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(Twitter)   Deciding the Minneapolis PD was getting too much attention, Louisville, Kentucky decided to open (less than lethal) fire on a camera crew   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-05-29 11:09:45 PM  
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2020-05-29 11:21:34 PM  
Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?
 
2020-05-29 11:23:31 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


Thin Blue Line. They must protect their own, even if it means shooting themselves in the foot.
 
2020-05-29 11:23:51 PM  
The media was a useful tool when the police were standing at parade rest while Corona Karens yelled at them.

Now that media coverage puts them in a bad light, they don't mind sending a few "stray" bullets their way...
 
2020-05-29 11:29:10 PM  
Cops gonna cop. They do this because they're sociopaths who know no one will ever hold them accountable.
 
2020-05-30 12:36:37 AM  
They're trying put out fires with gasoline.
 
2020-05-30 12:09:25 PM  
Every news organization should be playing these scenes on a loop.
 
2020-05-30 12:09:27 PM  
"Our liberty depends upon the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."
- Thomas Jefferson
 
2020-05-30 12:10:01 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


Fash gonna fash.
 
2020-05-30 12:14:41 PM  
Well, you've the reached level of Eastern Europe of '60 - '70.

Congratulations.
 
2020-05-30 12:15:10 PM  

thatboyoverthere: west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?

Thin Blue Line. They must protect their own, even if it means shooting themselves in the foot.


That and cops really are life's C student. They're not very bright and their "profession" actually prefers that quality in its members.
 
2020-05-30 12:17:32 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


The police line. That video is the press video. Not sure what you're asking here, but as for what they were showing, it's what you saw there, which was just part of the skirmish line. They were also obviously press, so the cops have zero excuse.
 
2020-05-30 12:18:06 PM  
I watched that on live tv last night. Brian Williams was like, the first firing might have been an accident, until you see the cop looking directly at the camera guy and firing. Williams was in disbelief.
 
2020-05-30 12:18:23 PM  
Nice of Dr Don to declare Martial Law, eh?

Triggeringintensifies.GIF
 
2020-05-30 12:19:50 PM  
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Enemy of the people, indeed.
 
2020-05-30 12:20:22 PM  

squidloe: thatboyoverthere: west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?

Thin Blue Line. They must protect their own, even if it means shooting themselves in the foot.

That and cops really are life's C student. They're not very bright and their "profession" actually prefers that quality in its members.


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literally true
 
2020-05-30 12:20:34 PM  
I like the way he tried to shoot the camerman, realized he'd forgotten to load his weapon, loaded and fired.  Somebody is in serious need of a firing/arrest.
 
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2020-05-30 12:20:39 PM  
The republican police state.
 
2020-05-30 12:21:14 PM  
Although it is non lethal, they are shooting pepper balls from a paintball gun, which  could easily blind someone permanently if they are not wearing goggles.
 
2020-05-30 12:24:31 PM  

pxlboy: They're trying put out fires with gasoline.


Great news. Gasoline is only explosive at the right fuel-air mixture...

/like 20% unemployment, lingering resentment against racism, Orange shiatgibbon in power
//oh wait
 
2020-05-30 12:24:32 PM  

docgrog: I like the way he tried to shoot the camerman, realized he'd forgotten to load his weapon, loaded and fired.  Somebody is in serious need of a firing/arrest.


I'm gonna say that might actually happen.

I'm also gonna say, it's 100% proof that cops think they can do anything they want when they'll do it knowing they are being filmed and do it anyway.
 
2020-05-30 12:25:44 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


They're pissed and want to punch back. Cameras mean witnesses and accountability.

/Plus the whole "enemy of the people" message of the past 4 years...
 
2020-05-30 12:25:49 PM  

edmo: docgrog: I like the way he tried to shoot the camerman, realized he'd forgotten to load his weapon, loaded and fired.  Somebody is in serious need of a firing/arrest.

I'm gonna say that might actually happen.

I'm also gonna say, it's 100% proof that cops think they can do anything they want when they'll do it knowing they are being filmed and do it anyway.


Make Consequences Great Again!
 
2020-05-30 12:26:00 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Although it is non lethal, they are shooting pepper balls from a paintball gun, which  could easily blind someone permanently if they are not wearing goggles.


"Non-lethal" is a bit of a misnomer.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot​i​ng_of_Victoria_Snelgrove
 
2020-05-30 12:26:04 PM  

bthom37: squidloe: thatboyoverthere: west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?

Thin Blue Line. They must protect their own, even if it means shooting themselves in the foot.

That and cops really are life's C student. They're not very bright and their "profession" actually prefers that quality in its members.

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literally true


The Strokes - New York City Cops (High Quality Live)
Youtube vhgYg_ktRdE
 
2020-05-30 12:27:18 PM  
And this is why, ultimately; law enforcement can't be trusted in this country. They're supposed to protect and serve the public but they only protect and serve themselves with help from the judicial system.

We need an independent governmental organization with full investigative and prosecution powers to handle these bad cop situations, much like the UK with its Independent Police Complaints Commission. If law enforcement believes that they will be held accountable for their actions and the public believes that justice really will be served, incidents like the murder of Floyd and the subsequent protests will be significantly reduced.
 
2020-05-30 12:28:16 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


They were "Liberal Media", and probably Democrats, so a valid target under the new MAGA Rules of Engagement
 
2020-05-30 12:29:05 PM  
Should probably treat the situation with the respect it deserves. This kind of escalation is what led to Gaddafi getting ass raped with a knife, and a civil war in Syria.
 
2020-05-30 12:31:24 PM  
I was a teenager in the 80's, and we grew up learning about the civil rights movement and saw movies like Mississippi Burning. Local authorities then would attack reporters-the old videos are on You Tube. I never thought we would ever see this again, it's like a bad dream. I thought the last couple years were already a nightmare, this is terrible.
 
2020-05-30 12:32:38 PM  
I'm surprised that police officer hasn't been doxxed yet
 
2020-05-30 12:32:53 PM  

Zizzowop: I was a teenager in the 80's, and we grew up learning about the civil rights movement and saw movies like Mississippi Burning. Local authorities then would attack reporters-the old videos are on You Tube. I never thought we would ever see this again, it's like a bad dream. I thought the last couple years were already a nightmare, this is terrible.


Right wing authoritarians only ever have one idea, and they keep coming back to it no matter how badly it always ends.
 
2020-05-30 12:33:08 PM  
Commander Adama on police state
Youtube EwrSlzZC31w
 
2020-05-30 12:34:37 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/EwrSlzZC​31w]


That's followed by his soldiers opening fire on unarmed women and children.
 
2020-05-30 12:38:04 PM  
 And again, no other cop stepped up to protect her.
 
2020-05-30 12:38:30 PM  
When the leader of the simple minded makes an enemy of the press, his armies will fight his enemy
 
2020-05-30 12:41:06 PM  

awruk!: Well, you've the reached level of Eastern Europe of '60 - '70.

Congratulations.


If I had to compare it to anything, it'd be "the long hot summer" of 67.

Which means this is just the start, add in Corona quarantine, 40M unemployment claims and you have a recipe for a staggering amount of unrest.
 
2020-05-30 12:41:47 PM  

desertgeek: And this is why, ultimately; law enforcement can't be trusted in this country. They're supposed to protect and serve the public but they only protect and serve themselves with help from the judicial system.


I'm wondering how long it going to be that juries start to refuse to convict any cases that rely on police testimony.

As more and more departments shred what credibility they have with coverups of police brutality and murders, and highly selective enforcement of protests... at some point there's going to be a time where a good portion of the population flatly won't believe officer testimony in court.
 
2020-05-30 12:42:33 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


They don't blame the bad cops, they blame the cameras.
 
2020-05-30 12:42:36 PM  

desertgeek: And this is why, ultimately; law enforcement can't be trusted in this country. They're supposed to protect and serve the public but they only protect and serve themselves with help from the judicial system.

We need an independent governmental organization with full investigative and prosecution powers to handle these bad cop situations, much like the UK with its Independent Police Complaints Commission. If law enforcement believes that they will be held accountable for their actions and the public believes that justice really will be served, incidents like the murder of Floyd and the subsequent protests will be significantly reduced.


Do you think law enforcement simply springs into existence out of nothingness?

They have authority granted by political leadership - a political leadership that's either too dumb to understand that continually increasing the number of pretexts for police stops is a recipe for disaster, or they do know and don't care because that sweet, sweet taxation-by-citation money sure is nice to have.

And when a tragedy happens, the politicians play dumb. As if they didn't write the script the police work from.
 
2020-05-30 12:45:06 PM  

west.la.lawyer: Why are the police messing with camera crews when images of private property being destroyed and stolen weakens and dilutes the message of the protests?
What were the reporters/camera crews showing when they got messed with?


Because the cops dont want the news crews to see that they called in favors to other PD's to come in and act as agent provocateurs
 
2020-05-30 12:46:08 PM  

Gulper Eel: desertgeek: And this is why, ultimately; law enforcement can't be trusted in this country. They're supposed to protect and serve the public but they only protect and serve themselves with help from the judicial system.

We need an independent governmental organization with full investigative and prosecution powers to handle these bad cop situations, much like the UK with its Independent Police Complaints Commission. If law enforcement believes that they will be held accountable for their actions and the public believes that justice really will be served, incidents like the murder of Floyd and the subsequent protests will be significantly reduced.

Do you think law enforcement simply springs into existence out of nothingness?

They have authority granted by political leadership - a political leadership that's either too dumb to understand that continually increasing the number of pretexts for police stops is a recipe for disaster, or they do know and don't care because that sweet, sweet taxation-by-citation money sure is nice to have.

And when a tragedy happens, the politicians play dumb. As if they didn't write the script the police work from.


You're not wrong, at all. We need leadership that recognizes the problem and is willing to do something about it. That's the 1st step.
 
2020-05-30 12:47:25 PM  
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Welp, we've gone complete fascism.  Congrats, Trumpers.
 
2020-05-30 12:47:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: KarmicDisaster: Although it is non lethal, they are shooting pepper balls from a paintball gun, which  could easily blind someone permanently if they are not wearing goggles.

"Non-lethal" is a bit of a misnomer.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooti​ng_of_Victoria_Snelgrove


fark these motherfarkers, I am so tired of this shiat.

so so tired
 
2020-05-30 12:48:06 PM  
More distraction from 100k + COVID-19 deaths.
 
2020-05-30 12:55:50 PM  

WayneKerr: More distraction from 100k + COVID-19 deaths.


104,811
 
2020-05-30 12:57:43 PM  
I wasn't going to click the video to play, but then I read what seems to be this top hearted/discussed/retweeted tweet beneath it, and wanted to judge for myself: "They're protesters, not press. And they've been given multiple orders to disburse. And they're pepper balls or rubber. Not "opening fire" on the press. Stop spreading fake news. And stop retweeting it, @Jack." Maybe I misunderstand the hearts and stuff, but I don't have a Twitter account, and that's one of the three displayed replies to the tweet when I click the link.

I'm blown away that that seems to be the prevailing opinion on the Twittersphere. I mean they're live on air, talking to an anchor, have professional video, audio, lighting, and uplink equipment, and the reporter is wearing fluorescent yellow vest. No protest equipment visible (signs, weapons, armor, gas masks, cs grenade mitigation tools). How do so many think they're protesters rather than press? Is it bots, or are people really this @#$! stupid??
 
2020-05-30 12:58:01 PM  

Xai: The republican police state.


Yup.they totally hired, and are commanding, city cops in Democrat controlled cities.
 
2020-05-30 12:58:39 PM  

T Baggins: How do so many think they're protesters rather than press? Is it bots, or are people really this @#$! stupid??


Yes
 
2020-05-30 12:59:02 PM  

desertgeek: Gulper Eel: desertgeek: And this is why, ultimately; law enforcement can't be trusted in this country. They're supposed to protect and serve the public but they only protect and serve themselves with help from the judicial system.

We need an independent governmental organization with full investigative and prosecution powers to handle these bad cop situations, much like the UK with its Independent Police Complaints Commission. If law enforcement believes that they will be held accountable for their actions and the public believes that justice really will be served, incidents like the murder of Floyd and the subsequent protests will be significantly reduced.

Do you think law enforcement simply springs into existence out of nothingness?

They have authority granted by political leadership - a political leadership that's either too dumb to understand that continually increasing the number of pretexts for police stops is a recipe for disaster, or they do know and don't care because that sweet, sweet taxation-by-citation money sure is nice to have.

And when a tragedy happens, the politicians play dumb. As if they didn't write the script the police work from.

You're not wrong, at all. We need leadership that recognizes the problem and is willing to do something about it. That's the 1st step.


1) Cap what a municipality can take in through fine and summons revenue, with overages returned directly to the community at large, starting with the poorest zip codes. State government will want their cut, but they can fark off. They're just adding to the taxation by citation incentives.

2) Write "to serve and protect" language into state constitutional language regarding police, so we don't get any more of that shiat where it's all good to shoot everything that moves because an officer coming home safe has been deemed the top priority. Wrong - the mission is top priority. People who get into police work understand this, as those who enter the military do.

How many of them joined thinking "Boy, I sure can't wait to shake down black folks for fine revenue the mayor will take credit for!"
 
2020-05-30 12:59:10 PM  
Why go to North Korea, when North Korea can come to you?
 
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