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About Ralph_Kirk
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Pilgrim and sojourner--one of the scattered aliens of the Kingdom of Heaven in this world--husband, father, philosopher, soldier, spy, DIYer, nerd.
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Dallas TX

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"Failure requires maximum effort. If you didn't give it 100%, you didn't fail...you quit."
"When calling for air support, never give them your own coordinates." -- Major Swain US Army
"You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity" -- Robert A. Heinlein
"Never frighten a man smaller than you; he'll kill you." -- Robert A. Heinlein
"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance" -- Sam Johnson

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  1. Rotorflyr
    Rotorflyr liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Fort Worth LEO shoots homeowner through her window
    It was not a call of "something bad might be going on next door." The call wasn't even made to 911, but to a non-emergency police line. The man who called, Jefferson, was aware that an elderly...
    Liked On: Today, 03:20 PM
  2. Rotorflyr
    Rotorflyr liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Fort Worth LEO shoots homeowner through her window
    A few years ago, I listened to an interview with a highly decorated big-city police captain who was looking into a job as chief of a small-city department. He had looked around the city's "bad" part...
    Liked On: Today, 03:15 PM
  3. watchamacallit
    watchamacallit liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : PT111 G2: safe to carry with safety off?
    Absolutely. the G2 is single action when carried fully loaded, just like a Colt 1911. There is a longish take-up, but that pull is so slight as to be nonexistent, and the actual release pull is a...
    Liked On: 10-17-2019, 03:19 PM
  4. jtg452
    jtg452 liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Fort Worth LEO shoots homeowner through her window
    A few years ago, I listened to an interview with a highly decorated big-city police captain who was looking into a job as chief of a small-city department. He had looked around the city's "bad" part...
    Liked On: 10-15-2019, 06:07 PM
  5. Zen Ape
    Zen Ape liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Fort Worth LEO shoots homeowner through her window
    A few years ago, I listened to an interview with a highly decorated big-city police captain who was looking into a job as chief of a small-city department. He had looked around the city's "bad" part...
    Liked On: 10-15-2019, 04:13 PM
  6. pegasus
    pegasus liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    In Texas, "mistake of fact" cannot be added to another defense (such as Castle Doctrine). I can dig up the case if you'd like. Police procedures are designed to keep you (and others) alive. ...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 09:16 AM
  7. pegasus
    pegasus liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    That's why many residents create their own distinctions, such as a potted plant at the door, or a fancy doorknocker...or a red doormat Did they ask the question: "Have you ever accidentally...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 09:16 AM
  8. pegasus
    pegasus liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    First, her long shift was not patrol, it was sitting in the station doing paperwork. She volunteered for extra hours. Here is the problem, though. She explicitly testified that before she...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 09:12 AM
  9. Zen Ape
    Zen Ape liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    Bingo. This was not a sudden confrontation requiring a split-second decision. While she was still outside in the hall--while she was not in any danger whatsoever--she made a decision to enter...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 07:49 AM
  10. Zen Ape
    Zen Ape liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    In Texas, "mistake of fact" cannot be added to another defense (such as Castle Doctrine). I can dig up the case if you'd like. Police procedures are designed to keep you (and others) alive. ...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 07:46 AM
  11. 230JHP
    230JHP liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    In Texas, "mistake of fact" cannot be added to another defense (such as Castle Doctrine). I can dig up the case if you'd like. Police procedures are designed to keep you (and others) alive. ...
    Liked On: 10-05-2019, 04:38 AM
  12. dennisturner
    dennisturner liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    First, her long shift was not patrol, it was sitting in the station doing paperwork. She volunteered for extra hours. Here is the problem, though. She explicitly testified that before she...
    Liked On: 10-02-2019, 07:44 PM
  13. dennisturner
    dennisturner liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    Yes, this is the particular wording of Texas law. What other states call "1st degree murder" is called "capital murder" in Texas. Capital murder requires some aggravating circumstance, such...
    Liked On: 10-02-2019, 07:43 PM
  14. dennisturner
    dennisturner liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    "A jury found Amber Guyger guilty of murder Tuesday for the killing of Botham Jean in September of last year. The former Dallas police officer now faces 5 to 99 years in prison. Applause could be...
    Liked On: 10-02-2019, 07:36 PM
  15. Rotorflyr
    Rotorflyr liked post by Ralph_Kirk On thread : Amber Guyger guilty of murder
    Actually, this is a time that we were privy to everything that the jury heard (and actually more, because the jury wasn't in the court room for everything). The trial was carried live in the news. ...
    Liked On: 10-02-2019, 01:44 PM
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