Creating new hate crime legislation is stupid

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

All these various state legislators trying to create new hate crime laws..... STOP IT! i.e., shooting a cop is a hate crime, killing a person based on race is a hate crime, beating up a gay person is a hate crime..... NO! Murder is murder, rape is rape, a gun crime is a gun crime, assault is assault. Quit trying to put emotion into it! Our obligation is to police crimes committed, not police social ills. If anything needs to be changed, it's sentencing, but let's not 'create' new laws needing to be enforced and prosecuted. AS IF law enforcement and our courts don't already have enough on their proverbial plates?


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Cville Electric owner, Brad Moore got his start in 1983 working for a small electrical contractor in the Iowa City area.  After training and working on remodel and new building projects he took a maintenance electrician job at the University of Iowa Power Plant in 1990.  At the power plant he gained experience with elecrtic motor controls, water and high pressure steam handling systems, boiler and turbine generator controls, and the electrical and electronic controls that run these systems.  During his time at the Power Plant he was promoted to an Electronic Technician supervisor.

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Chicago Cubs give Theo Epstein a five-year contract extension - LA Times

The Chicago Cubs announced a five-year contract extension for Theo Esptein, the club’s president of baseball operations, on Wednesday, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908. 

The extension comes with the Cubs wrapping up one of the greatest seasons in franchise history and their fans believing that this just might be the team to end the 108-year World Series title drought. 

via www.latimes.com


Hillary Clinton pumps up early voting in Iowa, where she trails Donald Trump - LA Times

Hillary Clinton didn’t want to leave anything to chance when she arrived here for a rally on the first day of early voting in Iowa. Her campaign stationed volunteers around her downtown rally to direct members of the audience to nearby polling places to submit their ballots.

“When you finish here, you can go vote,” she told the crowd of roughly 2,000. “We can be on the path to victory here in Iowa.”

President Obama won Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but Clinton is trailing Donald Trump in the state, lagging five percentage points behind in a Real Clear Politics average of polls.

She hopes voting early can give her campaign an edge, but mail ballots haven’t kept pace with previous elections.

via www.latimes.com


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Supreme Court to decide if offensive names such as 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked - LA Times

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether The Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the government’s objection that it is an offensive term.

This clash between free speech and trademark protection has drawn wide attention in part because the Washington Redskins football team is locked in the same dispute.

The court also said it will decide a free-speech dispute involving fees charged to merchants who accept credit cards. Under challenge are laws in California, New York, Florida, Texas and several other states that forbid retailers from disclosing the surcharge to customers who use a charge card.

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2-Minute Drill: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats | The Gazette

NORTHWESTERN RUSH DEFENSE VS. IOWA RUSH OFFENSE

Northwestern isn’t handling the rush this year and the competition is only going to rise. The Wildcats are 11th in the league with 177.0 yards allowed per game. Teams average 4.47 yards a carry. On 88 first-down rush attempts against the Cats opponents have averaged 4.99 yards a carry.

That’s given offenses a huge comfort zone and allowing them to set up shop, operate and sustain drives.

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Green, defense beach Miami

Perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, still fuming over his dropped third down pass on Sunday in the fourth quarter against Denver, took over the Thursday night showcase at Paul Brown Stadium before 60,843 with 10 catches for 173 yards and led  the Bengals to an ugly but utterly necessary 22-7 victory.

The win lifted them back to 2-2 in front of a 10-day break before they head to Dallas and New England. The night was a celebration of defense as the Bengals rung up five sacks with marauding Pro Bowlers Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins doing the damage with multiple sacks and holding Miami out of the red zone.

Quarterback Andy Dalton survived another brutal night by the running game with a crisp 296-yard passing night.

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