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Comment: More to this than just that. (Score 1) 1128

by Anachragnome (#48455753) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

"We need those attitudes and policies changed by lawmakers, the problem isn't that Police are acting badly, its that they are allowed to act badly."

And that the Justice system is designed/manipulated to protect THEM when they do behave "badly", as you put it.

Here is another bit of information you should all digest, a quote from NPR: ( http://www.npr.org/2014/08/25/ )

"To understand some of the distrust of police that has fueled protests in Ferguson, Mo., consider this: In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson--a city of 21,135 people--issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations."

Now, if most of those people with warrants for driving offenses are black (Ferguson is 67.4% black, according to the 2010 census), and these warrants preclude them from serving on a Grand Jury (they do), then how is it possible to get a fairly balanced jury of one's peers? In short, the Ferguson Police Department handing out tickets to mostly black residents precludes black residents from ever serving on a Grand Jury, or any jury for that matter, in effect stacking the deck against them, racially speaking. A black person in Ferguson is fucked before they ever even reach a courtroom, and white folks have got it easy as the deck is ALWAYS stacked in their favor.

A similar situation exists where I live because there are NINE overlapping legal jurisdictions in terms of law enforcement--fully 5% of the population here is law enforcement (I live near a border, and as a result fall under the jurisdiction of local law-enforcement, County law-enforcement, State law-enforcement and numerous federal agencies including ICE, Border Patrol, FBI, DEA and DHS.). You cannot put together a jury here that isn't 5% (or more) law-enforcement, in effect stacking the deck against anyone being tried in a criminal court, as other jurors tend to believe them even when, during jury selection, those same officers said they would always believe a cop over anyone else, regardless of content. And yes, I actually heard several cops state that during jury selection when I was called up for jury duty. As a result of hearing this before I was questioned, I stated at that time I thought the cards stacked against any defendant...and was dismissed from jury duty.

The cards were stacked against Justice in Ferguson, and in favor of Darren Wilson. This shit needs to change.

For what it's worth, I'm white (or Caucasian...whatever makes you feel better about yourself).

Comment: Re:John Perkins (Score 1) 133

Goodbye, Cold Fjord.

While your incessant shilling, political doublespeak, out-of-context quoting, thread-diluting gibberish and lack of applicable morality have been interesting...I cannot say, with any grain of truth, that I will miss you.

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Comment: Not too late... (Score 0) 192

by Anachragnome (#46198541) Attached to: Cops With Google Glass: Horrible Idea, Or Good One?

When the cops are all wearing them, they no longer need us to wear them.

Edward Snowden seriously fucked up their roll-out schedule--GoogleGlass was meant for us--so now they focus on getting it in place on the people that control us. They are running out of time because of people using websites like Slashdot, sharing information and raising public awareness. Even without Slashdot, YOU can still do the same. Seriously, folks--do you really think they are killing Slashdot on accident? Sheer stupidity? They are killing Slashdot to silence us.

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If history is any sort of an indicator, any rights we sell today, our children must buy back with blood tomorrow

Comment: Re:It's been done (Score 1) 876

by Anachragnome (#46193913) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

" So why not make Slashdot picutre based only, to open it up more to the masses (who often have the intellectual capacity of a 2-year-old anyway)?..."

I'll give it a shot.

http://troll.me/images/grandma...

http://www.lolwtfcomics.com/up...

http://troll.me/images/bill-or...

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http://global3.memecdn.com/bet...

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Did that convey my message sufficiently?

Comment: Re:in other news (Score 1) 341

"Bees make honey..."

Yes, we are worker bees.

Anyone play "The Secret World"? It's a Funcom MMO that is obviously designed to drive users to Google. Mission that don't have enough information to complete them are common. You literally cannot complete some missions without Google.

In this game, Bees are the analog of Google--they are everywhere and are integral to the theme of the game. Every transport hub has bees flying and buzzing everywhere. The idea is to get us to conflate our actions with being a worker-bee. We make honey for them, not us, or so they would have us believe.

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Comment: Re:Kill Beta! (Score 1) 144

by Anachragnome (#46189897) Attached to: A New Use For Drones: Traffic Scouting

"Next time one is deleted you will be able to prove it."

That does nothing to prevent, or prove, other methods of stifling dissent--moderation abuses.

I've been posting the following in several places at once--AFTER I watched the first one get modded up to +5, and almost instantly (less then 30 seconds) go back to +1)--and every single time...it gets modded up, then back down and then, once the body of the post is no longer visible, STAY THERE.

So, fuck you, Dice. Here goes again.

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