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2020-08-09 8:14:06 PM  
Protestors need to start organizing in large numbers and open-carry. (I hate guns but I recognize that a level playing field is necessary to scare off bullies.)
 
2020-08-09 8:16:31 PM  

Carousel Beast: nvmac: Open carry freaks me out.  I see these morons all the time, and just can't figure out what their point is.  I just can't imagine it's anything other than a phallic symbol. If I were a cop, I wouldn't want to see anyone with a holstered firearm in public.

And obviously, these protesters weren't being protected by the deputies at all, since Carson City got involved.  I mean, how does that even work?  Carson SWAT and mounted posse is called in, THEN Douglas shows up?

Something's not right.

See the bolded part? That's a decidedly you thing. Perhaps rub one out and get cocks off your brain a few minutes?

The point of open carry is, in fact, exactly the point of BLM protests: the exercise of individual constitutional rights.


To murder at your leisure and without expending any real effort? I'm not sure you know what BLM is about.
 
2020-08-09 8:31:23 PM  
This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.
 
2020-08-09 8:35:49 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.


Totalitarian governments come to power and shut down the free press?

You're right, but I don't think you understand why.
 
2020-08-09 8:40:07 PM  
If it were up to me, I'd have cops keeping the groups apart and doing whatever necessary to anyone who attempted to attack or harass the other group, but we don't want cops keeping the peace any more, so here we are.
 
2020-08-09 8:44:32 PM  

iron de havilland: Sean VasDeferens: This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.

Totalitarian governments come to power and shut down the free press?

You're right, but I don't think you understand why.


No, they control the narrative. I suggest you make friends with someone who has lived through one of these histories and have many long talks with them.
 
2020-08-09 8:45:35 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.


Yep,
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2020-08-09 8:48:29 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: iron de havilland: Sean VasDeferens: This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.

Totalitarian governments come to power and shut down the free press?

You're right, but I don't think you understand why.

No, they control the narrative. I suggest you make friends with someone who has lived through one of these histories and have many long talks with them.


Dude, my Gran fought against the Nazis. She degaussed ships as part of her service in the WReNs. I never knew my grandfathers, but I heard war stories from one of their batmans.

And my mother tells me regularly about how much her mother would hate Donald Trump.

So, thank you, but please go...

either fark yourself, or educate yourself.

/Preferably the latter, but that doesn't seem likely.
 
2020-08-09 8:50:36 PM  
Don't want to do your job Sheriff? There's the door.
 
2020-08-09 8:53:08 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: iron de havilland: Sean VasDeferens: This reminds me of 1930's Germany when the newspapers were reporting that scientists had proven that Jewish people had descended from rats.  Seemingly intelligent people believed it, it was the press, the science must therefore be settled.  I'm not at all surprised when seemingly intelligent progressives that I know follow the same path of mindless group thought.  People are so easily manipulated, especially when you play with the most basic and primal human emotion, hate.

Germany, Italy, Cuba, Russia, China, etc.....  History just keeps repeating.

Totalitarian governments come to power and shut down the free press?

You're right, but I don't think you understand why.

No, they control the narrative. I suggest you make friends with someone who has lived through one of these histories and have many long talks with them.


I doubt you'll take this advice seriously, but you should know that Alex Jones and OANN are lying to you.
 
2020-08-09 9:07:11 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: The sad part is that this could be true, but the press has lost all credibility.


Yeah, they keep telling the truth about the Flim Flam Führer.
 
2020-08-09 9:08:49 PM  

Glitchwerks: Sean VasDeferens: The sad part is that this could be true, but the press has lost all credibility.

The sad part is that you continue to post after you've already lost all credibility.


"Losing" all credibility implies ever having had any.
 
2020-08-09 9:25:59 PM  

OgreMagi: Lee in Texas: legal for them to stand around with their thumbs in their asses

Yes.  It's legal.  The Supreme Court has already ruled that the police have no legal duty to protect you.


Therefore it doesn't matter when a cop gets shot dead.
 
2020-08-09 9:38:07 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: 4th Horseman: "If you say you want to disband/defund the police, you only look like a moran when you biatch because the police aren't doing enough."

If you say something like this, you are probably a disingenuous ass that is deliberately misunderstanding what "defund the police" means.

That's pretty funny coming from someone whose entire premise is that "defund the police" doesn't mean defund the police.


How is that my "entire premise"?

We have increased police budgets while also cutting social programs for decades, and it has put unqualified officers into way too many situations that they are not equipped to resolve. Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.

It happens way, way too often.

Mental health, drug addiction, and other social services can help ease the police's workload, while also be better suited to their particular expertise.
 
2020-08-09 9:41:47 PM  
Hypnotic Harlequin:

It doesn't mean that the police should stand around and do nothing.
 
2020-08-09 9:43:59 PM  

4th Horseman: Hypnotic Harlequin: 4th Horseman: "If you say you want to disband/defund the police, you only look like a moran when you biatch because the police aren't doing enough."

If you say something like this, you are probably a disingenuous ass that is deliberately misunderstanding what "defund the police" means.

That's pretty funny coming from someone whose entire premise is that "defund the police" doesn't mean defund the police.

How is that my "entire premise"?

We have increased police budgets while also cutting social programs for decades, and it has put unqualified officers into way too many situations that they are not equipped to resolve. Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.

It happens way, way too often.

Mental health, drug addiction, and other social services can help ease the police's workload, while also be better suited to their particular expertise.


I would add to that, stop equipping the police like armed mercenaries.  If they look like an invading army, they will act like an invading army.

No more fatigues tucked into combat boots.  No more second hand armored personnel carriers.  You get a police uniform and a squad car unless you are on foot patrol.  Yes, bring that back.  I'm still debating whether cops should get guns.  They haven't acted responsible enough to have them, in my opinion.
 
2020-08-09 9:44:26 PM  

4th Horseman: Hypnotic Harlequin:

It doesn't mean that the police should stand around and do nothing.


Do you not know how unions work?
 
2020-08-09 9:47:47 PM  

Glitchwerks: Sean VasDeferens: The sad part is that this could be true, but the press has lost all credibility.

The sad part is that you continue to post after you've already lost all credibility.


I mean.... It's Fark.

Nobody has any credibility here; and that's exactly how it should be.
 
2020-08-09 9:52:13 PM  

thehobbes: phalamir: Could you enlighten the class as to the exact time of those four picoseconds that are not part of "today".  Because cops were formed as criminal gangs to enforce the illegal will of robber barons and haven't ever changed.  Putting a badge on a Zeta doesn't magically stop him from being a Zeta - especially when he was hired specifically to keep being a Zeta

One of the oldest police forces in the US, St Louis Municipal ppolice, has a direct lineage to slave patrols.


I mean... if slavery was legal at the time, all you are saying is that cops were commissioned to help stop people from breaking the law.

Cops have enforced a lot of laws that are no longer in favor. It hardly seems fair to hold that against them. They do plenty that is both illegal and morally wrong we can hate them for.

In the days of prohibition a lot of cops busted people for alcohol too. In my state, cops used to bust people for were too.
 
2020-08-09 10:06:42 PM  

OgreMagi: 4th Horseman: Hypnotic Harlequin: 4th Horseman: "If you say you want to disband/defund the police, you only look like a moran when you biatch because the police aren't doing enough."

If you say something like this, you are probably a disingenuous ass that is deliberately misunderstanding what "defund the police" means.

That's pretty funny coming from someone whose entire premise is that "defund the police" doesn't mean defund the police.

How is that my "entire premise"?

We have increased police budgets while also cutting social programs for decades, and it has put unqualified officers into way too many situations that they are not equipped to resolve. Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.

It happens way, way too often.

Mental health, drug addiction, and other social services can help ease the police's workload, while also be better suited to their particular expertise.

I would add to that, stop equipping the police like armed mercenaries.  If they look like an invading army, they will act like an invading army.

No more fatigues tucked into combat boots.  No more second hand armored personnel carriers.  You get a police uniform and a squad car unless you are on foot patrol.  Yes, bring that back.  I'm still debating whether cops should get guns.  They haven't acted responsible enough to have them, in my opinion.


The fatigues on protestors is more disconcerting to me than the guns. Its America, anyone can get guns.

If you were in genuine fear of something, you'd pop up with a rifle in your bathrobe and shorts if you had to.
Wearing military gear is them self-identifying as a paramilitary, parapolice group like many authoritarians have done before.
This story is entirely about the police conveniently looking the other way while allowing the brownshirts, in this case camo wearers, to do the heavy lifting in busting heads in order to maintain some semblance of legitimate authority for the rubes.That's really dangerous. I'd be taking as much information as I could about these guys. Pictures with drones, all that. They should be held accountable when the time comes.
 
2020-08-09 10:10:12 PM  

mdarius: If you were in genuine fear of something, you'd pop up with a rifle in your bathrobe and shorts if you had to.
Wearing military gear is them self-identifying as a paramilitary, parapolice group like many authoritarians have done before.
This story is entirely about the police conveniently looking the other way while allowing the brownshirts, in this case camo wearers, to do the heavy lifting in busting heads in order to maintain some semblance of legitimate authority for the rubes.That's really dangerous. I'd be taking as much information as I could about these guys. Pictures with drones, all that. They should be held accountable when the time comes.


I think the one time I ever wore anything military style was for a Halloween costume party.  I think the dress-up kidletts  (on both sides of the political compass) are virtue signalling morons.
 
KIA
2020-08-09 10:17:16 PM  

waxbeans: KIA: waxbeans: KIA: Or - and I know this will blow your mind - most of America is perfectly capable of respecting Black Lives but think Antifa is horrible, looting is unlawful, and trying to start protests which can be built up to looting where there aren't any black people is, at best, ridiculous grandstanding and entirely unnecessary and at worst intentional criminality.

So was it wrong for slaves to sink ships in the Atlantic?
Was it wrong for Haitian slaves to kill their slave?

Nobody understands how you link these things together.

It was a question. I asked it because of feels expressed in someone's comment.
This isn't complicated.
🙄

I'm trying to see where people minds are at.


What is the color of fugue?

How does one get to San Jose?

See how those are not linked at all?
 
2020-08-09 10:38:40 PM  

KIA: waxbeans: KIA: waxbeans: KIA: Or - and I know this will blow your mind - most of America is perfectly capable of respecting Black Lives but think Antifa is horrible, looting is unlawful, and trying to start protests which can be built up to looting where there aren't any black people is, at best, ridiculous grandstanding and entirely unnecessary and at worst intentional criminality.

So was it wrong for slaves to sink ships in the Atlantic?
Was it wrong for Haitian slaves to kill their slave?

Nobody understands how you link these things together.

It was a question. I asked it because of feels expressed in someone's comment.
This isn't complicated.
🙄

I'm trying to see where people minds are at.

What is the color of fugue?

How does one get to San Jose?

See how those are not linked at all?


If you don't see the line from slavery to today. Maybe, there is no point in trying to reach you or question you. Clearly you don't stand against evil.
Such is life.
You shall be recalled.
 
2020-08-09 10:49:06 PM  
"This is Douglas County, this is not how we treat our visitors!" Assemblyman Wheeler yelled. "Here we treat others with respect!"

If you have to yell to be heard over the unruly mob that is actively assaulting your visitors and others, then that is how you treat your visitors, and you do not treat others with respect.
 
2020-08-09 11:08:30 PM  

4th Horseman: Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.


Yes there is. Qualified immunity doesn't negate criminal law.
 
2020-08-09 11:15:55 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: 4th Horseman: Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.

Yes there is. Qualified immunity doesn't negate criminal law.


Have you not been paying attention?  We're having riots because cops are not be held accountable for their criminal actions.  In practice, qualified immunity negates criminal law.  No one has been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor in her sleep.
 
2020-08-10 12:19:45 AM  

OgreMagi: The Supreme Court has already ruled that the police have no legal duty to protect you.


No, they didn't. Stop misinterpreting Gonzales V. City of Castle Rock.
 
2020-08-10 12:20:50 AM  

OgreMagi: n practice, qualified immunity negates criminal law.  No one has been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor in her sleep.


Qualified Immunity has nothing to do with that.
 
2020-08-10 12:25:18 AM  

CruiserTwelve: OgreMagi: The Supreme Court has already ruled that the police have no legal duty to protect you.

No, they didn't. Stop misinterpreting Gonzales V. City of Castle Rock.


Warren v. District of Columbia, biatch.

"the duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists".
 
2020-08-10 12:27:16 AM  

CruiserTwelve: OgreMagi: n practice, qualified immunity negates criminal law.  No one has been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor in her sleep.

Qualified Immunity has nothing to do with that.


Then why haven't the murderers been arrested and charged?  It's been how long? Two months?  They broke into her home and shot her while she slept.  Given she was asleep, they were in no danger, therefore they had no justification to shoot.

They farking murdered her in her sleep.  Go ahead.  Defend them.  I dare you.
 
2020-08-10 12:38:24 AM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: OgreMagi: CruiserTwelve: OgreMagi: n practice, qualified immunity negates criminal law.  No one has been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor in her sleep.

Qualified Immunity has nothing to do with that.

Then why haven't the murderers been arrested and charged?  It's been how long? Two months?

No one has been arrested or charged because the investigation is ongoing.  It has been 149 days.  In 2019, an almost identical case, the Pecan Park raid, occurred in Houston.  Very similar circumstances -- no knock raid, male homeowner defended himself with a firearm, female companion was killed in crossfire, warrant was revealed to be based on investigator deception.  It took 209 days for charges to be filed and an arrest be made.

A reasonable person wouldn't expect charges to be filed until October or November.


And how long would it have taken if it wasn't a cop who committed murder?
 
2020-08-10 1:05:08 AM  

OgreMagi: Then why haven't the murderers been arrested and charged?  It's been how long? Two months?  They broke into her home and shot her while she slept.  Given she was asleep, they were in no danger, therefore they had no justification to shoot.


Qualified Immunity has nothing to do with criminal charges. It applies solely to civil law.

By the way, "they were in no danger?" Are you aware that one of the cops had been shot? Their response was inappropriate, but to say they weren't in danger is a stretch.
 
2020-08-10 1:31:59 AM  

OgreMagi: Warren v. District of Columbia, biatch.


You're right that Warren v. DC is the case that established the "no duty" thing, but it wasn't a Supreme Court case. As C12 pointed out, Castle Rock v. Gonzales didn't involve the same legal issues as Warren, although there were similarities in the two cases.
 
2020-08-10 2:03:35 AM  
I feel like it's getting closer to the time when the light bulb will go off in liberals heads, that the 2nd amendment is there so you can protect yourself and stop whining about "Where are the cops to protect us?" "Where are all these gun toting 2nd amendment people to help us?"

In America, you are responsible for your own freedom. Take advantage of the freedoms the founding fathers enumerated for you.
 
2020-08-10 2:12:56 AM  

The Southern Dandy: I feel like it's getting closer to the time when the light bulb will go off in liberals heads, that the 2nd amendment is there so you can protect yourself and stop whining about "Where are the cops to protect us?" "Where are all these gun toting 2nd amendment people to help us?"

In America, you are responsible for your own freedom. Take advantage of the freedoms the founding fathers enumerated for you.


Tell that to David koresh or the people at Ruby ridge

For real.
STFU otherwise
 
2020-08-10 4:21:37 AM  
Awww.  Now that the shoe is on the other foot, a lot of concern is being expressed here.
 
2020-08-10 4:22:10 AM  

Voiceofreason01: "WHAT ABOUT MY FREE SPEECH" - a heavily armed conservative while threatening a teenager peacefully voicing an opinion they disagree with


Who does he think he is?  Antifa?
 
2020-08-10 4:24:45 AM  
On a plus note, there was no intense peace from the protesters like we've seen in other cities, and Douglas County does seem to be vandalism, looting, and arson free after they left.
 
2020-08-10 4:27:43 AM  
Defund / abolish the police.  Build a robust social welfare network.  Eliminate the causes of crime.  Have real public safety.
 
2020-08-10 4:39:53 AM  

Z-clipped: orbister: I'm not sure what is weirder about this: a library taking a position on BLM or a police chief so upset by their doing so that he withdraws police cover from the library. Or maybe it's anti-police protestors demanding that the police prevent other people from protesting physically assaulting them.

Fixed, for your disingenuous ass.


That, would be more ironic than weird. Suddenly the police are wanted. It seems that armed gangs don't always work as well as they did in CHAZ, if you discount the shootings and rapes there.
 
2020-08-10 6:27:00 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: The sad part is that this could be true, but the press has lost all credibility.


I guess the important point is the top of that fence post you like to sit on.
 
2020-08-10 6:31:47 AM  

4th Horseman: Hypnotic Harlequin: 4th Horseman: "If you say you want to disband/defund the police, you only look like a moran when you biatch because the police aren't doing enough."

If you say something like this, you are probably a disingenuous ass that is deliberately misunderstanding what "defund the police" means.

That's pretty funny coming from someone whose entire premise is that "defund the police" doesn't mean defund the police.

How is that my "entire premise"?

We have increased police budgets while also cutting social programs for decades, and it has put unqualified officers into way too many situations that they are not equipped to resolve. Throw in Qualified Immunity and being armed to the farking teeth, there is little incentive to not shoot first and sort it all out later.

It happens way, way too often.

Mental health, drug addiction, and other social services can help ease the police's workload, while also be better suited to their particular expertise.


I had an amusing thought the other day when I was "all over the road" as I tried to avoid potholes because I was carrying a heavy load on my already damaged ladder racks.

Cop pulling me over: "You  were swerving"
Me: "No, I was avoiding potholes"
Cop: "That sounds like an excuse"
Me: "Maybe if we spent less money buying you military gear we could afford to fix the roads"

I dunno how much the military gear costs vs repaving the road...but that's my opinion on reducing the funding on police.
 
2020-08-10 6:43:10 AM  

pedrop357: On a plus note, there was no intense peace from the protesters like we've seen in other cities, and Douglas County does seem to be vandalism, looting, and arson free after they left.


In Seattle and Portland, the Proud Boys, KEKNation and the Boogaloo Boys were out in force smashing windows and setting fires. When they showed up at protests with AR-15s, Glocks and such, the Police welcomed them in with open arms and let them through the lines of protesters. There are videos of Police Officers smashing storefronts and encouraging people to loot the stores.

Minneapolis Riots Masked Cop Smashing Shop Windows
Youtube gCQLFGOXock
 
2020-08-10 8:20:52 AM  
The people who just wanted to be left alone are starting to push back. Buckle up.
 
2020-08-10 8:54:09 AM  

orbister: Suddenly the police are wanted.


No asshole, the police doing their jobs properly is what people have been protesting for the entire time.  The Defund movement wants fewer police brutalizing minorities and the remaining police handing actual violent crime like the assaults they are facing in TFA.

But go ahead and take the cops' childish, petulant, self-serving refusal to defend the rights of people they don't like as some grand irony if you want.  I guess you don't see the irony in having to lick the boots of police your tax dollars already pay for to get them to work.
 
2020-08-10 8:58:05 AM  

Z-clipped: But go ahead and take the cops' childish, petulant, self-serving refusal to defend the rights of people they don't like as some grand irony if you want.


OK. Thanks.
 
2020-08-10 8:58:24 AM  
I used to think this was an macabre anthology about the doings of some very nasty men.   Now I'm starting to think of it as a useful 'how-to' manual.

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KIA
2020-08-10 9:21:00 AM  

waxbeans: KIA: waxbeans: KIA: waxbeans: KIA: Or - and I know this will blow your mind - most of America is perfectly capable of respecting Black Lives but think Antifa is horrible, looting is unlawful, and trying to start protests which can be built up to looting where there aren't any black people is, at best, ridiculous grandstanding and entirely unnecessary and at worst intentional criminality.

So was it wrong for slaves to sink ships in the Atlantic?
Was it wrong for Haitian slaves to kill their slave?

Nobody understands how you link these things together.

It was a question. I asked it because of feels expressed in someone's comment.
This isn't complicated.
🙄

I'm trying to see where people minds are at.

What is the color of fugue?

How does one get to San Jose?

See how those are not linked at all?

If you don't see the line from slavery to today. Maybe, there is no point in trying to reach you or question you. Clearly you don't stand against evil.
Such is life.
You shall be recalled.


Fine.  While you are "recalling" maybe you should recall that the greatest civil rights leaders were so assured of the justice of their cause they never needed to resort to violence.  Ghandi.  Martin Luther King.  These men were renowned for their devotion to non-violence.
 
2020-08-10 9:59:58 AM  

Deathfrogg: pedrop357: On a plus note, there was no intense peace from the protesters like we've seen in other cities, and Douglas County does seem to be vandalism, looting, and arson free after they left.

In Seattle and Portland, the Proud Boys, KEKNation and the Boogaloo Boys were out in force smashing windows and setting fires. When they showed up at protests with AR-15s, Glocks and such, the Police welcomed them in with open arms and let them through the lines of protesters. There are videos of Police Officers smashing storefronts and encouraging people to loot the stores.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/gCQLFGOX​ock]


Oh please...
 
2020-08-10 11:26:18 AM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: OgreMagi: And how long would it have taken if it wasn't a cop who committed murder?

That's impossible to say.  It's comparing apples and oranges.  When a police officer kills someone, it triggers all kinds of mandatory investigations by multiple different agencies thanks to oversight regulations.  With the Taylor shooting, the investigation was first handled by the Louisville Public Integrity Unit, then passed on to the FBI for review of their findings, which lead to the FBI launching its own investigation.  There are a lot of i's to be dotted and t's to be be crossed when there is a police killing.

Also, its legally far more complicated when a police officer shoots someone in the line of duty, especially accidentally.  Because police have the power to shoot people under the right circumstances, so its not like civilian murders.  With a civilian shoots someone, that's pretty much always murder.  It's just a matter of proving they shot him.  With cops, it's usually not an issue of proving who shot who, its a matter of proving that the police officer was not acting within his legal power to shoot them and knew it.

In a case like the Taylor case, it's quite possible that the police officer who actually fired the bullet that killed Taylor is not her murderer, if she was murdered at all.


So not only are you anti-justice, you're also a self-deluded racist Star Wars trash.
 
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