I can not really imagine the 6th grader (11 YEAR OLD) being so threatening to the officer while shoving him with one hand, that the level of force used was necessary.
You say, "Can you imagine the student perhaps grabbing the officer's gun during a physical struggle?" I wasn't aware that we were punishing people for pre-crimes, like something from a Philip K. Dick short story. You're ridiculous.
I think everyone is overlooking the idea that if AT&T thinks the commercial implies that they have no coverage other than (limited) 3G, they are getting what they want whether the lawsuit works or not. It seems clear that Verizon did nothing wrong, but AT&T wants to refocuse attention to the fact that they have both 3G and non-3G coverage, which is more than the commercial's maps show.
Exactly! Who neds computers to track licens plate numbers to find people who have hit-n-runs. Well, that's just one example, but you get the idear. Them police should just git red of the gush darn computers all together. Yeehaw.
This article could have done a better job of clearing stating the facts presented in the original article. Most of the comments here insist there can't be any impersonation going on because, after all, the supposed police comments are anonymous. However, you find out it was specific officers who had their identities falsely used if you take the time to read the linked article.
Well, authors are allowed to copyright books all the time. I generally agree with Mike's views of copyright, but don't really see the problem with this instance when given the details provided in the News Observer story.
Sadly, I see file sharing having the opposite effect in the movie industry than it does in the music industry. For file sharing to not hurt the profit of movies, the theater has to offer something that home viewing cannot. With the increasing emphasis on large screens and special effects, other aspects of movies are more likely to get neglected.
I want more than just all Michael-Bay-style explosions in my movies, so I hope I'm wrong.
I don't think that argument holds much weight. The point of the article is that file sharing leads to sharing of ideas to influence future movies, which I can sort of agree with. Dark Knight was a great movie for a number of reasons: great acting, special effects, big name actors. Then there was the extra press surrounding Heath Ledger's death, which sure didn't hurt the movie. All this lead to a huge amount of hype, with file sharing/pirating being a side effect of the movies popularity.