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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yup. And there have been death threats, not only against him but others not involved as well.

    Citing death threats, police won’t identify officer in Michael Brown shooting | myfox8.com

    Despite cries of a cover-up, there’s good reason for the silence, local officials say. Since the shooting Saturday, police have received death threats against the officer, and it’s spread from there, Ferguson Mayor James W. Knowles said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.”

    “Hackers have tried to find personal information and display it online on social media, asking people to target myself, council members, the police chief,” he said. “The county police chief’s own home was put on Instagram, and people (were) asked to go there and assault him.”
    We are living in a world quite different that the one we had even 10 years ago.

    With the general availability of social networking and the perceived anonymity of digital communication people are much less hesitant to express outrageous opinions than they have been and the instantaneous digital feedback of participating in outrageous acts has caused people who might have stood on the sidelines before to jump into the mix. This can create dangers we haven't had to deal with before.

    The quality of information made public in the digital age is often suspect but it's also acted on before the quality can be fully assessed. This can easily result in innocent people being put in harms way through no fault of their own. Heck, even the cops are known to act on whatever the computer spits out instead of real, boots on the ground, investigation. We have also, in my opinion, become somewhat detached from the reality of interpersonal interactions. There is less inclination to actually understand the individual behind these "viral" scenarios and people are quick to act on scant information.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We are living in a world quite different that the one we had even 10 years ago.

    With the general availability of social networking and the perceived anonymity of digital communication people are much less hesitant to express outrageous opinions than they have been and the instantaneous digital feedback of participating in outrageous acts has caused people who might have stood on the sidelines before to jump into the mix. This can create dangers we haven't had to deal with before.

    The quality of information made public in the digital age is often suspect but it's also acted on before the quality can be fully assessed. This can easily result in innocent people being put in harms way through no fault of their own. Heck, even the cops are known to act on whatever the computer spits out instead of real, boots on the ground, investigation. We have also, in my opinion, become somewhat detached from the reality of interpersonal interactions. There is less inclination to actually understand the individual behind these "viral" scenarios and people are quick to act on scant information.
    Well said Luther. I couldn't agree more.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    OR, that could simply have been the contents of the clip. That's how they train Portland police. If you're going to employ deadly force, fire until the clip is empty. Remember, deadly force is the last option. The clue for you is in the words "DEADly force".
    I call BS on that. Source? Most cops are carrying semi-autos with *magazine* capacities of 17 rounds, 18 chambered. At least 15+


    You shoot until the threat stops, you dont empty a *magazine* in public where innocent bystanders are.

    I trained with St. Louis PD and NYPD....that was never a mandate. More like 3 to COM.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    How scared should someone be of an unarmed man?
    To be fair, it all depends on the circumstances and if you (cop) can get out of physical distance of assailant.

    Cops are taught the Tueller Drill...a person inside of 22-23 feet can reach you before you can draw and fire your weapon. And that person can do harm...they can have a knife, be physically stronger, high on angel dust, get your gun, etc.

    Back several yrs ago, a cop here was killed with his own gun by an aggressive naked mentally ill man. The cop was trying to help him, get him out of an intersection, and the man got his gun and killed him with it. Yes, the officer made mistakes. But if he had even "drawn" his gun he would have been crucified by the media....much less having had to use it on an 'unarmed' person.

    The cop really does need to make the call based on alot of circumstances, including public safety and disciplinary action and the law. Whereas the criminals dont have to hesitate or care at all about those things. It's a clear advantage.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Well said Luther. I couldn't agree more.
    Frankly, I'm a little freaked out by where this kind of thing might be headed.

    Imagine inadvertently offending someone while in the checkout line at the grocery store. They take your picture without you knowing and run it through an app like Name Tag. inside of 5 minutes they have your name and have checked your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. From there they run pictures of your kids and spouse through the same app. With a little searching they come up with an address for you. They then post your information on a public Bulletin Board with a rant about how you "injured" them or broadcast your information to a few of their contacts. By the time you get back home there is a protest in your front yard and your kids are scared ****less.

    ....and that's a rather benign scenario for what could happen.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Frankly, I'm a little freaked out by where this kind of thing might be headed.

    Imagine inadvertently offending someone while in the checkout line at the grocery store. They take your picture without you knowing and run it through an app like Name Tag. inside of 5 minutes they have your name and have checked your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. From there they run pictures of your kids and spouse through the same app. With a little searching they come up with an address for you. They then post your information on a public Bulletin Board with a rant about how you "injured" them or broadcast your information to a few of their contacts. By the time you get back home there is a protest in your front yard and your kids are scared ****less.

    ....and that's a rather benign scenario for what could happen.
    And things like this have happened. Remember a few years back when the Occupiers showed up in CT in buses, protesting outside the homes of Wall Streeters, scaring the **** out of their kids?

    My father was an executive with a Fortune 100 company whose name shall remain nameless (he was the CFO). His company used to put out a little booklet (pocket sized) with the names, addresses, phone numbers, and spouses' names of the senior executives. Nobody worried about it (that was in the 1960s). In the 1970s they stopped the practice for safety purposes. Now you can get everyone's address with a few keystrokes. Scary.

    I don't blame the PD in this case for withholding the officer's name. WTF would be the reason to make it public? No good can come out of it, and based on the behavior of some monsters in that town, it really would not be good.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    And things like this have happened. Remember a few years back when the Occupiers showed up in CT in buses, protesting outside the homes of Wall Streeters, scaring the **** out of their kids?

    My father was an executive with a Fortune 100 company whose name shall remain nameless (he was the CFO). His company used to put out a little booklet (pocket sized) with the names, addresses, phone numbers, and spouses' names of the senior executives. Nobody worried about it (that was in the 1960s). In the 1970s they stopped the practice for safety purposes. Now you can get everyone's address with a few keystrokes. Scary.

    I don't blame the PD in this case for withholding the officer's name. WTF would be the reason to make it public? No good can come out of it, and based on the behavior of some monsters in that town, it really would not be good.
    I sure do remember that!

    In one incident they either blew up or attempted to blow up the propane tank on someone's grill. Some people scoff at the idea of a "Zombie Apocalypse" but we're not too damned far from such a scenario.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    "No Justice, No Peace" is the typical meme protesters chant,
    while damage is occurring within their own community.
    They want instant gratification not justice, as justice takes time to achieve.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's why we get a bad wrap.
    Most people claim that we are very evolved, but sadly when push comes to shove our basic animal instincts take over (often fueled by rage) and we are not much better than a pack of wild chimps running amok.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    "No Justice, No Peace" is the typical meme protesters chant,
    while damage is occurring within their own community.
    They want instant gratification not justice, as justice takes time to achieve.

    No, they want free s***, quickly.

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