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(Gothamist)   NYPD now interrogating peaceful protesters about their political sympathies to weed out the Antifa. You know who else used these same tactics?   (gothamist.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Crime, Police, Law enforcement agency, NYPD's Intelligence Division, New York City, Charles S. Haight, Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York City Police Department  
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2020-06-09 12:25:33 PM  
Mao and Stalin?
 
2020-06-09 12:31:34 PM  

oxnard_montalvo: Mao and Stalin?


True! Communists hated Fascists and Fascists hated Communists. So it would totally stand to reason that Communist leaders like Mao and Stalin would hunt down anti Fascists. Truly you have a dizzying intellect.
 
2020-06-09 12:51:18 PM  
me, trying to get laid in a bar?
 
2020-06-09 1:07:09 PM  
If I say no, what are they gonna do? It doesn't exist as an organization
 
2020-06-09 1:39:24 PM  

some_beer_drinker: me, trying to get laid in a bar?


how you doin'?
 
2020-06-09 1:45:30 PM  

Nadie_AZ: oxnard_montalvo: Mao and Stalin?

True! Communists hated Fascists and Fascists hated Communists. So it would totally stand to reason that Communist leaders like Mao and Stalin would hunt down anti Fascists. Truly you have a dizzying intellect.


But, and just bear with me, what if Mao and Stalin also hunted down their political opponents?  I know it's crazy to imagine, but think - THINK - what might have happened if Stalin had executed tens of millions of his rivals.  It's impossible I know but that would have been pretty bad, right?

You can fully endorse Punch a Nazi DayTM (which, bonus, can be every day) without endorsing left wing lunatics as well.  If you don't believe communist dictatorships are the flip side of the same coin as fascism (and I'm not talking about Bernie Sanders' toothless policies that are to the right of Merkel), you are impossibly ignorant of both history and current events, or you're a True Fark IntellectualTM.
 
2020-06-09 2:06:32 PM  

Byno: True Fark IntellectualTM.


heh
 
2020-06-09 2:29:55 PM  
The Dutch
 
2020-06-09 2:31:16 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: If I say no, what are they gonna do? It doesn't exist as an organization


Republicans LOVE declaring war on things that are not organizations, like drugs, and terrorism.
 
2020-06-09 2:31:18 PM  
Seal Team 6 also asked people if they are terrorists.
 
2020-06-09 2:31:29 PM  
The FBI last week?
 
2020-06-09 2:31:38 PM  
So basically, if they don't like you, you are Antifa and will be beaten.
 
2020-06-09 2:31:57 PM  
What is the "good" response?  "I hate antifascist."? Or, "I love fascism."?
 
2020-06-09 2:32:33 PM  
Yes I am absolutely opposed to fascism.

Why aren't you?


Oh, Antifa? Never heard of 'um.
 
2020-06-09 2:33:17 PM  
The correct answer is "I'm not answering any questions, and I demand my Constitutional right to a lawyer."
 
2020-06-09 2:33:26 PM  
Antifa?

/Damn near killed 'em.
 
2020-06-09 2:34:00 PM  
They should probably go ask some pigs why they support fascism instead.
 
2020-06-09 2:34:26 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Seal Team 6 also asked people if they are terrorists.


Fark is not your personal erotica website.
 
2020-06-09 2:35:23 PM  
"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear."

--George Washington
 
2020-06-09 2:35:30 PM  
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2020-06-09 2:35:44 PM  
Negative.

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2020-06-09 2:35:47 PM  

neongoats: They should probably go ask some pigs why they support fascism instead.


"...because of the cool uniforms!"
 
2020-06-09 2:36:31 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Seal Team 6 also asked people if they are terrorists.


If you missed the point any worse, you'd actually end up hitting the target.

Go ahead and sit there, think for a minute what the difference between a Navy SEAL and the NYPD is...go ahead, we'll wait while you figure it out.
 
2020-06-09 2:36:33 PM  
Think maybe they could interrogate their police cadets for racist sympathies?  You know, before you hire them?
 
2020-06-09 2:38:01 PM  

dracos31: Kangaroo_Ralph: Seal Team 6 also asked people if they are terrorists.

If you missed the point any worse, you'd actually end up hitting the target.

Go ahead and sit there, think for a minute what the difference between a Navy SEAL and the NYPD is...go ahead, we'll wait while you figure it out.


I'm not sure a fascist could figure out the difference.
 
2020-06-09 2:38:30 PM  

born_yesterday: "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear."

--George Washington


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/can't take a joke
 
2020-06-09 2:38:58 PM  

TwilightZone: Think maybe they could interrogate their police cadets for racist sympathies?  You know, before you hire them?


They did. That's why they were hired.
 
2020-06-09 2:39:20 PM  
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"Well, yes, I'm definitely anti-fascist, but since there's no 'ANTIFA' organization with an address, I didn't know how to fill out block 29.1 on my SF-86."

Gonna be some real interesting conversations in lots of folks' upcoming SSBIs.
 
2020-06-09 2:39:41 PM  
"Anti-facist".  Just roll it around in your mouth for a while.  You're pandering to the hard right when you make anti-facists sound like a foreign terrorist organization.

Anyone who is anti-anti-facist is pro-facist.  See how easy that is?
 
2020-06-09 2:40:02 PM  
Can we just RICO the entire NYPD already?
 
2020-06-09 2:40:09 PM  

TwilightZone: Think maybe they could interrogate their police cadets for racist sympathies?  You know, before you hire them?


Well, if that happens, there would be no need to defund the police because they couldn't hire anyone.
 
2020-06-09 2:40:22 PM  
Don't talk to cops. Period. We knew this even before people accused them of being violent thugs and they set out to prove those people right.
 
2020-06-09 2:40:28 PM  
In all seriousness, what exactly could they do legally if you said "yep, I'm a member of AntiFa. Have been for years." Being AntiFa is not illegal, and any punishment they try to dole out based on that is going to add a bunch of numbers to your bank account.

Personally, I would tell them yes just to watch them spin their wheels (It wouldn't be lying, since being AntiFa has no actual meaning other than being Against Fascism).
 
2020-06-09 2:40:29 PM  
 
2020-06-09 2:40:42 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: What is the "good" response?  "I hate antifascist."? Or, "I love fascism."?


The good response is to invoke your right to silence.

Yes, you'll get a beatin', but you'll get that anyway, and if you've given an answer other than invoking your right to silence, that answer will be twisted against you. You could say, "I am against fascism like as in Nazis, but I don't support today's antifa," which should be the "right" answer, and they will use that against you.

Tl;dr don't talk to cops. There never is a right answer.
 
2020-06-09 2:41:15 PM  
This and the Lara Logan thing remind me of those Bigfoot Hunter shows.  When you've convinced yourself that bigfoot is real, then every noise in the woods at night is bigfoot.  They've decided that Antifa is a real thing, and so they're not going to stop looking until they find it.
 
2020-06-09 2:43:56 PM  

TwilightZone: Think maybe they could interrogate their police cadets for racist sympathies?  You know, before you hire them?


The NYPD currently has a majority of cops that are people of color.
 
2020-06-09 2:44:33 PM  

Flappyhead: Can we just RICO the entire NYPD already?


Get them wet and throw paper towels at them?

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/ Not my kink but, hey, who am I to judge.
 
2020-06-09 2:44:35 PM  

dracos31: In all seriousness, what exactly could they do legally if you said "yep, I'm a member of AntiFa. Have been for years." Being AntiFa is not illegal, and any punishment they try to dole out based on that is going to add a bunch of numbers to your bank account.

Personally, I would tell them yes just to watch them spin their wheels (It wouldn't be lying, since being AntiFa has no actual meaning other than being Against Fascism).


I would advise against doing that. Cops are famous for helping innocent people further their prison careers.
 
2020-06-09 2:45:05 PM  
I would think, and maybe I'm naive here, but I would think that at large protests in large cities there would be advocacy groups handing out cards at the protests stating your rights in regards to protests, your rights if you are arrested and numbers to call for legal assistance if you needed it.

I would also expect most people who are protesting police violence would be versed enough in their rights to know you never say shiat to a cop without a lawyer in the room.

/should go make some cards with 1st and 5th amendment rights printed up to distribute
 
2020-06-09 2:46:23 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This and the Lara Logan thing remind me of those Bigfoot Hunter shows.  When you've convinced yourself that bigfoot is real, then every noise in the woods at night is bigfoot.  They've decided that Antifa is a real thing, and so they're not going to stop looking until they find it.


In Search Of...

Antifa.

RIP Leonard Nimoy
 
2020-06-09 2:47:01 PM  
everyone should simply say they're against tyranny.
 
2020-06-09 2:48:57 PM  
Good luck with that.

I'm sure Antifa has a lot of weed.
 
2020-06-09 2:50:10 PM  

bad_blood: everyone should simply say they're against tyranny.



Maybe they should say it in latin to prove that they're serious:

"sic semper tyrannus"


/odd history to that phrase in the US
 
2020-06-09 2:54:35 PM  
More than 10,000 arrests...

And they haven't found this AntiFa gang yet?!?
 
2020-06-09 2:55:55 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: What is the "good" response?  "I hate antifascist."? Or, "I love fascism."?


"I don't have a political affiliation.  I have a moral one."
 
2020-06-09 2:59:25 PM  
"Everything is exactly what its name implies."

I guess that will end all the arguments over whether the National Socialist German Workers Party was socialist or not.

/ It was. National socialism in contrast to international socialism.
// Look at what they wanted, said they were going to do, and actually did for pure-blooded Germans. It was socialism dude.
/// Being a socialist does not mean you aren't evil, racist, or expansionist, or that your version of socialism doesn't have a demonized out-group not intended to enjoy the benefits of your new utopia.
 
2020-06-09 2:59:52 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This and the Lara Logan thing remind me of those Bigfoot Hunter shows.  When you've convinced yourself that bigfoot is real, then every noise in the woods at night is bigfoot.  They've decided that Antifa is a real thing, and so they're not going to stop looking until they find it.


I always saw that show as a big scam to go to nice rural areas where bigfoot isn't to kayak, swim, drink beer and generally carry on like a vacationer then spend an hour or so with night vision to bring in the bucks. The only thing missing is the guns.

A nice gig if you can get it.
 
2020-06-09 3:00:28 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: What is the "good" response?  "I hate antifascist."? Or, "I love fascism."?


Just hit em with "I don't trust government" and they'll have no farking idea what you believe.
 
2020-06-09 3:02:18 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: TwilightZone: Think maybe they could interrogate their police cadets for racist sympathies?  You know, before you hire them?

The NYPD currently has a majority of cops that are people of color.


The same principles that apply to gerrymandering apply here.

You can have a majority and still be denied any power to make change, and actively repressed if you make any attempts to the contrary.
 
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