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(Reason Magazine)   Say what you will about the over-militarized Ferguson police, but at least they didn't put a Punisher-themed cosplay video on the front page of their department's website   (reason.com) divider line 89
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2014-08-15 01:41:41 PM  
I'll say it right now: these guys are every bit as pathetic as the very worst kind of LARPER. They're out on our streets living out their little power fantasies. The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.

// Not a dig at run-of-the-mill LARPERS. I know plenty of well-adjusted members of that community.
 
2014-08-15 01:46:18 PM  
If I had the power to apperate people and objects, I would take all of those mall cop motherfarkers, and their shiny toys and send them to Iraq to deal with ISIS.

Of course, ISIS has weapons, so they'd probably all piss themselves in fear and kill some innocent civilians, so maybe that's not the best idea.
 
2014-08-15 01:50:02 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.


.... well, that and the rarely acknowledged but clearly obvious rampant steroid abuse.
 
2014-08-15 01:54:07 PM  
Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.
 
2014-08-15 01:54:29 PM  
From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.
 
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2014-08-15 02:08:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.


People in the South and the West pretty much eat that sort of thing up.
 
2014-08-15 02:11:20 PM  

vpb: Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.

People in the South and the West pretty much eat that sort of thing up.


Yup.  PN fails to give them points for cutting out the guy saying "hold my beer and watch this".
 
2014-08-15 02:57:14 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.


Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.
 
2014-08-15 02:57:46 PM  
Yeah, that video was stupid, but I am still going with "Conducting a rain of terror upon your citizenry and the press is worse than posting an comic-book-tough-guy video." But, hey, that's just me. I may be a little prejudiced since the town next to me is the one where the cops shot the guy holding a BB gun.
 
2014-08-15 03:00:01 PM  

dittybopper: Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.

Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.


It's not the Doraville PD's fault that this is the kind of scum they have to deal with:
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2014-08-15 03:09:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.


My hunch is that their media relations people generally have their hands full with bigger issues.
 
2014-08-15 03:13:57 PM  
Furguson has moved beyond Punisher cosplay and on to USMC Stormtroopers cosplay.
 
2014-08-15 03:35:28 PM  
And I thought *my* penis was small!
 
2014-08-15 03:56:41 PM  
the most offensive part of that video was the sound quality

jesus christ
 
2014-08-15 03:59:01 PM  

vpb: Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.

People in the South and the West pretty much eat that sort of thing up.


Fuk yea my cuzzin is in that video man itellyouwhat.
 
2014-08-15 03:59:48 PM  
a wanted criminal and multiple-murderer?

yeah, great role model.
 
2014-08-15 04:00:09 PM  

mrshowrules: Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.

My hunch is that their media relations people generally have their hands full with bigger issues.


My hunch is that their media relation people in this slice of suburbia is the Captian's wife who organizes the church pot lucks with the woman's group.
 
2014-08-15 04:00:24 PM  
Balko of Cato Institute fame is really getting pushed. I wonder why the Koch brothers want cops disarmed.
 
2014-08-15 04:02:45 PM  
Yeah, there needs to be a serious cop-destroying PAC in 'murca.

Sorry dicks, but you don't get any hardware beyond a .38 special, a billy club, a tazer, and some pepper spray. No sorry, you don't get supercharged v8 sports cars, as car chases are far more dangerous than the alternatives. Your job is to PROTECT and SERVE. You are peacekeeping slaves of the general population, not an iron fisted military force who keeps order at the barrel of an assault riifle.

What you can have? Body, car and helmet cams that are on 24/7 and can't be tampered with by your police chief.

Sorry but it's time to neuter you farkers. Strip your funding and lay off about half of you. Learn to do a productive, non bully trade.
 
2014-08-15 04:06:15 PM  
heavy metal and scary editing to show...an APC drive in...someone throws a smoke grenade...slowly some SWAT guys come out of the APC...wait a 30 count...then go back in the APC and then the APC drives off...

LAMEST ACTION MOVIE EVER
 
2014-08-15 04:08:50 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I'll say it right now: these guys are every bit as pathetic as the very worst kind of LARPER. They're out on our streets living out their little power fantasies. The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.

// Not a dig at run-of-the-mill LARPERS. I know plenty of well-adjusted members of that community.


Rampant Steriod abuse, unlimited access to big guns, and a chip on their shoulder for never having been a REAL Soldier, combined with a virtual certain of absolutely legal immunity for their actions is an EXPLOSIVE combination.   And we see it with cops all over the country.


MY first job out of college was working for a circuit court and I got to know all the cops who came into testify, and the ones who weren;t constantly bragging and sharing police brutality stories with each other were in court "testi-lying" at a proscutors instructions to make a case that otherwise would get thrown out
 
2014-08-15 04:11:14 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, there needs to be a serious cop-destroying PAC in 'murca.

Sorry dicks, but you don't get any hardware beyond a .38 special, a billy club, a tazer, and some pepper spray. No sorry, you don't get supercharged v8 sports cars, as car chases are far more dangerous than the alternatives. Your job is to PROTECT and SERVE. You are peacekeeping slaves of the general population, not an iron fisted military force who keeps order at the barrel of an assault riifle.

What you can have? Body, car and helmet cams that are on 24/7 and can't be tampered with by your police chief.

Sorry but it's time to neuter you farkers. Strip your funding and lay off about half of you. Learn to do a productive, non bully trade.


No sniper rifles either, other than hostage rescuing there is NO call in civilian police work fro something that can kill from a mile away.  If by ome miracle a polcing situation actually Needs APCS and guys in full body armor let the governor DECLARE actual martial law and let the national guard handle it.
 
2014-08-15 04:14:28 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Hero in body armor. Needs to be congratulated.

news.bbcimg.co.uk

Scum in body armor. Needs to be castrated.

/interesting the militia member has a magazine that has 2.5 or so the capacity of the cop's rifle.
 
2014-08-15 04:14:34 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Balko of Cato Institute fame is really getting pushed. I wonder why the Koch brothers want cops disarmed.


"Demilitarized" isn't the same as "disarmed". That said, it wouldn't be out of character for them to have some money in a private security firm.
 
2014-08-15 04:14:50 PM  

Magorn: neongoats: Yeah, there needs to be a serious cop-destroying PAC in 'murca.

Sorry dicks, but you don't get any hardware beyond a .38 special, a billy club, a tazer, and some pepper spray. No sorry, you don't get supercharged v8 sports cars, as car chases are far more dangerous than the alternatives. Your job is to PROTECT and SERVE. You are peacekeeping slaves of the general population, not an iron fisted military force who keeps order at the barrel of an assault riifle.

What you can have? Body, car and helmet cams that are on 24/7 and can't be tampered with by your police chief.

Sorry but it's time to neuter you farkers. Strip your funding and lay off about half of you. Learn to do a productive, non bully trade.

No sniper rifles either, other than hostage rescuing there is NO call in civilian police work fro something that can kill from a mile away.  If by ome miracle a polcing situation actually Needs APCS and guys in full body armor let the governor DECLARE actual martial law and let the national guard handle it.


I'm pretty ok with normal patrol officers having a "shiat has gone to hell" pump shotty in the trunk, but yeah, sniper rifles? The swat/tac teams can have them in major metropolises, and no one else. We need to gun control these farkers so hard the NRA cries.
 
2014-08-15 04:17:44 PM  

Arkanaut: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Balko of Cato Institute fame is really getting pushed. I wonder why the Koch brothers want cops disarmed.

"Demilitarized" isn't the same as "disarmed". That said, it wouldn't be out of character for them to have some money in a private security firm.


Bingo. Blackwater for domestic problems. Thank you. I wondered by Balko is being pimped so hard.
 
2014-08-15 04:19:18 PM  

dittybopper: Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.

Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.


I agree with you but we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere and the small town police force drops the ball.  It's the reverse of training Marines to kill people and blow stuff up and then expecting them to not shoot bad drivers who panic and floor it when guns are pointed at them at roadside checkpoints.
 
2014-08-15 04:21:39 PM  
Doraville, Georgia, population 8,500.

I just have to put this in perspective for myself. McPherson, Kansas has a population of 13,218.

I guess Doraville is a suburb of Atlanta? It's within the 285 loop it looks like? Still...
 
2014-08-15 04:22:02 PM  
Can't fix stupid.
 
2014-08-15 04:23:55 PM  

Egoy3k: dittybopper: Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.

Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.

I agree with you but we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere and the small town police force drops the ball.  It's the reverse of training Marines to kill people and blow stuff up and then expecting them to not shoot bad drivers who panic and floor it when guns are pointed at them at roadside checkpoints.


What "something big" would require the town police force to be equipped as if they were a branch of the military?
 
2014-08-15 04:24:15 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I'll say it right now: these guys are every bit as pathetic as the very worst kind of LARPER. They're out on our streets living out their little power fantasies. The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.

// Not a dig at run-of-the-mill LARPERS. I know plenty of well-adjusted members of that community.


What are you talking about? LARPERS are friggin dangerous and need to be stopped.

Look, here's a short documentary about a small groupt: LARPERS
 
2014-08-15 04:25:50 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 447x309]

Hero in body armor. Needs to be congratulated.

[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 448x251]

Scum in body armor. Needs to be castrated.

/interesting the militia member has a magazine that has 2.5 or so the capacity of the cop's rifle.


or maybe both of those are examples of crazy people on a power fantasy trip who need to be disarmed and seperated from the normal members of society?
 
2014-08-15 04:27:49 PM  
Georgia...

I had my money on somewhere in the Midwest.
 
2014-08-15 04:31:06 PM  
Jiro Dreams Of McRibs:

/interesting the militia member has a magazine that has 2.5 or so the capacity of the cop's rifle.

It doesn't look like the bundler has any sort of aiming device on his AK so I'm guessing he's not interesting in aiming just dumping ammo in the direction of the guvment
 
2014-08-15 04:31:42 PM  

qorkfiend: Egoy3k: dittybopper: Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.

Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.

I agree with you but we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere and the small town police force drops the ball.  It's the reverse of training Marines to kill people and blow stuff up and then expecting them to not shoot bad drivers who panic and floor it when guns are pointed at them at roadside checkpoints.

What "something big" would require the town police force to be equipped as if they were a branch of the military?


I don't know.  Why are you asking me? I just stated that I completely agree that such a small town has no need of such equipment.
 
2014-08-15 04:36:14 PM  

Egoy3k: qorkfiend: Egoy3k: dittybopper: Bathia_Mapes: From the description on the youtube page: This is a downed officer rescue training video from the Doraville Police SWAT Team that I edited and added some cool effects.


So, it would seem that someone besides the Doraville Police Swat tream edited it. And for the record the video was uploaded to youtube on Apr 24, 2009.

Doraville has a population of 8,500.  It doesn't *NEED* a farkin' SWAT team, nor does it *NEED* an armored personnel carrier.

They don't *NEED* to be doing downed officer rescue training because it's probably never farkin' happened in the history of the department, and almost certainly won't in the foreseeable future.

So regardless of who edited the video and supplied the soundtrack and the Punisher logos, the video itself shouldn't exist cops shouldn't have that kind of stuff.

They should be emulating Andy Griffith, not Heinz Guderian.

I agree with you but we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere and the small town police force drops the ball.  It's the reverse of training Marines to kill people and blow stuff up and then expecting them to not shoot bad drivers who panic and floor it when guns are pointed at them at roadside checkpoints.

What "something big" would require the town police force to be equipped as if they were a branch of the military?

I don't know.  Why are you asking me? I just stated that I completely agree that such a small town has no need of such equipment.


You also qualified your agreement with "we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere". Was it not your implication that the police need to be prepared for that "something big"? If I misinterpreted it, I apologize.
 
2014-08-15 04:36:15 PM  

DaStompa: It doesn't look like the bundler has any sort of aiming device on his AK


uhhhhhhh

lib, that is clearly a glock that he's using

notice how it's all plastic

if it had a glass scope it would set off metal detectors
 
2014-08-15 04:39:03 PM  

neongoats: What you can have? Body, car and helmet cams that are on 24/7 and can't be tampered with by your police chief.

Sorry but it's time to neuter you farkers. Strip your funding and lay off about half of you. Learn to do a productive, non bully trade.


The cops are the single biggest donor to city races in Arlington, TX. I was studying local campaign finance reports when I learned that. When I learned just how much scratch they had to drop on politics... wow. I honestly have no idea how to solve a problem like that.

City Council positions aren't paid, so I can't afford to run and fix the problem myself. If I did have the money to take off working for two years and serve, I'd still face a (figurative, I'd like to think) life-or-death fight from the entrenched interests who represent the problem I'm trying to solve. If I did have the money to not work and I did have the money to self-finance my own campaign, I'd be far too busy snorting coke off of hookers to worry about problems rich people don't have.

You can't use Kickstarter for political fundraising -- I wonder if there's a niche there to exploit? Seems like it might be hampered by regulations... which would be written by the people I'm trying to unelect. Which means that to solve that problem, I'd need to run for office and fix...

Odd. I seem to be recursing.
 
2014-08-15 04:40:25 PM  
My favorite part of this is that the video is super lame.  Tough guy music shows a personnel carrier drive onto a lawn.  Wait.... Some guy lofts a single smoke grenade.  Wait.... 10 guys come slowly walking out of the back.  Wait....  Stand around with dicks in hands.  Wait.... Slowly amble back into the carrier.   Drive away.

AAAAAAWWWWWEEEESSSSOOOOMMMMMEEEE!!!!!

The only way this could be more military-esque is if they all got yelled at in the middle of the exercise and stopped to police call cigarette butts.  Super Lame.
 
2014-08-15 04:44:48 PM  

qorkfiend: You also qualified your agreement with "we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere". Was it not your implication that the police need to be prepared for that "something big"? If I misinterpreted it, I apologize.


Apology accepted then because, agreeing the police in small towns do not need this sort of equipment but saying that we need to remember that if they ever do happen to encounter a situation that requires it is not a claim that they should have the equipment.  It's a statement that we shouldn't rush to re-arm them with the equipment or call for the heads of the people responsible for not equipping them properly.  We have to accept that extremely rare events that put the public in danger can and will (very rarely) happen and that less armed police will be unable to deal with them as efficiently.  It's a minor price to pay against the cost of having small town cops armed to the teeth but it's still a price that we need to be willing to pay.
 
2014-08-15 04:48:12 PM  

DaStompa: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs:

/interesting the militia member has a magazine that has 2.5 or so the capacity of the cop's rifle.

It doesn't look like the bundler has any sort of aiming device on his AK so I'm guessing he's not interesting in aiming just dumping ammo in the direction of the guvment


Aiming device outside of the iron sights?
 
2014-08-15 04:55:26 PM  
it's starting to seem clear what we need are federal guidelines on SWAT engagements, totally disallowing them in response to non-violent crime, misdemeanors, and crowd control where immediate threat to life isn't present.

And yes, the SWAT can show up and sit there and wait. But they should never be allowed to aim or even wield any military hardware, including LRADS, unless or until there is immediate threat to life.
 
2014-08-15 05:11:36 PM  

Egoy3k: qorkfiend: You also qualified your agreement with "we also need to remember that when something big does happen in the middle of nowhere". Was it not your implication that the police need to be prepared for that "something big"? If I misinterpreted it, I apologize.

Apology accepted then because, agreeing the police in small towns do not need this sort of equipment but saying that we need to remember that if they ever do happen to encounter a situation that requires it is not a claim that they should have the equipment.  It's a statement that we shouldn't rush to re-arm them with the equipment or call for the heads of the people responsible for not equipping them properly.  We have to accept that extremely rare events that put the public in danger can and will (very rarely) happen and that less armed police will be unable to deal with them as efficiently.  It's a minor price to pay against the cost of having small town cops armed to the teeth but it's still a price that we need to be willing to pay.


Ahh, that was the part I missed. My bad; thanks for explaining it.
 
2014-08-15 05:15:33 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I'll say it right now: these guys are every bit as pathetic as the very worst kind of LARPER. They're out on our streets living out their little power fantasies. The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.

// Not a dig at run-of-the-mill LARPERS. I know plenty of well-adjusted members of that community.


I'm familiar with Live Action Role Players, but I'm not clear on what the "ERS" part stands for.

Erotic Romance Society?
 
2014-08-15 05:18:36 PM  

Magorn: No sniper rifles either, other than hostage rescuing there is NO call in civilian police work fro something that can kill from a mile away.  If by ome miracle a polcing situation actually Needs APCS and guys in full body armor let the governor DECLARE actual martial law and let the national guard handle it.


Sorry, I have to disagree here.

There is no functional difference between a "sniper rifle", a "target rifle", and a "varmint rifle".

I've got no problem with them having a rifle that can shoot 1/2" groups at 100 yards.  I'd of course have a problem with them employing it at extremely long distances, however, but that's an operational thing.

Certainly, a couple of cops with scoped bolt actions in .308 Winchester or .30'06 Springfield would have put down the assholes in the North Hollywood Shootout in relatively short order.  In fact, I've argued precisely that cops should be carrying guns like that around in their cars, along with shotguns.
 
2014-08-15 05:23:00 PM  
Let's consider why a law enforcement agency in a small town might end up with an MRAP instead of an SUV.

Suppose I could buy a used AK-47 dirt cheap or a new AR-15 at full retail. And I only had enough money to buy the used AK-47. And if I didn't spend the money, I would lose it after the year's end.

That's partly why LEOs in small towns buy a used MRAP at cheaper than dirt cheap prices.

Additionally, in all of this, has anyone considered if war was to break out, most of those MRAPs and other vehicles might be called back into service in some military capacity. Not in front line, not in theatre but in some capacity.  It seems to me the federal government has passed on maintenance and storage costs for thousands of vehicles to other entities. It is certainly a better solution than giving them to Iraq and letting ISIS get a hold of them.
 
2014-08-15 05:28:35 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Don't police departments have media relations people? How the fark could anybody with even a halfwit's sense possibly have seen this video as a good idea? Everything about it, from the comic book opening to the slow motion frames to soundtrack is just steeped in stupid pubescent tough guy fantasy bullshiat. It's like watching an MMA ad.


This has nothing to do with media relations.  It's a dick waving contest between them and other police departments
 
2014-08-15 05:30:13 PM  
FTFA, first line no less "Even some opponents of militarized law enforcement have been startled by the tactics and machinery on display in Ferguson, Missouri"

NO! Gotdangit Reason, the one time that I think you might actually be on the correct side in an issue and you can't even get a simple observation right. Opponents haven't been startled, we've been pointing out this would be the logical result of the over-arming of police for years. Proponents might be startled, more likely masturbating furiously at the carnage but I'm will to accept a few were startled by the level of response.
 
2014-08-15 05:31:23 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Some 'Splainin' To Do: I'll say it right now: these guys are every bit as pathetic as the very worst kind of LARPER. They're out on our streets living out their little power fantasies. The only difference between them and  those kinds of LARPERS is that LARPERS only use foam weapons that can't hurt anyone.

// Not a dig at run-of-the-mill LARPERS. I know plenty of well-adjusted members of that community.

I'm familiar with Live Action Role Players, but I'm not clear on what the "ERS" part stands for.

Erotic Romance Society?


Live action role play, not player I think.
 
2014-08-15 05:38:49 PM  

neongoats: I'm pretty ok with normal patrol officers having a "shiat has gone to hell" pump shotty in the trunk, but yeah, sniper rifles? The swat/tac teams can have them in major metropolises, and no one else. We need to gun control these farkers so hard the NRA cries.


Reduce one cop's ammo by one round and they'll scream bloody murder.  You need a better criteria unfortunately.
 
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