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post #241 of 6095
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Yeah that line made me wince. If there is anyone whose actions ARE a matter of public interest, it's an on-duty police officer.

It seems as though many police departments around the country are run with close to zero accountability, if anything they have invented the notion of negative accountability, in which monitoring the police puts you at risk of attack by the police themselves. Anything that can reign that in while still permitting them to execute their duties effectively is a positive in my book.
post #242 of 6095
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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post

I guess Austin PD now has their own Minority Report PreCrime unit too:
http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/30/man-who-austin-cop-chased-shot-killed-no

So, then Kleinert commandeered a citizen's car to drive after Jackson--the motorist in question found Kleinert's behavior bizarre and disturbing and "out of control"--and when he drove around and saw Jackson walking on a sidewalk, he:

I didn't realize this happened outside of movies. There's no way this can be legal, not that it matters to police, right?
post #243 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

I didn't realize this happened outside of movies. There's no way this can be legal, not that it matters to police, right?

Depends. It's not something that comes up very often. Most states have some law that requires citizens to "cooperate with law enforcement in times of extreme emergency." Whether that means they can take your car or not is a different question. And then if they do take your car and damage it you're probably on your own to get it fixed.

Were some asshole cop to yell at me he wants my car I'd wave at him and drive away. Fuck that noise.
post #244 of 6095
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Were some asshole cop to yell at me he wants my car I'd wave at him and drive away. Fuck that noise.

nod[1].gif They make automatic locking doors and gas pedals for a reason.
post #245 of 6095
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/01/government-tracking-google-searches

No idea how credible this is. Everything seems to be based on this writer's husband's version of what happened, so take it for what it's worth.
post #246 of 6095
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/01/government-tracking-google-searches

No idea how credible this is. Everything seems to be based on this writer's husband's version of what happened, so take it for what it's worth.

My understanding is that Google doesn't hand that stuff over very easily. Or at least historically they resisted turning over that data.
post #247 of 6095
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

My understanding is that Google doesn't hand that stuff over very easily. Or at least historically they resisted turning over that data.

I had a project on Google for school and looked into this. From my research, you are correct. They had a webpage that listed all government requests by country (including whether they denied or approved the request as well as stating the reasons why the request was either approved or denied). From what I could tell, Google is a pretty good company in this regard and has no problem telling governments to fuck off.
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post #249 of 6095
See something, say something.

A nation of Narcs.
post #250 of 6095
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

See something, say something.

A nation of Narcs.

I see those all the time around the airport. I hate the airport... I really need to a be 1%er with a private plane.
post #251 of 6095
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I see those all the time around the airport. I hate the airport... I really need to a be 1%er with a private plane.

There's a reason why I have a private pilot's license. If where I want to go is less than a thousand miles away I'll rent a plane and fly there myself.
post #252 of 6095
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/OC-prosecutors-Deputy-pepper-sprayed-teen-s-pizza-4704569.php
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NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A Laguna Hills teen got the wrong topping on his pizza, and ended up sick, after a sheriff's deputy allegedly covered the pie with pepper spray during a traffic stop.

Orange County prosecutors said Friday that 30-year-old Deputy Juan Tavera is charged with spraying the slices after a 19-year-old was pulled over by a different officer for a traffic infraction.

Tavera sprayed the pizza without the teen's knowledge, so when the teen took the pizza home to his four friends, they all ate it and got sick.

The teen notified police after becoming suspicious of the deputy.

The charge of misdemeanor assault or battery by an officer carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail.

Tavera is due for arraignment Monday.

He has been put on administrative leave.

More double standards. Is there any possibility a civilian would face only a maximum of a year in jail if he/she sprayed a cop's pizza with pepper spray?
post #253 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Wrong, that was not a justified shooting. The kid was on the bus by himself and it appeared he did not advance on the cops at all. In any case, even if one could make a self defense claim that went to hell in a hand basket when the cop opened fire again. The cop who did this is a POS and they should hang the bastard.

Yes.
If anything, they could post up outside the EMPTY bus and wait for him to calm down. If he busts out the doors waving the knife, be ready with the taser. Waiting and talking does nothing to get your macho jollies off but it is often the best option to diffuse a situation.
post #254 of 6095

Its shit like this that makes me know I was born in the wrong generation. I'm trying not to care about any of this stuff but it gets to me.

 

I'm really scared for the future.
 

I really hope the Libertarian Party wins the 2016 federal election.

post #255 of 6095
And here they are, shooting innocent dogs again.

http://www.pnj.com/article/20130807/NEWS11/308070025/Deputies-shoot-two-dogs
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Escambia County deputies climbed through the window of a Warrington couple’s home in search of a suspect, despite having no search warrant, and shot two dogs, one of which died.

Cristina Moses, 32, and her fiance, Travis Nicholas, 22, on Tuesday recounted what they said was a horrific scene that included one of about a half-dozen deputies shooting the dogs in the couple’s bedroom after awakening the couple at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday and dragging them to the hallway.

Moses’ 13-month-old blue pit bull, Gracie, was euthanized early Monday because of the gunshots, Moses said. Her other dog, a 3-year-old bulldog mix named Rocky, was shot in the leg but is recovering at the couple’s home.

On Tuesday, the couple said they had barely slept or eaten and had not attempted to clean up the bed and several rooms of the home that are spattered with blood from both dogs.

Neither Moses nor Nicholas had been arrested as of Tuesday night in the incident.

The Sheriff’s Office provided limited information and said an investigation is continuing.

A sheriff’s news release stated that deputies believed that a suspect in an armed disturbance earlier in the evening on the couple’s street, Flynn Drive near Corry Station, frequented the home where Moses and Nicholas lived.

Several witnesses reported a man toting a gun and threatening people during the evening, according to an incident report. One witness reported the man’s name as Travis.

Nicholas denied that he either had a gun or made any threats.

While checking the perimeter of the home, deputies found an upside-down bucket with a footprint on it beneath an open window, indicating a possible unlawful entry into the home, the release says.

“Repeated attempts were made to get someone to open the door, with no success,” the release states. “Deputies entered the house through the open window in an effort to locate the suspect and to assure the safety of the occupants.”

How many deputies came in through the window is not clear.

Under the law, officers can enter a house without a search warrant, or under so-called exigent circumstances, only if they think people are in imminent danger, evidence faces immediate destruction or a suspect will escape.

Better make sure all your windows are closed or else the cops might think there's someone in your house and come in to try to save you. In the process of protecting you from someone who isn't there they'll shoot your dogs.

Fucking pigs.
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