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Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:19 AM PST

School Shooting in CT

by rscopes

News is breaking of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The principal has reportedly been shot and killed others injured.  Shooter reportedly killed.

Update- There are a lot of conflicting reports coming out of Newtown.  Initial reports said there may have been a second shooter.  State Police were conducting a building search.  Other reports claim a child was killed in addition to the principal.  Whatever the final facts are all I know is this is a very sad situation.  Children should be getting ready to enjoy the holidays and thinking about Santa.  They shouldn't be dodging bullets.

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM PST

Lance Armstrong investigation closed

by rscopes

US Attorney Birotte just issued a statement announcing the investigation into doping allegations by Lance Armstrong has been closed.  

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Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 01:34 PM PDT

I saw a man die yesterday.

by rscopes

I saw a man die yesterday.  It wasn't the first time I saw a life end.  Many years ago when I was a new police officer I watched a young man die after he crashed his car into a guard rail on a two lane highway late at night.  He was alive when I first arrived on the scene and as I administered first aid to him while he was still trapped in the car. The ambulance and rescue personnel arrived after what seemed forever but in reality was probably just a few minutes.  We all worked together and were able to extract the young man from his car and place him on a backboard and stretcher.  As we were wheeling him to the waiting ambulance, I saw life leave him.  His face and skin turned an ashen pale and I knew he was dead when we put him in the ambulance.  It was one of those moments when you realize life is truly fragile.


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I have been a strong supporter of President Obama since he won the nomination.  I was a Hillary supporter but President Obama made me believe we could change politics in America.  I was tired of the partisan battles just for the sake of battles.  I was fired up and ready to go.  Yes we can meant something to me and hope and change were what we needed to put this country on track after the Bush years.

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Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 07:11 AM PDT

Full Court Press

by rscopes

March madness has begun and I am not talking about basketball tournaments.  As many here have stated previously, health care reform hits the critical stage this week.  Both sides of the debate are pulling out all the stops to support their position and either get it passed or kill the bill for the foreseeable future. This morning I received a very disturbing call from on of those opponents.

At about 8:00am I received a call from the American Center for Law and Justice.  The caller ID displayed as ACLJ so I was a bit curious and answered the call.  The caller identified himself and said he was calling on behalf of Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ with an important message.  After I listened to the message I would be asked to stay on the line to give my input.

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