Police Brutality in the US

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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:13 am

According to the underpants gnomes there are only 3 steps.


Though I'm sure I don't agree to the extent you do to what you pasted, I wouldn't argue against any of the links
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby deltbucs » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:46 am

beardmcdoug wrote:Step 1: Introduce drugs to society
Step 2: Concentrate drug arrests on minorities
-> Step 2 Results in fatherless homes, which assists Step 1 in creating more addicted mothers, resulting in catastrophic rise of broken homes
-> Results in a generation of rudderless individuals, who turn to gangs instead of being raised by their parents
Step 3: "Market" drug and drug violence culture in mass media. Promote the "virtues" of drug and gang violence culture
-> Results in higher gang recruitment and increased overall deviant and degenerate behavior in society
-> Results more arrests, more broken homes
-> Racism spreads from those on the "outside" of "drug and gang" "culture"
-> Results in divide within American society and turmoil
Step 4: Profit
-> Via privatized prisons
-> Via music industry
-> Via law enforcement/militarization
-> Via "news" media
-> Via tumultuous society focused on infighting opposed to true political issues, allowing broken pay-to-play political system to continue operating in background


Easy. And we're idiots for playing along

Yep....and the vast majority of the world's supply comes form of opium/heroin comes from Afghanistan. Since we've been there, production has more than doubled..
Big banks get caught laundering drug money and get a slap on the wrist.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Brazen331 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm

I was watching that DEA show on Spike TV a couple years ago and an agent on there was bragging about how they caused the price of heroin to triple in certain parts of NYC.

What seller of any product is going to complain about making 3 times more in profit, especially when the consumers of your product cannot stop using it and will just commit 3 times more crime to make up the difference? Wouldn’t a higher profit margin encourage more people to take the risk and get into the business?

Why would the DEA want to win the drug war when that would put the agency out of business? We all know, or should, that both the DEA and CIA have been implicated in smuggling narcotic into the nation. I know, this was done as part of undercover investigations,..whatever...
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 pm

The U.S. gets a lot of their opium from Tazmania. It is a fairly easy crop to grow.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Onthebrink » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:08 pm

DreadNaught wrote:
Onthebrink wrote:Something that nobody is talking about but has been a problem for many years. American citizens pets are being killed at an unthinkable rate. Look up the numbers. When a SWAT or DEA team raid a household the first thing they do is shoot the dog. No matter if it is Marijuana pariphanalea or eating someone's face drugs. They can do better. Canadian police officers have found using fire extinguishers as a good tool.


#DogLivesMatter

#DogLivesMatter Over a hundred dogs were killed by police in Buffalo alone in the last Five years.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby DreadNaught » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:52 pm

This was the case where a LEO shot an unarmed person in the back as they were fleeing and tried to claim self-defense prior to the cell phone video of bystander surfaced.

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott.

U.S. District Judge David Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, when he shot and killed 50-year-old Scott in 2015. The second-degree murder ruling came with a recommended 19 to 24 year sentence.


Good to see justice served.

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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Agreed.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby beardmcdoug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:28 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/08/graphic-video-shows-daniel-shaver-sobbing-and-begging-officer-for-his-life-before-2016-shooting/?utm_term=.8f994eccc1a0

****ing BULLSHIT


god DAMN this video pisses me off. guy never stood a chance at getting out of there alive

After the officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, officials in Arizona released graphic video showing Daniel Shaver crawling on his hands and knees and begging for his life in the moments before he was shot and killed by police in January 2016.


Video of the whole thing at the top of the page. prepare to get ****ing mad.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby DreadNaught » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:33 pm

Saw that during lunch today. Tough to watch. This guy needs to be held accountable. :fire:
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:48 pm

Awful. Just awful
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby PrimeMinister » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:32 pm

beardmcdoug wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/08/graphic-video-shows-daniel-shaver-sobbing-and-begging-officer-for-his-life-before-2016-shooting/?utm_term=.8f994eccc1a0

****ing BULLSHIT


god DAMN this video pisses me off. guy never stood a chance at getting out of there alive

After the officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, officials in Arizona released graphic video showing Daniel Shaver crawling on his hands and knees and begging for his life in the moments before he was shot and killed by police in January 2016.


Video of the whole thing at the top of the page. prepare to get ****ing mad.


How was he acquitted?!
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:58 am

That wasn't a shooting, that was an execution.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby PrimeMinister » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:05 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:That wasn't a shooting, that was an execution.


Yet he will get away with it just because his job is stressful.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby deltbucs » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 am

PrimeMinister wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:That wasn't a shooting, that was an execution.


Yet he will get away with it just because his job is stressful.

Yep
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:25 am

He was acquitted of 2nd degree murder.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Buc2 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:58 am

Sad. Seems like the police overreacted based on the articles I've read, but I wasn't there, so I really can't say.

Serial prankster arrested in 'swatting' trick that led to fatal police shooting of unarmed Kansas man

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JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
THOMAS LAFORGIA
CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Saturday, December 30, 2017, 9:55 AM

An alleged serial "prankster" from California has been arrested over a fake 911 call that resulted in police fatally shooting an unarmed Kansas man earlier this week, officials said.

Tyler Barriss — a 25-year-old gamer suspected of making the false police report that led to the death of Wichita resident Andrew Finch — was cuffed by Los Angeles cops late Friday. The catastrophic prank Barriss carried out, known as "swatting," has gained traction in online gaming communities and typically involves a person making up a story about an ongoing violent crime to trigger a massive police response.

Finch was gunned down on Thursday night after cops believe Barriss told a 911 dispatcher that he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage.

"I shot him in the head and he's not breathing anymore," Barriss said, according to a recording of the call released by the Wichita Police Department.

Barriss then added, "I might just pour gasoline all over the house, I might just set it on fire."

Barriss gave cops Finch's address, mistakenly believing it belonged to a person he had feuded with over a $1 or $2 Call of Duty wager.

"Due to the actions of a prankster we have an innocent victim," Wichita deputy police chief Troy Livingston said during a press conference Friday night.

Barriss' unnerving 911 call set cops rushing to Finch's house, expecting an ongoing hostage situation. Instead, an unarmed and unsuspecting Finch came to the front door.

Officers screamed at Finch to put his hands in the air, but Livingston said the 28-year-old father of two young boys moved a hand toward his waistband. An officer, fearing Finch was reaching for a gun, fired a single shot. Finch died minutes later.

A series of since-deleted Twitter posts screen-grabbed by the Wichita Eagle suggest that the targeted Call of Duty gamer gave Barriss a fake address that — seemingly by complete happenstance — turned out to be Finch's.

“Someone tried to swat me and got an innocent man killed,” read a tweet from the would-be victim.

Barriss later denied that his fake police report was to blame for Finch's death.

"I DIDNT GET ANYONE KILLED BECAUSE I DIDNT DISCHARGE A WEAPON AND BEING A SWAT MEMBER ISNT MY PROFESSION," he posted.

This isn't the first time Barriss has landed in trouble over fake 911 calls. In 2015, he was slammed with federal charges after getting arrested for falsely claiming to have planted bombs at the offices of an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles.

The potentially devastating prank method has in recent years gained particular popularity among players of first-person shooter games such as Call of Duty and the FBI estimates that some 400 cases occur annually. But Thursday's tragic hoax might be the first time anyone has been killed as a consequence.

Finch's devastated mother, Lisa Finch, told reporters that her son wasn't a gamer and didn't own any guns. She also expressed anger at the police.

"What gives cops the right to open fire?" she asked. "That cop murdered my son over a false report in the first place."

The officer who fired the fatal shot is a seven-year veteran with the Wichita department. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby PrimeMinister » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:20 pm

I hate reading that. The officer who fired and the ***hole who pulled the prank both need to be punished.
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Re: Police Brutality in the US

Postby Zarniwoop » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:30 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:I hate reading that. The officer who fired and the ***hole who pulled the prank both need to be punished.



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As an aside:

Read an article on Reason the other day that said on duty police deaths are at a 50 year low.
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