Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Highest Profit (Score 1) 655

A citation would be really helpful.

Just google "Contempt of cop" for examples. Or payouts by police departments to settle court cases.

Another place to look is the PINAC site (caveat - ostensibly this is a website to document that "Photography Is Not A Crime", at times it has degenerated to vehemently anti-cop. However on its good days it really documents abuses by cops) .

Comment Re:Highest Profit (Score 5, Insightful) 655

How about a 2 hour course for high-schoolers in the inner cities called: How to behave around the police? Nearly every high-profile death by police officer would not have occurred if the person had simply complied with the police doing their jobs.

So your solution to bullying is to teach the victims that they should submit to the bullies?

There is a huge body of evidence that shows a hell of a lot of police abuse their powers and violate peoples constitutional and legal rights all the time just for the hell of it. Not addressing this aspect of policing escalates the problem.

Comment Re:Well.... (Score 2) 655

Reform of policing so citizens actually trust the police?

Recently I saw a comment that described how in the present environment in the US, the only interactions a person has with the police are typically of a "negative" context. There are now fewer or no "positive" encounters with police anymore.
Combined with overt militarization of the police force (why the hell does a police department even need an MRAP - let alone a department in a rural area?), its going to take a lot of reform to fix the police.

Comment I preferred the 1964 original (Score 1) 241

These modern remakes always change things for no good reason. I much preferred Robinson Crusoe on Mars. After all, you gotta love the plot:

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

And it even has Adam West in it (and no - he's not the Monkey)

Comment Re:And what, pray tell, is a "digital agenda"? (Score 2) 109

Also as an aside, what's wrong with being #2 or #3 in something?

There is nothing wrong with being #2 or #3. But the US isn't even in the same league as #2 or #3.

For example, NYC has a population density higher than Tokyo, yet has data speeds than are a fraction of Tokyo's. Why is that? Its not for want of faster speeds, or technical capability.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.