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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1101  Postby Spearthrower » May 15, 2022 11:16 pm

Biden and the Democrats need more substance than another lament about how we all just need to work together to overcome hate. How exactly - tell the people what this looks like - spell it out in detail - provide a means to actually effect change, not just fucking 'thoughts and prayers'.
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#1102  Postby Seabass » May 15, 2022 11:31 pm

"Detained"

So we know he wasn't black...
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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1103  Postby Spearthrower » May 16, 2022 4:14 am

https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/23107 ... s-shooting

Gramaglia said the gunman had last year made "generalized threats" at his high school, after which state police referred him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation that lasted approximately one day and a half.

He was then released.


Mental health. Done. Carry on. As you were.
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#1104  Postby Alan C » May 16, 2022 9:05 am

Will he get put into a mostly black/brown prison? Actually I guess lots of US prisons have large black/brown populations.
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#1105  Postby Seabass » May 16, 2022 9:49 am

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#1106  Postby Seabass » May 17, 2022 5:23 am

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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1107  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jul 03, 2022 9:51 am

We can feel the cognitive dissonance being generated amongst gun fetishists from this side of the Atlantic:

Three police die in 'pure hell' Kentucky shooting (BBC)

Just another every-day mass shooting, but this time the victims were all cops (and a service dog).

Another figure slipped under the radar a month or so back too: Number of US police officers murdered up by 59% - FBI (BBC)

Unfortunately I suspect the "lesson" the usual suspects will draw from this is to give the police more and more lethal weaponry and extend their powers of summary execution. (Completely missing the point that Judge Dredd was a satire).
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#1108  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 03, 2022 9:59 am

Clearly, the problem is that the police dogs didn't have guns.
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#1109  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jul 03, 2022 10:26 am

Tortured_Genius wrote: … and extend their powers of summary execution. …

what do you mean „extend“ ?

„he had something that could be vaguely confused with a gun, I feared for my life!“
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

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#1110  Postby The_Piper » Jul 03, 2022 11:02 am

The article says the suspect had a rifle, but doesn't specify what kind. I'm guessing not a hunting rifle, though I could be wrong. I'm not a gun aficionado.
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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1111  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 03, 2022 11:08 am

No more knowledgeable than you, but given the descriptions of barrages, rains, and storms of bullets - I am guessing it's a fully automatic weapon and probably multiple weapons ready to be used.
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#1112  Postby The_Piper » Jul 03, 2022 11:21 am

Spearthrower wrote:No more knowledgeable than you, but given the descriptions of barrages, rains, and storms of bullets - I am guessing it's a fully automatic weapon and probably multiple weapons ready to be used.

Yeah. It says the shooting lasted 3 hours, so the guy was probably already planning for this day. Or just had a mountain of rounds because "Biden is coming for my guns!" See what the disinformation causes? Real world disaster. (not asking you, it's just a rhetorical question)
I'll bet most of the surviving officers went home and watched Fox news too, not even realizing the direct link from that to the stockpile of ammo and perhaps guns.
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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1113  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 03, 2022 4:11 pm

Thank a Republican. Today. They wanted this, they have it.

The American Taliban now working from what was once the Supreme Court saw to it.

I think it fair to care exactly as much about the dead police as the police care about dead school kids.
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Re: Minneapolis 3rd Precinct set on fire

#1114  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jul 04, 2022 9:44 am

Jayland Walker: Ohio police release video of deadly suspect chase (BBC)

US police have released video of a chase in Akron, Ohio, which ended in a black man being shot dead, hit more than 60 times by pursuing officers.

Police believe Jayland Walker, 25, opened fire first and officers feared for their lives during the night-time traffic stop on 27 June.

Mr Walker was not armed when he ran away from his car but police say a pistol was later found inside it.


I'm trying to figure out at what point he could have safely surrendered to avoid summary execution.

60 fucking rounds - they cowboyed him.
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