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Technical use of force / excessive force / 42 USC 1983 case

Technical use of force / excessive force / 42 USC 1983 case
by John Tate
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((Prefatory comment. This case presents an interesting extension to several other police-shooting-at-car-in-self-defense cases. 949 more words

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N.J. Supreme Court Tosses Man's Child Abuse Guilty Plea Based On 'Off-Color' Language

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Morris County was not guilty of child abuse just because he admitted to using “off-color language” in the presence of a 13-year-old foster child. 644 more words


The two cultures of mathematics and biology

I’m a (50%) professor of mathematics and (50%) professor of molecular & cell biology at UC Berkeley. There have been plenty of days when I have spent the working hours with biologists and then gone off at night with some mathematicians. 6,129 more words


Dry Practice, Marine Style

From John Tate

You think “dry fire” practice is new?  Consider this quote about USMC rifle training circa 1950:

“The first week on the range was devoted firing with no ammunition while aiming at large black dots painted on white wooden posts.

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Double Tap and Target Transitions

From John Tate

>> In the 70s, I was a bullseye pistol shooter. Not good, but that’s what I shot … as opposed to rifle. In the mid-80s the Navy needed a commissioned officer to be captain of that year’s rifle team.

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Pleased To Meet You, Whoever You May Be

The night I arrived in Las Vegas in my 1996 visit there, I stayed at the Plaza Hotel. (I’ve mentioned this particular time in this blog previously.) One of things I decided to do that night was visit the other hotels that made up the Fremont Street Experience, then a newly built canopied area of casinos that made up the downtown portion of Las Vegas. 144 more words