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jonKranked

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sounds about right :rofl:

The lawsuit alleges that by refusing the help, law enforcement officers violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 because they were aware of “acts of violent political intimidation” but did not take appropriate steps to prevent the Trump supporters from intimidating eligible voters.

The provision of the Klan Act that the plaintiffs are citing in the lawsuit has laid dormant for years, but saw a resurgence under the Trump administration, according to Project Democracy lawyer John Paredes, who is representing some of the plaintiffs. It was also recently cited in a federal lawsuit against Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Man, reading some of the names of the accused and I can't help but wonder if they're the byproduct of cousin fucking
 

kidwoo

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the movie "The Trial of the Chicago 7" was one of the better movies I'd seen in recent times.
that ending was sooooooo fucking cheesy :rofl:


I have a bunch of friends who were/are good Chicago cops.
serious question though: how would you really know?

And what defines a 'good cop?'

One who lets his bros beat the shit out of people but doesn't do any himself so he's all good? Cops who try to bring accountability to their departments get fired, demoted, hassled/harassed.
 
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Westy

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that ending was sooooooo fucking cheesy :rofl:




serious question though: how would you really know?

And what defines a 'good cop?'

One who lets his bros beat the shit out of people but doesn't do any himself so he's all good? Cops who try to bring accountability to their departments get fired, demoted, hassled/harassed.
I assume they held "the few bad apples" accountable.

Edit:. I couldn't even keep a straight face typing that.
 
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kidwoo

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Because I know them.

Never mind. You and westy have it all figured out. :thumb:
That was my question: you know them as people, not as cops. So how do you know they're "good cops?"

No need to get defensive it really was a genuine question. Lots of my friends know I'm a hydrologist but they don't don't know if I'm any good at it or not, because they'd have no way of knowing. I could be forging the shit out of some data with lolflcopter as a forumula.
 
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That was my question: you know them as people, not as cops. So how do you know they're "good cops?"

No need to get defensive it really was a genuine question. Lots of my friends know I'm a hydrologist but they don't don't know if I'm any good at it or not, because they'd have no way of knowing. I could be forging the shit out of some data with lolflcopter as a forumula.
I have had four friends who were Vermont state troopers. They were good people, but enmeshed in the weird police culture/religion that pervaded the organized thuggery of the profession.
 

Nick

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That was my question: you know them as people, not as cops. So how do you know they're "good cops?"

No need to get defensive it really was a genuine question. Lots of my friends know I'm a hydrologist but they don't don't know if I'm any good at it or not, because they'd have no way of knowing. I could be forging the shit out of some data with lolflcopter as a forumula.
sorry.
taking that approach, I don't know. but it's a topic we've talked about, and I believe I know.
many would no longer recommend getting into policing. not because it's more dangerous than before (which it is) but because it's still dangerous + public perception of 1 bad apple = all bad apples diminishes any satisfaction that existed.
 

kidwoo

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public perception of 1 bad apple = all bad apples diminishes any satisfaction that existed.
"public perception"
Man, we gotta get away from that analogy. It's been said so many times that on one knows how else to address the topic. Most people know it's not just about an individual, or even a handful.

Chicago is a unique one. Gigantic sections of the city that absolutely will not call police, for anything (hence all the 'self-policing). But it's gotta be pretty bad, for a pretty long time that entire neighborhoods just all know that they will not be calling police for anything because they just understand someone will die if they do.

To me a 'good cop in chicago' would mean something very particular. What are his (or their) thoughts on working there?
 

kidwoo

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Meanwhile.........


how it started


how it ended up :rofl:

for the english majors, that's 0.1%
 

Westy

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Meanwhile.........


how it started


how it ended up :rofl:

for the english majors, that's 0.1%
Did they teach you to drop significant digits in science school?
 

6thElement

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Meanwhile.........


how it started


how it ended up :rofl:

for the english majors, that's 0.1%
Lots of "early" retirements too.
 

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Changleen

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This somehow made it into my consciousness.

_Imposter_️ (@Imposter_Edits) Tweeted:
(CW: Police violence)

Police spray and tase students at Little Elm Highschool in Texas after a walk out for a girl who was sexually assaulted and put on suspension. this afternoon. https://t.co/SEenszaAdD
 

kidwoo

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Thats a rather disgusting account of events.

They never learn...

“We understand that these officers have a difficult job and put their lives on the line every day, and for this, we are extremely grateful. The vast majority of our officers do their jobs with honor and ensure that the citizens they are entrusted to protect and serve are treated fairly and with respect.”


The $650K will come from the city’s insurance


I wonder how long these insurers keep it up. If I remember correctly LAPD couldnt get insured at a certain point not too long ago.

 
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