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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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  1. #1 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Boilerplate police report. Nice to see video shining a lot on the lying MFers.

    If I were more enterprising, I’d print/laminate cards for all 50 states outlining film/photo/recording laws…and I’d put on there something like “Ignoring these rights and arresting me will result in me hiring a money-hungry fleet of lawyers to sue your city, state, and get you fired and divorced from your pension.” Hell, might be good to just hand them out at every rally.

  2. #2 |  JS | 

    We should have national film a cop day.

  3. #3 |  PW | 

    Looks like the missionaries are going to sue the cops, as they should.

    http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100928/arab-fest-preachers-to-sue-mich-city-over-arrests/

    Also more details on the arrest of the lady with the camera, who was apparently filming from a distance and was not involved in the conversation that the cops falsely described as inciting a riot.

    Mayel, who said she was standing around 100 feet away from the others, was charged with failure to obey a police officer’s order after Cpl. Brian Kapanowski told her to put down the camera and she instead held her camera in place as she backed away from him.

    “When someone is a subject of an investigation, they have to stop what they’re doing and answer my questions,” Kapanowski told jurors Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

    The link also indicates that the video evidence was crucial to countering the cops’ fabricated testimony at the trial.

    This entire incident was a perfect convergence of three very insidious trends in modern American society: (1) police state thuggery in the face of defiant citizens with cameras, (2) delusional post-9/11 fear-mongering about non-realized and completely unrealistic threats of “riots” and “violence,” and (3) goofy far left wing multiculturalist political correctness of the type that is willing to forgo basic civil rights so as not to “offend” moslems and their backasswards stone age religious customs.

  4. #4 |  matt | 

    Basically…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4

  5. #5 |  BenSix | 

    FBI agents, supervisors cheated on an open-book exam. Oh, and it was an exam to test their knowledge of, among other things, your Fourth Amendment rights.

    Don’t tell me — they had bugged the invigilator’s office?

  6. #6 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    OT…Here’s a fun one: MI Asst. Attorney General is a douche.
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/28/michigan.justice.blog/index.html?hpt=C1

    You really have to see it to believe it. Anderson Cooper is really finding his niche with the uncomfortable interview.

  7. #7 |  David | 

    Michael: The box can’t be recycled, but it can still as good a candidate to be made FROM recycled cardboard as anything else. If it also saves you some paper plates and whatever you’d wrap the leftovers in, that’s not bad.

  8. #8 |  JS | 

    Boyd I saw that last night. It was pretty good of Anderson Cooper but the whole time I was thinking “Why don’t they do stories like this when it’s the police doing the abusing?’

  9. #9 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Agreed, JS. I’d like to see Cooper have on the police union boss trying to explain away some of the lying (pick a case, any case). The reason we won’t see this is because the police union boss is too smart to do the interview.

  10. #10 |  Michael Chaney | 

    The box can’t be recycled, but it can still as good a candidate to be made FROM recycled cardboard as anything else. If it also saves you some paper plates and whatever you’d wrap the leftovers in, that’s not bad.

    Right, which is pretty much what I said. But they’re claiming it can be recycled again, and it cannot.

  11. #11 |  David | 

    Oh. I missed that part of the video.

    Yeah, that’s dumb.

  12. #12 |  Marty | 

    that asst da anderson cooper interviewed is on track to land in the top 5 republican gay scandals… if he recovers from this interview and continues his ascent!

  13. #13 |  Elliot | 

    I usually make it a point NOT to buy anything which is advertised with too much “green” hype. Whether it’s the smugness of people who make empty gestures to feel superior to others, or the PC GroupThink implications, I really don’t want to be encouraging them.

    BUT as a consumer, I do choose products or services which are less wasteful of resources, because of my personal dislike for things which are not elegant or economical. I don’t eat pizza very often, since it’s a “cheat” on my diet, but I would definitely appreciate the functionality of that pizza box—so long as the pizza joint delivering the pie didn’t repeat the “Our Planet, Our Responsibility” propaganda.

  14. #14 |  Michael Chaney | 

    I usually make it a point NOT to buy anything which is advertised with too much “green” hype. Whether it’s the smugness of people who make empty gestures to feel superior to others, or the PC GroupThink implications, I really don’t want to be encouraging them.

    Yep. And I have a simple rule when I stay at hotels. If they have the bullshit “please save the environment by reusing your towel” sign, the towels go straight to the floor after my shower every single day. If they don’t have the sign, I reuse my towel. If they want to put up an *honest* sign that says “please reuse your towel because it costs us a lot of money to wash them”, then I’ll reuse them.

  15. #15 |  bobzbob | 

    Our city recycling states that pizza boxes can be recycled. It used to be they were not allowed because of food contamination, but now they are- better technology.

  16. #16 |  BoogaFrito | 

    In the same spirit, I refuse to mail back spent Laser Toner cartridges from my printer at work, even though HP includes a prepaid mailing label and reusable box.

    They’ve included a pamphlet about how important it is that we save our planet by exercising our responsibility to recycle. The cover has a nice picture of a bear and its cub. What a crock.

    I wonder how much money they save pandering to green gullibility… If they really cared, they’d be offering to refund a deposit.

  17. #17 |  Mike | 

    #65, if HP really cared about the environment, they’d design their printer cartridges so third parties could refill them. But, that would cut into their bottom line, as printer ink is free money.

    Go Green = you pay more.

  18. #18 |  Derfel Cadarn | 

    Disparaging the Italian police is like saying that shit smells ,everyone knows it but I guess it offends the shit.

  19. #19 |  SJE | 

    #65 and 66: HP sells the printers at a discount, and make the profit on the refills. If you don’t like HP’s policy on printer cartridges, don’t buy their printers.

  20. #20 |  Stick | 

    “The Italian police are lazy, incompetent, dishonest pigs.
    Now come and get me.”

    You could remove the the word ‘Italian’ and replace it with any countries name and still be telling the truth.

  21. #21 |  Felicia Scarnati | 

    This. The story out of Kansas City. I so rarely say anything negative about this I so rarely address it online, but this is disturbing, disappointing and infuriating.