Of course now of this really matters as anyone with a brain knows this whole thing is just a justification to start using drones on US soil, perfect timing what with them just about to take arrrrrrrrrr guns!!!11!1
And Cops just shot up another truck, the driver was 100 pounds lighter, White and in a different kind of truck.
"Serve and protect" my ass.
Pain shared is divided, joy shared is multiplied
Normally I am supportive of the police. They have a tough job to do, and we would have a crappy society without them. But the LAPD is different. For all practical purposes, it sometimes functions as little more than the biggest and best-equipped gang in southern California. They need new leadership, somebody who will seriously clean house and bring in some real police.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
This guy seems rather well educated and sane politically compared to most spree shooters. He also has decent taste in movies.
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Now if you want to change your terminology to trigger-sloppy then I'll completely agree with you. As I explained in my prior post the whole problem of sympathetic shooting basically can be solved with proper trigger discipline.
Now at any given time there are about one million cops in the country and thats not counting all the retired ones and former cops who either quit or were fired. Of course with human nature being what it is there is going to be the occasional one who does get a hard on at the thought of killing someone. That doesn't describe the other 99.9% of us though despite what many think.
Last edited by Chiasm; 02-11-2013 at 04:49 PM.
@Chiasm terminology aside, what are your thoughts on the 3 trucks that have been shot and the two civilians have been shot. Just given what we know so far.
Like instead of street cops, the top-end or the management as implemented or the facilitating budgets as implemented, or the governing bodies like the cities would get blamed or be put under scrutiny the most. As through protests or by seeking audience both as by means of voting - or denying future votes onto those deemably responsible. As well as making those that did get voted upon to be taking steps to be enabling any such.
In my country you mostly wouldn't see protests like just picketing through streets or in front of abortion clinics - but more any such would see its way into some organized or actual democratic process of sorts. A place like city hall would see protests or audience-seeking for events like these.
Plus at schools or at any political meetings stuff like this would be to come up.
But if any heads would need to roll, it would certainly need to be leading ones instead of just guys and dolls in the street.
I'd feel inclined to take your word on your angles as being a cop yourself. Sounds pretty intense.
I met and spoke with Joe Jusko a few years back when he came to Holland. He used to be a New York street cop for some time I heard, which might be why his Tarzan or Conan or Punisher can seem pretty butch. He didn't appear overly keen on donuts or such 'though, or either he must be keeping himself pretty fit. He did seem to wear pretty sturdy shoes, if I remember right.
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Chillingly good stuff besides Mignola, Slint, M, Knut and really big chunks of tinfoil?Been called a 'good egg'. Been told to rock, been told to steady myself. Been told to (please) be goin' places.
Half sunk in the mud, with one eye showing / a cracked smile and hair still growing /
your hands miles apart, as if they'd never met / you were the happiest I'd seen you yet. ~ (full) lyrics to 'Exhume' by Bedhead.
Last edited by Chiasm; 02-11-2013 at 10:23 PM.
or people have an opposite view to what you hold and maybe, just maybe one of those cops that lit up those trucks doesn't belong to the '99.99999999999999...and another 9%' we're told are good cops. just maybe.
cops are people plain and simple; some are bad some are good. I don't think it does anyone any good to generalize, in my mind you've got to look at the individuals in question and the situation. Put them under a microscope if you have to. I respect the badge and the gun until I'm given reason to think otherwise, but I won't assume someone is an inherently good or bad person without getting to know them first.
I mean there doesn't really seem to be any love lost with the LAPD and historically that department has had its share of scandals.
In this case in particularly it doesn't look like things have been handled well. My roommate just told me a few hours ago that there have been complaints made because of over 100 illegal home searches performed by the LAPD in the last few days, where the officers did not have warrants.
So as I've said before, it seems like the LAPD is desperate to catch this guy and doesn't really know where to look.