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(ABC)   Cops shoot peaceful protester with rubber bullets and then laugh heartily about it afterwards, on videotape   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 1249
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2006-08-11 01:10:26 PM
manwithdaplan: Not only are these cops asshats but they are also poorly trained - rubber bullets are meant to be fired low, and to the ground. That way they they bounce and hit you in the leg/lower body, and not the head.


Don't know if you RTFA, but the woman said she was in a crouching, fetal position. Sounds like she was pretty low to the ground..
 
2006-08-11 01:11:12 PM
Norwest

vanity

Vietnam?


That's a stretch. A very, very long one.
 
2006-08-11 01:11:16 PM
Oh please.

#1. These guys just got out of a battle the day before and were going into another one that day. How many of you idiots had to go to work today where a mob was throwing rocks, bricks, and other crap at you. I would think you would be laughing about what you saw/did/whatever

#2. If you are going to stand in a crowd where people are throwing rocks, etc at people with large weapons, don't be shocked if you happen to get caught in the crossfire.

#3. Who cares if you are in a suit....so you are stupid and dress well. Big deal...
 
2006-08-11 01:11:17 PM
NYMoogle


-You can BET there's some assholes who rofl at at -that- too...



/we're hearing from a few
 
2006-08-11 01:11:19 PM
sylaak: If you don't want to get hurt, DON'T GO TO FARKING PROTESTS!

Man, you are a farking retard. People should not have to live in fear of being shot, beaten or otherwise restrained or injured by the police just because they are protesting. Don't be such a dumbass.
 
2006-08-11 01:11:25 PM
wmoonfox

Good luck with that. Two questions before you go, though:

1) Is your organ donor information up to date?
2) Cremation or burial?
 
2006-08-11 01:11:56 PM
vanity: They're an absolute waste of time and resources.

...a "waste" to which they are entitled by the First Amendment. Live in a country without such a provision in its Constitution next time, if you hate it here so much.
 
2006-08-11 01:11:59 PM
thesilence: I work with the police all the time due to my job

As have I. They often make wonderful co-workers/clients/peers. They also, in all of my experience, make really shiatty servants and protectors. They're simply the best armed gang around. As long as they see you as one of their own, you're fine. You can even get away with flagrantly braking laws. But if they view you as "them" rather than "us", they will often not hesitate to break the laws they're sworn to in order to assert their dominance.
 
2006-08-11 01:12:18 PM
"I'm still waiting for someone to "school me" regarding a protest that had an actual result in the end."

I love when a troll fails then cries about it.

"PAY ATTENTION TO ME, I'M MAKING YOU MAD"
 
2006-08-11 01:12:18 PM
ffacker: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Morally and professionally inappropriate, but who hasn't wanted to shoot a bunch of uptight holier-than-thou morons with rubber bullets?!!!


Why yes, I have wanted to shoot cops with rubber bullets.
 
2006-08-11 01:12:51 PM
For those of you cursing "dirty hippies" get the fark out of my country and go live in red China. I am sure you'll fit right in with the rest of the commies.
...and take your dumbass president with you.
 
2006-08-11 01:12:53 PM
vanity: I'm still waiting for someone to "school me" regarding a protest that had an actual result in the end.

No you're not. You're just trolling for an argument. Saying that protests never resulted anything is just plain stupid.
 
2006-08-11 01:12:56 PM
More cops need to shoot themselves with their service revolvers.
 
2006-08-11 01:13:25 PM
Dumbass = Protester
 
2006-08-11 01:13:46 PM
I once read something where the author said that if you really wanted a protest to succeed, the last thing you want to do is have a crowd full of crazy-looking hippies dressed in clown outfits. He (she?) said that if you really wanted to scare The Establishment, you had to get a thousand people dressed in suits, carrying signs with professional-sounding grievances - not an immature picture of Bush being boned by an Arab over a barrel of oil.

So I guess what I'm saying is, I didn't RTFA, but I know enough to assume the protester was probably not wearing a suit, and probably was really annoying. Doesn't make it any better, but it doesn't make me as mad.

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2006-08-11 01:14:09 PM
"You WILL respect my authora-tie!"
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2006-08-11 01:14:21 PM
At least the cop didn't yell out "headshot owned" after shooting her. Jeez, give em a break.
 
2006-08-11 01:14:22 PM
rockman55
people who don't read good

Isn't it supposed to 'read well'?
 
2006-08-11 01:14:32 PM
thesilence: I work with the police all the time due to my job, and the vast majority of the time they are pretty awesome people.

wow someone who works with the police has a good relationship with them? color me suprised!
 
2006-08-11 01:15:42 PM
Ritter said police offered no warning before firing on protesters.

"There was absolutely no indication either orally or by gesture that they wanted anyone to disperse or leave," she said. "Had the police given such an order, I would have obeyed it immediately."



Commanding Officer's @ss is fired.

He's in command of a riot unit, they shot into the crowd without giving a warning. He's fired. Basic rules of engagement.

And most of the unit is fired too.

Chalk it up to bad training, & poor discipline. Being in a riot unit is not easy, but you're held to a higher standard - if you can't meet the standard, you're out.

I hope the whole f***ing County shuts down, if that transcript I saw above is accurate. F*** Florida, f*** him, and f*** his mother.


Put me in front of that unit for 5 minutes and they'll stop laughing.


/ has commanded a riot unit, swears like a sailor, and will curse them until their ears bleed
 
2006-08-11 01:15:44 PM
vanity: I'm still waiting for someone to "school me" regarding a protest that had an actual result in the end.

As of now, it still stands as zero. These people march for NOTHING. They're an absolute waste of time and resources.



www.loc.gov

...You may proceed with farking yourself.
 
2006-08-11 01:15:58 PM
That's right... all cops are teh P1GS until you need assistance from one
 
2006-08-11 01:16:15 PM
sylaak: If you're a protester, EXPECT TO EVENTUALLY BE HURT PROTESTING!

If you are performing a Constitutionally protected action, expect the government's stormtroopers to punish you for it.
Ummmmmm....time for VIOLENT protest, if you ask me. Peaceful protest just isn't cutting it anymore.

If you don't want to get hurt, DON'T GO TO FARKING PROTESTS!

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2006-08-11 01:16:19 PM
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2006-08-11 01:16:36 PM
angryred

Take a bow.
 
2006-08-11 01:16:55 PM
NittLion78: I know enough to assume the protester was probably not wearing a suit,

but it doesn't make me as mad.


whoa, you take fashion seriously, not that there is anything wrong with that...
 
2006-08-11 01:17:26 PM
Doh.

Isn't it supposed to be 'read well'?

Looks like I'm perfect material to be a cop. Where's an application?
 
2006-08-11 01:17:42 PM
diesel3: Firefighters are heros. Cops are nerds with Napoleon complexes.

Pretty sure both are retarded. There are way more assholes in a group of fire/policemen than in a group of average people.

If you want to respect someone, respect the fire/policemen that actually want to do good and believe it's their calling. F*ck all the other powertripping assholes.
 
2006-08-11 01:17:54 PM
The land of the free and the home of the 'brave'.
 
2006-08-11 01:17:54 PM
smeegle

For those of you cursing "dirty hippies" get the fark out of my country and go live in red China. I am sure you'll fit right in with the rest of the commies.
...and take your dumbass president with you.


**Golf Clap**

You have made a dangerous friend today, my friend.
 
2006-08-11 01:18:31 PM
On further contemplation, I'm suspecting that the plaintiff is kind of a drama queen...

Not that any unarmed person "deserves" to get shot, but the crowd was probably starting to turn violent, and she choose not to get outta the way.

Still doesn't excuse the cops' behavior, but is it wrong to "like" your work? Even if it's sick?
 
2006-08-11 01:18:45 PM
Walker beat me to it..

i67.photobucket.com
 
2006-08-11 01:18:53 PM
but who hasn't wanted to shoot a bunch of uptight holier-than-thou morons with rubber bullets?!!!


If you get hit by one, you'll see the other end of that argument, I guarantee it. She thinks she's lucky she didn't lose an eye? If she'd been hit in the eye she could easily be dead.

/ Why does it always take personal experience for someone to have a clue about anything? Don't you have a brain?
 
2006-08-11 01:19:02 PM
SSPinkerton: see, it works, attack the populace for speaking against the government, and they will stop speaking against the government.


Read my whole post. Protests are dangerous. Do not be surprised when you get hurt at one. Skydiving is dangerous. Do not be surprised when you get hurt doing it. Auto racing is dangerous. Do not be surprised when you crash and get hurt. Motocross is dangerous. Do not be surprised when you get hurt doing it.

I never said don't protest. I think people should protest if they want. I just think they need to realize protests are dangerous. Only a stupendous idiot would think otherwise and be surprised when they get hurt at one.

Also, the populace as a whole wasn't attacked. It was a small group of protesters. Don't make it seem bigger than it is. That would make you guilty of the same bias the media has which is just as bad as the government's bias.
 
2006-08-11 01:19:06 PM
ALL protestors should be shot dead in the street...especially the biatchy dykes.
 
2006-08-11 01:19:09 PM
warthog Good luck with that. Two questions before you go, though:

1) Is your organ donor information up to date?
2) Cremation or burial?


1) Yes
2) Cremation
3) None of the above matter, since "non-lethal" ammo can kill. A gun is a gun is a gun, and I'd rather take my chances with my pistol than yours.
 
2006-08-11 01:19:11 PM
I'm not being a troll. I'm being analytical.

No protest has resulted in the desired outcome of the protestors. Thus, a reasonable person would conclude that it is a pointless excursion.

Remember when I told tattoo and body piercing people yesterday; "YOU DONT MATTER" - same applies here. No one cares about protestors, their cause, or how many of them line the streets. Zero results Everytime.
 
2006-08-11 01:19:12 PM
Fantine71: That's right... all cops are teh P1GS until you need assistance from one

Cops have never "assisted" me with anything. They've been more of a pain in the ass than anything, really. Where I live they spend their time ticketing people who aren't wearing a seatbelt, writing citations on kids not wearing a helmet when they ride their bikes, and covering up the illegal activities of fellow civil servants.

Last Spring they sent out a notice to everyone with an alarm on their home that they wouldn't show up when called unless we paid their annual "registration" fee. Farking mobsters.
 
2006-08-11 01:20:06 PM
Organizized,

You're a farktard.

Kind of a drama queen? She decided at first not to press charges dumbass. That's not a drama queen, that's taking it in stride.

She's moving forward now that it turns out the cops DID do it intentionally.
 
2006-08-11 01:20:06 PM
Fantine71: That's right... all cops are teh P1GS until you need assistance from one

Like what? When I need someone beaten, raped, murdered, intimidated, or framed?
 
2006-08-11 01:20:13 PM
Headso

wow someone who works with the police has a good relationship with them? color me suprised!


You only notice cops who act out of line. Cops who do a good job don't catch your attention. So your "OMG PIGZ!" rant is a bit misplaced.
 
2006-08-11 01:20:19 PM
You have the right to free speech
As long as, you're not dumb enough to actually TRY it!

know your rights....
/funny how all the dystopian music of my youth seems more relevant now than it did then
 
2006-08-11 01:20:26 PM
You guys know Hitler went after the Hippies first, right?

/someone had to
//no, no. I mean Godwin the thread, not go after the Hippies
 
2006-08-11 01:21:04 PM
towatchoverme


Well cool. These days speaking out against the establishment of ignorance and complacancy, is a dangerous thing.
 
2006-08-11 01:21:10 PM
Hopefully, no one will ever accuse of righties of being for civil liberties. Especially with all the "screw you, hippie protestors" chants, anti-ACLU stances, anti-fourth amendment stances, etc.

It keeps going and going and going...
 
2006-08-11 01:21:14 PM
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2006-08-11 01:21:21 PM
NittLion78
So I guess what I'm saying is, I didn't RTFA, but I know enough to assume the protester was probably not wearing a suit, and probably was really annoying.

Well, if you had read the article you would know that she was an attorney coming straight from work. She was wearing a suit.

Though as a lawyer, protester, and/or female, she probably was being annoying. Though that's not a shootable offense...
 
2006-08-11 01:21:27 PM
Headso: whoa, you take fashion seriously, not that there is anything wrong with that...

I guess what I'm saying is, I like hippies/hipsters when they're not being as condescending as those people they try their damndest to distance themselves from, but I still have to wonder why anyone in power would take them seriously.

It might be B.S. hoop-jumping, but you still have to look good for a job interview because you want someone to take you seriously. This is probably why professional lobbyists get things done and street protestors rarely do.
 
2006-08-11 01:21:37 PM
To all you folks who are dogging cops, I can't say I completely disagree, they often seem to be a bunch of armed powertripping asshats who are empowered by their equipment, badges and fraternal membership.

That being said, think about what they have to do.

All of the things I said above are assumed by what I guess is the majority of the population.

They deal with nothing but bullshiat and get nothing for it but attaboys from their peers.

They really don't get paid all that well.

Most of their dealing with people is in a negative context.

Know what I mean?

Your last experience with a cop was probably a traffic ticket.

Try to get past the ingrained attitude and give them the benefit of the doubt for once.

If stuff was being thrown at them, no one was hurt, and a civilian review found no wrong doing, why can't you give them a break on the laughing and us/against them mentality?
 
2006-08-11 01:21:46 PM
Vanity,

And the farktard crown gets moved to you.

Because you know, it never worked with vietnam or anything.
 
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