Our Boys In Blue


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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby mharr » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:56 am

Gotta love lines of indentikit stormtroopers enforcing anti-anonymity laws too. Buddy, your whole public identity is a mask.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Bal » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:19 am

I can't be the only one who just had dozens of photographs from the 60's flash through their heads. This is all just defining the shape of the next Kent State to me.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Grath » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 am

mharr wrote:Gotta love lines of indentikit stormtroopers enforcing anti-anonymity laws too. Buddy, your whole public identity is a mask.

To be fair, the anti-anonymity laws were passed so they could arrest and unmask the KKK.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Bal wrote:I can't be the only one who just had dozens of photographs from the 60's flash through their heads. This is all just defining the shape of the next Kent State to me.

I'm frankly amazed that a bunch of protesters haven't already been gunned down by a riot cop with a twitchy finger.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Thu May 03, 2018 12:25 am

(moved to this thread... as the article went on, it becomes more and more about policing than about counterterrorism)

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New Yorker: The Spy Who Came Home - Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 08, 2018 7:17 pm

LAPD's feedback loop of "predictive policing"



I've heard of the program before but I still can't believe it's fucking called Palantir.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby hngkong » Tue May 08, 2018 8:05 pm

A cop decided to stop traffic to wound, then kill a groundhog in the road.

https://jalopnik.com/vile-beast-groundh ... 1825869659

This took place miles from my apartment. There are tons of docile groundhogs in the area that don't fear people in this area, but I've never seen anyone feel the need to stop traffic to wound one.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby mharr » Tue May 08, 2018 9:49 pm

That 'Palantir' name is so evocative of old authority's relationship with technology. It reminds me of David Brin's observation that said artifact in Lord of the Rings differed from a modern smartphone in just one way - it was a unique item, available only to the highest lords of the magical ruling classes. If that's your inspiration, you're no kind of friend to democracy.

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Postby TA » Tue May 08, 2018 10:23 pm

It's Peter Thiel's company, so, yeah.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Brentai » Tue May 08, 2018 11:17 pm

Any time you find yourself asking "Did you actually mean to come off like a Republic serial villain?" the answer is yes, that's exactly what they were going for.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Yoji » Wed May 16, 2018 2:01 pm

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Joxam » Wed May 16, 2018 5:52 pm

I love the way that southern ass big white cop tells that white lady when she tries to rush the black guy, "No, no, he can take all day."
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

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Man, these Onion stories are just brutal.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby mharr » Fri May 18, 2018 6:56 pm

Nice to see my countryfolk rallying to the officer's defence because her victim shouldn't have escalated the conflict.

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Postby Mongrel » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:55 am

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 pm

British, but still more "cop" than "EU", I figure.

So in the UK there was a program for decades where cops would go deep undercover and join political activism groups to spy on them. Often they'd manufacture complete identities and enter romantic relationships with activists for their in, or even marry in.

Two undercover police officers secretly fathered children with political campaigners they had been sent to spy on and later disappeared completely from the lives of their offspring, the Guardian can reveal.

In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups. Both men have concealed their true identities from the children's mothers for many years.

One of the spies was Bob Lambert, who has already admitted that he tricked a second woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an intricate attempt to bolster his credibility as a committed campaigner.

The second police spy followed the progress of his child and the child's mother by reading confidential police reports which tracked the mother's political activities and life.


A cosmetic company started a "Paid to Lie" ad campaign about these spying cops and demanding an open inquiry because the current investigation has been full of scandals itself and reeked of a coverup. Unsurprisingly, the police don't like a public ad campaign about a massive police scandal. And apparently cops are going around to stores and telling people to take down critical messages.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:17 am

TheHill: South Dakota sheriff fires deputy who defeated him in reelection bid

So, what you're saying is that the citizens voted correctly.
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