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Sturgeon

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  1. The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    Yeah, actually. It pretty much does.
  2. The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    Because Psycho Pass is fucking good.
  3. The Enema Thread (Moderator: Tied)

    The Dominator is actually interesting because it's basically the Bureaucracy Gun.
  4. "He makes them distrust their media" uh, no, the media did that all by themselves mr. narrator man Hilarious watching the left become the warhawk party.
  5. Approximately 20 weeks of police academy with a high school diploma, in most places in the US. ...Actually that explains a lot now that I've written it.
  6. Yeah, not being a dunce is the best way to not get harassed/arrested/shot. Definitely a two-way street.
  7. BLM doing it right for once: The video below is stolen I'm pretty sure, but it at least has the whole speech: Fake news even covered it! If BLM has any sense, they'll figure out how to get more spokespersons like Hawk Newsome.
  8. You're all good, I'm just being extra clear. Never know when LEOs might be watching.
  9. Historical Pictures Thread

    Mostly Nazis, I hope.
  10. From what I understand of US law enforcement (not being an insider, really, just tangential to the industry), their training tends to treat "deadly weapons" as a broad, unified category, generally with the same degree of response. This isn't uniform across all departments, but it does seem to be case generally. So, basically, threaten an officer with either a knife or gun, expect the same response. One thing I have also noticed is an attitude approximating "officer's life first, public second". Now, having said that, I know many, many good officers who would take umbrage with that characterization, and I am not trying to suggest that every officer thinks this way. But, when we compare typical police response in the US to something like that famous video of UK police handling a knife wielding suspect, we sort of get the impression that US police put a higher priority on their own self-protection. Which means they are more likely to react to ambiguous incidents with deadly force. This is an extremely complex problem, and I have dramatically oversimplified it, from the fact that a large number of UK police officers were present in that video (in the US, officers are often expected to respond to dangerous situations on their own, or in pairs), to a deeper issue of communication on the part of both officers and John Q. Public. It's a multifaceted issue, and I don't want to give off the impression that all the fault lies only with our law enforcement, just because that's the focus of the current discussion. Our public is far different, too, I think, and that changes things considerably.
  11. Sorry, I didn't make it clear that I understood you on that mark! He wouldn't have shot you... But I can see how that would make you think twice!
  12. Yeah, no cop would shoot you for that in the US. Most wouldn't even care.
  13. Well, in the USA law enforcement is very different from place to place and from officer to officer. We also have more violent and unpredictable criminals, which has an effect on how our officers react to situations. As for that video, uh, no. Dropping a knife in the US will not get you shot by an officer. Everyone carries knives in the US, unless you live in a namby pamby state filled with grass fed hipsters. I have walked down the street in Maryland carrying an axe, and while I did get stopped by police, I did not get shot (nor was I relieved of my axe). None of this is to say that US law enforcement does not need reform; I think it does. There are a lot of issues I can think of with it, including their bedside manner.
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