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Crunchy Frog

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Living under a Soviet puppet regime.

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A half hearted vote is still a vote.

There's going to be lots of excitement and enthusiasm, but we can't expect it from absolutely everyone.

I would personally not try to antagonize or alienate the half hearted, but rather thank them for their vote and move on.

JMHO.

Here's a video that illustrates this nicely.

Note the Korean woman actually crying about the poor Americans.

The answer's in the article.

To end testilying, Levine said, “I would entirely change incentive structures.” Officers would be rewarded for reporting on their colleagues’ lies and scrutinized when their stories do not line up. They would no longer be able to coordinate their stories before testifying, a common procedure that lets them iron out potential inconsistencies. Nor could they watch bodycam footage before providing their version of events, another perk that’s not provided to civilians. Prosecutors would be rewarded for rooting out unconstitutional behavior. Officers who lie, and prosecutors who tolerate them, would be terminated immediately. In short, the system would encourage police officers and prosecutors to focus less on winning cases and more on following the rules, even when a constitutional violation stands in the way of a conviction.


They need to completely change the incentive structure. It would also help if they would treat officer's perjury as a serious criminal offense, with mandatory, significant prison time. And get cops and prosecutors out of bed with each other.

It's insane that we basically have our law enforcement run by an unaccountable criminal gang and that the problem has been allowed to fester and worsen over DECADES, and that practically nobody from either party has done anything meaningful to try to address, or even acknowledged, the problem.

I guess this is what it's like to live in a shithole country.
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:50 AM (0 replies)

There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama.

Minneapolis police to be issued diapers as part of uniforms. (Not the real headline.)

150 Minneapolis police officers seeking disability for PTSD following riots

https://www.fox9.com/news/150-minneapolis-police-officers-seeking-disability-for-ptsd-following-riots

But the stress and trauma reached a tipping point with the siege of the Third Police Precinct, he said. Fifty of the officers currently seeking disability, about one-third of the total, were present at the Third Precinct on Thursday, May 28.

“They did not feel they were going to come home,” said Meuser. Some officers were texting their families’ goodbye and others were saving a bullet in case they needed to take their own life, rather than being beaten to death, he said. 

Meuser said since the killing of George Floyd, officers have felt abandoned by city and state politicians as well as the community at large. “It’s an emotional beatdown on a daily basis for these guys,” he said.


They're suffering severe psychological trauma from the consequences of brutalizing citizens.


Lincoln Project trolling the HELL out of Trump.



Tremendous risk for criminal and civil liability. According to this article I dug up.

https://stories.avvo.com/nakedlaw/bizarre/police-can-sometimes-legally-form-posse.html
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Wed Jul 1, 2020, 10:45 PM (0 replies)

Are you talking about your thread on animal abuse?

The sad thing is, that any attempt to rein in these groups will be regarded as

an intolerable infringement on 2nd Amendment rights.

The current party line among 2A defenders is that groups of heavily armed men prominently displaying military style weaponry, in a manner that's inherently threatening and intimidating, are harmlessly engaging in free expression of their 2A freedoms. This line can even be seen on this very site.

This type of situation is only going to get worse until there's a fundamental reevaluation of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

People shouldn't be able to have that much power in our society

just because they're extremely rich.

The problem is more that we live in a plutocracy than that this particular plutocrat is an asshole.
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 05:10 PM (1 replies)
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