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Three white cops were cleared of beating a bi-racial man by an all white jury in Milwaukee.

This is a link to the story of the acquittal that shows a before and after picture of the victim.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1845513

This is a link to the 911 audio tapes of a witness.
http://www2.jsonline.com/multimedia/multiplayer.asp?packageid=698

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Santa Clara: Who's Going?
« on: April 03, 2006, 03:38:21 PM »
I also chose SCU over USF last year. The main reason was because of the scholarship that SCU gave me, which was about 5 times what USF offered. I think I would have liked living in SF rather than where I am now in Santa Clara. I did not have a chance to visit either school before I made my decision, so my impression of the schools came from what I read on the websites, and other people's reviews.

I'm overall happy with the school itself. The professor's in my opinion are phenomenal, with the exception of a few. The whole class is split up into a few sections of (i think) 75-80 students, and it's even smaller for LARAW classes.
I only regret not applying to schools in my hometown. I thought I was tired of being in the same city all my life, so I only applied to schools outside of my state. Now I realize I would rather be back home. But that's not because of SCU, the school is great. 

I also had to choose between SCU with a big scholarship and Villanova with no money (which was totally my fault cause I did not send in the proper scholarship application). Now there's a noticeable difference between the two, in my opinion, but i'm not sure whether I regret the decision yet.

Of course, you always have the option of transferring after 1L. I have that option now, and i'm positive that I will be accepted into some very good schools in CA and NY. The question now is do I want to give up a very nice scholarship.

(p.s. now SCU is back in the top 100 at 87) 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:29:34 PM »
I did not read the whole thread. I just finished my first semester as a 1L, and I am so mad that I bought a huge Dell computer and got rid of my 12in. Ibook. Whatever you do, avoid the 15/17in. screens like the plague. It will not give you any benefit, and it will be hell to carry. I actually stopped carrying my computer to class about the third week because it was just so annoyingly heavy and cumbersome (and i never could really type fast enough to take notes). I don't know why the hell i got this one (15.4in.). Stick with the 12in/14in. at the most.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Simple tip for future 1Ls
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:24:33 PM »
For those of you who are interested. I was determined to not carry a crap-load of books every day to class along with a 6 lbs computer, so i decided to buy used books, and then i took them to Fed-Ex Kinkos and had them unbound (they cut the spine off). It cost me about 2 dollars per book, and they did it all in a matter of hours. I did this for my casebooks as well as my E&E supplements. It was the best move i made all semester. Every week, i took only the section that i needed for the week for each class. I had no problems with studying or losing pages or anything like that.

just FYI, hope it's helpful


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Budget Miscalculation
« on: August 05, 2005, 01:01:43 AM »
By the way Scurv, ifinally got onto SCUs campus today. It was tres belle. Iwent into the law building and i met the person who I had been speaking to on the phone for the past two weeks. One thing kind of freaked me out though:  I live in Brooklyn, NYC. I live on the J train line which runs on Broadway and the stop that I live at is called Kosciusko. That's not wierd of course. What is wierd is that on the staircase going up to the second floor of the Law building, there is a painting of the Koskiusko st. station on J train line in Brooklyn, NYC. I stood there for like three minutes wondering what are the chances of that kind of thing happening. I mean, of all of the stations in NYC, of which there are quite a few, what are the odds of MY train station being up there. 

Does anyone else see how wierd that is? I hope it's a good omen. I mean, it's got to mean something dammit! :-\

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Budget Miscalculation
« on: August 05, 2005, 12:52:47 AM »
I did the same thing.

Not the body/ham sami thing, the budget/mess up thing.

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That show was educational too. I learned a lot from Knee High Street about disease. It also taught me what Skeet Skeet! meant.

I hope they bring that show back, but put it on HBO or something. That way, he won't have any borders.

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Hmmm...Retarded this thread has become. Delete all of your accounts the moderator should...

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Geez ppl. I said i was going to go to all those places tomorrow. But listen, new york city may be crowded, but it isn't even nearly as dirty as those areas that i mentioned before. Guilliani and Bloomberg keep that sh*t tight. I've lived in NYC for 21 years, and i know that it has a "reputation" for being grimy and what not, but honestly, i can't even compare SF to NYC on those terms. Hands down, there is no area of manhattan that is as dirty as the parts that i mentioned. And we can take a walking tour if you don't believe me.

Anyway, i'm not really trying to insult anyone from SF. But it's just that SF is supposed to be the beautiful city with the pretty houses on the hill. I mean, i had such expectations, and they have been dashed.

oh well, que sera, sera.

I, too, have lived in NYC, and I am quite familiar with San Francisco. To say that NYC is “nicer” or “cleaner” than SF strains credulity in my opinion. To compare Manhattan (a relatively small part of NYC) to the worst areas of SF (which would be at worst an “average” part of Bronx or Brooklyn) tells one little. You complicate this false comparison further by defining “Manhattan” in a limited way; I assume you aren’t talking about Spanish Harlem and Lower East Side when you glow about how clean and safe Manhattan has become. If you spend much of your time in Brownsville, Brooklyn, you’d get the false impression that NYC as a whole, and Brooklyn specifically, is abysmal. That certainly isn’t the NYC you think of when you consider the unrealistic portrait of the town you see on television. The same is true when you loiter about the Tenderloin. For that matter, if you were to plant yourself firmly in National City, you’d consider San Diego to be disgusting, and I can show you some really bad places in Maui that would send the tourist bureau there into full spin-mode. Any city can be disparaged by highlighting its dregs, no matter how beautiful the city is on balance.
HOW DARE YOU DISAGREE WITH MY ASSESSMENT OF THIS CITY! LEAVE MY THREAD TOUT DE SUITE


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I bring up the difference because I detest the obnoxious beggars here, and refuse to feel guilty about it--which is *not* to say I detest "the homeless," for whom I feel some compassion. Unless they become obnoxious beggars, of course.

San Franciscans' inability to distinguish between the two groups is a huge part of why the open sewer around downtown gave the original poster such a negative impression of the city.

Alright, I guess you can stay...

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