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Old 04-16-2021, 10:54 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The owner of a local coffee shop is a known KKK member who stormed the capital.

Guess which farm animal I always see in the shop when I walk by.
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
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A chicken?
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Old 04-16-2021, 02:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Is this going to be a bad George Orwell joke?
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Old 09-16-2021, 06:47 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The new warrant: how US police mine Google for your location and search history
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
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The one that goes oink?

Law enforcement here has laaaargely been helpful. When someone tried stealing my bike one night in our backyard, I gave them a call. Po-po showed up in like 5-10 minutes. They brought a dog and went on the chase.. came back some 30 minutes later to tell me the crooks were apprehended, down at the station, and that at my convenience, I could come collect a bike computer they'd taken off with.

I view a police officer as someone who's in service to the general law-abiding citizen. Let's say I'm in a different town and wonder where something is, I might ask a cop if there's one available.

But I'm talking about Norway where police generally don't carry guns (they're kept in the cars) and police are trained to de-escalate conflicts and situations. They tend to be young and friendly.
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2021, 07:15 AM   #27 (permalink)
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US cops have killed 400 unarmed people during routine traffic stops over the last five years and the majority were in police districts that rely on ticketing revenue
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Old 11-01-2021, 09:00 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Brazilian police kill 25 suspects allegedly part of bank robbery gang

I don't live there anymore, but just to highlight what happens in the rest of the world. This didn't even make the front page of Brazilian newspapers.
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Old 11-01-2021, 11:30 AM   #29 (permalink)
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https://www.france24.com/en/europe/2...apons-off-duty
would that be the same in the USA?

Today, more than 30,000 officers in France bring their firearms home.

“We’re not setting the world on fire,” Darmanin said of Article 25.

French gun ownership among highest in the world

France is in 12th place in the world in the rankings of gun ownership, according to the Small Arms Survey. The estimated total number of guns held by civilians – both legally and illegally – in France is around 10 million, according to figures published last year by Gun Policy, a project run by the University of Sydney.

But other studies say that there may be as many 20 million weapons owned by civilians in the nation of 65 million people.

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Old 11-01-2021, 11:47 AM   #30 (permalink)
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That sounds about right, Dianne. Police generally have carte blanche when it comes to carrying weapons even though Maryland has some of the toughest gun control laws in the US. Police can generally carry their weapons as much as they deem necessary off duty and they certainly take their weapons home with them. Now, how much often they actually use the weapons off duty, well, I'm not much of an expert on that.
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