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Comment: Not a fan of cops. (Score 1) 509

by ToddInSF (#49652385) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them
But recently there as a death in the family and I got to experience some of what it is that the are the duties of the police, and they were extremely professional and truly there to help. It can't be something that they look forward to every day, dealing with grieving families and dead bodies, but they do the job.

To me, the USA's sick and twisted enforcement of things considered vice, that is to say, things that are non-crime crimes, is a much larger issue that corrupts across the board.

The drug war and the explosive growth and out of control spending of many departments as a result is corrupting, the militarization of police departments is also another severe problem, and the forfeiture laws and forfeiture related activities of the police are the epitome of corruption.

People are missing the whole point here. The cops do the job the lawmakers dictate. You keep electing these shitbag lawmakers that build careers not on doing what's right for the public, but rather, what's right for generating controversy in order to create divisive political attitudes based on how remarkably stupid the general public here tends to be.

When your legislature is predominantly stupid, corrupt, and exploitative, what do you expect everything else to be ?

Comment: How about prosecuting prosecutors (Score 1) 206

Rarely are prosecutors held responsible for their antics. Arguably, they are worse than corrupt cops, as they are not doing what they do for the primary purpose of justice so much as making them look good by fulfilling quotas.

What happened to Schwartz is horrible, but it is relatively trivial compared to what prosecutors get away with every day.

Comment: It is amusing to me that the (Score 1) 99

"Big government can't do anything right" crowd is constantly essentially handing our global competitors perpetual advantages, while increasingly sabotaging our economy.

It also amazes me that so many people don't seem to comprehend what a huge game-changer 3D printer tech is and the proliferation of inexpensive 3D printers.

Comment: Re:Fuck those guys (Score 1) 569

" If you ask me the cop who shot the kid in Ferguson was a coward, he panicked because he was alone and and could not control a black kid who was bigger than him. The last people you want waving a gun around like John Wayne, are fucking cowards."

He wasn't a "kid". The rest of your opinion is similarly fallacious/stupid.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by ToddInSF (#49014625) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
I get that. I wasn't advocating for doing it, I was just saying I'd like to see it done. And not at all for the poetic justice aspect. Being on the receiving end of our militarized and corrupt police would at least give the congress people who have granted them this extended authority some pause that they clearly are lacking now.

And it IS as corrupt as forfeiture. The only reason the funding exists for all that manpower and equipment and the constant search for justification of it's existence is the poorly regulated and enthusiastic use of it.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by ToddInSF (#49014265) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Are you fucking kidding me ? Someone HAS already been killed by accident, and NOTHING has changed.

Not only that, but the courts have ruled that when the police fuck-up and accidentally SWAT your home, you have NO LEGAL RECOURSE.

Seriously, if you're not knowledgeable enough to be extremely upset about this stuff, at least make an effort to look into how systemic the corruption is and how many people have already been harmed by the police state we are in fact living in.

And I consider being tagged as "Troll" by the idiots here a fucking badge of honor. Tag away, assholes !

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 0) 327

by ToddInSF (#49011169) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Or maybe we could worry a little about the militarized police state we live in, that this guy has done us all a favor by pointing out how seriously flawed it is.

Frankly, I hope more people do the same thing and get creative with it, prank our incompetent congress and the families of DEA agents and other undesirables that have waged an ongoing war on the public now for decades for fun and profit.

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