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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 pm
Still, no narcotics involved - high, medium or otherwise
You are scientifically correct. However:
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The federal government has always classified pot as a Schedule 1 drug......just like heroin.
SC laws are probably the same.
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Whack9 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:07 pm
I'm assuming it's weed. It looks like it, but its hard to tell. The thing that cued me in was the article saying the 250lbs is worth roughly 250k. If my calculations are correct, that's 1000 bucks a pound. 65 bucks an ounce? That doesn't sound like high grade weed to me.
Idk, but 1000 bucks a pound MIGHT be about right when discussing 250 lbs at a time. Or, the cops are clueless. It sure can't be any harder drug.
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If 1 FAT CAN had a son:
17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in Kenosha

A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday in the killing of two people gunned down during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.

Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha.

Two people were shot to death Tuesday night in an attack carried out by a young white man who was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle.

“I just killed somebody,” the gunman could be heard saying at one point during the shooting rampage that erupted just before midnight....

According to witness accounts and video footage, police apparently let the young man responsible for the shootings walk past them with a rifle over his shoulder as members of the crowd were yelling for him to be arrested because he had shot people.

Much of Rittenhouse’s Facebook page is devoted to praising law enforcement, with references to Blue Lives Matter, a movement that supports police. He also can be seen holding an assault rifle.

Other photographs include those of badges of various law enforcement agencies, including the Chicago Police Department. All of the badges have a black line across them — something police officers do with black tape or another material whenever an officer is killed in the line of duty.

In a photograph posted by his mother, he is wearing what appears to be a blue law enforcement uniform as well as the kind of brimmed hat that state troopers wear....

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is Black, said in an interview with the news program “Democracy Now!” that the shootings were not surprising and that white militias have been ignored for too long.

“How many times across this country do you see armed gunmen, protesting, walking into state Capitols, and everybody just thinks it’s OK?” Barnes said. “People treat that like it’s some kind of normal activity that people are walking around with assault rifles.”

... In other widely circulating video, police can be seen tossing bottled water from an armored vehicle to what appear to be armed civilians walking the streets. One of the civilians appears to be the gunman who later shot protesters.

“We appreciate you being here,” an officer is heard saying to the group over a loudspeaker....
That said, I also don't think that violence, looting, arson and rioting is the appropriate response to the shooting of Jacob Blake.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:59 pm
If 1 FAT CAN had a son:
:lol: I've been trying to tell him. But when you're in a gushing in awe slack jawed gaga mouth cult of lies and ignorance.....it is what it is.
And, yes, absolutely I am also against violence and property vandalism, but we know who sees effect and cause. The poor bastard probably thinks umbrellas cause rain.

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I take no responsibility at all.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:46 pm
I take no responsibility at all.
Link from the tweet you posted:
The Kenosha Shooting Suspect Was In The Front Row Of A Trump Rally In January
Kyle Rittenhouse’s social media is filled with references to “Blue Lives Matter.”


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His connections to law enforcement, however, go beyond his vocal support of police on social media. In a statement to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, the Grayslake Police Department confirmed that Rittenhouse was a former member of the Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Department's Public Safety Cadet Program.

According to a description of the program that has been recently removed from the department’s official website, the program “offers boys and girls the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement” through “hands-on career activities,” such as riding along with officers on patrol and firearms training.

Along with the page describing the Public Safety Cadet Program, the organization’s official Facebook account was deleted after images from 2018 of a boy in a police uniform identified as “Kyle” began to circulate online. BuzzFeed News has not been able to confirm that the boy in the image is Rittenhouse....

In video allegedly taken after the shootings, an armed man, who appears to be Rittenhouse, walks directly toward four police vehicles, holding his weapon and his arms raised. People can be seen shouting at police that he had just shot someone, but the police vehicles drive past the armed man and do not detain him. When asked about the video Wednesday, Sheriff Beth said that in those situations police have “incredible tunnel vision” because of the loud noises — “there’s screaming, hollering, and chanting” — and could not explain why they did not detain him....
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Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:07 pm
(David Hogg tweet)
White supremacists and militias have infiltrated police across US, report says

Or, they've always been there.
... White supremacist groups have infiltrated US law enforcement agencies in every region of the country over the last two decades, according to a new report about the ties between police and far-right vigilante groups.

In a timely new analysis, Michael German, a former FBI special agent who has written extensively on the ways that US law enforcement have failed to respond to far-right domestic terror threats, concludes that US law enforcement officials have been tied to racist militant activities in more than a dozen states since 2000, and hundreds of police officers have been caught posting racist and bigoted social media content.

The report notes that over the years, police links to militias and white supremacist groups have been uncovered in states including Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia....

German told the Guardian on Wednesday: “Far-right militants are allowed to engage in violence and walk away while protesters are met with violent police actions.” This “negligent response”, he added, empowers violent groups in dangerous and potentially lethal ways: “The most violent elements within these far-right militant groups believe that their conduct is sanctioned by the government. And therefore they’re much more willing to come out and engage in acts of violence against protesters.”

(Hogg is correct, but it ain't just PINO)

There is growing awareness in some parts of the government about the intensifying threat of white supremacy. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have directly identified white supremacists as the most lethal domestic terrorist threat in the country. According to German’s report, the FBI’s own internal documents have directly warned that the militia groups the agency is investigating often have “active links” to law enforcement.

And yet US agencies lack a national strategy to identify white supremacist police and root out this problem, German warned. Meanwhile, popular police reform efforts to address “implicit bias” have done nothing to confront explicit racism.

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As the calls to defund police have grown in recent months, law enforcement alignment with violent and racist groups only adds further fuel to the movement, German said. “In a time when the effort to defund police is getting some salience, the police are behaving in such a way as to justify that argument.”
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Someone apparently doesn't know history

Agreed, they have always been there. In many, maybe most, cases the police were created by the elite to subjugate the masses/slaves/serfs/taxpayers/whatever
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Someone apparently doesn't know history

Agreed, they have always been there. In many, maybe most, cases the police were created by the elite to subjugate the masses/slaves/serfs/taxpayers/whatever
Arguably worse that the white supremacists in PDs is the systemic racist/classist foundation of US policing.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:48 am
Someone apparently doesn't know history

Agreed, they have always been there. In many, maybe most, cases the police were created by the elite to subjugate the masses/slaves/serfs/taxpayers/whatever
Arguably worse that the white supremacists in PDs is the systemic racist/classist foundation of US policing.
all policing has been about class
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Not surprising that the punk Kenosha shooting was the night after the ammosexual St Louis couple spoke at the RNC.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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I take no responsibility at all.
Bingo :-|| . The very next day:

‘That’s pretty offensive’: Kellyanne Conway snaps at reporter who called Kenosha vigilante a Trump ‘supporter’

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:16 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:46 pm
I take no responsibility at all.
Bingo :-|| . The very next day:

‘That’s pretty offensive’: Kellyanne Conway snaps at reporter who called Kenosha vigilante a Trump ‘supporter’

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People are noticing.

Hats off to all the sports using their voices.

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Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:40 pm
People are noticing.

Hats off to all the sports using their voices.
Wow, powerful vid. Thanks!
Police Are Pushing A Misleading Narrative About Breonna Taylor’s Ex-Boyfriend

... It’s a known fact that police lie....

Despite the fact that police are not reliable sources, newsrooms continue to rely on police voices in their reports. In the process, these reports help to push a violent narrative that Black victims of police violence are responsible for their own brutalization. The only people responsible for Breonna Taylor’s death are the officers that killed her, not her ex-boyfriend, and not her alleged proximity to a narcotics investigation that also relied on some pretty iffy police accounts.
The Police Lie. All the Time. Can Anything Stop Them?
Would the criminal justice system collapse if cops were forced to tell the truth?
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I don't believe a word of it.

Police unions have zero credibility.

Kenosha police union gives its version of Blake shooting
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The police union's job is to protect their members, regardless. But let's assume for the sake of discussion that their account of all events is mostly accurate. No matter what Blake had done, it is clear that he wasn't doing it anymore, that he was walking away, and attempting to get into the car with his kids. And they shot him in the back not once or three times, but seven times. Totally inexcusable.

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A genuine American hero.

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:42 am
White supremacists and militias have infiltrated police across US, report says

Or, they've always been there.
Arkansas Sheriff Resigns After He's Caught On Tape In Racist Tirade

The woman he was with dared to speak with a Black man in a local grocery where the county is 25% Black. So, he's sexist, too . . . and an idiot.
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