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(Daily Mail)   Councillor: We should reform the police somewhat. Daily Mail: Yet you often call the police. Curious. We are very intelligent   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-09 6:17:37 AM  
They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?
 
2020-08-09 7:40:34 AM  
Cool.
Pre-shiat threads.
How convenient.
 
2020-08-09 7:43:32 AM  
2+2=applesauce

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2020-08-09 7:44:31 AM  

feckingmorons: They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?


A remarkable percentage of Politicians are attracted to running for office because they think everyone around them is an idiot who doesn't know anything and the opportunity for graft is just to good to pass up. 

Well, that and some big multinational company approaching them after they've already made the right type of meat-sounds in some other venue/situation and some CEO or Board of directors decides that paying for their campaign would be a profitable investment. See the ALEC.
 
2020-08-09 8:08:10 AM  
The two things (wanting to reduce police department budgets and wanting them to uphold the law) aren't mutually incompatible, and the fail online knows this.

Maybe, just maybe*, he's critically examined a system that intentionally overproduces military weapons and then allows them to be bought by police departments when their traditional markets** are over-saturated? Maybe he'd rather send more resources to schools or to provide affordable housing? Dunno, it's not typically American-dreamy is it though.

This being Fark I've anticipated what might come next. No, the schools probably have enough automatic weapons and troop carriers already.***

/*no, I've not examined his rationale
//**let's not go there
//***I wish this was a joke
 
2020-08-09 8:19:29 AM  
I mean, it's the Mail.

We can safely assume this guy isn't a Councilor in the first place, has never called the police, and most likely doesn't exist at all.
 
2020-08-09 8:29:13 AM  
The only evidence this politician called the police is a text massage from a FOX News "source."

LAPD and FOX working together to disparage a guy voting against their interests?  I'm going with this.
 
2020-08-09 8:34:10 AM  
Working as intended.

Activists - our strongmen politicians and militarized police are causing unrest and inciting violence.

Strongmen - unrest and violence?  keep electing us and we'll crack down on that by militarizing the police.

Voters - well that sounds perfectly reasonable, let's do that then
 
2020-08-09 8:36:05 AM  
If you think that criticism of the police means you should never call them, is seeing them as a protection racket, not a genuine police force.
 
2020-08-09 8:55:33 AM  
I don't see anywhere he said we don't need police at all.

Did I miss that part?
 
2020-08-09 9:01:25 AM  

texanjeff: I don't see anywhere he said we don't need police at all.

Did I miss that part?


If you suggest that cops maaaybe don't need a warehouse full of UAVs , rocket launchers and military armor, and maaaaybe they should be around to protect and serve the public instead of just killing any disturbance it means that you clearly want nothing but pure anarchy and are never allowed to utilize the public servants you pay for.
 
2020-08-09 9:07:03 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I mean, it's the Mail.

We can safely assume this guy isn't a Councilor in the first place, has never called the police, and most likely doesn't exist at all.


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2020-08-09 9:40:01 AM  

feckingmorons: They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?


Well, in his reply the reporter is only able to cite one transcript that he says came from the councilman or someone on his staff, so if he has proof of additional calls, he should produce it. If he is the reporter who broke the bogus story about the tampon in a cop's coffee, then he has a track record as a lying cop sucker, so we should probably take this story with a grain of salt until he proves otherwise.
 
2020-08-09 10:06:28 AM  
This story doesn't seem very likely.

If the cops had gone there we would have evidence.

Someone's dog would have been shot.
https://qz.com/870601/police-killing-​d​ogs-is-an-epidemic-according-to-the-ju​stice-department/

Some children would have been shot at.
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-g​o​ne-rogue/georgia-cops-open-fire-on-kid​s-running-home-to-get-father-after-tra​ffic-stop-bQ55wWprLUG0uKanB5xegw

Unarmed Americans would have been murdered.
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-g​o​ne-rogue/georgia-cops-open-fire-on-kid​s-running-home-to-get-father-after-tra​ffic-stop-bQ55wWprLUG0uKanB5xegw

A young woman would have been raped.
https://www.politico.com/states/new-y​o​rk/albany/story/2019/08/29/former-nypd​-detectives-accused-of-raping-woman-in​-police-van-avoid-jail-time-1159970

There is no evidence of any of these awful things happening, so I'm guessing the cops were never called. They tend to leave a trail of victims where ever they go.
 
2020-08-09 10:15:28 AM  
I don't understand the import of that article. Does calling the police for help in times of need negate the need for police reform?

If the guy lied about the number of times he'd called, he's an ass for lying, but that still wouldn't mean the police don't need to be reformed.
 
2020-08-09 10:17:01 AM  

A5JO2000: This story doesn't seem very likely.

If the cops had gone there we would have evidence.

Someone's dog would have been shot.
https://qz.com/870601/police-killing-d​ogs-is-an-epidemic-according-to-the-ju​stice-department/

Some children would have been shot at.
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-go​ne-rogue/georgia-cops-open-fire-on-kid​s-running-home-to-get-father-after-tra​ffic-stop-bQ55wWprLUG0uKanB5xegw

Unarmed Americans would have been murdered.
https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-go​ne-rogue/georgia-cops-open-fire-on-kid​s-running-home-to-get-father-after-tra​ffic-stop-bQ55wWprLUG0uKanB5xegw

A young woman would have been raped.
https://www.politico.com/states/new-yo​rk/albany/story/2019/08/29/former-nypd​-detectives-accused-of-raping-woman-in​-police-van-avoid-jail-time-1159970

There is no evidence of any of these awful things happening, so I'm guessing the cops were never called. They tend to leave a trail of victims where ever they go.


I sure hope there were other witnesses or video for the  cops that shot at the kids.  The cops story is clearly bullshiat.
 
2020-08-09 12:08:29 PM  
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2020-08-09 12:37:04 PM  

neongoats: texanjeff: I don't see anywhere he said we don't need police at all.

Did I miss that part?

If you suggest that cops maaaybe don't need a warehouse full of UAVs , rocket launchers and military armor, and maaaaybe they should be around to protect and serve the public instead of just killing any disturbance it means that you clearly want nothing but pure anarchy and are never allowed to utilize the public servants you pay for.


Ah, I see.

I missed that memo.
 
2020-08-09 1:01:36 PM  

feckingmorons: They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?


We know cops are liars.  So if they make a statement without definitive proof, a reasonable person assumes it a lie based on their prior actions.

So whenever cops come up with one of these gotcha type things, it's almost certainly a lie.
 
2020-08-09 1:03:07 PM  

texanjeff: I don't see anywhere he said we don't need police at all.

Did I miss that part?


It's not about what people say, it about how the right wing press can distort the truth to push their narrative.  Basically every single thing any conservative says about liberals or the media is actually what the conservatives do or are trying to do.
 
2020-08-09 4:19:22 PM  

webron: feckingmorons: They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?

We know cops are liars.  So if they make a statement without definitive proof, a reasonable person assumes it a lie based on their prior actions.

So whenever cops come up with one of these gotcha type things, it's almost certainly a lie.


You've mixed up the words politican and cop.
 
2020-08-09 7:08:35 PM  

feckingmorons: webron: feckingmorons: They record those calls, does he think everyone is stupid?

We know cops are liars.  So if they make a statement without definitive proof, a reasonable person assumes it a lie based on their prior actions.

So whenever cops come up with one of these gotcha type things, it's almost certainly a lie.

You've mixed up the words politican and cop.


No I have not.  You mixed up your right wing fantasy land with reality.
 
2020-08-10 6:37:16 AM  

padraig: If you think that criticism of the police means you should never call them, is seeing them as a protection racket, not a genuine police force.


Very good point. They are literally saying, "RESPECT US, and give us all the money and guns we want, and we might make sure nothing happens to you."
 
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