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#1877 Sep 23 2015 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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And then they'll turn around and wonder why a cop might be inclined to shoot people.
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#1878 Sep 23 2015 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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I'm always curious about the thought process that goes into a jury decision like that. Assuming there is any.


Fuck the police?
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#1879 Sep 23 2015 at 11:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not a bad guess.
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#1880 Sep 25 2015 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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Police officers, their guns raised, approach the man in the wheelchair and yell out loudly and repeatedly: "Drop the gun" and "hands up."

His hands don't rise. Shots are fired. And the man keels over out of his wheelchair and onto the ground.

The police chief in Wilmington, Delaware, defended his officers Thursday. The handicapped man, Jeremy McDole, was armed with a .38 caliber gun -- the same one he'd apparently used on himself earlier, Chief Bobby Cummings said. And he never complied with the officers' requests.

Instead, "when Mr. McDole began to remove the weapon from his waist, the officers engaged him," Cummings said. In other words, the officers opened fire because they were concerned McDole might fire his weapon at them.

But the handicapped man's mother saw it differently.

Phyllis McDole alluded to a video -- which Cummings acknowledged but said he hasn't authenticated -- which she said shows that her son "didn't pull a weapon. He had his hands in his lap."

In the footage, a witness can be heard saying "put your hands up" and "he's reaching again." But it's not obvious what exactly the handicapped man was doing with his hands just before the shots rang out.

Yet Phyllis McDole -- who spoke at the same news conference as Cummings, despite their obvious differences of opinion -- doesn't understand why her son died. He was 28-years-old and paralyzed from the waist down, she points out.

The mother said, "This is unjust."

The call came in around 3 p.m. Wednesday that there was a man suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound who was still armed, Cummings explained.

A number of officers arrived and approached McDole. Their guns were pointed toward his stationary wheelchair as they circled, shouting their demands that he let go of the weapon. It wasn't evident from the video if the gun was ever in his hands as police approached.

This took place before a few moments of relative silence.

That's when, the Wilmington police chief said, McDole "began to remove the weapon from his waist, the officers engaged him and -- as a result of the injuries Mr. McDole sustained -- he lost his life."

Hours after the shooting, the loss of life seemed about the only thing that police and McDole's mother agreed on.

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams promised at Thursday's news conference that the family "will be notified step-by-step throughout the investigation.

And he concurred with Phyllis McDole in at least one respect: "We want answers."
I'm sure there'll be an outrage movement over this soon enough.
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#1881 Sep 25 2015 at 8:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, that's quite the sad story all around.
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#1882 Sep 25 2015 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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He was 28-years-old and paralyzed from the waist down, she points out.
I don't think anyone's accusing him of holding the firearm with his feet.
#1883 Sep 25 2015 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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So, since everyone here theoretically plays or used to play some kind of video games, does anyone have any thoughts on what's going on with the potential voice actors' union strike? I haven't been able to find anywhere that really breaks it down, but it sounds like there are two fairly major parts to what they want. The first is better working conditions/hazard pay for more demanding roles. I know that sounds silly. But apparently they're doing strenuous mo-cap and what not as well as VA these days, so, assuming things are as bad as they say, I think it's definitely a reasonable goal. Haven't really heard much against that part.

The other thing appears to be increased compensation on games that sell a greater number of copies. I've been seeing a lot of pushback on this from smaller game devs I follow. I've heard others say that this will only benefit a small handful of A-list VAs. Still others seem to think it'll mean that studios will cut back on positions for A-listers and we'll see more varied casts populated by smaller, less experienced, names.

And, of course, this wouldn't be game dev if we didn't talk about the horrible conditions a lot of programmers and other developers work in to stay within the industry, so that's been brought up a bunch.

Anyway, I was just curious if anyone else was kinda following this and had a thought.
#1884 Sep 25 2015 at 12:36 PM Rating: Good
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Are they striking for just voice acting roles? I'd hate to imagine the kind of chaos that'd occur if the whole mailroom stopped doing their job.
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#1885 Sep 25 2015 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
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It's a lot of big name actors that I'm seeing talking about it. For instance, I doubt Steve Blum has to work the mailroom. Smiley: tongue
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For instance, I doubt Steve Blum has to work the mailroom.

I suppose that if I was the type to have a clue who Steve Blum is, I'd be the type to have an opinion about video game voice actor wages.
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#1888 Sep 25 2015 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
For instance, I doubt Steve Blum has to work the mailroom.

I suppose that if I was the type to have a clue who Steve Blum is, I'd be the type to have an opinion about video game voice actor wages.


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Who from what?

I don't watch the same cartoons as you kids.
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#1890 Sep 26 2015 at 12:33 AM Rating: Good
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Who from what?

I don't watch the same cartoons as you kids.
The dwarf from Dragon Age Origins whose name I can't recall right now. Grunt from Mass Effect. He's in a ton of games.

There's even an anime where he does something like 80% of all the male voices in a fairly large cast.

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#1891 Sep 26 2015 at 3:34 AM Rating: Good
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Blum
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Heh, he voiced Wade in the Wolverine game and Wolverine in the Deadpool game.

He has a long career and good for him. A worthy addition to any mailroom.
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#1893 Sep 26 2015 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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Under U.S. law — the law that, not coincidentally, governs most of the world’s largest online platforms — intermediaries such as Twitter and Facebook generally can’t be held responsible for what people do on them. But the United Nations proposes both that social networks proactively police every profile and post, and that government agencies only “license” those who agree to do so.

Republicans hate the UN and Democrats love tech companies. I'm giving this a 0.005% chance of going anywhere.
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Under U.S. law — the law that, not coincidentally, governs most of the world’s largest online platforms — intermediaries such as Twitter and Facebook generally can’t be held responsible for what people do on them. But the United Nations proposes both that social networks proactively police every profile and post, and that government agencies only “license” those who agree to do so.

Republicans hate the UN and Democrats love tech companies. I'm giving this a 0.005% chance of going anywhere.
On the other hand, it gives the UN something else to do instead of figuring out how to help refugees, so you know they're really gonna focus on it. Smiley: tongue
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They should adopt a caribou or something Smiley: thumbsup
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This is the UN. They'd start there but somehow ***** up and start a fund to save the Australian Cane Toad or something.
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They should adopt a caribou or something Smiley: thumbsup
Stay the **** out of the Arctic. It's ours!
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This is the UN. They'd start there but somehow ***** up and start a fund to save the Australian Cane Toad or something.
Caribou wanders into the parking lot, starts munching on overgrown shrub. 32 special sessions, 11 media conferences detailing the invasion. Six months later, a water embargo on the parking lot is declared for 14 minutes. Caribou has since left. Peacekeeping detachment deployed immediately, does not approach entire parking lot. "It might be unsafe." Parking lot now sovereign territory of the caribou.
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