Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.
Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”
Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization.
In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.
THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.
I don’t have to, I live in Minneapolis
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Hello! I'm learning German on duolingo abd I am wondering if you can explain dative/accusative/nominative cases for me? ^^
You already know cases from English: When “she” changes to “her” for example, it’s because the case has changed. (I’m just mentioning this because some people don’t even get what cases are there for, so this should help to get the idea.) In German, there are all in all four cases: Nominativ, Akkusativ, Dativ, Genitiv.
The NOMINATIVE case is always the subject of a sentence:
Mein Hund mag keine Katzen. (My dog doesn’t like cats.)
mein Hund > nominative
The ACCUSATIVE case is used for direct objects:
Ich sehe den Baum. (I see the tree.)
den Baum > accusative
The DATIVE case is used for indirect objects:
Ich gebe dem Jungen den Ball. (I give the ball to the boy.)
dem Jungen > dative
Here is something I already posted a while ago and it’s helpful to understand when you have to use which case: CLICK.
The German case system is a very broad topic, however, so understanding those basics is just a start. You might want to go through this tag to learn more about it and to find some more links: germannn.tumblr.com/tagged/case-system