Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    I don’t think they are required to release the shooter’s name unless he’s charged with a crime.

  2. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, 12 months ago

    That may vary in different jurisdictions. I’m not going to go research it, but I’d bet it’s released once the civil suit against the PD is filed. The PD won’t take a fall if they can offer up a “bad cop”. You know the name will be leaked if not released.
    On a more practical note, they would not be smart to release the name(s) until, and if, they can be certain of their story. What if they released the wrong name(s) and got an innocent person killed?
    Get the facts to the best of their ability, then release the name(s). They have responsibilities both to the public and to the department. It’s a delicate balance.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months ago

    A bundle of tragedies heaped on top of each other.

    Obviously, the best answer is to trust in a system that finds facts, and to expect people to be innocent until proven guilty. It is unfortunate that we have gotten to the point where people feel (rightly in many cases) that those in authority cannot be trusted to get the facts and to correctly report them.

    It is more unfortunate that there are many willing to kill this police officer without benefit of a trial by a jury of his peers.

    And even more unfortunate that people feel they have a right to destroy property that has nothing at all to do with any of the individuals involved, just because they are angry. This does not give you the right to riot and destroy.

    If Al Sharpton were truly a leader, he would have a lot to say about non-violence, even in opposition. But he’s just a mouthpiece. Dr. King would be ashamed, or at least very disappointed.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 12 months ago

    Dress the police in military-grade combat gear. Give them military-grade weapons. Have them drive around in military-grade armored vehicles and aim sniper rifles at innocent citizens.

    It’s a declaration of war, where the people you’re supposed to protect are “the enemy”. How should they react to that? “Just settle down, and trust the system to provide justice even though it’s failed to do so almost every time beforehand.”

  5. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 12 months ago

    This instance of government unaccountability brought to you by Unions™! Unions™ – protecting government dysfunction for more than fifty years!

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 12 months ago

    No toons of the looters?One video from surviellence cameras showed two concerned citizens rescuing tires and rims from a tire store with the whole front of it missing.I wonder what the store owner was guilty of?Having stuff looters didn’t want to pay for?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Dr. King was called a “mouth piece” and worse. For shame.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Last night was very different. The only police there were dressed in regular uniform and weren’t acting threatening. Everything else a good stormtrooper needs was gone.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Local govt, state govt, county govt just what the Plutocrats wanted.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    The riffraff always come out on things like this. Don’t put that on the citizens who were there to peacefully protest.

  11. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 12 months ago


    So a cop kills an unarmed kid because… Unions?

    Go get help,…. immediately.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Balto Bill

    No, let him die and body lay there for HOURS to make sure the message is given.

  13. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 12 months ago

    The name of the cop was released at the same time a report of cigars being stolen was released.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 12 months ago

    @Thomas Thieme

    Well, in times like these the bigots show their true colors.

  15. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, 12 months ago

    Tips for being an unarmed black teen in America:

    Shy away from dangerous, heavily policed areas.

    Avoid swaggering or any other confident behavior that suggests you are not completely subjugated.

    Be sure not to pick up any object that could be perceived by a police officer as a firearm, such as a cell phone, a food item, or nothing.

    Explain in clear and logical terms that you do not enjoy being shot, and would prefer that it not happen.

    Don’t let society stereotype you as a petty criminal. Remember that you can be seen as so much more, from an armed robbery suspect, to a rape suspect, to a murder suspect.

    Try to see it from a police officer’s point of view: You may be unarmed, but you’re also black.

    Avoid wearing clothing associated with the gang lifestyle, such as shirts and pants.

    Revel in the fact that by simply existing, you exert a threatening presence over the nation’s police force.

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