Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by likesfish, Dec 31, 2017.
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Happy new year.
The return of imperial policing from the periphery to the metropole
Most of the modern public order tactics used in the UK had their genesis in the Royal Hong Kong Police, 40 odd years ago.
It will be dropping handgrenades from biplane cockpits next.
The Americans use helicopters for that sort of thing
1985: When Philly police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood
But we were doing it in Afghan back in the 20s. It’s success as a policing tactic is just one of the reasons that country is so stable now.
If there's one upside to gentrification you might think it's that plod could think twice before doing that sort of thing here. But after mark saunders that would be a foolish thing to assume
When was this news?
I was surprised that Eric Garner's daughters death wasn't posted anywhere on U75 even though The Guardian gave her a BIG shout. Not entirely relevant here, but she should have been acknowledged and respected much more.
1985? That would be Reagan then. No surprises.
I fucking love this idea.
Back to basics.
I'm getting a bit of a stiffy
Why is this sort of shit funny? It really wasn't that long ago that things like this did happen.
It's the realness which gives the horn.
People's Park (Berkeley) - Wikipedia
He'd love it here.
well tbf having a Maoist cult build a bunker in the center of a neighborhood is a bit of a wtf
Depending on the state its very possible.
As people in Brixton know
I wish my neighbourhood had a proper Maoist cult bunker.
We just have a RC church and some Jehovahs.
suppose it doesnt make a difference but the two playing the game were actually on the same team and one had accidentally friendly fired the other who then kicked off and went to twitter.
heres an interesting bit to help the bun fights, he did the same thing to a woman in Canada who was livestreaming a few days earlier and shockingly enough she wasnt shot to death on her doorstep
Why do strangers who are gaming with each other online know each other’s home addresses?
The techniques for this sort of detective work are easily available.
Thing is when you swat someone your trying to get a full on armed response eventually somebody was going fuck up.
Humans fuck up add lethal weapons and high stress and or poor training and something like this was bound to happen.
Sure, given the way SWAT teams are apparently being trained in the US and their associated culture, 'swatting' is like throwing knives right next to people "to give them a bit of a fright" and then acting all surprised when a knife hits their femoral artery.
Isn’t it like trying to find the home address of another poster here?
Yep. Not hard, given enough time, effort and public information. Most people aren't paranoid enough to hide/obfuscate their identities. I know I'm totally doxxable in just a few simple moves, for example.
Police forces are creating Swat Teams for the worse case scenario. See the east hollywood shootout for a worse case. Two roided up armoured and heavily armed bank robbers had more firepower than responding coppers and were only killed after cops borrowed high power weapons form a gun shop to put them down.
None of the kit those people had is either difficult or expensive to aquire in the states and making a semi automatic rifle automatic is trival.
Now once you have your hammer everything starts looking like a nail especially a society where everyone is armed and the slightest thing can set someone off.
Sure and part of the issue is that doctrines that might make sense if you're taking on a roided up paramilitary nutter re-enacting the last reel of 'Scarface' are being normalised by use of the same teams and doctrines for routine drug war shit and general underclass suppression.
Looking back at the reporting and research I linked a couple of pages back shows that colonial warfare paramilitary doctrines, weapons and culture are now pretty much normalised in segments of US policing.
So while 'swatting' someone isn't quite the same as shooting them in the face yourself, putting them on a collision course with cops who are being actively encouraged to act like they're pacifying Fallujah, does significantly increase their chances of getting shot in the face.
There is a share real name option on the PlayStation Network (don’t know about xBox).
In conversation the city they live in might be discussed.
People tend to say how old they are when asked.
That’s enough to find someone’s Facebook.
Some people (idiots) display their addresses on Facebook or pictures with geo tags.
Or they are listed in directory enquiries.
Carabinieri (Italian police) sometimes use .22 pistols for close-in engagement in some scenarios. Less chance of killing an innocent, if a round hits them, but they don't do any "shoot them in the leg" stuff, it's all "aim for central body mass".
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