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In a nearly unprecedented violation of standard operating procedure, cops shoot innocent white person.

I doubt if this was a specific result of my previous post, but she was a yoga teacher.

ETA: As Heinlein didn’t quite say, we also shoot dogs.
supergee: (keystone)
Police attempt to infiltrate Facebook. Fail.

Not guilty

Oct. 9th, 2015 03:24 pm
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Thabo Sefolosha acquitted of willfully and with malice aforethought allowing the police to break his leg.
supergee: (spray)
Let's look at the Emanuel AME shooting positively. The police managed to apprehend the suspect believed to be the white terrorist responsible for the deaths without shooting him. Let us praise them for their restraint and hope that these skills can be generalized to the arrest of other killers, and even those who sell individual cigarettes, play with toy guns, or run away without having committed a crime.
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Excited delirium coincidentally strikes those who are being Tased, hogtied, or otherwise restrained by the police. For some reason, it is considered more credible by police than by doctors.

Thanx to Avedon's Sideshow.
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Before we had drones, the Philadelphia police bombed a house with dangerous people in it and let 60 other houses burn. Guess what sort of neighborhood.

Thanx to Radley Balko
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NYPD covering its ass on Wikipedia


Jan. 2nd, 2015 06:39 am
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I have contended that the greatest power a license to practice law confers is the power to compel powerful people to testify under oath. But police have developed a countermeasure. It’s called lying. It’s a powerful device because it’s institutionally protected. Few lawyers can beat them head on. They will always be “believed.” Cops sardonically call it “testilying.” However, there is a workaround. It involves maneuvering them into telling the wrong lies. To do this, you have to exploit a common character flaw – hubris. Cops who lie are generally infected with a compulsion for dominance. They need to let you know they are lying and that you can’t do anything about it.
from Daily Kos, via Mercury Rising.


Dec. 13th, 2014 07:10 am
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John Scalzi pointed out that one should never be surprised by a headline that reads, "Blablabla has worst impact on poor people." Black people likewise. Of course the police are particularly nasty to POC, but in Berkeley they are showing that they can be nasty to whites too. Another way white people can find out how the cops treat POC is getting caught using ritually unclean substances, or in some cases living next door to someone who uses ritually unclean substances.
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Too smart to be a cop

ETA: Warning: that link autoplays sound, extremely loudly. (Thanx [ profile] pnh) I liked the Internet a lot more before it became television.
supergee: (monster)
Denver police expect people to waste their marijuana candy on trick-or-treaters,
supergee: (spray)
This is how to get along with peace officers:
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you
Charles Pierce and Ken White demur.
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Police don't have a good enough picture of a teenage boy's junk to prosecute him for the heinous crime of taking his own picture of it, so they have a clever plan. Surely they could be inspired by nothing but the pure and disinterested pursuit of Justice.
supergee: (spray)
The NYPD asked people to post their favorite pictures of Your Friend the Police Officer. Guess what they got.

ETA: Asking the Internet to name your baby works comparably.


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