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Re: “Pittsburgh Left: There’s a difference between remembering history and honoring it

Deitch argues that no one would erect a statue to "JFK's killer, Lee Harvey Oswald," to commemorate a pivotal "moment in U.S. history[,]" so why do we still display equally-historical Confederate statues?

Assuming Oswald really was the lone-nut assassin (a huge assumption), one difference exists between him and the Confederates: ruling-class support. Oswald (allegedly) held Marxist beliefs; the states and the feds have never, ever supported Marxism or any other nonmainstream leftist political belief. However, our very mainstream rulers have never, ever had a problem with white supremacy or the exploitation of blacks. The Confederate statues embody the mindset held by Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump, and countless others who have run this country since its beginning.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Matthews on 08/27/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Alternatives targets for Donald Trump’s hate instead of the LGBTQ community

So you blame everything on Trump because of Pence? that's your argument? You're an idiot.

Posted by ThisPaperisgoingdownhillfast on 08/02/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The loss of Pittsburgh’s residency requirement for police officers could have a big impact on improved police-community relations

Well ... get your facts correct... only 20% of pittsburgh residents voted. 80% of those in favor, which means only 16% of the population cared enough to go and vote for the measure- which was an illegal measure taken after the arbitration board had ruled and the city and union were in contract negotiations ( an unfair labor practice )... perhaps if in 2014 the mayor had actually sat down and worked something out instead of blaming ACT 47 all the time, you might not see a huge exodus, as it is...expect that as veteran officers retire, younger officers take the job and live outside the city...expect younger officers on the job to move out quickly and expect within 7 years that 80% of you police department will live in the suburbs

Posted by bikelanes on 05/31/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “The loss of Pittsburgh’s residency requirement for police officers could have a big impact on improved police-community relations

80 percent of city voters? How about only about 7 percent of the city population even voted. And complaints were down with mcclay? Check the homicide rates and drug overdose rates! People don't complain if there is no proactive patrolling!!!!!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Smeltnik on 05/24/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Deitch: The arrogance and complacency of Congressional Republicans will be their downfall

One wonders what is up their sleeves if they can ignore their constituents and still expect to survive the next election?

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Posted by Kathy Welch on 03/01/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Deitch: The arrogance and complacency of Congressional Republicans will be their downfall

"Youd think Republicans, especially Rothfus and Toomey, would know better than to go pissing off voters. The pair were among the wave of elected GOP officials who rode into office in 2010"

In case you hadn't noticed, Toomey just won another election 4 months ago. Sorry snowflake, but YOUR extremist views are in the minority.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Centrist on 03/01/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Deitch: The arrogance and complacency of Congressional Republicans will be their downfall

Good job Charlie! That punk has flown under the radar for too long in his service to the 1%... The Trib confirmed they wil publish my letter in next few days that deals with Repugnants generally and Rothfus specifically.
Ron

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ron Magoc on 02/22/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh Left: It’s a sad day when the U.S. becomes a country that people have to flee

This "newspaper" gets more racist and embarrassingly bad by the week. I hope the author can take a break from virtue signalling and learn what the term "illegal" means.

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Posted by American Citizen on 02/22/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “An undocumented immigrant has spent his time in Pittsburgh serving this community. As he faces deportation, it’s time to return the favor.

"He has been an open advocate for better services for Latino children in the city schools??" So it's not enough that non-taxpaying illegals are sending their kids to our schools, now they think they are entitled to better services?? I have so had it with the entitlement attitude of illegal aliens!! They don't get that they are already criminals because of being here illegally. Like how they just drive anyway despite the fact that they can't get drivers licenses. As for being separated from his family - guess what? There are thousands of families who are separated from their loved ones because their loved one broke the law. But since his only "crime" is being here illegally, he and his family seem to think that they deserve some kind of special treatment. They want to live here, but don't want to follow our laws nor suffer the consequenses of not following them. Or even go about the process of living here legally. Can't have your cake and eat it too!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Alternative facts aren’t lies — they’re just another way to say everything is awesome despite evidence to the contrary

Damn Charlie! You had a party and I didn't get an invite!?! Wtf? Hey wait are std's available at the greyhound in Ytown?

Posted by Maggie Henry on 01/25/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

Porter attacks bouncer and Cops. Wacko people attack cop for arresting Porter. Sums up this article. Video evidence is kind of hard to change.

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Posted by Jared Stasch on 01/11/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

I saw it personally when a police officer outright lied to a judge about some facts, and when I said that I could prove the lie with VISUAL EVIDENCE, the judge in question denied me the chance to prove the officer's lie. In summary: THEY'RE ALL IN CAHOOTS.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tom on 01/11/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

Porter displayed to the world his character in the playoff game against Cincinnati last year. And the Steelers showed all of their class when they gave him a game ball for his dirty actions. Not an ounce of class in this town.

6 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Kyle Smith on 01/11/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

Going back nearly ten years in an officers past is thankfully not relevant to Joey Porters defense. The evidence is. I hope Porter is innocent but attacking the arresting officers credibility shouldn't be relevant just because Joeys a Steeler.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Steve Toney on 01/11/2017 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

As per Police Officer Abel's , prior incident, most of us were not there, when it happened, I vaguely recall the incident.

There is a very old police technique, called Buffaloing, it was used in the old days , by men such as Wyatt Eyrup they would pull the revolver from their holster, and have control of the grip, they use the bottom of the grip and swipe it, from about the ear forward, so as to subdue a violent and or out of control person, instead of shooting them!

I'am guessing here the officer was most likely carrying a Department Authorized Glock Pistol, Most likely when this off duty officer performed the Buffalo Technique, with his Glock, he generated enough energy and force, to accidently discharge his sidearm.

This past year, I observed a you-tube video made by a Firearms engineer , he had a live round in the chamber of a Glock Pistol, the Video, I believe was filmed either in Austria or Germany, he Took the Glock Model Pistol in hand, his finger was no where near the trigger and he proceeded too shake the Glock Pistol, The Pistol discharged.........

These Modern plastic Handguns are not the all Steels revolver's or Semi-Auto Handguns and are not intended to Buffalo nor Pistol whip some with.

In a Pistol whipping mode The Officer would have grabded the Glock by the front end of the slide between the muzzle and Trigger are using the butt as a hammer, when the Glock discharged he would have injured himself in that 2008 incident!

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mark Tercsak on 01/10/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

Great article. That officer should not be on the force. He's a disgrace to humanity. Should be in prison. I wish more reporters had your insight. Having said all this I'm positive the officer will continue being a scum and retire with a pension that you and I pay for.

12 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by MandySmith on 01/10/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Opinion: If Steelers coach Joey Porter's past actions are relevant to recent arrest, then so are those of the arresting officer

From my understanding of the Joey Porter case, is this in a prior incident at this club, Mr. Porter was asked to leave and not come back!
Mr. Porter should not have gone back.
Mr. Porter is a gown man, he made an unwise decision with a lack of common sense, in this decision.
From my understanding te same Security person that escorted him out the last time was working, he stated from my understanding that M. Porter was not welcome back.
From my understanding the security officer stated that on the prior occasion Mr. Porter had made a specific threat directed at this Security Officer, I was told.
The Police were summoned The Officer's prior incident has nothing to do with this incident, unlike Mr. Porters incident's.
You can not touch a Police Officer, period...... That is aggravated Assault....... In 99% of cases the officer ends up dropping the charge or the District Attorney's office or some higher authority does.......

7 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Mark Tercsak on 01/10/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Deitch: Just because Democrats lost the election doesn't mean the battle is over

if you voted for trump you are a vile subhuman

70 years to demonstrate something resembling human decency is enough of a chance

the mainstream media continues to normalize trump by pretending his support was rooted in something other than his hostility to vulnerable people

Posted by winter in america on 11/16/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “An undocumented immigrant has spent his time in Pittsburgh serving this community. As he faces deportation, it’s time to return the favor.

I tried to like the above comment, and it wouldn't let me....it only allows dislikes... hmmm......Also the US Attorney David Hickton was nominated by President Obama. Does Mr. Esquivel-Hernandez have a criminal record? Trump, hasn't taken office yet btw, and I believe Mayor Bill Peduto and others are using this politically motivated story without all the facts to push their agenda. A little thinking for yourself can help you see through it. We welcome following the law and legal immigration! There are a lot of people waiting their turn legally. No one likes to get cut in front of in line.

Posted by trixl on 11/16/2016 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Deitch: Just because Democrats lost the election doesn't mean the battle is over

"Im pissed that everything ive worked for to have equal rights is at stake".

Cliff, you're over-the-top hysterical for no reason. No one is going to abgrogate your constitutional rights. It's a fantasy created by the Trump-hating liberal media. Chill.

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Posted by jiandhoh on 11/11/2016 at 1:33 PM

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