Tuesday, 2 June 2020

As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA

quote [ Police asked the public to upload videos of protesters via its iWatch Dallas mobile app. Instead, netizens flooded the service with videos of South Korean K-Pop performers. Police were forced to take down the app. ]

"On Saturday night, a mischief-maker broadcast over the frequency Chicago police were using for communications, blaring out the classic NWA track F*ck the police." I think some Sting would have been a funnier choice.
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[by cb361@4:44pmGMT]


slaytanik said @ 10:06am GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:2 Funsightful]
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steele said @ 9:56pm GMT on 2nd Jun [Score:1 Good]
steele said[1] @ 9:38pm GMT on 2nd Jun
the circus said @ 7:55am GMT on 3rd Jun
I feel disheartened that no change of any significance will result from this. People want a few scapegoats, not to face the fact that by its very nature police need independent oversight and monitoring. No matter what's happening, I'm not seeing people drop the "few bad apples" excuse and consider these actions are occurring on an organized, departmental level. Or that the "bad apples" have the solidarity of the "good apples" and nothing will change until that changes. The mob will be appeased by a few sacrificial scapegoats (unless they don't even get that) then go back to accepting everything just the way it was.
steele said @ 12:15pm GMT on 3rd Jun
These moments of backlash are only going to get bigger and more widely accepted as they happen more often. It's unlikely that this particular moment in the cycle will be the straw the breaks the camel's back and brings us revolution, but the solidarity and organization that is being built from this go around will strengthen the next. More and more people are seeing that the issue is systemic and questioning the contradictions they're witnessing between what the media is telling them and what they're seeing with their own eyes.

Of course that's not to say there still isn't a significant chunk of "cheeto bad" folks who think that we just need to get Trump out of the white house and everything will be okay, but the youth seem to know that's bullshit and the failings of the Sanders campaign seem to only be radicalizing them further.
cb361 said @ 10:25am GMT on 3rd Jun
steele said @ 9:21pm GMT on 3rd Jun
steele said @ 9:42pm GMT on 3rd Jun
donnie said @ 8:17pm GMT on 2nd Jun [Score:-5 Bad]
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thepublicone said[1] @ 1:35am GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:3 Underrated]
Two of those groups are ethnic minorities with centuries of repression and systemic oppression and violence. One was enslaved for 400 years- and given the very epithet you called them as a symbol of that enslavement, and oppression- and the other is periodically (and wrongly) blamed for all the world's ills and is threatened with extinction.

The other is a fucking job.

Take your racist ass and fuck right off.

donnie said @ 5:43pm GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:-2]
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5th Earth said @ 12:04am GMT on 4th Jun [Score:-1]
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thepublicone said @ 11:50pm GMT on 4th Jun [Score:-2]
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donnie said[1] @ 8:15pm GMT on 5th Jun [Score:-3 Boring]
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thepublicone said @ 12:40am GMT on 6th Jun [Score:-3]
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donnie said @ 3:08pm GMT on 6th Jun [Score:-4 Troll]
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zarathustra said @ 2:54am GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:1 Underrated]
If there were good cops, they would not suffer the continued employment of bad cops. They would have done something about it. Any cop who tolerates a bad cop is a bad cop.
5th Earth said @ 2:26am GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:0 Underrated]
Where are the legions of "good cops" doing anything to prevent this shit? Do you think this sort of thing happens suddenly and unexpectedly? The cop who killed George Floyd had years of complaints against him. He crossed paths with hundreds of "good cops" in his career, and do you think nobody in that entire span thought "maybe this guy is a problem?" Those "good cops" looked the other way for years while a menace to society walked among them, and not only did nothing, but enabled him to be a continuing threat.
cb361 said @ 10:54am GMT on 3rd Jun
It's the "us vs them" mentality. He might be a bad cop, but he's still a cop, and "one of us".
donnie said @ 5:29pm GMT on 3rd Jun [Score:-2 Troll]
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