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2020-06-06 10:58:44 PM  

Epicedion: What happened in Seattle?


Cop riot
 
2020-06-06 10:58:50 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


Awwwww.

I loved watching Obama with kids.  That's how you know where his heart is.  And this is pretty damn good too.
 
2020-06-06 11:00:09 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:00:41 PM  
Wtf are the cops protecting in Seattle anyway. So stupid. Defund these assholes
 
2020-06-06 11:01:11 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.

the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?


Because that is procedure. Because JFK. I don't know much about the bunker or the White House but I have read elsewhere in the past that it really doesn't matter, they were caught flat footed and lost a President to a sniper once and so if there is a crowd in the vicinity there is a counter sniper team keeping an eye out, specifically for threats against the President, his family and anyone else under their protection. That the President is in the bunker doesn't change what their procedures for this is. They failed to protect JFK from sniper fire and that left institutional scars that are still there today, from something two generations ago. President is there, protests and crowds are nearby, counter sniper team deployed.

My guess is that these were the relief for a team already in place.
 
2020-06-06 11:01:29 PM  
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My friend posted this on FB after a mutual racist person we know was trying to tell me I have no idea how cops are like in Minneapolis, because I am not black or have constant run ins with the law. My friend sadly is somewhat victim blaming himself over it. I know how bad cops can be, I watched a gun be pointed at my mom when I was a kid, because a cop told her to get out of the car to see the broken license plate light on her car.
 
2020-06-06 11:01:58 PM  

Pichu0102: FunkJunkie: There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home

Which is why that person should probably flee. I mentioned the windows because, well, people can fall out of them if something goes wro- oh shiat it looks like the woke stream lost connection with the guys in the house/office in Seattle


Yeah I saw that :/

It's a tough call, I'd be inclined to stay if it were only myself at risk. Taking some lumps for the team is part of building sympathy for the cause, a 1st and 4th amendment double whammy for a home invasion to stop a lawful recording of a public space would cause the local government a lot of pain
 
2020-06-06 11:02:52 PM  

pacified: Wtf are the cops protecting in Seattle anyway. So stupid. Defund these assholes


Their sacred fence.
 
2020-06-06 11:04:16 PM  
Looks like they're regrouping

Way to galvanize a crowd idiots
 
2020-06-06 11:04:40 PM  

FunkJunkie: Pichu0102: FunkJunkie: There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home

Which is why that person should probably flee. I mentioned the windows because, well, people can fall out of them if something goes wro- oh shiat it looks like the woke stream lost connection with the guys in the house/office in Seattle

Yeah I saw that :/

It's a tough call, I'd be inclined to stay if it were only myself at risk. Taking some lumps for the team is part of building sympathy for the cause, a 1st and 4th amendment double whammy for a home invasion to stop a lawful recording of a public space would cause the local government a lot of pain


Yeah, but leaving the cameras running in place and fleeing themselves would allow them to live to record another day, and record what happens in their place until the cops raid the place. If the cops raid and someone has an "Accident" and falls out a window or off a roof, they don't live to record another day.

And the police surely aren't going to let someone record them assaulting a crowd without also trying to attack the cameraperson. Which, considering how popular these streams are right now, makes them a major target for a police assault.
 
2020-06-06 11:04:47 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:05:54 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

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Who's backyard?
 
2020-06-06 11:08:47 PM  
The farking cops and guard on the rainbow crosswalk says it all
 
2020-06-06 11:09:53 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:12:19 PM  

shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html


The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

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2020-06-06 11:12:34 PM  
Go Seattle lady!
 
2020-06-06 11:13:01 PM  

pacified: Go Seattle lady!


Amen.
 
2020-06-06 11:13:22 PM  

solokumba: dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

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Who's backyard?


The BLM protesters were taking a bike path back to their cars.  The police suggested they take that route, it just so happened to be lined with goons.
 
2020-06-06 11:14:15 PM  
"Racism is so American that when they see me protesting it, they think I'm protesting America" - Anonymous sign seen at protest.

I know how you feel.
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2020-06-06 11:14:51 PM  

Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/statu​s​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.


Yeah, those are gun cases
 
2020-06-06 11:17:59 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:18:26 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:19:33 PM  

Flappyhead: [Fark user image 425x425]


Faaaaaaark
 
2020-06-06 11:19:55 PM  

shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html


I was trying to read it, realized it was a name and thought, huh.
Then I saw it.
Yeah.
 
2020-06-06 11:21:40 PM  

Tracianne: [Fark user image image 641x665]


Now that's a company taking a real stand, forfeiting dollars for a moral cause

More of this
 
2020-06-06 11:24:22 PM  

orezona: shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html

The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

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Digging in to that - Taken in 2010, an article in 2012 lists that it was confirmed as authentic, investigated, and the marines are no longer with the unit.
 
2020-06-06 11:24:25 PM  
That line of military marching in Seattle.
This is America.
 
2020-06-06 11:25:33 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:25:50 PM  
Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots
 
2020-06-06 11:27:26 PM  
Exactly one of the Seattle TV stations is doing any coverage of current situation. Should note the gal that was linked to above works for the local Fox affiliate, so double good for her. (It's the NBC affiliate, KING, that's doing coverage.)
 
2020-06-06 11:27:32 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.

the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?


Because if someone tries to take advantage of the protests to gain access to the area to cause carnage they have a bead on it.  It's called overlook, the point is to gather intelligence.  As much as I dislike trump this is nothing to worry about.  Even in a calm protest there is chaos and their job is to protect the president.
 
2020-06-06 11:28:18 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

[Fark user image 738x464]


Hey, is this Merrillville?
 
2020-06-06 11:28:40 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots


Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.
 
2020-06-06 11:29:23 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:30:12 PM  

orezona: shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html

The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 620x350]


Well how about an antidote.
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2020-06-06 11:30:49 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:32:40 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots


From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.
 
2020-06-06 11:32:50 PM  

Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.


That guy is a far right lunatic I would not trust what he posts with out looking into it further. His timeline is scary.
 
2020-06-06 11:33:42 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

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2020-06-06 11:34:02 PM  
Seattle protestors actually moved a police line back. Ballsy.

https://twitter.com/curtisjohnson70/s​t​atus/1269472089389453312

/hope the link works I dont usually twit
 
2020-06-06 11:35:38 PM  

shastacola: Philadelphia. Damn.

https://twitter.com/2_drinkminimum/sta​tus/1269465995749425152


Good for them. That's what should happen when the cops gas trapped people and then do it again and again all week.
 
2020-06-06 11:35:52 PM  

Greil: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.


It's a little disingenuous given that there is video footage concerning the multiple sequences of fence movement.  One could debate that it was a bait for the protestors for sympathy, one could also debate that it was a bait for the police to react with flashbangs for sympathy.
 
2020-06-06 11:36:28 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.


Ugh my optic nerves are twitching. This is so scary. I only have a few eyeballs, and if they roll so hard that they fall out of their sockets, I am not sure I will find them before a crow comes and gobbles them up.
 
2020-06-06 11:37:29 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


Ladybugs.

hork
 
2020-06-06 11:39:53 PM  

Trainspotr: Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link

Great. Mission accomplished.

When do we put "Not as racist as Bahrain" on our money?


It can go on my Bahrain-themed tribute album:
1. Blame It On Bahrain
2. I'm Only Happy in Bahrain
3. Singing in Bahrain
4. Manama!!!
5. It's Bahraining Men
6. Who'll Stop Bahrain
 
2020-06-06 11:40:23 PM  
Newly released photo from inside the WH,
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2020-06-06 11:40:34 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: DeathByGeekSquad: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.

Ugh my optic nerves are twitching. This is so scary. I only have a few eyeballs, and if they roll so hard that they fall out of their sockets, I am not sure I will find them before a crow comes and gobbles them up.


Which bit did you object to?
 
2020-06-06 11:41:48 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Greil: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.

It's a little disingenuous given that there is video footage concerning the multiple sequences of fence movement.  One could debate that it was a bait for the protestors for sympathy, one could also debate that it was a bait for the police to react with flashbangs for sympathy.


I just do not see how anybody could debate that. Maybe it is because I know about the history of fences being set up in the middle of streets by police. Those fences are not scared. Those fences are not private property the police are tasked to protect. Those fences are not even protecting anything.

Those fences are only there, because they are accompanied by city bylaws that tell the police they can set up the fences and then begin arresting anyone who tries to move them. And the ability to arrest activates the use of force.

There is no play for sympathy involved. The fences are a trap that changes to city bylaws created throughout the 1990s. This book will help you to understand how the police use those fences, in the 90s, and I can give you more citations if you want to know how their uses evolved over the 2000s.
 
2020-06-06 11:42:10 PM  

dkulprit: lack of warmth: edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.

Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.

The irony being is our country is built on protesting.  Protesting, riots, and vandalism was the catalyst to the revolutionary war.  The above mentioned actions caused the british to start attacking coastal towns and that caused the people to take up srks against the monarchy.

Over stamp taxe increase which evolved to taxation without representation.

It is in the DNA of the USA to protest.  It's what founded this country.


There's so much irony in all this, we could forge it into another Navy ship.  I read the first soldiers of the Revolution protested doing anything until the instructors explained why they had to do it during training.  There's today where armed people protested in Lansing, MI just to buy seeds, go boating, and get haircuts.  Then those same people are now complaining about BLM protests.  It is so dumb, and mind hurting sometimes.

You have no idea how grateful I am that overall, Michigan is handling things better than other states.  Sure idiots protested our governor, but looks like our stay home orders have been working.  Some idiots made a mess in a couple places in more recent protests, but most of the state is handling things well, and new laws in MI are already underway to hopefully not have the problems other states are having with police brutality, and bias enforcement.
 
2020-06-06 11:42:28 PM  

chitownmike: stuffy: Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.


No shiat, your point?


Literally the headline galaxy brain.
 
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