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(WUWM Milwaukee)   Milwaukee police are burning through so much tear gas that they may not have enough to make a serious run at Mayor Daley's human rights abuse record by the time the Democratic National Convention rolls around in August   (wuwm.com) divider line
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2020-06-11 3:02:37 PM  
As many police forces have misused their equipment, I'm ok with not giving them replacements until they can show they can be responsible with them.

Easy peasy.
 
2020-06-11 3:54:34 PM  

SpaceyCat: As many police forces have misused their equipment, I'm ok with not giving them replacements until they can show they can be responsible with them.

Easy peasy.


Like a spoiled child who burns his toys.

"Son, if any Army Men survived that fire, you better take good care of them because I'm not buying you more."
 
2020-06-11 4:36:50 PM  
At this rate they're going to just have to chug cans of beans and swill some beer and fart to make their own tear gas. (tear-ass gas)
 
2020-06-11 4:37:25 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: At this rate they're going to just have to chug cans of beans and swill some beer and fart to make their own tear gas. (tear-ass gas)


"Hands up, don't poot!"
 
2020-06-11 4:39:31 PM  
It's enough to make one cry.
 
2020-06-11 4:39:39 PM  
Can they at least punch out Dan Rather again?
 
2020-06-11 4:40:25 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: At this rate they're going to just have to chug cans of beans and swill some beer and fart to make their own tear gas. (tear-ass gas)


Local supplier is available....

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Please....no throwing crackers.
 
2020-06-11 4:42:14 PM  
The police department said in a statement that the equipment would be used to protect the public from armed suspects(you can shoot those ones with regular guns)

hostage situations(how many hostage situations are you anticipating?)

and active shooters(just so we're clear - the plan is to pepper spray active shooters? What are you, my aunt?)
 
2020-06-11 4:46:31 PM  
When police don't have unlimited access to resources it forces them to be strategic. They should be forced to think about what they are doing instead of using spray and pray tactics.
 
2020-06-11 4:48:43 PM  
The police department said in a statement that the equipment would be used to protect the public from armed suspects, hostage situations and active shooters, the Journal Sentinelreported... but instead it was used against peaceful protesters, butthurt situations and plastic water bottles.
 
2020-06-11 4:55:17 PM  
There will be no DNC due to COVID. Hasn't been officially announced, but Dems aren't as stupid as the GOP. OK, sometimes they are, but hopefully they won't needlessly put lives at risk.

/Brew City resident
//really wanted the convention
///still want a Bucks championship dammit
 
2020-06-11 4:59:54 PM  
Let them have a bake sale.
 
2020-06-11 5:02:05 PM  
It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.
 
2020-06-11 5:08:52 PM  
They'll have to switch to sulking gas.
 
2020-06-11 5:13:30 PM  
Almost like it was never intended for tear gas grenades to be a first resort in crowd control contexts. This is like your methed-out cousin asking for money because he ran out, because meth's too expensive.
 
2020-06-11 5:17:26 PM  
This is bad.
You don't understand the implication of this.
If no tear gas is available at hand...that means that the police might actually need to talk to people and deescalate!
 
2020-06-11 5:18:05 PM  
I'll have my wife cook up some sauerkraut then.. that should be a great substitute.
 
2020-06-11 5:20:06 PM  

Resident Muslim: This is bad.
You don't understand the implication of this.
If no tear gas is available at hand...that means that the police might actually need to talk to people and deescalate!


They're not trained for that!

/No, seriously.
 
2020-06-11 5:22:34 PM  
the solution to this is easy. They've arrested a ton of protesters, and probably will arrest more, and they can use civil forfeiture to take all the money from those protesters. And while you're at it, take their clothes, then you can have a an auction for all the used clothes.

Wash before use in case it residual tear gas.
 
2020-06-11 5:26:18 PM  

profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-co​p​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there
 
2020-06-11 5:26:42 PM  

Jz4p: Resident Muslim: This is bad.
You don't understand the implication of this.
If no tear gas is available at hand...that means that the police might actually need to talk to people and deescalate!

They're not trained for that!

/No, seriously.


I used to think you don't need training to be human. Oh I do miss being that naive sometimes.
 
2020-06-11 5:31:24 PM  

hoohoodilly: There will be no DNC due to COVID. Hasn't been officially announced, but Dems aren't as stupid as the GOP. OK, sometimes they are, but hopefully they won't needlessly put lives at risk.

/Brew City resident
//really wanted the convention
///still want a Bucks championship dammit


I agree with you, and if there is a convention it will be scaled back to social distancing levels.  Dems aren't dumb like the gops.
 
2020-06-11 5:34:18 PM  
I'm sure plenty of their ranks have an alternative at home that they could bring to work.

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2020-06-11 5:36:53 PM  

true okie doke: profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-cop​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there


When the military is called out inevitably to put down an insurrection, which side are they going to take? This is what revolution looks like.
 
2020-06-11 5:56:30 PM  

true okie doke: profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-cop​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there


I don't even have enough faces or palms for this.

Jesus Farking Christ.
 
2020-06-11 5:59:11 PM  

profdc9: true okie doke: profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-cop​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there

When the military is called out inevitably to put down an insurrection, which side are they going to take? This is what revolution looks like.


That 1968 riot was a cop-caused riot, which initially was instigated by under-cover CIA operatives.  There are NUMEROUS stories from the anti-war folks of guys who showed up "new" at the protests, where all about instigating the violence, who then disappeared after the convention.

I was watching the whole affair on TV and to me it was obvious that the cops where the cause of the riot, much like government storm troopers where driving peaceful protestors out of the edge of Lafayette Park so the Dear Leader Big Twit could sashay his fat but to proudly display a book he's never read.
 
2020-06-11 6:23:42 PM  

Porkbelly: profdc9: true okie doke: profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-cop​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there

When the military is called out inevitably to put down an insurrection, which side are they going to take? This is what revolution looks like.

That 1968 riot was a cop-caused riot, which initially was instigated by under-cover CIA operatives.  There are NUMEROUS stories from the anti-war folks of guys who showed up "new" at the protests, where all about instigating the violence, who then disappeared after the convention.

I was watching the whole affair on TV and to me it was obvious that the cops where the cause of the riot, much like government storm troopers where driving peaceful protestors out of the edge of Lafayette Park so the Dear Leader Big Twit could sashay his fat but to proudly display a book he's never read.


FACT:
1. I was there in '68.
2. Afterwards, there was a federal commission appointed to look at it, and in their final report, they officiall declared it to be a police riot. Any other "conclusions" are bull

Oh, and part of the report mentioned how Daley Sr. and his chief of police called in the pigs (NOTE, even on the streets, we were distinguishing between the ordinary cops, just trying to do their jobs, and the pigs, the riot cops, in their baby blues), and literally gave them a St. Crispin's Day speech and sent them out to maim.
 
2020-06-11 6:46:09 PM  

profdc9: When the military is called out inevitably to put down an insurrection, which side are they going to take? This is what revolution looks like.


Wasn't there some organization trying to get members of the military to swear an oath that they would not shoot civilians on the order of the president?

Oh, that was before the 2016 election.  Never mind.
 
2020-06-11 6:51:14 PM  
thanks whitroth. i looked up st. crispins day speech. now understand ... blue band of motherbrothers. going to require more than torture and millstones to discourage brave people from creating equality and justice.
now going back to shakespeare to learn about the fate of king henry.
 
2020-06-11 6:54:48 PM  

whitroth: Porkbelly: profdc9: true okie doke: profdc9: It's crazy that the only way those with a monopoly of force can be held accountable is to literally stop providing them with ammunition.  What's next, breaking into gun shops and stealing it?  2020 is a terrifying year.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-cop​s-broke-u-rep-191648031.html

Getting there

When the military is called out inevitably to put down an insurrection, which side are they going to take? This is what revolution looks like.

That 1968 riot was a cop-caused riot, which initially was instigated by under-cover CIA operatives.  There are NUMEROUS stories from the anti-war folks of guys who showed up "new" at the protests, where all about instigating the violence, who then disappeared after the convention.

I was watching the whole affair on TV and to me it was obvious that the cops where the cause of the riot, much like government storm troopers where driving peaceful protestors out of the edge of Lafayette Park so the Dear Leader Big Twit could sashay his fat but to proudly display a book he's never read.

FACT:
1. I was there in '68.
2. Afterwards, there was a federal commission appointed to look at it, and in their final report, they officiall declared it to be a police riot. Any other "conclusions" are bull

Oh, and part of the report mentioned how Daley Sr. and his chief of police called in the pigs (NOTE, even on the streets, we were distinguishing between the ordinary cops, just trying to do their jobs, and the pigs, the riot cops, in their baby blues), and literally gave them a St. Crispin's Day speech and sent them out to maim.


Even now with everyone having a camera and exposing their abuse there are still 32% of the population that won't see it.
 
2020-06-11 7:08:11 PM  

Jz4p: Resident Muslim: This is bad.
You don't understand the implication of this.
If no tear gas is available at hand...that means that the police might actually need to talk to people and deescalate!

They're not trained for that!

/No, seriously.


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2020-06-11 7:09:19 PM  
got it. Henry V grabbed france for england, married the french princess bride, died young of deathpoops.we could sure use a man like him at the top now.
 
2020-06-11 7:15:49 PM  

nursetim: Jz4p: Resident Muslim: This is bad.
You don't understand the implication of this.
If no tear gas is available at hand...that means that the police might actually need to talk to people and deescalate!

They're not trained for that!

/No, seriously.

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I just saw that movie for the first time at last year's DefCon.  Huge laugh line. :D
 
2020-06-11 7:34:52 PM  
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On the case.
 
2020-06-11 7:50:34 PM  
DEATHPOOPS!!!
 
2020-06-11 8:59:47 PM  
Photographer David Douglas Duncan did a great book about that period called Self Portrait USA and has a section on the Democratic convention and the riot. He was in a hotel when the wounded started to be brought in.

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2020-06-11 9:08:53 PM  
The police department said in a statement that the equipment would be used to protect the public from armed suspects, hostage situations and active shooters

If they only used it to protect the public, I don't think they'd have run out.
 
2020-06-11 9:18:51 PM  
The appropriate thing to do since the Democrats are calling for the disbandment or defunding of the police is to just not have police anywhere near the convention.
 
2020-06-11 11:27:44 PM  

SpaceyCat: As many police forces have misused their equipment, I'm ok with not giving them replacements until they can show they can be responsible with them.


And, you know, not giving them equipment that was banned by the 1925 Geneva Protocol to start with.
 
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