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Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 1) 454

by amiga3D (#49788139) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

There were as many as 1240 people killed by the police in the US last year. Total. That's all killings of any kind. In the line of duty or not. Justified or not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

The last year I could get stats for murder in general was 2013. The total murders in the US was 16,121.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastat...

I'm more than 10 times more likely to get killed by the general public than by a cop. If I was the paranoid kind I'd wear a bullet proof vest to the supermarket. As a bonus, if I don't pull a gun on them then my chances of getting offed by the cops drops drastically. All I have to worry about are the handful of rogue cops roaming around blowing up pressure cookers. Come to think of it though.....they didn't kill anyone either.

Comment: Re:Really... (Score 1) 454

by amiga3D (#49771311) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

Usually they ask around. I don't know if they did or didn't. I remember back in the 80's when I was in Germany there was a woman who drove through a gate on Rhine Main Air Force Base. She ran from the Security Police and ended up at the terminal there. The SP's tried to get her to open her car and when she refused they put charges on the doors and blew them off. When she saw they were serious she tried to get them to let her open it up but they were through playing by then. Cops love to blow stuff up when they get the opportunity. Maybe this incident will bring about some changes in how they operate. I hope so.

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 2) 454

by amiga3D (#49771265) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

I've dealt with a lot of cops over the years. Most of them were okay but there have been a few that were obviously stupid and at least one that was a bully. It happens. I doubt these guys were trying to make anyone afraid. They are most likely just over zealous guys who let their paranoia and the brainwashing they've been given overcome whatever common sense they had. Don't try to make it into something it's not. Years ago, back in the 60's at a place called Kent State the Ohio National Guard shot 4 people to death at a demonstration. It wasn't terrorism either, it was a fuck up by a bunch of scared, half trained guys with poor leadership. Fuck ups happen and that's what this was. Naturally enough, when they realized they fucked up they looked around for a way to cover their ass and saw the guy had a revoked license. Of course they locked onto that. The end result is what you need to look for. This guy will still have his head on his shoulders when he gets out of jail. Don't attribute to malice that which can be blamed on stupidity.

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 0) 454

by amiga3D (#49771171) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

I'll agree with that somewhat. You, unlike the previous idiot, sound like a reasoning individual. I'm all for dialing back the militarization of the police. Too many of those guys lack the training and temperament for the work they do. Part of the problem is the lack of pay. It's hard to hire people of the quality they need for that type of work for the paltry salaries they get. That's why this kind of crap happens so much.

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score -1, Troll) 454

by amiga3D (#49771137) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

And where did I say that dipshit? I said a couple of idiots blowing up a pressure cooker hardly equates to ISIS and their campaign of mass murder. How's that guy that got his pressure cooker blown up doing anyway? Is his head still on? I bet he's out of jail even now and talking to a lawyer about suing the police. How would you like to try that in the Caliphate? I'm sick of people who take our minor problems and equate them to the horror story going on in Syria. I'd bet there are thousands and thousands of people there that would love to trade places with you. I only wish they could.

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score -1, Troll) 454

by amiga3D (#49771113) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

When is the last time they rounded up people for no reason other than they believed in a different God and cut their heads off on video for the world to see? Mass murder justified, supposedly, by Allah or Jesus or some other deity? "Hey guys! This village believes in Jesuallah. Get the knives and video camera and lets just cut these heads off!" Look around fool. You take a story about a couple of dumbass cops blowing up a pressure cooker because they're paranoia outran their common sense and equate it to a strategy to destroy all religious belief other than an approved one. In the end there will be some kind of discipline meted out and this guy will get out of jail, hire a lawyer and sue the city becoming rich in the process. Fucking get a clue. If you can't pull your head out of your ass get a glass belly button so you can see where you're going.

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