playing at cops and robbers…
One of the criticisms of US police is many of the smaller police forces only require 12 weeks training (less for part timers)
Part timers like the rich play-policeman who ‘accidentally’ used his gun instead of his taser, killing a man the other week – he was there because he donated lots of money/gear to the police and they made him an honorary deputy or somesuch – that’s pretty messed up…
On Thursday, in response to calls from politicians and civil-liberties campaigners for an independent investigation, a spokesman for Tulsa County sheriff’s office said it would conduct an internal review of its reserve deputy programme.
On NBC on Friday, Bates, who has donated money and equipment to the Tulsa sheriff’s department, disputed a report by Tulsa World that supervisors at the sheriff’s office were told to forge his training records.
“That is unbelievably unfair,” he said. “I have donated equipment as I saw fit, when the need happened to arise to allow the task force and other areas of the sheriff’s office to better do their jobs on the streets of Tulsa.”
He said he had completed the required training and added: “That is absolutely the truth. I have it in writing.”
The economic catastrophe is a lie
Fear is the key!
a cowed populace is a controllable one...
The orientation seems to be the bane of my photographic existence
I'm guessing it's a problem with rotating a pic taken at right angles to usual horizon base in a viewing program that maybe doesn't stretch to embedding in other programs - maybe a 'save as' might override the 'preview' history...
or a swing through PhotoShop and a save as there...
a deliberate policy of introducing drugs into poor communities to both profit the CIA and destabilise those communities
It worked quite well for the British using opium to destabilise China...
The Great Game never went away...
Its a thorny bush for sure
Hot damn, name like that he
should just run for President,
or burn in the wilderness...
A worthwhile read.
Worthwhile for who?
This woman strikes me as a dangerous gambler - if we listen to her and she gets it wrong (everyone else is 'out of step' after all) there is no plan B offered...
This doesn't help either:
Former Philly Cop, Jeffrey Walker, held little back Tuesday as he confessed to the jurors about his disgraceful past. He let them know about how he and his fellow officers set people up, planted drugs, stole money, lied on reports, and violently assaulted people — too many times to count.
and this is the kind of thinking at Government level that gets them to this place where the police are a military force unto themselves:
at least the unions are fighting back:
This Friday, the Port of Oakland‘s rumbling cranes will stand silent as workers rally against recent police shootings and violence.
Local longshoremen are helping organize the extremely busy port’s day-long shutdown, which will last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In an unusual sign of solidarity, shipping and terminal owners are supporting the protest, reports the San Francisco Business Times:
Changes at the top...
Broadcaster MediaWorks has a new majority-owner after vulture fund Oaktree Finance bought out two banks who had become reluctant shareholders.
According to MediaWorks' filings with the Companies Office, Oaktree vehicle Tokyo Opportunities B.V. has acquired the 21.9 per cent stake in the company held by Westpac New Zealand and the 14.6 per cent percent held by Royal Bank of Scotland.
The move leaves Oaktree holding a clear majority of 77.8 per cent of shares.
Clown 'Prince' taints Crown Prince...
The curse of Key is strong - no sooner had he met the Saudi's Crown Prince Muqrin when the prince was 'removed'
Earlier, he woke to the news that Saudi's Crown Prince Muqrin had been removed overnight, only hours after they met. "It wasn't obvious when I had dinner if he did know about it. He seemed in a great mood."
Sadly, it seems Key could have 'thrown babies out of incubators' in Kuwait and still be loved at home it seems...