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Comment: Re:The legitimate projection of force. (Score 1) 566

by Semyazza (#38150902) Attached to: The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation
It's called the force continuum triangle. It is standard in departmental policies. PEPPER SPRAY IS NOT MINIMAL FORCE! USE OF FORCE IN ASCENDING ORDER: The use of force continuum is described below in ascending order from the least severe to the most severe measures. Whenever possible, an officer should exhaust every reasonable means of employing the minimum amount of force before escalating to a more severe level of force, except where the officer reasonably believes that lesser means would not be adequate in a particular situation and the use of force is necessary to accomplish his lawful objective or to protect himself or another from serious physical injury or death. Conversely, officers must never overlook the possibility of force de-escalation when appropriate. A. (LESS LETHAL) FORCE: (Revised July 15,2009) 1. Presence/Appearance: The image that an officer conveys can in many cases influence the outcome of the situation. The officer should be neat and wellgroomed. He should be mindful of body language, always maintaining the highest level of vigilance. 2. Verbal Communication: Effective verbal communication can many times reduce or manage anxious, aggressive, or violent behavior. The appropriate use of verbal persuasion can in some cases prevent and or minimize the need for physical force. 3. Initial (Light) Physical Tactics: This application is appropriate when the subjects physical resistance is minor, not hazardous, and can be easily controlled. Examples of this are guiding a cooperative subject into a handcuffing position, out of a vehicle, or into another room. 4. Defensive/Physical Tactics: This is the use of appropriate physical strength or hand control normally required to overcome passive or defensive resistance that is not intended as an act of overt aggression toward the officer when an individual refuses to comply with verbal instructions. 5 Electronic Control Weapons (TASER): A Less lethal weapon that as a compliance technique, an ECW may be used as a countermeasure designed to counter the subject’s enhanced degree of resistance. These tactics could include the Control and Restraint techniques, Takedowns, Pressure Points and Distraction Techniques. Using the TASER in a DRIVE STUN mode would be justified as a Compliant Technique. (New July 15, 2009)USE OF FORCE OPS-6.11 TRURO POLICE DEPARTMENT MANUAL 4 A less lethal weapon as a defensive tactic, an ECW may be used as a countermeasure designed to counter the subject’s perceived non-lethal assault on the officer or others, regain control, and assure continued compliance. When firing the TASER, it would be considered a Defensive Tactics tool with the goal of stopping an Assaultive (Bodily Harm) Subject. This may only be used in accordance with department approved training. See Attachment B. (Revised July 15,2009) 6. Chemical Substance (Sabre Red OC Spray (ECW Compliant)): Chemical substances should not be used if resistance is minor and not hazardous, or if light physical tactics would achieve the same end. Chemical substances may be used in self defense or defense of another. They may also be used to subdue a person who physically resists arrest or to discourage persons engaged in violent, or more than passive resistance conduct. They may be utilized with the subject who resists initial physical contact, shows signs of imminent physical resistance, or when a physical confrontation would be necessary in self defense or in defense of another. The utilization of chemical substances may not be appropriate if such use could affect innocent bystanders particularly children. This may only be used in accordance with department approved training. (Revised Sept 20, 2007) 6. Physical Tactics/Impact Weapon (ASP): This is the impact weapon (expandable baton/ASP), which, after an evaluation of the circumstances, is used in self-defense or in defense of another. This should be used when the subject is assault and combative, and where other means or uses of force may not work. The use of force continuum should be constantly evaluated. This may only be used in accordance with department approved training. (Revised Sept 20, 2007) 7. Less lethal Weaponry (beanbag weapon): This weapon fires a drag stabilized beanbag round which, after an evaluation of the circumstances, is used in self-defense or in defense of another. This should be used when the subject is assault and combative, and where other means or uses of force may not work. The use of force continuum should be constantly evaluated. Generally, use of this weapon is justified at the same level as the baton or ASP. This may only be used in accordance with department approved training.... http://www.truropolice.org/On%20Line%20Manuals/Use%20of%20Force.pdf

Comment: Re:I did (Score 1) 667

by Semyazza (#37960332) Attached to: Fee Increase Attempt Inspires 'Dump Your Bank Day'
It's called shared branching. You can use them. How about depositing the check and then making a withdrawal(http://www.cuswirl.com/). Additionally, you can always go to the bank that contains the account at any of their branches and cash the check. This also applies to credit unions if you are not covered by a shared branching agreement(highly unlikely).

Comment: Re:Campaign Promises (Score 1) 1042

by Semyazza (#36908046) Attached to: House Websites Jammed After Obama Debt Speech
So, what you are suggesting is tyranny by the majority? This was the purpose of our checks and balances. The ability of the minority to question the majority and cause a stalemate so discussion could be had instead of steamrolling over them. This allows everyone's voice to be heard just as loudly, and in the end, the majority will win but, maybe their ideas and composition may have changed.

Comment: Re:In other words (Score 1) 517

by Semyazza (#35173004) Attached to: Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity

Personally I think it time to replace the dollar and take control of monetary policy away from the FED returning it to Congress as the constitution dictates.

The Constitution also states that only Congress has the power to coin money, but that doesn't mean that members of Congress were expected to spend time at the mint themselves. That's where the Necessary and Proper Clause comes into play. The Supreme Court ruled in McCulloch v. Maryland that the Congress can create a central bank to help handle fiduciary policy.

The problem is that this "FED" that you talk about. The one that was created as the central bank, is not run by the American government or the people. The Federal Reserve is a private bank that loans money to the U.S. government and other banks.

Comment: Bad Article to Reach Slashdot (Score 1) 517

by Semyazza (#35172914) Attached to: Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity
Hello Everyone, This article does not do the Bitcoin system Justice. A good site to see the available services would be to go directly to the merchant listings. I am also a Bitcoin business owner ( http://www.biddingpond.com/ ) and have seen the value of things being traded from bitcoin change significantly. Some good URLs to see what is available on the market are: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade (Bitcoin Wiki Trade Section) http://www.bitcoinshop.com/ (Database Kept by a bitcoin user) Not to mention my previously mentioned site (although we have a low volume 10-30 items listed at any given time). Yes, Bitcoin is still in its infancy but, we will see great things from this online currency.

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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