... and QuickTime 7.7 from 2009 lol
Police can and will prevent people who are "too smart" from joining the police force.
In the fall of 1996, Jordan learned that the city of New London was interviewing candidates. Upon further inquiry, however, he learned from assistant city manager Keith Harrigan that he would not be interviewed because he "didn't fit the profile." Plaintiff, who was 46 years old, suspected age discrimination and filed an administrative complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. The city responded that it removed Jordan from consideration because he scored a 33 on the WPT, and that to prevent frequent job turnover caused by hiring overqualified applicants the city only interviewed candidates who scored between 20 and 27.
The TikTok is malware original reddit comment https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/fxgi06/comment/fmuko1m
status of the insurrection
The media blackout is really clamping down. Finding information is becoming more difficult. It doesn't help that the Atlanta subreddit mods are a bunch of bootlickers that instantly delete any threads they deem "political"
Here's what I've determined:
Richmond police overplayed their hand the last couple of nights, pissed off the city government, and are now being more passive. At the same time, city officials are planning/expecting to move into "phase 3" reopening by july 1st. I don't expect that to actually go well for them. Richmond city council is mulling over banning flashbangs, tear gas, and rubber coated slugs (known as rubber bullets)
Los Angeles police respond to rumbles of police budget cuts with "well, if you cut our budget at all, we'll stop investigating rape and murder." Videos are coming out nearly daily of LAPD and associated police departments being deplorable troglodytes. I don't expect this to stop.
Oh, also, the LAPD is still out of money. An excerpt:
LAPD officers call in absent for nearly 700 transit-policing shifts in one week
Some LAPD officers canceled their shifts after they learned they would be paid with time off, not with cash, said Dustin DeRollo, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents rank-and-file officers.
“It was a huge shock,” DeRollo said.
Other officers were sick, or were tired after working consecutive 12-hour days during the demonstrations, said Ron Dickerson, Metro’s deputy executive officer for system security and law enforcement. He said he there was “no kind of rebellion ... no ‘blue flu,’ that type of thing.”
I think that just because it's coordinated doesn't make it any less relevant. That it was uncoordinated might be even more significant, because that indicates that LAPD morale is catastrophically low. They don't want to show up, and they think they're getting ripped off.
The LA school board voted against a proposal to defund school police, and don't know what the fuck to do besides that.
In seattle, I'm disappointed to see that racists will get what they want. I can't be sure that all of the violence in the area of Capitol Hill was a result of fascists being driven to be fascist shitheads there, but it's a pretty likely course of events.
And they're going to get what they want because shooting at protesters can get the whole space labeled a "dangerous area" when it's the racist fascists being there that makes it dangerous.
In New York City, "NYPD commissioner: Officers who drove into protesters did not violate use-of-force policy" ... apparently this is because there is no mention in the NYPD use of force policy about driving A FUCKING CAR INTO PEOPLE.
I'll let you decide for yourself what that means.
In Minneapolis, the police chief calls what happened to George Floyd a "murder" and says it's not about lack of training.
Meanwhile the minneapolis police union says “I didn’t see race in George Floyd:” and Bob Kroll doesn’t believe systematic racism exists in the MPD.
Protests in Portland continue. Gotta be impressed with their persistence.
I can't find much information about things happening on the ground right now.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.