Our Boys In Blue

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby François » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:08 pm

Chauvin found guilty on all charges.

(Heard it live seconds ago, it'll be all over the place before long I'm sure.)

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Thad » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:10 pm

Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder.

Whoops, ninja'ed while I was finding a link. Well, if I gotta repeat something, at least it's...well, I think calling it "good news" perhaps oversells the bare fucking minimum, but at least it's better news.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:17 pm

"Thank you George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice."
- Actual Nancy Pelosi comment.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Upthorn » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:30 am

Hoping for the maximum possible sentencing.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Thad » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:43 pm

dontcallthepolice.com -- resources for organizations you can call for help that aren't going to shoot you.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:49 pm

As jaded as I am by the horrors of the seemingly endless stream of police murders, I literally yelled "OH FOR FUCK'S SAKES", on seeing that the latest such headline read "California man dies after being pinned to the ground by officers for five minutes".
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Thad » Thu May 13, 2021 12:11 pm

New York Police Union Tells NYPD End Of Qualified Immunity Will Force Officers To... Act Lawfully

Cloaked in language that suggests law enforcement officers should do less law enforcement until the legal pendulum swings firmly back in their favor, the SBA explicitly tells officers how to avoid being sued. And it's a really simple fix that doesn't need to rely on deliberate work slowdowns or underenforcement.

As a direct result of the passage of this law, and the unavailability of the defense of qualified immunity under its provisions, we advise that you proceed with caution when taking any police action which could lead to physical engagement with any person, and avoid physical engagement to the greatest extent possible while also assuring your own safety and the safety of others. Also, you are strongly cautioned against engaging in any stop & frisk (unless doing so for your own or others’ safety), search of a car, residence, or person unless you are certain that you are clearly and unequivocally within the bounds of the law . . .

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Bal » Sat May 15, 2021 7:47 am

NYPD has been having a time of it, and I love it. Complaining that without marijuana charges they can't harass people for no reason. Complaining decriminalizing prostitution. Why, if it goes on like this there will barely be any use for cops at all, and then where will you be?!

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Lottel » Sat May 22, 2021 2:26 pm

There are three big stories involving cops in the local surrounding area and then I go on Twitter and see Springfield made national news because cops stole and spilled a man's daughter's ashes.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Brentai » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:34 pm

Ha ha I have nothing but searing red hatred for people who talk like that in a business context. I hope they get sniped.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Joxam » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:22 pm

Nothing says connecting with the youth like a slang term as old as I am (mid thirties).
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:43 pm

Joxam wrote:Nothing says connecting with the youth like a slang term as old as I am (mid thirties).

It's used in Soopa Feen (released 2000!), which definitely confirms it was already old enough to be a joke by then.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:43 pm

And yet! "Fucking pigs" is eternal.

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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Friday » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:00 pm

There's slang terms and then there's descriptive terms.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:04 pm

The even funnier thing is that no one ever used "po po" as a neutral term, let alone a complimentary one.
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Re: Our Boys In Blue

Postby Thad » Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:42 pm

Roxane Gay:

My goodness. 270 months in prison for Derek Chauvin, can never own firearms again, must register as a predatory offender upon release. George Floyd is still dead.

It's just a conflicted emotional response in that it's rare for a police officer to receive this kind of sentence but I don't know that there is a satisfying or acceptable sentence for this kind of crime.

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