While it may seem a bit extreme, it does improve sales to target your product toward the market you'll be selling to. Change the name, change the logo, whatever will make it sell better, even if it seems silly to others. Prime example - the Chevy Nova had to be renamed to sell in Spanish-speaking countries. Turns out, naming your car "it doesn't go" doesn't help sales any. Go figure.
Yeah, I guess politicians are too stupid to realize that "a person" means THEM too. They believe they're too well connected to be targeted, but the moment someone BETTER connected or more powerful needs a scapegoat, it's their head on the chopping block.
That's why EVERY election needs an entry for "none of the above", and if it gets more than the candidates on the ballot, said candidates cannot run for the office until the next term and all new candidates must be presented.
You aren't going to see free tickets to a place like the one you mention... not unless it's a promotion like radios like to do. Besides, giving away free tickets still means you'll have to pay for food/snacks. Very few people can resist getting something while watching a movie. I normally get Jr Mints or M&Ms.
It depends on what "the end" actually is. They claim it's to get violent offenders off the street. It's REALLY all about making themselves look good so they at least keep their job/funding, or even better, get a raise/promotion. So to them, the ends DO justify the means.
They settled rather than allow a useful law be declared unconstitutional. This allows them to keep using it later if they NEED an excuse for pulling someone over and then doing the old drug-dog routine.
Yeah, sometimes I forget the /s or the winky. I generally tend for snark in my comments with a serious one tossed in now and then. In general with my posts, if you aren't sure, it's probably meant to be sarcastic or funny.
I know quite a few people who will try to see who can get the highest toxicity score on their posts. It's the same reason that bars that put breath analyzers in their bar soon took them out - too many people trying to see who could get the most drunk.
The problem is that every extra employee they have to hire cuts that much money out of the Christmas Party budget. They won't be able to hire as many strippers as they normally do. They might even have to go 'pot luck' instead of the usual fancy catering!
If I had to guess, this is an effort to force police to write more tickets to bring in more revenue. The shift supervisor will go over the officer's body cam footage and match violations seen on-camera against the officer's ticket book. Missing citations will result in a warning to the officer, depending on how often they miss offenses. No more leniency on the offenders!