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2022-09-25 12:33:28 PM  
Best not mess with Jubjubs

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2022-09-25 12:41:28 PM  
Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake coming down from the trees in the first place,
 
2022-09-25 12:49:12 PM  
FTFA: The expected $90 million, 85-acre center, announced and approved by the city of Atlanta last year, will include a shooting range, mock city and burn building, among other facilities.

For some unfathomable reason, people in Atlanta are not wild about the police uprooting a forest and destroying a peaceful area so that they can practice their Shooting Unarmed Blacks skills and rehearse their Suppressing Demonstrations procedures. And doing it through a secretive planning process that avoided public input.

Huh.

I'm still trying to decide whether Subbyintended the Stupid tag for the police, or whether they failed to read the article.
 
2022-09-25 12:52:22 PM  

HugeMistake: I'm still trying to decide whether Subbyintended the Stupid tag for the police, or whether they failed to read the article.


Some people like boots more than trees.
 
2022-09-25 1:13:38 PM  
"Can't we just build it closer to a place where people are already used to hearing gunshots all the time?"
 
2022-09-25 2:28:14 PM  

Naido: "Can't we just build it closer to a place where people are already used to hearing gunshots all the time?"


Next to a school?
 
2022-09-25 2:28:22 PM  
Build it someplace else.
 
2022-09-25 2:29:43 PM  
Seems like most of cops training should be in a classroom not a range
 
2022-09-25 2:31:19 PM  
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2022-09-25 2:34:21 PM  
Simpsons did it
 
2022-09-25 2:34:24 PM  
Good. F*ck the police. Their training is alternately useless and evil.
 
2022-09-25 2:35:58 PM  
The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.
 
2022-09-25 2:40:35 PM  
Who wouldn't want lots of traffic, "burn buildings" and a shooting range in their neighborhood? Especially when you can look forward to construction vehicles for years disrupting your life.
 
2022-09-25 2:41:10 PM  
Whoever wrote that sob-story article should be arrested.
 
2022-09-25 2:42:10 PM  

Hinged: Whoever wrote that sob-story article should be arrested.


To quote you, go away.
 
2022-09-25 2:42:27 PM  
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Are they also shouting out rude names?
 
2022-09-25 2:43:00 PM  
Posers don't pocket mulch.
 
2022-09-25 2:43:23 PM  
As someone who lives in Atlanta...

Putting aside whether or not we need this, the location makes no sense. We should be building trails through the forest rather than tearing it down. There's plenty of unused farm land for sale out in the southern portion of Fulton County towards Coweta. Put it there.

And do we need this? I don't see how it's going to address the over policing of Black people, as well as the fact that so much gun violence comes from people walk around with guns and then pulling them out when they get into an argument.
 
2022-09-25 2:45:10 PM  
The thing is APD has been training on that piece of property for decades and the expansion is a reuse of an old prison camp. Other than a slight increase in activity, nothing is really going to change.

/ If you like urban exploring, the old prison buildings are cool
 
2022-09-25 2:59:10 PM  
Weird how they want to build the training facility next to residential neighborhoods but not next to banks, warehouses, corporate buildings or airports. Maybe there's someone on their board who could help.
 
2022-09-25 3:06:26 PM  
This is the sort of project that should automatically be built on a brownfie3%%ld site.
 
2022-09-25 3:08:01 PM  
Excuse cat typing
brownfield
 
2022-09-25 3:16:31 PM  

LydiaPreziosa: This is the sort of project that should automatically be built on a brownfie3%%ld site.


Yeah but the minute the cops find out they're standing on a brown field they'll just empty their weapons into the dirt all day long
 
2022-09-25 3:16:51 PM  

Another Government Employee: The thing is APD has been training on that piece of property for decades and the expansion is a reuse of an old prison camp. Other than a slight increase in activity, nothing is really going to change.

/ If you like urban exploring, the old prison buildings are cool


And to think, CNN is based there... and somehow doesn't know that.

Amazing, isn't it?
 
2022-09-25 3:18:29 PM  

thornhill: As someone who lives in Atlanta...

Putting aside whether or not we need this, the location makes no sense. We should be building trails through the forest rather than tearing it down. There's plenty of unused farm land for sale out in the southern portion of Fulton County towards Coweta. Put it there.

And do we need this? I don't see how it's going to address the over policing of Black people, as well as the fact that so much gun violence comes from people walk around with guns and then pulling them out when they get into an argument.


Look, you can have a nice forest for public enjoyment or you can have a giant razor wired lot where gunfire and smoke erupt all day and night. I know which choice sounds American.
 
2022-09-25 3:22:02 PM  

austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.


Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?
 
2022-09-25 3:22:30 PM  

austerity101: Good. F*ck the police. Their training is alternately useless and evil.


Until you need them.
 
2022-09-25 3:25:11 PM  

vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?


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It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"
 
2022-09-25 3:26:51 PM  

vestona22: austerity101: Good. F*ck the police. Their training is alternately useless and evil.

Until you need them.


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2022-09-25 3:27:37 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?

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It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"


"at" hours after the massacre != "at" the massacre.  What is wrong with you?
 
2022-09-25 3:28:25 PM  
Cool, put the project on hold and see how the tree dwellers evolve.
 
2022-09-25 3:30:30 PM  
I don't think fires can be trained anyway.
 
2022-09-25 3:31:07 PM  

vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?


Nice of all those off-duty cops to show up at the school and stand around in their free time, preventing parents from saving their kids, when they could have just stayed home since they weren't on the clock and all.
 
2022-09-25 3:32:48 PM  

farkitallletitend: Cool, put the project on hold and see how the tree dwellers evolve.


Or, throw their molotov cocktails back at them.  Trees burn up.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/protesters-arrested-after-chucking-molotov-cocktail-at-police-over-planned-apd-training-facility/ar-AAXnJeZ
 
2022-09-25 3:36:17 PM  
How about building a police facility where cops only learn how to DE-ESCALATE conflict rather than ratchet it up with weaponry?
 
2022-09-25 3:38:30 PM  

Hinged: Another Government Employee: The thing is APD has been training on that piece of property for decades and the expansion is a reuse of an old prison camp. Other than a slight increase in activity, nothing is really going to change.

/ If you like urban exploring, the old prison buildings are cool

And to think, CNN is based there... and somehow doesn't know that.

Amazing, isn't it?


Most of the news operation is in NYC now (thanks, TimeWarner).
 
2022-09-25 3:40:54 PM  

vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?

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It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"

"at" hours after the massacre != "at" the massacre.  What is wrong with you?


Oh, I see. You're that "well he killed most of the kids already so what else were the cops supposed to do, rush him just on the chance they could save the last one?" guy.

Here's a f*cking timeline, jackass. It was a complete clusterf*ck.
 
2022-09-25 3:44:00 PM  
Friendly reminder: if you think the cops have way too much money and more than enough cops, please remember to write to your local congresscritter and tell them to vote against Joe Biden's Safer America plan which is set to give billions of dollars to cop departments across the country that will give them even more money to tear down forests and build unnecessary training centers.
 
2022-09-25 3:46:34 PM  

Floki: How about building a police facility where cops only learn how to DE-ESCALATE conflict rather than ratchet it up with weaponry?


Maybe they could even train in some calming surroundings ... like a forest.
 
2022-09-25 3:47:53 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?

[Fark user image image 425x474]

It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"

"at" hours after the massacre != "at" the massacre.  What is wrong with you?

Oh, I see. You're that "well he killed most of the kids already so what else were the cops supposed to do, rush him just on the chance they could save the last one?" guy.

Here's a f*cking timeline, jackass. It was a complete clusterf*ck.


Let's take a look at your link:

11:33 a.m.
Shooter enters the school
11:35 a.m.
Uvalde police enter the school
11:36 a.m.
More law enforcement officers enter school
11:37 a.m.
Gunman fires more rounds and drives officers away
11:38 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates that the suspect is contained
11:40 a.m.
Arredondo calls Uvalde Police Department; more gunfire
11:41 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates suspect is barricaded and still shooting
11:42 a.m.
Children begin to be evacuated
11:43 a.m.
Robb Elementary and Uvalde police post on Facebook

Now, I know math is probably hard for you, jackass, but that's 10 farking minutes.  What is wrong with you??????
 
2022-09-25 3:48:46 PM  
Apparently Atlanta is about one-third black and the Atlanta police force approaches 60% black.

No point it just sounds complicated.

Sounds like the blacks are kind of running the show here but that may not be true at all

Actually google tells me the commissioner is black.

The way this issue is being presented and commented on is just weird.

Guess that's my point.
 
2022-09-25 3:49:02 PM  

misanthropicsob: Friendly reminder: if you think the cops have way too much money and more than enough cops, please remember to write to your local congresscritter and tell them to vote against Joe Biden's Safer America plan which is set to give billions of dollars to cop departments across the country that will give them even more money to tear down forests and build unnecessary training centers.


Oh, and tell your friends to do the same. It will take a while cacophony of dissenters to take down the overfunding portion of this plan.
 
2022-09-25 3:51:38 PM  

zepillin: Apparently Atlanta is about one-third black and the Atlanta police force approaches 60% black.

No point it just sounds complicated.

Sounds like the blacks are kind of running the show here but that may not be true at all

Actually google tells me the commissioner is black.

The way this issue is being presented and commented on is just weird.

Guess that's my point.


From what I gleaned on the inter webs :

The most common ethnicity at Atlanta Police Department is White (53%), followed by Black or African American (27%) and Hispanic or Latino (9%).
 
2022-09-25 3:52:54 PM  

HugeMistake: FTFA: The expected $90 million, 85-acre center, announced and approved by the city of Atlanta last year, will include a shooting range, mock city and burn building, among other facilities.

For some unfathomable reason, people in Atlanta are not wild about the police uprooting a forest and destroying a peaceful area so that they can practice their Shooting Unarmed Blacks skills and rehearse their Suppressing Demonstrations procedures. And doing it through a secretive planning process that avoided public input.

Huh.

I'm still trying to decide whether Subbyintended the Stupid tag for the police, or whether they failed to read the article.


This is the place that was not so much a Walden pond, bucolic setting, but the location of a notorious  chain gang, Cool Hand Luke style lock up.  Juvenile Detention Center is currently located there.

Some cops might improve it.
 
2022-09-25 3:53:16 PM  

vestona22: austerity101: Good. F*ck the police. Their training is alternately useless and evil.

Until you need them.


Oooo, unassailable logic there. Now, bring out statistics of how useful they are when actually needed.
 
2022-09-25 3:53:54 PM  

vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?

[Fark user image image 425x474]

It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"

"at" hours after the massacre != "at" the massacre.  What is wrong with you?

Oh, I see. You're that "well he killed most of the kids already so what else were the cops supposed to do, rush him just on the chance they could save the last one?" guy.

Here's a f*cking timeline, jackass. It was a complete clusterf*ck.

Let's take a look at your link:

11:33 a.m.
Shooter enters the school
11:35 a.m.
Uvalde police enter the school
11:36 a.m.
More law enforcement officers enter school
11:37 a.m.
Gunman fires more rounds and drives officers away
11:38 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates that the suspect is contained
11:40 a.m.
Arredondo calls Uvalde Police Department; more gunfire
11:41 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates suspect is barricaded and still shooting
11:42 a.m.
Children begin to be evacuated
11:43 a.m.
Robb Elementary and Uvalde police post on Facebook

Now, I know math is probably hard for you, jackass, but that's 10 farking minutes.  What is wrong with you??????


I see you're at the "if I point out how what he said about me is true I'll win" stage of your argument.
 
2022-09-25 3:56:44 PM  

zepillin: Apparently Atlanta is about one-third black and the Atlanta police force approaches 60% black.

No point it just sounds complicated.

Sounds like the blacks are kind of running the show here but that may not be true at all

Actually google tells me the commissioner is black.

The way this issue is being presented and commented on is just weird.

Guess that's my point.


Yes and no.  First, the neighbors have a point.  I tend to be a "if you move next to an airport don't complain about the airplanes" kind of guy.  But this is a significant expansion.  That said, most of the "protesters" are white, male, middle class "activists" that do not really have any interest other than hating police.  Much like many farkers.
 
2022-09-25 3:56:45 PM  

Floki: zepillin: Apparently Atlanta is about one-third black and the Atlanta police force approaches 60% black.

No point it just sounds complicated.

Sounds like the blacks are kind of running the show here but that may not be true at all

Actually google tells me the commissioner is black.

The way this issue is being presented and commented on is just weird.

Guess that's my point.

From what I gleaned on the inter webs :

The most common ethnicity at Atlanta Police Department is White (53%), followed by Black or African American (27%) and Hispanic or Latino (9%).


Wiki said 58% in 2013 Which is really weird cuz that's a big discrepancy
 
2022-09-25 3:59:55 PM  

OMG_ItAteEveryThing: vestona22: austerity101: Good. F*ck the police. Their training is alternately useless and evil.

Until you need them.

Oooo, unassailable logic there. Now, bring out statistics of how useful they are when actually needed.


So you're OK with letting someone take you out?   Oooooo.
 
2022-09-25 4:02:17 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: rzrwiresunrise: vestona22: austerity101: The hundreds of law enforcement officers at Uvalde were trained, and they did f*cking nothing. They stood by and let children be massacred, while also preventing others from intervening to help.

Hundreds?   Try 7 part-time workers and 47 full-time officers. Only a quarter of which were on duty.  What is wrong with you?

[Fark user image image 425x474]

It's almost like "at" ≠ ""from"

"at" hours after the massacre != "at" the massacre.  What is wrong with you?

Oh, I see. You're that "well he killed most of the kids already so what else were the cops supposed to do, rush him just on the chance they could save the last one?" guy.

Here's a f*cking timeline, jackass. It was a complete clusterf*ck.

Let's take a look at your link:

11:33 a.m.
Shooter enters the school
11:35 a.m.
Uvalde police enter the school
11:36 a.m.
More law enforcement officers enter school
11:37 a.m.
Gunman fires more rounds and drives officers away
11:38 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates that the suspect is contained
11:40 a.m.
Arredondo calls Uvalde Police Department; more gunfire
11:41 a.m.
Law enforcement indicates suspect is barricaded and still shooting
11:42 a.m.
Children begin to be evacuated
11:43 a.m.
Robb Elementary and Uvalde police post on Facebook

Now, I know math is probably hard for you, jackass, but that's 10 farking minutes.  What is wrong with you??????

I see you're at the "if I point out how what he said about me is true I'll win" stage of your argument.


And I see you're at the point of "if I pretend to be so stupid I'll win" stage of the argument.

TEN Farking Minutes.
 
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