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(Info Wars)   Rio's new "World Cup" Police look exactly like secret police SWAT eams from Terry Gilliam's Brazil   (infowars.com) divider line 23
    More: Ironic, Terry Gilliam, SWAT team, World Cup, Joel Kinnaman  
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12768 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 May 2014 at 9:36 AM (31 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-18 09:57:18 AM  
4 votes:
Linking to InfoWars is the internet equivalent of having "I'm a lunatic and I don't care" tattooed on your forehead.
2014-05-18 10:46:49 AM  
3 votes:
Where's the browser add-on that removes InfoWars and Opposing Views links from Fark?
2014-05-18 10:18:05 AM  
3 votes:
A: Infowars? Really? Ugh. I'm about as libertarian as they come, but Alex Jones is a certified nutjob.

B: Sooo...a SWAT team looks exactly like a SWAT team? This is a story?

C: Yes the militarization of police worldwide and in the US is an increasing problem. But there is a niche need to SWAT teams that isn't going away. And those teams pretty much do need to have that gear and weapons to do their job. The real problem is twofold. The increasing use of SWAT teams for jobs that don't really need them, and the militarization of regular patrol officers. I get having a go bag in the trunk with some tactical gear for immediate response to active shooter scenarios, and I get having a patrol rifle in the car like an AR-15. But the average office is likely to encounter a real need to pull that stuff out a handful of times over his entire career. It's very distressing that more and more officers are going the "tacticool" route for regular patrols.

\Current military
\\And current police officer
2014-05-18 09:44:06 AM  
3 votes:
Infowars? I know Fark is Freeper Central these days, but come on...
2014-05-18 10:03:38 AM  
2 votes:
Infowars.com?  Come on subby, you farkin suck.
2014-05-18 06:54:14 PM  
1 votes:
Infowars. For when Yahoo News comments are too sane.
2014-05-18 02:18:55 PM  
1 votes:

noitsnot: thamike: mccallcl: I like it. At least now their contempt for the populace is on open display. I've had very little luck with the police, in spite of always being polite and respectful. Whether calling on them for help, encountering a cop randomly on the street or being pulled over. I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is they are supposed to be doing for me. I've called for vandalized property, they showed up at the wrong address. I was assaulted with a weapon, they did nothing except run my license and question me about my brother's concealed carry permit (came up in the search). I asked for directions and was scoffed at. I've never received the follow up calls they promise to make. I am trying to think of a time that interacting with the police had a positive result and I am coming up blank. In addition to being ineffectual, they've always made a point of ordering me around, lecturing me or otherwise talking down to me.

This is in multiple cities and states. I'm in my late 30s and have a white-collar office job. I don't have any visible tattoos. I am a white male. I've never sassed or smarted off to a cop in my life.

Yeah, you're a regular Wally Cleaver...whose sh*t gets vandalized, gets assaulted with a weapon, who lives with his gun-concealing brother, who rolls up on cops to ask directions, and doesn't seem to understand the nature of urgent communication when it comes to responding policemen, AND who sees no problem with insisting that the police should be polite to him because he's white and works in and office and has no tattoos.

Yeah, I can't imagine why anyone would think you're a twat.

You seem much more twattish than him.


Agee
2014-05-18 01:44:47 PM  
1 votes:

rocky_howard: Your point being? That retard said "why do they insist in placing the biggest sports events in the worst places" when in reality they've been taking place in nice countries since forever.


My point is that by many measures Brazil hardly counts as a first world nation and has a pretty extreme case of stratification of wealth and rampant poverty.

Only a couple of times they have veered into "questionnable" countries but then again, Brazil is not only the biggest winner in Worldcups, they're also the 7th economy of the world, so that's why.

Rio slums are irrelevant, those people were there before Brazil's economy exploded.


I guess size of the economy is the way we allocate indulgences in the international community. That's good to know. Remember kids, if an economy explodes, you're not responsibly for ensuring that all your people benefit from it. You can always build walls around the slums.
2014-05-18 12:06:13 PM  
1 votes:

rocky_howard: In short: Shut the fark up about things you clearly have zero knowledge about.


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Nubian please! Brazil has some next level slums that they are frantically trying to paint over in time for the games.
2014-05-18 12:04:57 PM  
1 votes:

shastacola: Linking to InfoWars is the internet equivalent of having "I'm a lunatic and I don't care" tattooed on your forehead.


Meh, I prefer "poor impulse control"
2014-05-18 11:49:46 AM  
1 votes:

thamike: mccallcl: I like it. At least now their contempt for the populace is on open display. I've had very little luck with the police, in spite of always being polite and respectful. Whether calling on them for help, encountering a cop randomly on the street or being pulled over. I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is they are supposed to be doing for me. I've called for vandalized property, they showed up at the wrong address. I was assaulted with a weapon, they did nothing except run my license and question me about my brother's concealed carry permit (came up in the search). I asked for directions and was scoffed at. I've never received the follow up calls they promise to make. I am trying to think of a time that interacting with the police had a positive result and I am coming up blank. In addition to being ineffectual, they've always made a point of ordering me around, lecturing me or otherwise talking down to me.

This is in multiple cities and states. I'm in my late 30s and have a white-collar office job. I don't have any visible tattoos. I am a white male. I've never sassed or smarted off to a cop in my life.

Yeah, you're a regular Wally Cleaver...whose sh*t gets vandalized, gets assaulted with a weapon, who lives with his gun-concealing brother, who rolls up on cops to ask directions, and doesn't seem to understand the nature of urgent communication when it comes to responding policemen, AND who sees no problem with insisting that the police should be polite to him because he's white and works in and office and has no tattoos.

Yeah, I can't imagine why anyone would think you're a twat.


You seem much more twattish than him.
2014-05-18 11:04:48 AM  
1 votes:

phenn: But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics.


If you filter out the hysterics there is nothing left.
2014-05-18 11:00:19 AM  
1 votes:

phenn: But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics. your capacity for critical thinking.

2014-05-18 10:44:22 AM  
1 votes:
Wake me when the Steampunk/Dieselpunk SWAT team shows up.

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2014-05-18 10:29:06 AM  
1 votes:

Cthulhain: Infowars? I know Fark is Freeper Central these days, but come on...


I was wondering how many posts and it only took 5.

Look. AJ is a bag full of crazy. We all know that. But, he does produce some interesting content if you can filter out the hysterics.
2014-05-18 10:19:33 AM  
1 votes:

Mouser: jamspoon: Is is just me or are these outfits increasingly designed to hide the wearers identity. It also makes it hard for the officer to communicate with the public increasing the risk of confrontation and violence.

I don't think a drug lord with an AK-47 is going to worry too much about identifying and communicating with the police.


Actually, they are. This trend started in Asia where drug lords started going after the families of special police units and kidnapping, torturing, killing etc in reprisal for enforcement activities. Same in Mexico.

That spread PDQ to radical Islamists and is the reason Paki SF units took to wearing balaclavas and not showing their faces in the news, so as to avoid going ro work and coming home to fresh wife-and-child salad.

Now its a bit of a trend around the world where gangs and law enforcement are a little more evenly matched than we are used to.
2014-05-18 10:14:03 AM  
1 votes:

shastacola: Linking to InfoWars is the internet equivalent of having "I'm a lunatic and I don't care" tattooed on your forehead.


BumpInTheNight: Infowars.com?  Come on subby, you farkin suck.


Is there some Poe's law equivalent?  If you post a link to one of Alex Jones websites you are marked with a scarlet I for Idiot?
2014-05-18 10:06:04 AM  
1 votes:
Nothing requires the protection of heavily-armed soldiers and "police" than an event where two groups of men kick a ball around on the grass.
2014-05-18 10:02:07 AM  
1 votes:
Why they insist on holding tournaments for the world's most popular sports in the worst places is confusing.

Oh, they do it t because of bribes. Nevermind.
2014-05-18 09:56:16 AM  
1 votes:
Is is just me or are these outfits increasingly designed to hide the wearers identity. It also makes it hard for the officer to communicate with the public increasing the risk of confrontation and violence.
2014-05-18 09:50:24 AM  
1 votes:
What's an "eam"?
2014-05-18 09:43:51 AM  
1 votes:
They also look like every riot cop everywhere.

/irony police assemble!
2014-05-18 09:40:30 AM  
1 votes:
I guess you'll want to pick up any empty cans laying on the ground, just in case.
 
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