#1 2013-07-31 00:13:19

Not even close by comparison but my story is pretty funny.  After being taking down to the pretty fancy clink (for a town of 6k), the officers actually left and the bail dude couldn't let me out to sign the $40 bail note (Melons sweetly bailed me). He actually had to slide the paper under the door and then disassemble his pen to slide only the ink stick under the door at the largest opening in the door jamb.  It barely fit and I couldn't even laugh I was in such disbelief.  Shortly thereafter someone returned to the station house to release me and Melons took me home.  Oh and he was adamant that I return the ink stick to him before he would leave so I had to force it back under the door again.

But they didn't actually physically search me until after I had been actually in the clink and they wouldn't allow Melons to take my watch or even give me a sip of water when they arrested me, but they did manage to put their hands on their pistols once they discovered that I was career military.

WTF world?

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#2 2013-07-31 00:17:17

And secondly I'd really like to know why the DEA has it's own cells?  Shit any real question as to why we're broke?

Use the local jails folks, how fucking difficult is it cooperate?

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#3 2013-07-31 19:20:10

The backlash is building.  Sloooooooowly.

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#4 2013-07-31 19:25:17

Some of the $4 million should be confiscated from the salaries of the idiots who locked him in there and forgot.

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#5 2013-07-31 19:57:13

And he only got $4.1 mil? If he had been black it would have been $15 mil by the time the rabble had been roused.

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#6 2013-07-31 21:07:47

phreddy wrote:

Some of the $4 million should be confiscated from the salaries of the idiots who locked him in there and forgot.

Precisely, can you fucking imagine what that must have been like?  Hell if that had been a dog they would be in jail right now...

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#7 2013-08-01 00:43:17

GooberMcNutly wrote:

And he only got $4.1 mil? If he had been black it would have been $15 mil by the time the rabble had been roused.

It's clear he settled early in the process.  Kneegrows would have dragged the process on and on, stating their opening proposal was a non-negotiable demand in the name of the African Diaspora, and used the rabble to try and pressure a settlement without negotiations.  By the time a $15 mil settlement was reached, the legal fees would have eaten up $14.75 mil of the total.

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#8 2013-08-01 16:01:45

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#9 2013-08-04 19:08:25

Police shoot suicidist, triple tap.

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#12 2013-08-11 18:06:12

That is scary enough to be true.

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#13 2013-08-12 09:27:25

The Onion certainly knows how to dance the razor's edge between satire and reality....

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#14 2013-08-12 18:59:50

That's comedy for you: if your jokes aren't based on reality then they're not funny. That's what Jon Stewart knows that Rush Limbaugh doesn't. Well, besides how not to be a fat obnoxious drug-addled asshole.

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#16 2013-08-13 20:32:07

Emmeran wrote:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/01/us-usa-florida-police-shooting-idUSBRE97000Z20130801

The tragedy is that the police shot at him a dozen times from point-blank range and he still walked away.

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#17 2013-08-13 21:27:23

I wonder if he ever got his cigarette?

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#18 2013-08-16 09:24:43

There's always free cheese in a mousetrap....

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#19 2013-08-16 11:25:49

Pretty scary shit... home invasion by Dekalb County sheriffs without a warrant or probable cause.

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#20 2013-08-16 11:51:36

lechero wrote:

Pretty scary shit... home invasion by Dekalb County sheriffs without a warrant or probable cause.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/deka … ies/nZJNy/

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#21 2013-08-16 12:54:45

Yep, it's always a good idea to serve civil warrants at 1am

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#22 2013-08-16 20:43:14

lechero wrote:

Pretty scary shit... home invasion by Dekalb County sheriffs without a warrant or probable cause.

ďIím sure the officers were teed off because the family kept them outside for a (half) hour and told them they had the wrong address,Ē said Brown, who is considering running for Congress.

That's all we fucking need!

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#23 2013-08-29 17:37:24

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#25 2013-08-31 10:05:35

https://twitter.com/OccupyWallStNYC/sta … 16/photo/1

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#26 2013-08-31 19:06:22

Do we have an exact timestamp as to when Occupy Wall Street went completely off the rails?

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#27 2013-09-04 03:31:53



Then relax!

Wait - you just destroyed my property, what's with the attitude?

Sorry for the CNN link and ads

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#29 2013-09-16 22:20:12

Emmeran wrote:

Over trained

They sure were working hard to prevent the outcome they caused to happen.

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#30 2013-09-16 22:34:57

There's a serial movie script in here somewhere, sadly it wouldn't take much talent to write it.  Basically blah, blah, bang, bang, blah, blah, bang, bang, and so on and so forth.

I'd like the see the police academy's start every class with the mantra "Don't shoot people"; for fuck's sake it's basic common sense.

Disclaimer:  I'm still pissed off that those fuckers put their hands on their side-arms because I was being too polite and admitted to being a career Marine.

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#31 2013-09-17 18:15:43

Emmeran wrote:

Disclaimer:  I'm still pissed off that those fuckers put their hands on their side-arms because I was being too polite and admitted to being a career Marine.

That's why I prefer to live in Texas.  The cops here understand that we're all just crazy enough to shoot them if properly provoked.

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#32 2013-09-20 21:15:56

Well there we go, he was the dog catcher.

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#33 2013-09-20 23:08:20

The sobering truth in this recent rash of white authority figure killing black man incidents is the amount of genuine racism still exists in this country.  And I'm not talking about the benign fnord racism, which is actually funny, but the number of white men, in authority, with weapons, that are afraid of black men.

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#35 2013-10-03 19:44:04

Can we please stop shooting people, particularly freaked out women with their kid in the car.

It's really not all that hard, this "car as a weapon" thing has gone a bit too far.


Let's go back over this:  Thou shalt not kill.


Any questions people?

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#36 2013-10-03 20:21:20

Why didn't the assholes just shoot out the stinking tires when they were standing right next to the car with their guns drawn?

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#37 2013-10-03 20:33:31

whosasailorthen wrote:

Why didn't the assholes just shoot out the stinking tires when they were standing right next to the car with their guns drawn?

Because no one is afraid of a tire shooter. Did the Marines on Iwo-jima shoot out tires when they charged up San Juan hill? I don't think so. Did John Wayne shoot tires at the Alamo? No need to ask, Comrade! Manly men shoot unarmed grandmothers in the face because that's how they roll when they serve and protect.

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#38 2013-10-03 22:28:09

Oh, you thought it was YOU they were supposed to serve and protect?

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#39 2013-10-04 05:35:25

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Oh, you thought it was YOU they were supposed to serve and protect?

That's what they taught me in school. I didn't believe it then either.

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#40 2013-10-04 06:14:01

Over-trained.


That's all, thinking is no longer part of the equation.

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#41 2013-10-04 14:29:31

Emmeran wrote:

Over-trained.

Or improperly trained.

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#42 2013-10-04 15:06:57

I have had the opportunity to witness a police officer shooting and killing a man who was overcome with rage from a domestic dispute.  The cop was a sergeant with a dozen years on the force.  Even so, his adrenaline was running so high, I was afraid he would shoot me if I made so much as a sound.  He almost shot the guy's mother when she tried to approach her son who was on the ground and dying.  Out of control is a good description for his condition.  I completely agree with Em, but in your own self defense, it's better to never give them any reason to shoot.

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#43 2013-10-04 16:56:58

The-Article wrote:

"He's the strongest person I have ever met," Yoo said. "As a result of his case, it's one of the primary reasons the DEA placed a nationwide policy that calls on each agent at satellite offices to check on the well-being of prisoners in their cells on a daily basis," Yoo said.

On a daily basis? DAILY? Are they serious? You mean they don't even have a bored constable sitting feet-up at a wooden desk in the corridor, dozing or reading porn as the mood takes them?

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#44 2013-10-06 01:56:44

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#46 2013-10-19 08:59:10

Note the "Call of Duty" cops that appear around the 40 second mark.

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#47 2013-10-19 14:49:19

Emmeran wrote:

Note the "Call of Duty" cops that appear around the 40 second mark.

I counted at least 3.  One directly behind and one in the tree line.

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#48 2013-10-19 15:23:58

They brought 700 Cops to a village of 800 people.

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#50 2013-10-28 23:06:46

SafariLand, how fucking appropriate.

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#51 2013-10-29 13:03:46



The Broadway Bomb brings together more than 2,500 longboard skaters each year in New York City to push eight miles through Manhattan, from West 116th Street to the Charging Bull in the Financial District. Since itís inception in 2000, the NYPD has tried to hamper the event by hassling skaters, blocking roads, and even handing out tickets. This year the NYPD busted out the orange netting to try and corrall the skaters. They failed miserably. It was so bad that someone set the folly to the music from Benny Hill and it couldnít be more appropriate.

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#52 2013-10-30 11:32:43

Tag your it.

Business sure is booming for those gearing up.

Edit:

Dang, looks like I was hatted by Em. Seems my timing signal was off by a few min.

http://high-street.org/uploads/359_hat-radio.jpg

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#53 2013-10-30 11:48:45

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Tag your it.

Business sure is booming for those gearing up.

OK, that's some serious James Bond shit right there.  Now if only they would concentrate on developing a model that homes in on the nearest source of bass, then detonate....

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#55 2013-10-30 13:21:10

XregnaR wrote:

Cross posting this one:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/future-is-n … .html?vp=1

OK my balls just shrunk a bit.   This is good how?

I suppose inevitable does not equal good...

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#56 2013-10-31 19:17:24

Emmeran wrote:

I suppose inevitable does not equal good...

Where have you been, SSgt?

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#57 2013-10-31 20:36:34

I've been putting up wood for the winter, but I broke my favorite ax and it's put me in a bit of a funk.  I don't like the fiber-glass handled axes and while they'll make do I really need to get a new hickory handle.

I hate it when I break my toys...

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#58 2013-10-31 22:29:30

Emmeran wrote:

I've been putting up wood for the winter, but I broke my favorite ax and it's put me in a bit of a funk.  I don't like the fiber-glass handled axes and while they'll make do I really need to get a new hickory handle.

I hate it when I break my toys...

Other than splitting fatwood I haven't touched an ax, maul or wedge in 30 years.  We burn 3 to 4 cords a season, and rely on a 16" Stihl and a 12 ton hydraulic splitter. 

If you're actually using an ax to cut or even split your firewood you're being overly Amish.

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#59 2013-10-31 22:48:29

opsec wrote:

...  overly Amish.

Or a Jarhead.

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#60 2013-11-01 02:17:23

Or I have a house full of teenaged knuckleheads who need to burn off some steam.

Let me honestly add that it's very therapeutic for me to swing that ax at times also...

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#61 2013-11-01 10:13:33

Emmeran wrote:

Let me honestly add that it's very therapeutic for me to swing that ax at times also...

This.  Not the most efficient method, but it sure as hell burns off the worries of the day, and having a maniacal glint in your eye while you do it will help keep the neighbors, wife & kids in line.

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#62 2013-11-01 11:29:59

Exactly, you are allowed to be angry when you do this; the rest of the time you have to be a good boy.

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#63 2013-11-01 14:54:59

Emmeran wrote:

Exactly, you are allowed to be angry when you do this; the rest of the time you have to be a good boy.

http://www.mylot.com/post/2272209/how-d … yre-boring

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#64 2013-11-01 16:27:28

XregnaR wrote:

This.  Not the most efficient method, but it sure as hell burns off the worries of the day, and having a maniacal glint in your eye while you do it will help keep the neighbors, wife & kids in line.

Until they hide the axe on you, sure. Took me years to find that dutifully honed blade, none the too much worse for wear and all because I one whack axed the teen terror hotline running upstairs. Truly, one of life's sweeter moments.

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#65 2013-11-01 17:38:36

Bigcat wrote:

Emmeran wrote:

Exactly, you are allowed to be angry when you do this; the rest of the time you have to be a good boy.

http://www.mylot.com/post/2272209/how-d … yre-boring

Obviously Bigcat doesn't really belong around at story time; dude what is the point of living life if you don't have stories to tell?

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