Shooting in Suburbs

Shootings in suburbs

Police officers make headlines when shooting for their self-defense occurs, but is it always justified? This short story is titled “Identities”, by V.D Valgardson. This short story involves a nervous, inexperienced police officer, and a higher class white male driving around, in the rural suburbs of the town where he is questioned on why he’s in that area. Although the cop was inexperienced, I feel that shooting the suspect was justified because of the circumstances the suspect put the officer under. Our protagonist is caught wandering the suburbs of the town, and gets pulled over by the police officer. The cop who is alone and is already worried, due to the area of the town, “When the officer, who is inexperienced, who is nervous because of the neighborhood.” The officer is searching for a possible thief who matches the same identity as our protagonist. The cop advances with a gun as he approaches the car the suspect reaches into his pocket, “Reaches his hand towards his wallet for his identity.” The officers immediate instinct is to pull the trigger and take that man’s life. The cop is justified, because he never told the suspect to do anything and reaching into a pocket without orders puts the officer in a self-defense situation. Also, the cop is looking for a potential thief, if you get pulled over it’s for a reason, and being in the suburbs, generally speaking there are a lot of crimes that happen so you can imagine the scenarios on why you got pulled over when you’re obeying all laws. Finally, officers are trained to shoot to kill, if you show any possible signs of a threat, example: reaching into your pocket when not told, the officer has no option, but to shoot, because to him it’s a life or death situation. Due to the circumstances, the cop was justified, because he was alone searching for a possible thief, he had no time to wait for any backup, because by the time he approached his car he reached for his pocket, and you shouldn’t make any actions unless you’re told to by an officer.

Week 15 Math blog

This week in math, we learned how to multiply and divide binomials. The first step is always to factor if possible, we always need to take a look at what we’re doing; either multiplication or dividing. From previous math, we know that if it’s dividing then we need to reciprocate the fraction. The next step is to simplify all like terms, you always need to find what X can’t equal to, because the denominator cannot equal 0.

In the examples below, i forgot my non-permissible values, for the first one it’s b cannot equal 0, and same for the second one, except B and A cannot=0

My first step was to examine what equation i was dealing with, and i applied all the steps above to help me solve the solution


Foods 10: Salad Rolls

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Did you enjoy this lab? Why or why not?

Yes, because it was something different, I liked the fact we used the rice cake rolls because it was something I’ve never used.

What reasonable (i.e. no candy!) thing would you do to alter this recipe to keep it healthy or make it healthier? What would this add to the recipe (i.e. vitamins, minerals, fats)?

Something I would’ve changed, would’ve been the choice of ingredients, maybe add something more sweet that would go well with the shrimp because the sauce was the only flavour in my opinion.

Often, rolls like these are served deep fried. Most people understand that deep frying food is not healthy for us. What exactly does deep frying do to our food? Why does it become unhealthy? What, if any, nutrients are added that are not great for us?

it is submerged in hot fat and oils so our food becomes crispy. It becomes unhealthy because of all the extra and added fats and oils into our food, though it tastes good it’s not healthy. The unhealthy nutrients are fat, oil and saturated fats


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Foods 10 assignment, Eggs at home!

Breakfast: Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese.

2 tbsp. milk OR water
salt and pepper, as desired
3 tsp. butter, room temperature, divided
4 slices whole wheat OR white bread
2 slices Colby-Jack cheese
4 slices fully-cooked bacon


Lunch: Basic egg salad

6 hard-cooked eggs peeled and coarsely chopped2-3 tbsp
(30 mL)light or regular mayonnaise
1/4 cup (60 mL)chopped green onion
(optional)2 tsp (10 mL)Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)pepper
Garlic powder, to taste (optional)
Dinner: Egg Benedict burger


For the hollandaise sauce
3 large egg yolks
1 Tbsp water
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
For the burgers
1 lb lean ground beef
3 eggs, fried or poached
3 slices of bacon, cooked to a crisp
English muffins or burger buns