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post #1081 of 6066
They could make him put a breathalyzer on his computer.
post #1082 of 6066
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

They could make him put a breathalyzer on his computer.

My computer has a breathalyzer. I can only post on SF if my blood alcohol is 0.15 or higher.
post #1083 of 6066
Even if this thread isn't the right place, it often gets depressing in here so here's a story on one of the good ones:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/sergeant-at-arms-who-reportedly-shot-suspect-hailed-as-hero-by-mps/article21237164/.
post #1084 of 6066
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Meet the New Serfs: You
Accountability is only for the little people.

By Kevin D. Williamson

The New Haven SWAT team must have been pretty amped up: It was midnight, and they were getting ready to bust down the door of a man wanted on charges involving weapons violations, robbery — and murder. They were not sure how many people were in the house, or how they’d react. After a volley of flash grenades that set fire to the carpet and a sofa, they moved in, guns drawn. A minute later, they had their man zip-tied on the floor.

If only they’d double-checked the address first.

Bobby Griffin Jr. was wanted on murder charges. His next-door neighbor on Peck Street, Joseph Adams, wasn’t. But that didn’t stop the SWAT team from knocking down his door, setting his home on fire, roughing him up, keeping him tied up in his underwear for nearly three hours, and treating the New Haven man, who is gay, to a nance show as officers taunted him with flamboyantly effeminate mannerisms. If the events detailed in Mr. Adams’s recently filed lawsuit are even remotely accurate, the episode was a moral violation and, arguably, a crime.

And when Mr. Adams showed up at the New Haven police department the next day to fill out paperwork requesting that the authorities reimburse him for the wanton destruction of his property — never mind the gross violation of his rights — the story turned Kafkaesque, as interactions with American government agencies at all levels tend to do. The police — who that same night had managed to take in the murder suspect next door without the use of flash grenades or other theatrics after his mother suggested that they were probably there for her son — denied having any record of the incident at Mr. Adams’s home ever having happened.

This sort of thing happens with disturbing regularity.

. . .


It’s perverse: If an ordinary citizen makes a typo on his 1040EZ, he could be on the hook for untold sums of money, fines, even jail time. When the IRS abuses its power to harass political enemies, nothing happens. A few years ago, an employer of mine entered the wrong Social Security number on my paperwork — I have barbaric handwriting — and the error took months of telephone calls and mail to fix, a period of time over which I was threatened with all sorts of nasty consequences by the Social Security Administration and the IRS. But when the Social Security Administration oversees the payment of millions of dollars in benefits to Nazi war criminals summering on Croatian beaches, nothing happens. If you’re an ordinary schmo, a typo can land you in jail. If you work for the government, you can burn the face off a baby and walk.

Even in medieval times, the distinction between lords and serfs was not so pronounced.

— Kevin D. Williamson is roving correspondent for National Review.
post #1085 of 6066
I can't see this video at work so I don't know how sarcastic the kid is being but the officer, as an adult and law enforcement representative, why not diffuse it/ignore it, setting aside that he knows he is bring recorded?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/verbally-bashes-motorcyclist-issuing-ticket-article-1.1991309
post #1086 of 6066
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I can't see this video at work so I don't know how sarcastic the kid is being but the officer, as an adult and law enforcement representative, why not diffuse it/ignore it, setting aside that he knows he is bring recorded?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/verbally-bashes-motorcyclist-issuing-ticket-article-1.1991309

Submit to authority with a smile and you will exist.
post #1087 of 6066
WTF overzealous innocence projects

http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/10/illinois-man-freed-from-prison-after-former-journalism-professor-used-corrupt-means-to-get-his-confession/

All kinds of great stuff in there-- they plied witnesses with alcohol to get them to recant, hired actors to pretend to be other witnesses or famous people, promised someone fame and fortune and a light sentence if he confessed, etc.
post #1088 of 6066
Some honest talk about civil asset forfeiture by the folks doing it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/us/police-use-department-wish-list-when-deciding-which-assets-to-seize.html?_r=1

This policy really needs to end now.
post #1089 of 6066
post #1090 of 6066
NYPD officer caught on tape smashing alleged fare beater in head with baton at Brooklyn subway station


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/nypd-officer-smashes-alleged-fare-beater-head-baton-article-1.2019269
post #1091 of 6066
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

NYPD officer caught on tape smashing alleged fare beater in head with baton at Brooklyn subway station


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/nypd-officer-smashes-alleged-fare-beater-head-baton-article-1.2019269

The cop that hit the kid is Black. Doesn't fit the narrative.

Oh well, maybe Al, Jesse and Ben Crump will help the kid anyway.
post #1092 of 6066

This one was an "accident".

The shooter, DeBlasio, and the NYPD Union Chief all say so icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1093 of 6066
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

This one was an "accident".

The shooter, DeBlasio, and the NYPD Union Chief all say so icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

The cop should be treated like any other person who accidentally shoots someone to death.
post #1094 of 6066
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

The cop should be treated like any other person who accidentally shoots someone to death.

Yes, and that would include someone that accidentally shoots themselves to death.
post #1095 of 6066
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post


This one was an "accident".

The shooter, DeBlasio, and the NYPD Union Chief all say so icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Sure it was..

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