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mykel

closer to Periwinkle
Apr 19, 2013
5,198
3,943
sw ontario canada
Getting beat up by the boyfriend.
Calls cops.
Cops show up and find her beaten and armed with a kitchen knife to keep the boyfriend at bay.
They shoot her multiple times killing her in front of her daughter.

...and the "best" part, records show the same cop had killed another person in similar circumstances three years ago...

I took Vermont state police firearms training. Included was a whole mythology of the super criminal who can and will take you out even after you shoot them. You are encouraged to put multiple shots into your victim.

The training did improve my situational awareness and my ability to rotate and place a shot where I want it when moving.

Also wound up with a bad sunburn.
 

kidwoo

Artisanal Tweet Curator
Getting beat up by the boyfriend.
Calls cops.
Cops show up and find her beaten and armed with a kitchen knife to keep the boyfriend at bay.
They shoot her multiple times killing her in front of her daughter.

...and the "best" part, records show the same cop had killed another person in similar circumstances three years ago...



one billion wasn't doing it, doesn't look like two is either


probably gonna need to give them more money for you know 'training'
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
11,332
2,875
The bunker at parliament

mykel

closer to Periwinkle
Apr 19, 2013
5,198
3,943
sw ontario canada
Glad no one was hurt. On some level, this is impressive.


Ya, impressively bad.

Lemme see...

He is handcuffed.
He is in the back of a squad car.
I would assume the plod did a thorough body search for weapons, prior to being stuffed into the car.
Unless they typically leave loaded firearms freely available in with prisoners...
Then we have these assholes unload 20+ rounds at the squad-car. (While not hitting their target)
That is a lot of spray and pray hate running downrange in an urban environment.
Wonder how much property damage these sharpshooters did, being they seem to have gotten lucky and not hit anybody.

How about some charges for public endangerment for or similar?

The I'm hit, I'm hit, Oh! - Nevermind... That is just the icing on the clown cake.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
54,828
20,688
Sleazattle
Five years ago a friend had his bike stolen.

Last month he got a call from a random dude that his bike was for sale at an industrial auction. He called the police department where he reported the theft. They told him to call the auction house. Auction house claims they will not sell the bike but they can't do anymore for confidentiality. He calls four different police departments getting the run around before he finds out that the Lynnwood police department arrested a meth head with it. They claimed the couldn't find the serial number (right where it always is) to identify he was the owner despite somehow knowing it was stolen to arrest the meth head and after 5 years sent it to auction.

Cops basically also stole the bike.
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
11,332
2,875
The bunker at parliament
In hand cuffs, unresistant, being held down by 2 other cops..... clearly you need to whip out the tazer and use that too.

 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
38,742
7,978
modding it with enough power to go 40 mph does seem to put him in a legal gray area for sure. low power scooters per Colorado law are allowed something like 4750 W, but as the deputy notes there is a registration process (which one can't do without a VIN and insurance... thus gray area)
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
41,675
13,797
Portland, OR
modding it with enough power to go 40 mph does seem to put him in a legal gray area for sure. low power scooters per Colorado law are allowed something like 4750 W, but as the deputy notes there is a registration process (which one can't do without a VIN and insurance... thus gray area)
He's got no legs due to military service, why do you hate freedom?
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
19,253
9,893
AK

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
38,742
7,978
Yeah, I've encountered one of these high powered things before on the sidewalk, holy shit, the acceleration was crazy and it was not safe at all.
he also has what looks like an 8" diameter front wheel. that + 40 mph + road conditions doesn't sound like a good idea
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
11,729
1,792
chez moi
This is literally a sub-plot in the series The Peripheral. (And the book but more the series...which was inferior to the book)
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
38,742
7,978
This is literally a sub-plot in the series The Peripheral. (And the book but more the series...which was inferior to the book)
/me is sad that season 2 got axed after being greenlit pre-strike. producers went on to Fallout apparently.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
10,486
9,181
Crawlorado
Five years ago a friend had his bike stolen.

Last month he got a call from a random dude that his bike was for sale at an industrial auction. He called the police department where he reported the theft. They told him to call the auction house. Auction house claims they will not sell the bike but they can't do anymore for confidentiality. He calls four different police departments getting the run around before he finds out that the Lynnwood police department arrested a meth head with it. They claimed the couldn't find the serial number (right where it always is) to identify he was the owner despite somehow knowing it was stolen to arrest the meth head and after 5 years sent it to auction.

Cops basically also stole the bike.
I know I've shared this before, but after my Yeti was stolen I provided the police with:

- CCTV footage from work cameras showing the perp stealing my bike
- CCTV footage from commuter rail showing the perp getting off the train, hopping the fence and trespassing on worn property
- HIS FUCKING NAME, having confirmed this with an acquaintance, his parole profile, and through publicly available pictures showing him wearing the same outfit he wore on the day in question
- the location of my bike at the halfway house where he was staying

Surprise surprise, nothing came of it.

They were probably salty that I went on the news and called them out for their inaction. :rofl:
 
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Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
40,617
17,309
Riding the baggage carousel.
I'm sitting in front of cafe Le Censier, watching multiple cops engaging with multiple people in friendly conversation. They arrived on bicycles and just seem to be engaging with the community and didn't show up like they were prepared for WWIII. I can't even begin to imagine such a thing happening in the states. It's kind of incredible to watch.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
16,276
13,544
I can't even begin to imagine such a thing happening in the states.
Shoot first, get asked questions later.

Some of the issue being caused by there being 17 guns for every person in Murica though. Vicious circle.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
41,675
13,797
Portland, OR

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