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2022-08-17 4:12:26 PM  
When I was at a protest in DTLA in 2020, we were told that umbrellas would be considered "lethal weapons" and the cops had authorization to shoot to kill if we were holding them.

I really don't get the umbrella hate.
 
2022-08-17 4:36:37 PM  
"...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.
 
2022-08-17 4:40:07 PM  

youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.


Not sure if things have changed, but there were a bunch of kids when I was in college who'd just get inexpensive rucksack style bags from the surplus store and use that like a backpack.  I think the ROTC recruiting events gave out "go army" bags with molle webbing on them too.

Anyways, regardless, there are a bunch of guys on college campuses what wear pseudo solider stuff for one reason or another.
 
2022-08-17 4:44:13 PM  
OUr campus has gone into lockdown for car backfires, and rolled up Yoga mats.
 
2022-08-17 4:44:14 PM  
Luckily no good guy with a gun was near by.
 
2022-08-17 4:45:17 PM  

youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.

FTFV


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Paracord and a flag?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-08-17 4:46:33 PM  

drayno76: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.
FTFV


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Paracord and a flag?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Hopefully the bomb squad detonated it just to be sure.
 
2022-08-17 4:51:27 PM  
As a frequent police critic, I wanna say big ups to the Miami-Dade PD for not freaking out and shooting the guy over an umbrella.  This is in many ways a happy story.
 
2022-08-17 4:51:45 PM  

New Rising Sun: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.

Not sure if things have changed, but there were a bunch of kids when I was in college who'd just get inexpensive rucksack style bags from the surplus store and use that like a backpack.  I think the ROTC recruiting events gave out "go army" bags with molle webbing on them too.

Anyways, regardless, there are a bunch of guys on college campuses what wear pseudo solider stuff for one reason or another.


But this is definitely not one of them.
 
2022-08-17 4:53:13 PM  

farkitallletitend: Luckily no good guy with a gun was near by.


I know right. Probably would have just said it's an umbrella and all.
 
2022-08-17 4:53:21 PM  

Peki: When I was at a protest in DTLA in 2020, we were told that umbrellas would be considered "lethal weapons" and the cops had authorization to shoot to kill if we were holding them.

I really don't get the umbrella hate.


Probably the pointy end. Even though most don't have those anymore, these old policies hang on for so long, people forget about the whole reason it was put into place, so when there's a change, nobody thinks to update things.
 
2022-08-17 4:54:19 PM  
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2022-08-17 4:54:25 PM  

youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.


Meh, it's got the ALICE straps on the outside. If the idiot thought an umbrella was a gun, then they're stupid enough to think that is a "military style" backpack.
 
2022-08-17 4:54:36 PM  
"This is a new day. These situations have to be taken seriously," Miami Dade College's Director of Communications Juan Mendieta said.

Situations where... someone has an umbrella?

Christ, we're surrounded by idiots.
 
2022-08-17 4:56:19 PM  
I'm assuming it was a white guy with an umbrella, and that the cops would have shot him otherwise.
 
2022-08-17 4:56:36 PM  
What if you have an umbrella in your drink? Do they just tase you?
 
2022-08-17 4:56:45 PM  

indylaw: "This is a new day. These situations have to be taken seriously," Miami Dade College's Director of Communications Juan Mendieta said.

Situations where... someone has an umbrella?

Christ, we're surrounded by idiots.


You know they'd be raising hell about their 2nd Mendment Rights if the guy was carrying an actual AR15
 
2022-08-17 4:57:22 PM  

Peki: I really don't get the umbrella hate.


They just hate what it represents.

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2022-08-17 4:59:33 PM  
The suspect was seen waddling away from the college.

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2022-08-17 5:04:22 PM  
If cops can detain you and search you because someone said you have something that looks like it might be a gun then you don't actually have the right to a gun.
 
2022-08-17 5:04:45 PM  

fredbox: drayno76: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.
FTFV


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Paracord and a flag?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hopefully the bomb squad detonated it just to be sure.


Johnny MacGyver could make a lot with an umbrella, a backpack, paracord, and a flag: a hat, a pterodactyl, a broach, a scary spider, or even take down a 3rd world government
 
2022-08-17 5:05:52 PM  
Umbrella, ella, ella, ay, ay, ay, bang
 
2022-08-17 5:06:23 PM  

baronbloodbath: The suspect was seen waddling away from the college.

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Though, to be fair, his umbrella usually WAS a weapon.
 
2022-08-17 5:06:57 PM  

Peki: When I was at a protest in DTLA in 2020, we were told that umbrellas would be considered "lethal weapons" and the cops had authorization to shoot to kill if we were holding them.

I really don't get the umbrella hate.


They are looking for any opportunity to break up the protest.

Umbrellas are very effective in blocking some of the less lethal weapons police use to illegally attack protesters.

Meanwhile, if you're a Trumper you can be out at a rally after curfew with your hand literally on the pistol grip of an AR-15 and your finger inches from the trigger and cops won't do a thing.
 
2022-08-17 5:10:29 PM  
"military-style backpack"

Oh, good Lord, there are lots of Oakley and the like backpacks that are for gear snobs. WTF is a "military-style" backpack?
 
2022-08-17 5:12:13 PM  

youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.


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Sure, Jansport.
 
2022-08-17 5:15:08 PM  
FTA:
But authorities say the 911 caller mistook an umbrella in the man's backpack for a rifle...
They quickly found the man who the caller spotted, detained him and then took a look inside his backpack.
Authorities say he was carrying a military-style backpack with a black umbrella handle sticking out of the side of it.


Caller says "there's a guy with a rifle poking out of his backpack." They find him, stop him, and pull out the umbrella...

... and then go fishing around inside the backpack just in case the rifle shrank? Or were they looking for something they could arrest him for?
 
2022-08-17 5:18:54 PM  
AT least this would have been understandable...

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/Raindrops, pew pew, pew
 
2022-08-17 5:46:22 PM  
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2022-08-17 5:58:45 PM  

fireclown: As a frequent police critic, I wanna say big ups to the Miami-Dade PD for not freaking out and shooting the guy over an umbrella.  This is in many ways a happy story.


Four cops held him down and beat him while screaming STOP RESISTING. Progress is progress I guess
 
2022-08-17 5:58:57 PM  

Peki: When I was at a protest in DTLA in 2020, we were told that umbrellas would be considered "lethal weapons" and the cops had authorization to shoot to kill if we were holding them.

I really don't get the umbrella hate.


That's why you can't have nice things.

/ Like umbrellas...
 
2022-08-17 6:03:05 PM  
"I don't want to call it a drill because this was actually a rapid response," he added. "There were armed officials who went throughout the campus and swept all the areas, so this was not a drill. But it was a good exercise with a good outcome that makes us feel confident about the upcoming school year."

Yay, we're happy that we're prepared for a school shooting.

Whereas I'm wholly depressed we live in a society where said planning is even farking necessary.
 
2022-08-17 6:08:16 PM  

Schmerd1948: What if you have an umbrella in your drink? Do they just tase you?


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What if you have a drink in your umbrella?
 
2022-08-17 6:08:33 PM  

youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.


In other words, it has a MOLLE-compatible (or similar) attachment system for adding pouches. I guess that's really scary to some people.
 
2022-08-17 6:21:22 PM  
When I was a little lad in the Fifties, Government Surplus gas mask cases were very popular as schoolbags. Just the right size for a day's books, plus pen and pencil, and costing hardly anything. They were khaki, made of canvas, and had a shoulder strap.
Those were simpler, more robust times.
 
2022-08-17 6:25:10 PM  
Still, authorities and school officials both say they're thankful it was called in.
(so we can get that sweet overtime pay!)
 
2022-08-17 6:28:33 PM  

Chemlight Battery: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.

In other words, it has a MOLLE-compatible (or similar) attachment system for adding pouches. I guess that's really scary to some people.


What does anyone need with a Backpack of War?
 
2022-08-17 6:43:50 PM  

Saturn5: Chemlight Battery: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.

In other words, it has a MOLLE-compatible (or similar) attachment system for adding pouches. I guess that's really scary to some people.

What does anyone need with a Backpack of War?


It's the high capacity pockets you need to worry about.
 
2022-08-17 7:43:51 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Schmerd1948: What if you have an umbrella in your drink? Do they just tase you?

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What if you have a drink in your umbrella?


I am so getting one of those. Can't wait for the next Yankees/Mets game.
 
2022-08-17 8:04:49 PM  

Chemlight Battery: Saturn5: Chemlight Battery: youre killing independent george: "...a military style backpack.."

What the fark.

In other words, it has a MOLLE-compatible (or similar) attachment system for adding pouches. I guess that's really scary to some people.

What does anyone need with a Backpack of War?

It's the high capacity pockets you need to worry about.


And the shoulder things that go up.  This one has TWO of them!
 
2022-08-17 8:23:30 PM  
Did they get a search warrant for the backpack?
 
2022-08-17 9:19:51 PM  
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2022-08-17 9:27:57 PM  

Mikey1969: Peki: When I was at a protest in DTLA in 2020, we were told that umbrellas would be considered "lethal weapons" and the cops had authorization to shoot to kill if we were holding them.

I really don't get the umbrella hate.

Probably the pointy end. Even though most don't have those anymore, these old policies hang on for so long, people forget about the whole reason it was put into place, so when there's a change, nobody thinks to update things.


No, dude.

They banned umbrellas because they are used to deflect pepper balls and rubber bullets/foam baton rounds.

The same reason gas masks and shields are banned from LA protests.

The point is to keep the protesters vulnerable to cop violence.
 
2022-08-17 9:33:37 PM  

farkitallletitend: Luckily no good guy with a gun was near by.


Not sure if it is lucky at all.   Neil Young always said that Kent State was the biggest lesson ever taught on a college campus.   Vonnegut agreed.
 
2022-08-18 11:00:54 AM  

Vkingbanna: OUr campus has gone into lockdown for car backfires, and rolled up Yoga mats.


The highschool by me got locked down for a drama play prop. Like a plastic axe.
 
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