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ChocolateReignRemix

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  1. FWIW football and other sports are now implementing a concussion protocol at a young age. Football has moved that direction for some time but last season (at least in our state) basketball also implemented it as well. Too late for many who were injured in the past but a step in the right direction.
  2. The injury data was national so the correct comparison is national participation rates. Hockey participation is dwarfed by other major sports. Team swimming also has low participation rates. To put this in perspective, most small communities in rural areas nationwide will not field a single hockey or swim team, but they usually will field multiple basketball and baseball teams at the youth level. The comparison isn't really even close.
  3. You have to compare injuries related to participation rates. Hockey has a very low participation rate in the US. My guess is that the head injuries/participant is >>> than golf.
  4. The money does go back to the schools, and it is pumped back into athletics. And they certainly get an opportunity for a free college education (and most NCAA athletes do get a degree). The reality is you will now have boosters targeting 17 year olds for "endorsement" contracts and I don't believe the end result will benefit the average athlete.
  5. I will be interested to see if the NCAA gets involved. It didn't give USC a competitive advantage (seems to be the opposite) so I am not sure this will be a priority with everything else they have going on.
  6. I doubt it. Appeals are limited in scope. No different than when a judge makes very negative comments at a sentencing.
  7. Correct. Someone above expressed concerns about any potential appeals being tainted by the judge's actions, but any appeals will go through different judges.
  8. Off-duty cops get convicted fairly often. Most only make the news briefly.
  9. FWIW legally "intent" can form in a moment just before the act. There wasn't a great case for manslaughter. She entered his home and had no valid reason to shoot him.
  10. There are cameras throughout and they will (at the minimum) be able to see who was in the area.
  11. Yes, but that isn't relevant regarding how he is being held on the new charges.
  12. You aren't under constant 24/7 surveillance, and comparing that to being on camera in public is just silly. And I never mentioned a right to privacy. Prisoners do have a right to (reasonable) personal dignity.
  13. Epstein had not yet been convicted. Also his alleged victims have the same right to justice as all victims, regardless of the notoriety of the accused. Being kept under 24/7 surveillance for reasons outside the usual protocol would correctly be challenged in court.
  14. It's not so much we "allow" as someone truly motivated can eventually find a way. As noted previously prisoners do have rights and you can't keep someone under 24/7 surveillance without good cause.
  15. There are people who can be treated. This was a person who did not want to spend his lifetime in prison. Comparing the two is illogical.
  16. It's reality. You can't place someone on 24/7 surveillance because of what they might do without a very good reason. Eventually they will have an opportunity and if they take it and are successful there isn't much that can be done.
  17. He wasn't yet convicted and still had rights. We can't (or shouldn't) put prisoners awaiting trial through psychological torture to stop the occasional suicide. If someone really wants to kill themselves they will eventually find a way.
  18. Likely some of the reason. I would also think asking someone to monitor 6 screens closely would be mind numbingly difficult.
  19. Really terrible idea on multiple levels. It's easy to say that about someone rich like Epstein but the average prisoner awaiting trial likely can't afford being charged for his own security. And we can't charge someone like Epstein only because he has a higher net worth.
  20. I don't think you realize how big some prisons are and how many people they house. And they generally don't have flush budgets. Your baby also isn't actively working to find a way to beat any monitoring system you install. Considering the rarity of escapes, I am not sure you can make an effective case for Three Stooges security.
  21. Think about what a suicide watch is. Constant surveillance all day and night. Lights on. No privacy at all. Nothing in a cell that can even possibly be used to harm yourself. It is dehumanizing and they have found too long under watch is also damaging. Not to mention it is staff intensive. The goal is to get someone out of immediate crisis, and by and large it usually works. In the end if someone really wants to kill themselves they will eventually find a way.
  22. The 6 days isn't surprising. I think the norm for being on a watch is 72 hours.
  23. Agree. My main point was that I believe the sources saying he was in a SHU as that would be expected roughly 2 weeks after the suicide attempt. Has this happened within in 48 hours I would be very skeptical.
  24. It would follow standard policy. Being on suicide watch is usually temporary. The prisoner is kept in a fairly bare cell under constant supervision. Usually the more restrictive conditions last only a few days (much longer without good reason and issues with cruel and unusual punishment will pop up). The suicide watch is also very expensive to maintain and affects staffing. The next phase is usually to put the prisoner in a SHU. Check ins are again about every 15-20 minutes. It is not common but also not unusual for someone to commit suicide in a SHU. My guess is we will find out whomever is in charge of psychology services and 1-2 others signed off on his transfer to a SHU. It's *possible* someone killed Epstein. It's more likely he committed suicide. Considering the rumors about him had existed for some time, my guess is anyone powerful enough to get to him in a federal prison would have done it long ago.
  25. I just have to ask - exactly how do you think the SAT is scored?
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