number of our problems these days are the direct result of lazy parents who want someone else to take their responsibilities. Mike and others here who defend such actions are part of that problem. Disgusting.
As a user of these services (I don't own a car), I welcome Lyft and Uber to the scene. I've given incumbent taxi services a fair chance, I've even tried the new app Hailo (which uses incumbent taxis). But, the taxis continue to overcharge, are late or never show up, and some are downright hostile. UberX tends to be a bit pricier but is extremely reliable (you know you're going to get a much newer car and very professional service) and Lyft has lower prices and a more "friend giving you a lift home" attitude. Uber Black is the towncar/limo service and has proven to be exceptional, and priced very competitively. I will never go back to using taxis again. They had their chance to compete fairly for my money but they blew it.
Given the location, I would be willing to bet money the girl is white and the boy is African-American. I'm typically loath to introduce the "race card" and think it is seriously abused, but in this instance I believe it is a major factor. I'd love to be proven wrong, though.