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100876 No. 100876 ID: 9e2974 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, together accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other discards washed out to sea, an international research team of environmental scientists reported Thursday.

Marine biologists and ocean activists have grown alarmed about the seaborne plastic that fouls shorelines and clogs currents from the Arctic to the South Pacific. But the actual amount and source of it hasn’t been known because consumer habits and pollution-control practices vary so widely world-wide.

In a new accounting of global garbage, researchers in the U.S. and Australia led by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, calculated the share that each of 192 countries could have contributed to plastic waste in the oceans, based on consumer data and waste-management information covering coastal populations world-wide.

ENLARGE
The U.S. ranked 20th by their estimates, deemed responsible for just under 1% of the mismanaged plastic waste.

They reported their calculations in the journal Science on Thursday and presented the estimates at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science here.

All told, Dr. Jambeck and her colleagues calculated that people living within 50 kilometers (30 miles) of the coast in these countries generated a total of 275 million metric tons of plastic waste in 2010. A small but significant fraction of it—between 4.8 million and 12.7 million tons of discarded bottles, bags, straws, packaging and other items—ended up in the world’s oceans.

Unchecked, the amount of plastic waste fouling the seas may double by 2025, reaching levels “equal to 10 bags full of plastic per foot of coastline,” Dr. Jambeck said.

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100855 No. 100855 ID: 9e2974 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.

In São Paulo, the country's largest city with a metropolitan area of 20 million people, the main reservoir is at just 6 percent of capacity with the peak of the rainy season now past.
Other cities in Brazil's heavily populated southeast such as Rio de Janeiro face less dire shortages but could also see rationing.
Uncertainty over the drought and its consequences on jobs, public health and overall quality of life have further darkened Brazilians' mood at a time when the economy is struggling and President Dilma Rousseff's popularity is at an all-time low.

After January rains disappointed, and incentives to cut consumption fell short, São Paulo officials warned their next step could be to shut off customers' water supply for as many as five days a week - a measure that would likely last until the next rainy season starts in October, if not longer.
State officials say they have not yet decided whether or when to implement such rationing, in part because they are still hoping for heavy rains in February and March. Indeed, thunderstorms in recent days have caused lakes to rise a bit.

Still, independent projections suggest that São Paulo's main Cantareira reservoir could run out of water as soon as April without drastic cuts to consumption.
As such, the race is on to secure water while it lasts.
Large hospitals in São Paulo are installing in-house water treatment and recycling centers, among other measures, to make sure they can still carry out surgeries and other essential tasks if regular supply stops.

Meanwhile, companies are competing with each other to secure deliveries from large water tanker trucks, which have already become a common sight on São Paulo's gridlocked streets.
"It's like seeing 10 liters in your gas tank and knowing you won't make it to the next station," said Stefan Rohr, environmental director for industry group Ciesp in Campinas, a metropolitan area of more than 3 million people just north of São Paulo.
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100856
Blowout soon?


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100558 No. 100558 ID: c0fe04 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Zimmerman won't be charged for alleged wine-throwing


George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2012 of second-degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, will not face prosecution on aggravated-assault charges because the alleged victim, his ex-girlfriend, recanted her statement, the Florida State Attorney's office said Friday, according to local media reports.
Zimmerman, 31, was arrested in Lake Mary, Fla., earlier this month following an alleged fight at his residence.
"While it is clear that the officers had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmerman which was affirmed by the circuit court judge at initial appearances, the subsequent recantation by the victim of her initial statement along with new documents provided by the victim and her attorney precludes my office from proceeding further," State Attorney Phil Archer said, the Orlando Sentinel reports
Officials said the alleged victim initially told police that Zimmerman had thrown a wine bottle and cellphone at her, but later denied the allegations, WKMG reports.
Prosecutors said they could not proceed with any charges without another witness or other corroborating evidence.
Since his high-profile acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case, Zimmerman has had three other encounters with the Lake Mary police.
In September 2013, Zimmerman's estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman, called 911 to tell police he had punched her father and was threatening her with a gun. She opted not to press charges.
In the second incident, which occurred in November 2013, Zimmerman was arrested and accused of domestic violence by girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, who later said investigators had misinterpreted her statements and dropped charges.
In September 2014, Zimmerman was involved in an incident of road rage.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/30/george-zimmerman-charges-florida-wine-bottle-aggravated-assault/22580411/
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>> No. 100657 ID: 12fd04
>>100646

No doubt. Defining themselves as better people because they fuck someone famous, rather than doing something constructive themselves.
>> No. 100658 ID: 7e3d0e
>>100646
>>100657

You guys can't honestly believe that's any kind of new thing, right? Right?
>> No. 100702 ID: df484d
>>100658
Of COURSE they do.

People who bitch about women on chans tend to be utterly retarded, you know this.
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>>100657

You don't say?
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>Implying this is something new


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100636 No. 100636 ID: 2715d6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
fukken m-m-m-monster kill lol
also check out this old meme
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/01/after-finding-a-loaded-gun-in-mothers-purse-arizona-toddler-shoots-both-parents/
A toddler reaching for an iPod in his mother’s purse grabbed a loaded gun instead before shooting both his parents in an Albuquerque motel room on Saturday, according to news reports.

Police said the bullet hit the father in the buttock and the mother, who is eight months pregnant, in her right shoulder, but did not strike a 2-year-old child who was also in the room, according to Fox News.

“It was like if I was to get up, shake your hand and sat back down,” Justin Reynolds, the child’s father, told local NBC affiliate KOB-TV. “That’s how fast it happened. All of a sudden, we heard a gun go off, and the next minute I realized my girlfriend was bleeding. Then I sat down and realized I was shot, too.”

Hearing from @ABQPOLICE on motel shooting in NE #ABQ more details to come @krqe pic.twitter.com/7aXCQ1XZWV

— Gabrielle Burkhart (@gburkNM) January 31, 2015

Reynolds told the station that the family was getting ready to order pizza when the shooting occurred. He said he acted fast by calling 911 and using towels to try to stop his girlfriend’s bleeding.

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>> No. 100674 ID: 7e3d0e
>>100673

They're total bros, though!

Also known as wind scorpions, sun spiders, camel spiders... and a bunch of other things that aren't what they really are.

Sure, they look like something that gave H.R Geiger his childhood nigh-terrors, but they really do a damn fine job of keeping the bathroom cleared of other things...

That lolpet I mentioned? I put it in a jar when I first found him her. Then fed it a cockroach. Cockroach disappeared in less than a second. No subtle "I stab you then wait and suck out your soups." Just flat up "I fucking kill you and turn you INSIDE THE FUCK OUT." Then I learned they do the same to scorpions.

That's when I learned to stop worrying and love the solufugid.

They're operator as fuck and don't afraid of anything.
>> No. 100675 ID: 7e3d0e
>>100673

also yeah, getting waaay off topic but

>Just another reason that the further I am from the equator, the happier I am.

srsly.

Just say NO to equatorial regions, kids.

I might rant about bark scorpions and the obnoxious people that inhabit the American SW, but...

They have nothing on the kind of stuff that exists in SE Asia.

I've been to Saigon. I loved it. Great people, great food. Same red clay that you find in the SE here.
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>> No. 100679 ID: 267cfc
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Daddy got mad at mommy and shot at her, aiming to miss just to one side of her head just to scare here, but daddy is a dumbass and hit her in the shoulder. "Quick mommy, shoot me in the butt and we'll blame the kid"
Two days later mommy and daddy are really enjoying their pain meds and daddy says to mommy "just as keikaku"

This is my baseless conspiracy theory as to what really happened.
Comment, rate and follow
>> No. 100692 ID: 54e6b3
>>100679
As someone that deals with victims of domestic violence on a daily basis, that is entirely plausible.
>> No. 100719 ID: 3f1f12
>>100692
Thank you for commenting, that was actually a particularly good comment.


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100667 No. 100667 ID: 52aa49 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The Federal Reserve is lashing out at Sen. Rand Paul’s plan to give Congress more oversight over the central bank, a proposal that could gain traction in the new Republican-led Congress.

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/231822-fed-fires-back
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100689
>>100687
Monaco
>> No. 100690 ID: b47db1
>>100687
IIRC there was some African country that had a surplus of 26 dollars.

That was pretty good.
>> No. 100691 ID: 54e6b3
>>100690
Well, if we're using debt to income as the metric, I am a stronger economy than the United States of America.
>> No. 100693 ID: b47db1
>>100691
Unless you live off welfare in any form or have any kind of debt.

It's kind of funny to think I'm worse off financially than some countries though.

Not the US though, the US wins at that.
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>>100689
>Monaco

Implying that Monaco has a real economy and is not just an Italian or French province....

Besides they use the Euro they have a joint economy now.


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100557 No. 100557 ID: 1701f6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months.

The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand-jury decision and also events like the recent Paris terror attacks.

“It will be equipped and trained in ways that our normal patrol officers are not,” Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday.

“It will be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, with the long rifles and the machine guns that are unfortunately sometimes necessary in these ­instances.”

The department will do away with the current system that pulls cops off regular assignments to provide a beefed-up presence at certain hot spots in “critical incident.” vehicles

The unit, which will be operational by summer, will be assigned to the Counterterrorism Bureau.

http://nypost.com/2015/01/30/nypd-to-launch-a-beefed-up-counterterrorism-squad/
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>>100610
>the intended target is standing there, amazed that he is unarmed

And thats when the NYPD calls in an airstrike from a surplus Predator drone re-painted police blue. And probably strikes the Statue of Liberty.

Seriously though, this sounds like something you'd see in a vidya game or novel. Its like they are trying to pull a STAG initiative or something.

And you know these fucks won't even be aimed at Jihad Johnny or Homey McCracknigger the Criminal Kingpin, these wannabe stormtroopers will be used how SWAT is now and sent after bog standard arrest warrants.

Think its bad now with SWAT teams armed with flashbangs and auto rifles, think how bad it would be with armored vehicles, machine guns, and long guns.

Though probably I am overthinking this and these cops will be armed with standard M4s (which is still bad, I barely trust cops with fucking semi-auto handguns) and just be wearing riot gear all the time like they are wannabe Judge Dredds.

But its still bad to have a task force just for protests. sure some protests get out of hand and then the bacon wagons should be called in, but until that time any protest should be allowed. I may not even agree with the protests, I certainly had my disagreements with OWS and the Tea Baggers, but as Americun'ts its their right.
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>> No. 100620 ID: 7e3d0e
>>100618

Thanks, I just accidentally some ghost pepper snack mix in my nose.

Ow.
>> No. 100647 ID: e86321
>>100615
>>100618

That firepower mixed with their abysmal accuracy gives me pause...I think this is a stupid, stupid idea and waste of tax dollars. Now, if say, they were a team permanently deployed to HVA/HVT protection, I guess that'll be ok.

Also, Strategic Response Group sounds like a cool name for a PMC.
>> No. 100656 ID: 0ea1a5
  Soon.


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100481 No. 100481 ID: 0dcdc8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Bowe-Bergdahl-desertion-deserter-Army/2015/01/26/id/620866/

>An Army report on Bergdhal was finished in October, but has yet to be released. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is trying to keep the information from becoming public because it would embarrass President Barack Obama, said Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer.

>Bergdahl walked away from his camp in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. He was held for five years until he was traded for five Taliban leaders being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay last summer.

>Some of Bergdahl's platoon-mates publicly criticized the trade, saying Bergdahl had abandoned his unit and placed the lives of his comrades in danger when they searched fruitlessly for him.

>Shaffer told Fox News he has confirmed that the investigation concluded that Bergdahl's key violation was desertion, and that he will face a military court martial.

>"This has been done. The decision has been made," Schaffer said. "Let me be very clear. As a corporate entity, the Army has decided that they want to pursue Bergdahl for this violation."

Not surprised and I wonder why it has taken this long.
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>> No. 100635 ID: 626b5e
I mean, I know the government wouldn't do this because they're spineless faggots, but I totally would have surgically implanted tracking devices in the 5 high ranking terrorists without their knowledge, traded them for Bergdahl, waited for them to go to their respective terror lairs, then bombed the shit out of the signals. I would keep Bergdahl alive and make a show of the whole thing until the terrorist leaders are all dead, then just walk into Bergdahl's cell and strangle him to death with his own underwear and tell everyone it was a suicide.

Just thinking out loud, not really any point to it.
>> No. 100643 ID: df12a0
>>100635

Any administration, besides the current one, probably would have done that.
>> No. 100644 ID: 1aaf2a
>>100635
That's some Tom Clancy type shit there, brother.

>>100643
I wondered if the NSA/DIA/CIA haven't done that already, perhaps. Who knows?
>> No. 100648 ID: 095a2b
>>100635
Right on I was thinking the same thing, but is there any type of subdermal implant that's small enough to go unnoticed but powerful enough to actually by tracked at any kind of distance (as in, from the air)?
>> No. 100649 ID: 455a59
>>100648
Maaaaaybe?

I always presume military tech is between 2 and ~10 years ahead of what we know about, but right now all we know about (subdermals wise) is like, RFID and even that would be noticeable since it has to be placed surgically and would be irritating for a few days while it healed. Plus useless beyond a few feet.


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100192 No. 100192 ID: 267cfc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Mitt Romney stepped back into the political arena Friday night, reborn as a prospective presidential candidate with a message almost as surprising as his apparent desire to run again for the White House.

From the man pilloried for describing 47 percent of the population as people who act like victims, are dependent on the government and are not willing to take personal control of their own lives, came a domestic economic message that focused on the problem of stagnant wages, the plight of a struggling middle class and a pledge to eradicate poverty in America.

In its broadest strokes and aspirations, what Romney outlined was an agenda that many Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, likely could applaud. For the former Massachusetts governor, the question that will come quickly is whether he has the credibility, given his past campaigns, to persuasively deliver that message. In other words: Is this the authentic Mitt Romney?

Romney laid out this vision aboard the USS Midway, which is permanently docked as a museum in downtown San Diego, at a reception that marked the capstone of a Republican National Committee meeting rich in presidential intrigue and possibilities.

Party leaders were ebullient over the results of the midterm victories and focused on winning the White House in 2016. Romney had shocked Republicans — including many who served him in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns — by announcing at a private meeting with GOP contributors on Jan. 9 in New York that he still wanted to be president and was seriously considering running in 2016.

In the intervening days, as Romney made rounds of telephone calls to take soundings, the machinery around him began to punch out talking points that were designed to push back against the doubters and the disgruntled within the party who believe he blew a perfectly good chance to win the White House against President Obama in the 2012 election and were skeptical about another campaign.

But the haste and seemingly haphazard nature of the rollout served only to generate further backlash in various corners of the party. Romney’s closest advisers said such talk was expected and would not deter Romney. But others were complaining privately that there was too much talk about the process of running and not enough about the substantive rationale and a description of what would be different this time.

Romney stayed silent until Friday night. When he finally spoke, he sounded like a man hoping to banish the ghosts of 2012 and start anew, not as the candidate caricatured by his opponents last time as an out-of-touch plutocrat, but as a man of compassion and faith who has lived a life of quiet aid and counsel to people in need.
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>>100627

It could be broken down somewhat realistically with charts, but good luck creating a ranking system to assign scores on the different axes. It would be like personal freedoms, industry regulation, expeditionary foreign policy, etc...
>> No. 100629 ID: 7a2e1f
>>100626
NE is the only alignment you can trust.
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>>100628
I always have a problem the the kind of charts in your pic.
They imply a fixed (and positive) mathematical relationship between variables that are near each other, because it is displaying an area produced from said variables. In reality, most of these charts do not have variables with such a straightforward relationship and the area shown does not have actual significance. The problem with these charts, is that the variables are connected, when they shouldn't be.

Really, even a basic bar or column chart would be more appropriate.
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Doesn't matter. Color pie is better.
>> No. 100632 ID: a6b004
>>100629
NE or LG, but in both cases, you can only trust them to be what they are. NE and LG are very predictable, but it depends on how you define "trust".

That LG Paladin can be trusted because he's unfamiliar with the concept of lying...but will haul you before a magistrate for spitting on a sidewalk. So don't trust him with anything shady.

NE, in the same way, can be trusted to fuck over everyone and everything, but is going to be predictable enough to be trusted, cautiously, with quite a bit.


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100331 No. 100331 ID: 7b6cef hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102292477


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, state television reported early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to Salman.

King Salman, thought to be 79, has called on the family's Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. By immediately appointing Muqrin as his heir, Salman has moved to avert widespread speculation about the path of the royal succession in the world's top oil exporter.

U.S. crude prices rose about 1.5 percent immediately after the news broke.


>Coinciding with the Houthi Shia takeover of Yemen's capital
>And all the other happening in the Mid-East.
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>> No. 100446 ID: 37d903
  >>100425
>implying this isn't the only version of sixteen tons worth listening to
>> No. 100468 ID: acd3e0
  >>100417

dat punk rock
>> No. 100510 ID: aae541
>>100429
Alestorm is fucking cancer
>> No. 100526 ID: 9ae0c2
>>100510
NO U.
>> No. 100531 ID: cc47f2
Lol, enjoy your 70000 tons of funderground bullshit then


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100305 No. 100305 ID: d25e17 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dashcam-captures-police-shooting-death-n-man-article-1.2086928

>SEE IT: Dashcam shows police shooting death of New Jersey man who had hands in air as he ignored officer’s orders
Jerame C. Reid, 36, is seen exiting a vehicle with his hands raised at shoulder height when a Bridgeton police officer opens fire. Reid, who was convicted as a teen for shooting at New Jersey State Police troopers, was repeatedly warned not to move by the cop or 'you're gonna be f---ing dead.'

> A newly released video capturing the police shooting death of a New Jersey man shows an officer warning the suspect not to move or he'll be "f---ing dead" before the man steps out of his car.

>Jerame C. Reid, 36, is seen exiting the vehicle with his hands raised at shoulder height when a Bridgeton police officer, who recognizes Reid by name, fired at least six times.

>Reid's violent Dec. 30 death began as a routine traffic stop before Officer Braheme Days calls to his partner, Roger Worley, "We've got a gun in this glove compartment!"

>"Don't you f---ing move," Days warns to Reid and the driver, Leroy Tutt. "I'm telling you I'm gonna shoot you. You're gonna be f---ing dead."

>Tutt obediently holds both hands out of his open window while Days expresses the continuing issue with Reid.

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>> No. 100390 ID: 95f3d6
>>100389

The sad part is that he probably was being honest. I've worked with city/county/state/federal law enforcement, never as a leo, and I've heard some wild shit. I get into a state unit and they'll go over a list of shit I can't do. I get into a county unit and they ask me what kind of firepower I brought.

There's a lot of unrealistic bleeding heart bullshit when it comes to use of force, like the Michael Brown thing, but there are a lot of cops out there that do whatever they want. They get away with it because of human nature. Who watches the watchmen? I was once at an energetic materials workshop where the 50 people in the room had to introduce themselves, all law enforcement. One guy said he was in internal affairs; you should have heard the groans. The rest of the time there I heard people shit talking him, asking why he would admit that, etc. It's against human nature for them to attack their own tribe. It's against their self interest for them to hold their coworkers to the same standard. That's why cops always talk about doing right 99.99999% of the time and holding each other accountable, and then you see a video of a cop clearly going over the line and the ten other cops on scene don't do shit to stop him. It's also against human nature to deny yourself the means to do what you need to do. I was riding with one cop when the topic of unmarked traffic enforcement came up. When I said I was against it, he asked why in a disgusted tone. I told him it was dangerous to pretend you weren't the police, and then suddenly demand that people believe you're the police. You wear a uniform for a reason; not another peep. Local government is also unwilling to prosecute the people that feed them cases, or piss off the tribe, or disrupt their revenue stream. And courts have also given police a wide latitude to do their jobs, way too wide in my opinion.

I've got mixed feelings about the direction we're headed. The us vs them gap is getting wider, police are catching hell for non-issues, but I'm seeing a turnaround in police attitudes. Ten years ago it was across the board "I'll put two in your chest if you don't raise your hands fast enough cause I'm going home tonight" and now I see a lot more cops siding with citizens. I also saw a recent state police class and it was like 80% Ron Pauls, and that's the kind of person I'd rather have in uniform.
>> No. 100412 ID: 7c66e6
To add to Burt I know a few LEOs but the one I want to bring up lost his job a few months ago , he has landed a good job post being fired as a police officer so it's ok.

He said the 911 dispatch got a frantic call over someone hurting someone else in a house. There were screams on the phone call. He got there and knocked on the door. He saw someone pop the blinds open for s sec and then not answer. He waited , heard more commotion and couldn't take it anymore. He screamed to announced he is a officer and he is coming in.

He kicked the door in and fond nothing unusual going on. Turns out the screams were from kids horse playing. They filed a compliant , he came in without a warrant. He tried to argue the circumstances demanded he enter the home. Fired in a matter of a few weeks.
>> No. 100432 ID: 65c27c
>>100412

Sounds to me like a lot of people in the department must of hated him...
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>>100390
>Who watches the watchmen?
No one. It's not a huge mystery as to why we've not seen police using vehicle and body cameras, despite having the technology to do it for a decade or more. Dash cams have been around since the 80s at least, but are rarely every turned on.

Without the camera, this incident probably would have been reported along the lines of. The suspect ignored orders to stay in the vehicle, got out and charged the officer what reaching for what may have been a weapon.

Another completely justified shooting, the only witness was another officer and with the guys criminal record no one would have questioned it.

>>100386
Without a witness or cameras, there's nothing to stop that attitude.

I think cameras can't come soon enough. Officers haven't really ever had to be held accountable for their actions. Everything is somehow justified because they're in the line of duty, and that's bullshit.

They're supposed to be keepers of the peace. If they're engaged in some sort of "war on drugs." They have about as much business enforcing traffic laws as the military reserves, who are the ones who would be fighting any war on American soil.

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>> No. 100439 ID: 95f3d6
>>100434

Well, I used to work with the state investigators responsible for that tasking. Guys looked upon like the clerics from Equilibrium (irony). They were all cool as fuck, down to earth, personable, bad mother fuckers who could cut you in half with a glare. They're out there, but as you said, if the only people around to hold officers accountable are their partners, then misconduct will never be uncovered. Fortunately the media eats this shit up and cameras are destroying LEO assertion that there is no problem. Some of the far gone lunatics in law enforcement have taken a defensive position about reform, or disregard the people entirely and use the legislators to give them even more power. Lucky them most recognize that this position is a loser. Alienating the population they police isn't going to protect them, it will simply end with a stack of dead cops. The good ones understand that it isn't their superior training that keeps them alive, it's a supportive population. The day those dipshits get their way and go ham on the population, is the day they will realize that if everyone they stop wanted them dead, they wouldn't make it to the end of their first stop, much less the end of the day or a career. We've seen what happens when someone goes out of their way to attack police; the cops tend to be killed. For their sake I hope they realize this.


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