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S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

Update: 2018-10-25138
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If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message.
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Caleb Sowers

if you get a suspension, you can still get privileges to drive to work, et cetera. again, you guys are being facetious in this episode.

Feb 25th
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Tom Upton

Jessie sounds like a classic dindu nuffin

Jan 9th
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Will C.

Damn.. Jessie is not a model citizen. Neither are the police.

Nov 10th
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Sean Davidson

Will C. wewwwwwswwwWwawWee

Jan 11th
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Sean Davidson

Will C. wewwwwwswwwWwawWee

Jan 11th
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Cosmocide

Jesus christ why are all these people on drugs?! I'm at the 75% point and everyone's dying becuase of drugs! Is it really that hard to just stay sober?

Nov 9th
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Joe Young

Cosmocide "People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve. They lived in ugly placed where there were only ugly things to do. They didn't own doodley-squat, so they couldn't improve their surroindings. So they did their best to make their insides beutiful instead" - Kurt Vonnegut

Dec 7th
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Cosmocide

Jessie is responsible for his terrible choices. Coming to see his son high, going to court high, you can't blame that on institutional racism (which I don't deny exists), that is a fault of character. Wanna get high? Suffer the consequences that has on character. Play stupid games win stupid prizes. You can feel the cast cringe as they realize what a piece of shit they picked to serve as their everyman (Jessie) It's a shame too, I was totally rooting for him until this episode

Nov 9th
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Ryan Persaud

Joe Young Okay, okay...you can talk about weed and the benefits of it and such, but don't also throw shade at people who drink. Life is hard. People want to unwind. It's not a big deal if you get drunk every so often.

Mar 4th
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Jennifer Kohut

Cosmocide This is the first time I've ever been impressed with comment discourse! I commend you for opening your mind to try to understand life experiences so far removed from your own. You give me hope.

Jan 3rd
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Donald Twain

Never realised what a joke the US justice system is. Good luck to you all. I'm tuning out.

Nov 9th
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Donald Twain

Will C. Ah, come on mate??

Dec 1st
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Donald Twain

Will C. Sorry Will, do you have something to do with this obvious farce? I hope I haven't upset you.

Nov 29th
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Donald Twain

Never realised what a joke the US justice system is. Good luck to you all. I'm tuning out.

Nov 9th
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Megan Amort

Y'all are missing the whole point. The question is would young men like Jesse be acting the way that they do if they didn't live in a racist country with a broken system? Might he have turned out differently, or lead a 'better' life if he weren't exposed to all the institutional trauma?

Oct 30th
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Adam Clemons

Megan Amort To achieve a different outcome, you have to try a different approach. Being a thug shit antagonist doesn't help anyone's case.

Mar 7th
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Will C.

Megan Amort Megan, it's time to stop.

Nov 10th
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1234567

I can't believe a tenth of the state has a suspended license... Jesse owes 10k in fees. He will never be able to get out of this dept, hace a valid licence. I mean its not about him really, its the bigger picture. How these systems don't really deter crime at all. Its depressing reading these comments, people fixated on of Jessie is good person, if this is something hes done to himself. I mean thats not really what they are showing us is it?

Oct 29th
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Nick Kerr

1234567 I live in Ohio, have grown up here, and I've lived in various different locations. I grew up in Bellevue, which had eight thousand people, then I move to Cleveland, and now I live in Findlay which has about 40,000 people. Everywhere I have lived, you cannot reasonably work in Ohio without having a driver's license. we don't have very good public transportation systems. They're not exist in in rural areas, and even in the urban areas they aren't that great depending on where you live and what you're doing. So when the court suspend someone's license for failure to pay a fine or a fee, they're just hurting themselves. If someone doesn't have a license, it makes it harder for them to work. If they aren't working there and pulling in money. If they're pulling in money they can't pay off the fine or fee to begin with. It's just a vicious cycle

Oct 29th
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Juan Barajas

Juh

Oct 27th
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Juan Barajas

Juh

Oct 27th
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Julie Anderson

ppl

Oct 26th
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Courtney Lyons

Um ... "I've been trying to get my son off of weed for a long time" sorry whole court part made me cringe! it's just weed... didn't deserve to get beaten.

Oct 26th
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zippy zipster

amazing series thank you so much. its the tits!

Oct 26th
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Amber Brides

it's amazing that these people leaving these comments can only take away what jesse did wrong. smh. it's about A LOT more than just jessie.

Oct 26th
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Tom j

poor jessee

Oct 25th
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unidentified

the people commenting on this podcast still doesnt get it smh...

Oct 25th
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Peter Chaloner

"Vey wu bowff...." Emmanuel is a disgrace, as far as English pronunciation is concerned.

Oct 25th
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Travis Russo

Peter Chaloner decision to keep using Emmanuel is foolish

Oct 29th
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Greg Neumann

I'm having a hard time this season and this episode wraps it up the best. They try really hard to make the police seem wrong about pulling Jesse over. if you see someone you know is driving with a suspended license, why wouldn't you pull them over? if he has weed, why wouldn't you issue a citation? There's an extremely easy way to stop getting in trouble - stop doing things that are illegal. even if cops are focusing on you they can't make you do illegal things. and if there is a habitual offender, why shouldn't the police be on the lookout for them? and if he lies and says the confrontation was "tame" and yet we have evidence that shocked the podcasters, why do they keep trusting he was "tame" all the other times?

Oct 25th
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Patrick Glang

Greg Neumann your privilege is showing

Nov 21st
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Gabriella Arroyo

Greg Neumann you forgot the part where he had to clean his own shit up with his sock after being trapped in a closet for two days huh? or the part where he was hospitalized while handcuffed? or the part where he was stalked by police? you wouldn't know human rights if it punched you in the face.

Oct 26th
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sparkle butt

I haven't finished the episode yet but I can already tell you this much... "Jesse looked tires and kept yawning, he kept licking his teeth, Jesse reeked of weed" these poor idiots 😅 Jesse likes cocaine and all he has been doing is prolonging the inevitable edit: I paused the cast to write this comment, and the very next question from the reporter after I unpaused was "can you pass a drug test?" 🤣🤣 third edit: jessie is a fucking moron! it's pretty clear he likes to bend the story to his favor. he probably sees himself as some black lives matter advocate, but really he's just making the actual advocates look bad. PLEASE MOVE ON FROM THIS CASE SERIAL ITS A WASTE OF TIME! NEXTTT!!!

Oct 25th
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Patrick Glang

Cosmocide Privilege it's hard to see past. When your life is so different from someone like Jesse's it makes it extremely hard to empathize with his choices. But if you can empathize you won't judge so hard.

Nov 21st
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sparkle butt

Cosmocide maybe they just have nothing else to report on? or maybe they just see less than their own listeners?

Nov 10th
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S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

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