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Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Wet mornin’ O grabbing!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

It has been raining off and on since Thursday night. That was when we heard a huge boom. Then about 20 minutes later, we heard another one. So two transformers blew somewhere in the neighborhood. Luckily, not ours. We did see the power truck go behind the shopping center behind us and shine flashlights up at the power poles. That was when we noticed the tall parking light poles were dark. We never lost power, but DirecTV was a pain in the neck for most of last night.
There was street flooding everywhere, but we didn’t have to get out in it.
Right now it is 68 . Our high today will be 69. Ha!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Happy Caturday, GN!

Hai, RabBeet! Glad that the rain hasn’t caused worse problems in your neck of the woods. Hope the same can be said for teh rest of the Tejas contingent.

Paddy --

Sorry to read about the results of your interview; hope that means there’s a better opportunity in your future.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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According to FBI Director James Comey, the same dedicated, hard-working heroes yoonyunized, immunized, revenue-enhancing armed goons who are so fond of telling the public “if you haven’t done anything wrong, you have nothing to be worried about” don’t actually believe that.

He said while there likely are multiple factors behind the spike in violence in cities, including Chicago, officers and others nationwide have told him they see “the era of viral videos” as a link.

“I don’t know whether this explains it entirely, but I do have a strong sense that some part of the explanation is a chill wind blowing through American law enforcement over the last year, and that wind is surely changing behavior,” Comey said.

Because keeping cops accountable is a bad thing.

But he said his conversations with officers often come back to cellphones. He said they describe encounters with young people and their cellphone cameras “taunting” them “the moment they get out of their cars.”

“They told me, ‘We feel like we’re under siege and we don’t feel much like getting out of our cars,'” Comey said.

Oooooh…video cameras are are breaking down the “blue wall” of conspiring to violate constitutional rights, filing false reports, excessive force, shooting family pets and testilying.

He said he has been told about higher-ranking police telling officers “to remember that their political leadership has no tolerance for a viral video.”

Perhaps because, in part, it exposes the fact “political leadership” has both criminalized way too much stuff and spends too damned much money, requiring ever-increasing revenues.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT and Fatwa!

RabBiT -- let’s hope your power stays on and the rains let up.

Fatwa -- among the local jurisdictions that have implemented body-cams for LEO’s, they’ve seen a marked decline in complaints against officers. This has been attributed to both sides knowing the interaction is being recorded. So, fewer false claims of rudeness and brutality, and better behavior by LEO’s. We also have the case of deputies in the jail taking the 5th in a court case involving illegal use of jailhouse informants.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Paddy!

Body cams seem to reduce both complaints against cops and poor treatment of non-cops. Which is a win for everyone except LEOs who are “bad actors”.

However, I have a real problem when the officers are able to turn the cameras off on their own. (Which could be addressed by the simple expedient of, in “police claim / citizens claim” situations, no video means the cops automatically lose their entire case.)

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I’ve read some coverage about your “compensated” county jailhouse informants and the disgusting actions of the prosecutors and guards (who will likely never face any significant consequences for their criminal activity). It seems that this hanky panky may have been going on for 30 years.

Just another reason why we must eliminate immunity for all public employees from POTUS to dogcatcher. Along with getting rid of sovereign immunity for the municipalities which employ them.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Have you watched this video of a police shooting in Michigan? A guy flashed his high beams at a cop; the cop pulls him over cuz he didnt have his high beams on.

I don’t blame the cop in this situation. The kid could have responded without the attitude and things would have ended differently. On the other hand, being difficult shouldnt lead to getting shot and killed; even physically attacking a cop didnt use to lead to getting shot.

I think back to the Rodney King case. King is pulled over by the CHP--a husband and wife team, which always struck me as odd. The wife, Melanie Singer, is the one “handling” King. King outweighs her by 125 pounds, is prison buff, and acting erratically--getting out of the car, going back into the car, doing a little dance, etc. Singer is getting increasingly frustrated with his behavior and I think by all the other male cops watching her not get the job done. She either pulls her gun or is about to pull her gun when LAPD steps in and takes over the situation.

Stacy Koon, the LAPD sergeant in charge, testified during his trial that if he hadnt stepped in when he did, that King would have been dead as Singer was ready to shoot him.

In the olden days, cops were generally good sized men that had no problem closing in on someone and beating them to the ground if they had to. Now it seems that police tactics have changed and everything is done at a distance: pepper spray, mace, tasers, firearms. They seem to do everything they possibly can to avoid actual physical contact with a suspect until they cuff him. My guess is that there a lot fewer police beatings today and a lot more shooting incidents.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Kilt’d. And it’s all my fault. Sniff.