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Posted by J Linden Rose on 06/23/2017 at 5:38 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!!!!!

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Posted by John Smeltnik on 05/24/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

Oh its been over a year since then and still president judge. To hell with common wealth states

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Posted by Jo Jo on 05/14/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

I Have lived in New jersey, Connecticut,and Washington state before Pennsylvania. The good and welfare is not for all citizens who live there. Each county makes and changes laws every year to benefit not the common folk . Benefits only the corrupt government from highest to lowest positions. So with that i live in a county and watched for 20 years, little by little, corruption got worse the good for citizens became the good of there corrupt asses Tell me how an addict attorney became sober one day got majority votes became district attorney then majority votes to judge . While judge had a thought first time offenders who had alcohol or drug charges need help not jail .. commendable you would think right ? This judge would be founder of a drug court that anyone thinks is for the good and welfare of the community. . Turned into there guidelines that them and there own profited from. OK WAIT FOR IT. He is now president judge who had a horrible tragedy and lost a son relapsed with cocaine had monitoring ankle bracelet on and is still running drug court and presiding over cases ..

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Posted by Jo Jo on 05/14/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “The Monongahela River flows from south to north. How many other rivers do?

-The Saint John's River's crystal springs headwaters originate northwest of Melborne Florida, west of the Atlantic Ocean, in south central Florida. From there the St John's River flows due north around the outskirts of Orlando and continues north to Jacksonville, Florida. South of Uptown Jax the St Johns is over 4 miles wide. As it enters Jacksonville city the river changes direction to due east for about 15 miles, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Mayport, Florida.

-Unlike north-flowing dinky rivers in West Virginia (except for the majestic New River, one of the oldest in the world) the St John's River is a massive and joyous body of North Flowing water. Millions of Florida lovers enjoy using the St Johns during all seasons of the year (except maybe when there's a bad storm during Hurricane Season!)

-The St John's is the FIRST major river discovered in America by European explorers (Spaniards; anyone heard of Prince de Leon and St. Augustine, Florida?).

-Anyway, the St John's River is certainly the most historic and likely most enjoyed north-flowing river in America.

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Posted by D.C. Plyler on 04/28/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Along Allegheny River Boulevard, there are several closed turn-outs along the road. They appear to be used for some kind of loading maybe. What were they used for?

the post by Chris above is true. I was told by the Verona Police exactly that, back when they first closed them off.
This was in fact the truth.
You may not like that, but it is a fact. Why take it out on Chris?
Just proves that people no longer value truth. They really would rather believe lies or falsehood than the truth, merely because they don't like the truth.

Have fun crying and gnashing your teeth when the door is sealed and you are on the outside of the kingdom.

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Posted by Elijah on 04/06/2017 at 6:10 AM

Re: “The Monongahela River flows from south to north. How many other rivers do?

new river is the oldest river it starts in north Carolina and ends in gauley bridge west Virginia where it meets up with gauley river to make the Kanawha river I live in west virginia

Posted by van kincaid on 03/30/2017 at 8:21 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.

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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

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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!

Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Savage Love

Hey I still have my ITMFA shirt!

Posted by jjf15626 on 01/31/2017 at 10:13 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Posted by Mark Tercsak on 01/10/2017 at 10:50 PM

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