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That’s not an air rifle, THIS is an air rifle.

https://www.umarexusa.com/the-new-50-ca ... -air-rifle
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Yeah no. To be a proper "air rifle" you have to supply the projectile energy by manually pumping it.
Paintball guns are not "air rifles" e.g.
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Warren wrote: 03 Oct 2019, 19:17 Yeah no. To be a proper "air rifle" you have to supply the projectile energy by manually pumping it.
Paintball guns are not "air rifles" e.g.
What of CO2?
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JD wrote: 02 Oct 2019, 19:06 That ad got me looking up old Red Ryder ads, and I found one that said "Prices higher in Rockies, West, Canada." That's a reminder of how, not very long ago, the world was a bigger place and it was slower and more expensive to ship things around. Can you imagine Amazon saying something like that today?
Most national chains still generally have disclaimers in their ads that the price for any deal they're promoting isn't valid in Alaska, Hawaii, and/or Puerto Rico.
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Kolohe wrote: 03 Oct 2019, 22:56
JD wrote: 02 Oct 2019, 19:06 That ad got me looking up old Red Ryder ads, and I found one that said "Prices higher in Rockies, West, Canada." That's a reminder of how, not very long ago, the world was a bigger place and it was slower and more expensive to ship things around. Can you imagine Amazon saying something like that today?
Most national chains still generally have disclaimers in their ads that the price for any deal they're promoting isn't valid in Alaska, Hawaii, and/or Puerto Rico.
That's true, and that shows how geography still counts for something - but it used to count even for the Rockies.
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Oklahoma of all places commutes and releases more than 500 nonviolent inmates:
In the largest mass commutation in US history, at least 462 non-violent inmates were released, officials said. A total of 527 inmates had their sentences commuted Friday, but 65 of them have detainers and will be released later.
"Had these inmates served their full uncommuted sentence, it could have cost the State of Oklahoma approximately $11.9M for continued incarceration based upon the average costs," the Pardon and Parole Board said.
But the mass commutation isn't the only effort to reform criminal justice reform in the state.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections held its first "transition fairs" for inmates at 28 facilities across the state, the Pardon and Parole Board said.
"More than 200 people from 45 community partners, nonprofits, and state agencies attended," the board said. "These fairs connected 781 inmates with the services they may need once released."
In 2016, Oklahoma passed reforms that would turn some low-level felonies into misdemeanors. For example, possession of a small amount of drugs became a misdemeanor, and the threshold for a property crime becoming a felony increased from $500 in property value to $1,000 in value.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 04 Nov 2019, 17:56 Oklahoma of all places commutes and releases more than 500 nonviolent inmates:
In the largest mass commutation in US history, at least 462 non-violent inmates were released, officials said. A total of 527 inmates had their sentences commuted Friday, but 65 of them have detainers and will be released later.
"Had these inmates served their full uncommuted sentence, it could have cost the State of Oklahoma approximately $11.9M for continued incarceration based upon the average costs," the Pardon and Parole Board said.
But the mass commutation isn't the only effort to reform criminal justice reform in the state.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections held its first "transition fairs" for inmates at 28 facilities across the state, the Pardon and Parole Board said.
"More than 200 people from 45 community partners, nonprofits, and state agencies attended," the board said. "These fairs connected 781 inmates with the services they may need once released."
In 2016, Oklahoma passed reforms that would turn some low-level felonies into misdemeanors. For example, possession of a small amount of drugs became a misdemeanor, and the threshold for a property crime becoming a felony increased from $500 in property value to $1,000 in value.
Given a recent spate of sex crimes investigations of various Oklahoma politicians, they seem to have rethought their penology.
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12 years in prison seems like a lot even for a violent crime, but 12 years in prison for possession of a cell phone is ludicrous by any reasonable standard
A Mississippi man being held at a county jail on a misdemeanor charge asked a guard to charge his cellphone. The phone was confiscated, and the man was slapped with a 12-year prison sentence for possessing a phone in a correctional facility.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 17 Jan 2020, 22:45 12 years in prison seems like a lot even for a violent crime, but 12 years in prison for possession of a cell phone is ludicrous by any reasonable standard
A Mississippi man being held at a county jail on a misdemeanor charge asked a guard to charge his cellphone. The phone was confiscated, and the man was slapped with a 12-year prison sentence for possessing a phone in a correctional facility.
Double punch because it's basically entrapment. He didn't smuggle the phone in, they didn't take it from him when they locked him up. He handed it to a guard furchristsakes.
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It's like they're evil fucks or something.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 18 Jan 2020, 14:40 It's like they're evil fucks or something.
Everybody? Why Justices be evil fucks?
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Warren wrote: 18 Jan 2020, 19:21
Eric the .5b wrote: 18 Jan 2020, 14:40 It's like they're evil fucks or something.
Everybody? Why Justices be evil fucks?
Because Mississippi. And black guy.
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Woman sentenced to 10 months in prison for stealing $110 of groceries
Ms. Bashore said that her daughter had been working at a fast-food restaurant and had put many problems behind her. Her lawyer, Scot Feeman, asked Judge Samuel A. Kline to allow her to serve any sentence through home confinement so that she could continue to be treated at the Penn State Cancer Institute in nearby Hershey, Pa. Through an assistant, the judge declined to comment.

Mr. Feeman said that Ms. Menser had a history of minor drug and theft crimes, and that both the 2018 shoplifting charge she pleaded guilty to — a third-degree felony — and the sentence handed down were in line for someone with her criminal history.

He said Ms. Menser had a history of opioid use but had been drug-free for some time. He said she had also been on powerful psychiatric medication to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, partly brought on by the death of her child.

“With the psychiatric medicine, she has trouble discerning what’s real and what’s not,” Mr. Feeman said. He said Ms. Menser was distraught after the sentencing, and that he intends to ask the judge to reconsider.

“She is in a lot of pain, and very ill,” he said, “and she’s very concerned about her health prospects going forward.”
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Oklahoma to resume murdering people
Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder victims and they said checks and balances will be in place to prevent the mistakes of the past.
The announcement Thursday came as a surprise because officials have been working on a way to carry out the death penalty with nitrogen gas. Officials said two years ago the switch was necessary because of the problems associated with the lethal injection method. The Corrections Department director at the time complained that it was increasingly difficult to even get the necessary drugs.

Officials said Thursday a reliable supply of the drugs — midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride — now has been found to carry out multiple executions. They also said more safeguards and training requirements have been added to the execution protocol and that the family members of murder victims have had to wait too long.
The last scheduled execution, on Sept. 30, 2015, was called off after a doctor discovered the wrong deadly drug — potassium acetate — had been supplied. Officials acknowledged afterward that the same mistake had been made in the execution carried out in January 2015.

A state grand jury that investigated the drug mix-ups blamed a faulty protocol, inexcusable failures by corrections officials and a pharmacist's negligence.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 14 Feb 2020, 01:15 Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder victims...
That's not justice. That's vengeance.
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A political poll of people in prison
A plurality of white respondents back President Donald Trump, undercutting claims that people in prison would overwhelmingly vote for Democrats.
Regardless of who they’d vote for or which party they back, the majority of respondents had little faith in elected officials. More than 80 percent do not believe politicians are generally acting in their interest. This disenchantment crosses racial lines.

“I grew up being told in history class and school that politicians could be trusted to do what is best for the working class and poor, and overall for the country, only to get older and realize the corruption in both major political parties,” wrote Allan Martin, a white man who is incarcerated in Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan.
Notably, incarcerated Republicans embraced some policies usually labeled as liberal. Three-quarters of Republican prisoners supported a minimum wage hike and marijuana legalization. That’s far higher than the 55 percent of Republican voters in favor of marijuana legalization, or the 43 percent who back a minimum wage increase.
As they do on the outside, most white respondents identified as Republicans or independents, while most black respondents said they were Democrats or independents. Survey respondents were more likely to identify as independents than the U.S. population overall.
My question is who are the people behind bars that support Kamala Harris?
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Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Mar 2020, 10:00 Colorado repeals the death penalty. 22 down, 28 to go.
Good news for once. This is unfortunate:
There’s another wrinkle in Colorado, too. Adams County District Attorney Dave Young is currently pursuing a capital case in the killing of sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm. The Colorado law also won’t apply retroactively to that case. So if the jury chooses death, it will leave Polis with one more decision to make.
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Andrew wrote: 24 Mar 2020, 13:50
Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Mar 2020, 10:00 Colorado repeals the death penalty. 22 down, 28 to go.
Good news for once. This is unfortunate:
There’s another wrinkle in Colorado, too. Adams County District Attorney Dave Young is currently pursuing a capital case in the killing of sheriff’s deputy Heath Gumm. The Colorado law also won’t apply retroactively to that case. So if the jury chooses death, it will leave Polis with one more decision to make.
Yeah. I'm pretty sure Polis will just commute the sentence to life without parole as he has done for the other death row inmates. He's made it pretty clear that he opposes capital punishment but not pointlessly punitive sentencing.
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Woman's home gets used by meth dealer to peddle a few grams of meth.

Woman is sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for being in a relationship with a drug dealer.

Prison becomes COVID hot zone.

Woman becomes infected.

Woman goes on ventilator.

Woman gives birth (I do not know if this was spontaneous or induced, or with consent or not)

Woman becomes first female to die of COVID in federal prison system.

Death sentence for being impoverished and living with a dealer.

Baby survives (for now).

High fives all around BOP for saving baby (I assume).

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If she hadn't lived on the Rez her house surely would have been civil asset forfeited.
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Why did I read this thread today? Or ever?
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Ellie wrote: 29 Apr 2020, 14:09 Why did I read this thread today? Or ever?
And that wasn't even from Balko's feed.
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I recommend the podcast series "Running from COPS" if your day doesn't have enough things that make you angry. It's about reality TV cop shows, and... It's probably worse than you think.
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I am NOT going to google that. Can you give me a few instances to be angry about but not really really sad?
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