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(Washington Post)   Internet detective squad releases two names of possible Ferguson police officer, neither of them even work there   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 295
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2014-08-14 11:33:51 AM  
But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!
 
2014-08-14 11:40:52 AM  
Again?
 
2014-08-14 11:41:35 AM  
Well they did correctly identify the Boston bombers.
 
2014-08-14 11:41:52 AM  
So clearly we learned nothing from the Boston Marathon thing. At least these are being debunked quickly. Hopefully all this will at least further motivate the cops to do what they should have done several days ago and either (a) release a damn good explanation of how this didn't happen like the witnesses say and isn't murder, or (b) arrest the guy for murder.
 
2014-08-14 11:42:15 AM  
How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.
 
2014-08-14 11:42:24 AM  
*slow clap*  The guys should just stick to ordering pizzas and hookers.
 
2014-08-14 11:43:02 AM  
Once again, justice has been served by the infallible Internet Detective!
 
2014-08-14 11:43:02 AM  
Has Spike Lee tweeted them yet?
 
2014-08-14 11:43:03 AM  

James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.homicidal pig will finally get what's coming to them.

Thanks, Anonymous!


Yes. Thanks Anon!
 
2014-08-14 11:43:19 AM  
They weren't even supposed to be there today!
 
2014-08-14 11:43:58 AM  

James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!


Maybe it was a cruel but calculated way to force the department to release the name.

Think about it, the malicious party just throws some random police officer's name out on the Internet, possible putting them into danger. The only way for the police department to protect this innocent person is to release the real name. They now must decide to release the real name, or let an innocent person take the blame.

devious, but crafty.
 
2014-08-14 11:44:46 AM  
Thanks Obama...
 
2014-08-14 11:45:11 AM  
Nice try, Washington Post, but your "PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!" stunt isn't going to work. Anon found the guy and you can't distract from it.

Go suck police dick somewhere else.
 
2014-08-14 11:45:27 AM  
"People really need to harshly judge the accuracy of this group, given that they've now given false information about several important things," Sgt. Colby Dolly said on Thursday.

That there is some amazing projection.
 
2014-08-14 11:45:48 AM  
Great work, Fedorans!
 
2014-08-14 11:46:05 AM  
fc09.deviantart.net
 
2014-08-14 11:46:07 AM  

but whole: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!

Maybe it was a cruel but calculated way to force the department to release the name.

Think about it, the malicious party just throws some random police officer's name out on the Internet, possible putting them into danger. The only way for the police department to protect this innocent person is to release the real name. They now must decide to release the real name, or let an innocent person take the blame.

devious, but crafty.


That is some Joker level craftiness.
 
2014-08-14 11:46:26 AM  
Who really knows if that is the case, major news publications often just regurgitate police statements as fact even though they are constantly proven to be liars. But the people releasing names are not helping the situation if you are releasing multiple names, that just obfuscates the whole thing even more.
 
2014-08-14 11:46:31 AM  

James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!


They're cops.  They're not innocent.
 
2014-08-14 11:46:51 AM  

but whole: Maybe it was a cruel but calculated way to force the department to release the name.

Think about it, the malicious party just throws some random police officer's name out on the Internet, possible putting them into danger. The only way for the police department to protect this innocent person is to release the real name. They now must decide to release the real name, or let an innocent person take the blame.

devious, but crafty.


Well, really, the PD just has to wait until some innocent someone gets hurt and then have the FBI assist them in rounding up all of these helpful accessories to assault or murder, further eroding any good will towards anyone claiming to be interested in sharing information or finding the truth, like the press.
 
2014-08-14 11:47:18 AM  
Until they release the name of the police shooter, I'm not going to buy their argument that Anon is wrong.
 
2014-08-14 11:47:41 AM  

Publikwerks: Until they release the name of the police shooter, I'm not going to buy their argument that Anon is wrong.


I can see the logic in that.
 
2014-08-14 11:48:11 AM  
"My bad."

\

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-14 11:48:14 AM  
When the police have less credibility than Anonymous hackers, you know there's a serious problem with your police.
 
2014-08-14 11:48:16 AM  

James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!


That is how this all started.
 
2014-08-14 11:48:29 AM  

Summoner101: How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.


Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?
 
2014-08-14 11:48:44 AM  

but whole: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!

Maybe it was a cruel but calculated way to force the department to release the name.

Think about it, the malicious party just throws some random police officer's name out on the Internet, possible putting them into danger. The only way for the police department to protect this innocent person is to release the real name. They now must decide to release the real name, or let an innocent person take the blame.

devious, but crafty.


I was just thinking the same thing. Anon probably wouldn't find anything anyway, because I'm betting that the department is keeping a lot of the important details of the incident off the official record, but this could be a way to force their hand.
 
2014-08-14 11:48:56 AM  
Where's Scooby Doo when you need him or Lil' Crime Stoppers? Let's get the best we have on the case.
 
2014-08-14 11:49:10 AM  

James!: But hey, maybe some more innocent persons will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!


FTFY
 
2014-08-14 11:49:42 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-14 11:50:02 AM  

The Troof hurts: Summoner101: How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.

Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?


I want a trial. But I also want him under arrest.
 
2014-08-14 11:50:43 AM  

Publikwerks: Until they release the name of the police shooter, I'm not going to buy their argument that Anon is wrong.


^^ This ^^

As of right now, Anon has more credibility than the police.
 
2014-08-14 11:51:02 AM  

The Troof hurts: Summoner101: How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.

Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?


Because if it was a civilian, we would already know their name.
Cops should not get special treatment.
 
2014-08-14 11:51:03 AM  

The Troof hurts: Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion.


The average citizen doesn't have that same luxury, they are accused of something and their names are in the news before they are found guilty in court.
 
2014-08-14 11:51:19 AM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-14 11:51:46 AM  

vudukungfu: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!

That is how this all started.


So, they would only be managing to escalate the violence rather than resolving the inherent problem. Excellent.
 
2014-08-14 11:51:56 AM  

but whole: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!

Maybe it was a cruel but calculated way to force the department to release the name.

Think about it, the malicious party just throws some random police officer's name out on the Internet, possible putting them into danger. The only way for the police department to protect this innocent person is to release the real name. They now must decide to release the real name, or let an innocent person take the blame.

devious, but crafty.


Also the internet form of "taking a hostage".
 
2014-08-14 11:51:59 AM  

vudukungfu: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.

Thanks, Anonymous!

That is how this all started.


We don't need two bodies.

/unless a court says we do after a fair trial and thorough investigation of the facts
 
2014-08-14 11:52:09 AM  

The Troof hurts: Summoner101: How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.

Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?


At this point, the situation is just missing a Roman Colosseum. When people want blood, who cares how they get it. It'll make a great media storm for a few days.
 
2014-08-14 11:52:24 AM  
I think I'm going to throw up if I hear that Police Chief say one more time, "If I happens in my department, the buck stops here. I'm responsible."

There are people rotting on death row in Texas, just for being in the same car, room, church, bar, boat as the actual shooter.
 
2014-08-14 11:52:28 AM  
FTA: One officer said "that's not the guy who did it, the guy who did it was.....oh i see what you guys are doing, real clever!"
 
2014-08-14 11:53:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: James!: But hey, maybe some innocent person will get killed.homicidal pig will finally get what's coming to them.

Thanks, Anonymous!

Yes. Thanks Anon!


Best case scenario is the right guy's family has to go into hiding.  Yay?
 
2014-08-14 11:54:03 AM  
If the shooter is smart, he (presumably a he) and his family have evacuated to someplace by Iowa by now.
 
2014-08-14 11:54:22 AM  

Publikwerks: The Troof hurts: Summoner101: How about the police identify the police officer who did it so he can tell his side?

I mean, the "official" story has zero credibility due to being contradicted by three witnesses and making zero sense.

Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?

I want a trial. But I also want him under arrest.


That's not how the courts work. You don't get to just lock up people because you feel they are guilty.

Though that cop is probably guilty as fark.
 
2014-08-14 11:54:25 AM  
Posting before this thread gets redlit as a repeat...
 
2014-08-14 11:55:27 AM  
those responsible for releasing the names should have their names released

and those responsible for then inevitably screwing that up should have their names released

and those responsible for making regrettable errors in releasing the names of the name releasers' name releasers should change their names to whatever mistake the next group makes so we can end this silly cycle

/an I for an I
//and so on and so forth
 
2014-08-14 11:55:31 AM  

orezona: Posting before this thread gets redlit as a repeat...


Um, thanks for the - time... - I guess?
 
2014-08-14 11:55:37 AM  

orezona: Posting before this thread gets redlit as a repeat...


It's really more of a Followup.
 
2014-08-14 11:55:38 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Again?


I think there needs to be a thread about what Robin Williams would have thought of this all.
 
2014-08-14 11:55:58 AM  
The Troof hurts
Is knowing the cop's name relevant? Seems the only folks who want it have already convicted him in the court of public opinion. Why not let the FBI finish an investigation in an orderly manner with all witnesses giving their sworn statement before we try to hang the guy at high noon?


Lets play the 'flip the scenario' game from the person who like to give police those special rights.

The guy accused of dealing cocaine, or murdering someone, or touching a child, they are innocent until proven guilty too. Why make their name public? Lets do an orderly investigation and when facts are set straight then we can release names. Lets not hang those accused of breaking the law at high noon.
 
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