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2020-05-29 10:48:00 AM  
IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).
 
2020-05-29 11:32:29 AM  
This case is wild.
Explainer
 
2020-05-29 11:50:28 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


That'd be a hell of a shot from another state.
 
2020-05-29 11:50:57 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


Loisville is Kentucky, where everybody sucks.
St Louis is Missouri, where everybody also sucks.
I hope I helped.
 
2020-05-29 11:51:30 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


Louisville is in Kentucky
 
2020-05-29 11:51:38 AM  
Silly Democrats are recklessly looting businesses without forming a private equity firm first.

- paraphrased from The Onion
 
2020-05-29 11:51:41 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


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2020-05-29 11:53:12 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


You buried the lede of the latest Ohio River floods sweeping Louisville 300 miles downriver into Missouri.
 
2020-05-29 11:53:32 AM  
Wtf is a personal cop?
 
2020-05-29 11:53:40 AM  
Man responds to violent home invasion.
Since this is America, he responded by shooting at the invaders.
Invader turned out to be cops looking for someone who was arrested earlier that evening miles from where the invasion execution of the "no-knock" warrant was taking place.
In an unusual turn of events, the man did not get shot 47 times.

His girlfriend (an EMT) was shot 8 times and died.

The man was then immediately taken into custody by the invaders brave police officers.
 
2020-05-29 11:54:37 AM  
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2020-05-29 11:54:40 AM  

blatz514: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

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If you know the history of how Missouri became a State, grampa Simpson makes more sense there.
 
2020-05-29 11:56:07 AM  

duckpoopy: Wtf is a personal cop?


Sounds like a rejected name for a Depeche Mode song.
 
2020-05-29 11:56:19 AM  

SumJackass07: This case is wild.
Explainer


Wha let gets me is that they are saying officers will *now* have to wear body cameras when executing warrants.

The written version of their rules already said this was the policy, as of the last series of riots. They either officially or unofficially dropped the policy.
 
2020-05-29 11:56:53 AM  

bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).


You're right.  The cops in Colorado will definitely fire on you.
 
2020-05-29 12:00:28 PM  

FitzShivering: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

You're right.  The cops in Colorado will definitely fire on you.


What does this have to do with Altoona?
 
2020-05-29 12:00:29 PM  
"Louisville mayor: No-knock warrants will be suspended"

Good! They should never have been a thing in the first place.
 
2020-05-29 12:01:47 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: blatz514: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

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If you know the history of how Missouri became a State, grampa Simpson makes more sense there.


More relevant is the history of how Kansas became a state, but yeah, Missouri has a lot of 'splainin' to do.
 
2020-05-29 12:05:11 PM  

Mouser: hoodiowithtudio: blatz514: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

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If you know the history of how Missouri became a State, grampa Simpson makes more sense there.

More relevant is the history of how Kansas became a state, but yeah, Missouri has a lot of 'splainin' to do.


It heightened their appeal to the SECSECSEC, so there's that.
 
2020-05-29 12:05:42 PM  
Stop calling the unwarranted and needless deaths of African Americans at the hands of a militarized police force (as well as racist trash) "a tragedy". Tragedies entail an inherent flaw, based on fate, which cannot be overcome. Being black, the last time I checked, does not fit such a description. As per the definition, the use of tragedy, also implies that nothing can be done about it, thereby excusing it. Start calling it what it is - "the socially and state sanctioned killing of minorities" or, more simply, "murder that many are apparently okay with".
 
2020-05-29 12:06:14 PM  

Mouser: Missouri has a lot of 'splainin' to do.


Incest... It's how Missouri (pronounced like Misery) was founded, and is populated
 
2020-05-29 12:06:43 PM  
LOL. Yes Louisville is in KY. Sorry I was thinking about Ferguson/St Louis for some reason.
 
2020-05-29 12:08:58 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

That'd be a hell of a shot from another state.


It's not difficult with the right equipment.

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2020-05-29 12:09:26 PM  

probesport: FitzShivering: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

You're right.  The cops in Colorado will definitely fire on you.

What does this have to do with Altoona?


Nothing has happened in Altoona since the Rolling Stones performed their free concert there.
 
2020-05-29 12:10:30 PM  

Mouser: hoodiowithtudio: blatz514: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

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If you know the history of how Missouri became a State, grampa Simpson makes more sense there.

More relevant is the history of how Kansas became a state, but yeah, Missouri has a lot of 'splainin' to do.


I'm talking about Maine and Missouri in 1820 and how a lit of mainers were talking about not becoming a State due to propagation of slavery.
 
2020-05-29 12:12:31 PM  

Nightjars: duckpoopy: Wtf is a personal cop?

Sounds like a rejected name for a Depeche Mode song.


Lol!!
 
2020-05-29 12:12:46 PM  
You know what's amazing, almost everyone pictured at the protests in Kentucky had a mask on, good job folks!
 
2020-05-29 12:15:36 PM  

robodog: You know what's amazing, almost everyone pictured at the protests in Kentucky had a mask on, good job folks!


Probably someone handing them out yesterday. Protesters tend to be pretty awesome people.
 
2020-05-29 12:24:21 PM  
On the bright side, it looks like the protestors have guns this time.
 
2020-05-29 12:26:14 PM  

bdub77: robodog: You know what's amazing, almost everyone pictured at the protests in Kentucky had a mask on, good job folks!

Probably someone handing them out yesterday. Protesters tend to be pretty awesome people.


Except the ones who are apparently shooting their fellow protestors, maybe.
 
2020-05-29 12:27:10 PM  

bdub77: robodog: You know what's amazing, almost everyone pictured at the protests in Kentucky had a mask on, good job folks!

Probably someone handing them out yesterday. Protesters tend to be pretty awesome people.


Protestors are legitimate.  Rioters/looters are not.  Big difference.  Protestors will bring change for the better.  Rioters/looters will bring a different change and one that rarely helps anyone.
 
2020-05-29 12:31:29 PM  

sephjnr: Marshmallow Jones: bdub77: IMO Louisville is worse, because the cops in Missouri will literally fire on you if you try to protest what's happening. At least the MPD cops were not firing lethal rounds during the rioting (that I know of).

That'd be a hell of a shot from another state.

It's not difficult with the right equipment.

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It shoots through schools!
 
2020-05-29 12:31:47 PM  
 
2020-05-29 12:34:24 PM  
Well, yeah, I mean, one bad cop and you should expect a burning sensation.
 
2020-05-29 12:37:14 PM  

big pig peaches: On the bright side, it looks like the protestors have guns this time.


What I hope happens: "Huh. People are pissed and they're armed. We better get our farking shiat together and burn the assholes at the stake."

What I fear will happen: "These people are all a bunch of criminals who threaten us for doing our jobs. Get names and pictures, boys, we've got some cleanup to do. And circle the wagons and double down on lobbying congress to keep the people as powerless as possible. Can't have these uppity assholes thinking that they can question our authority."
 
2020-05-29 12:39:03 PM  
All seems quiet here in Chicago, which is nice.
 
2020-05-29 12:39:33 PM  
Let's see... turn police forces into full-blown paramilitary organizations and equip them with sufficient weaponry so that the Houston PD could conceivably single-handedly re-enact the Mexican-American War and produce a similar outcome... then for good measure spend three decades recruiting guys with psychological profiles that should SCREAM "don't give these people authority, especially in the name of the people?"

And yeah.  You're going to have problems.

This is by no means intended as an attack on our men and women (and canines, for that matter) in blue, but I invite anyone in America to go look up photos of the police department nearest their neighborhood that serves a population of 5,000 or more people.  Look at the photos of the people who serve as LEO's now and their typical equipment set, and then take a look at what LEO's and their gear looked like 50 years ago.  If, by mere phyiscal appearances, you can't recognize we've taken things about 3-4 steps too far in the past half century?  You need to re-evaluate things.  There's no wonder people are scared shiatless of police in this country - we've turned them into something that by default elicits fear.
 
2020-05-29 12:39:46 PM  
Folks saying riots are bad... Really? TV is now filled with a bunch of politicians addressing the issues. We'll see if it changes, I have doubts. But they're on notice.
 
2020-05-29 12:39:54 PM  
Well, you try to police a nation using the theory of police-state terrorism for 40+ years you're gonna get this.
 
2020-05-29 12:42:07 PM  

mactheknife: Let's see... turn police forces into full-blown paramilitary organizations and equip them with sufficient weaponry so that the Houston PD could conceivably single-handedly re-enact the Mexican-American War and produce a similar outcome... then for good measure spend three decades recruiting guys with psychological profiles that should SCREAM "don't give these people authority, especially in the name of the people?"

And yeah.  You're going to have problems.

This is by no means intended as an attack on our men and women (and canines, for that matter) in blue, but I invite anyone in America to go look up photos of the police department nearest their neighborhood that serves a population of 5,000 or more people.  Look at the photos of the people who serve as LEO's now and their typical equipment set, and then take a look at what LEO's and their gear looked like 50 years ago.  If, by mere phyiscal appearances, you can't recognize we've taken things about 3-4 steps too far in the past half century?  You need to re-evaluate things.  There's no wonder people are scared shiatless of police in this country - we've turned them into something that by default elicits fear.


Also, the militarized equipment they have. It's a combination of the ripple affects of the Hollywood shooting along with free surplus shiat from over a decade of wars in the Middle East.
 
2020-05-29 12:42:42 PM  
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2020-05-29 12:44:10 PM  
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I'm sick and tired of systemic racism and fascism in this country. It's about time to burn it down.
 
2020-05-29 12:45:08 PM  

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I'm sick and tired of systemic racism and fascism in this country. It's about time to burn it down.


Than grab a Molotov and join. Why are you on Fark expecting everyone else to do the work?
 
2020-05-29 12:47:02 PM  
Just a small itty bitty thread jack to say that the sign language lady at the Minn.gov's press conference is earning that cash.
 
2020-05-29 12:47:17 PM  

Nightjars: duckpoopy: Wtf is a personal cop?

Sounds like a rejected name for a Depeche Mode song.


Reach out, get shot.
Your own personal po-lice
someone to put you in snares
nobody cares
 
2020-05-29 12:53:03 PM  

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Decades?

I think you mean centuries.
 
2020-05-29 1:00:53 PM  
So, along with murder hornets, a recession, and a pandemic, we get race riots in 2020. 

So much winning.
 
2020-05-29 1:02:44 PM  

SumJackass07: This case is wild.
Explainer


Wow. It kinda sounds like the cops straight up lied to get the warrant there in the first place. What are the chances they aren't lying about announcing themselves?

And why the fark do the no-knock stormtroopers not have body cams? They need them as much as anyone, if not more.
 
2020-05-29 1:12:34 PM  
It's not just these places. Cops are a problem in almost every city.  Because it's not the city that's broken.  It's the entire way we police.

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2020-05-29 1:14:45 PM  

Erebus1954: Silly Democrats are recklessly looting businesses without forming a private equity firm first.

- paraphrased from The Onion


Why do you assume they are democrats? The looting was started by two police officers in masks
 
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