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Re: The Police

Postby seanrichardryan » December 11th, 2014, 11:11 pm

Ba Da dum !
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: The Police

Postby mister.shoes » January 9th, 2015, 9:38 am

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Re: The Police

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Re: The Police

Postby David Greene » January 15th, 2015, 11:19 pm

So this popped up on the intertubes.

http://v.qwikcast.tv/view.aspx?q=C1B0S

Anyone else sickened by this?

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Re: The Police

Postby Anondson » January 16th, 2015, 3:26 pm

A blow against one of the common incentives for overly aggressive police enforcement.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investiga ... c=al_alert

This should be looked at as a great step.

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Re: The Police

Postby Anondson » January 16th, 2015, 3:31 pm

David Greene wrote:So this popped up on the intertubes.

http://v.qwikcast.tv/view.aspx?q=C1B0S

Anyone else sickened by this?
Certainly had some unsettling imagery. :(

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Re: The Police

Postby mattaudio » January 16th, 2015, 3:33 pm

Fla. Police Department Used Black Mug Shots For Target Practice
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... t-practice

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Re: The Police

Postby Anondson » January 16th, 2015, 5:57 pm

A local angle, police union membership continues to earn special privileges to members.

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 78571.html

It's good to be a member! Could maybe add that to the recruitment video?

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Re: The Police

Postby mulad » January 16th, 2015, 6:24 pm

It's been a bit gratifying to see that some NYPD members have pushed back against the rhetoric of their police union's boss, who had said the city's mayor had "blood on his hands" after those two officers were killed in an ambush on December 20th. On the other hand, the union members and leaders got to the point of shoving each other around, and still seem to seek about as much power as they can get:
"This is what my members want!" one officer reportedly shouted. "They want more cars, better vests, more manpower! They don't want an apology."
A whole strange political world unto itself...

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Re: The Police

Postby mulad » February 18th, 2015, 3:47 pm

This American Life's two most recent episodes were titled "Cops See It Differently" and tried to thread the needle to find a better understanding of the relation between police and the communities they serve -- what's good, what's bad, and what has and hasn't worked for places that have tried to change.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... y-part-one
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... y-part-two

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Re: The Police

Postby mattaudio » February 18th, 2015, 4:01 pm

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Re: The Police

Postby cond8147 » February 19th, 2015, 9:47 pm

Anondson wrote:A local angle, police union membership continues to earn special privileges to members.

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 78571.html

It's good to be a member! Could maybe add that to the recruitment video?
This is just the affirmation of state law. The union is not "earning" any special privileges for its members; they are simply ensuring that state law is properly enforced. Here's the relevant statue number: 624.714 Sub. 17

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Re: The Police

Postby Anondson » March 21st, 2015, 7:37 am

For those interested, a petition on repealing low level offenses in Minneapolis.

https://www.change.org/p/minneapolis-ci ... KhQsSf%2BB

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Re: The Police

Postby cowboyjones » March 21st, 2015, 11:23 am

Anondson wrote:For those interested, a petition on repealing low level offenses in Minneapolis.

https://www.change.org/p/minneapolis-ci ... KhQsSf%2BB
What is meant by "lurking"?

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Re: The Police

Postby DFPegg » March 21st, 2015, 12:18 pm

Strictly speaking, "No person, in any public or private place, shall lurk, lie in wait or be concealed with intent to commit any crime or unlawful act."

See link for some more context, https://www.aclu.org/racial-justice/pub ... -ordinance

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Re: The Police

Postby Viktor Vaughn » April 1st, 2015, 7:00 am

Longtime Minneapolis police union leader gets challenge from No. 2
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 45411.html

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Re: The Police

Postby MNdible » April 1st, 2015, 7:42 am

Wow. So there's somebody who could actually be worse than Delmonico, and they found him.

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Re: The Police

Postby mattaudio » April 1st, 2015, 8:11 am

Was just going to post this. Like a Lernaean Hydra.

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Re: The Police

Postby nordeast homer » April 1st, 2015, 1:21 pm

Interesting quote, "after 16 years there needs to be some new blood"... Kroll has been the VP for 9 years, how is that new blood??

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Re: The Police

Postby EOst » April 30th, 2015, 9:33 pm

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 49331.html

They elected Kroll. If there's a police shooting in this city, you know his backstory is going to be in every article.


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