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Crunchy Frog

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Living under a Soviet puppet regime.

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I'm always very happy to see Mike Steele speak out, and

as much as I've loathed Bill Kristol in the past, and very likely in the future, I think he's doing an outstanding job with RVAT.

Mike Steele was on fire last night on the 11th Hour. We need as many hands on deck as possible right now IMO.

Start about 1:22 min in.

Postal police union sues DeJoy for limiting mail theft enforcement authority

The Postal Service last month abruptly ordered its police officers to stop investigating mail theft that occurs away from post office property, the Postal Police Officers Association alleged Monday, suing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to block a change they say could erode the safety of mail carriers and delivery.

Per the union, USPS implemented the change on Aug. 25, a day after DeJoy testified to Congress amid mounting concerns that policy changes he implemented were delaying mail service and could jeopardize record numbers of mail-in ballots expected in the presidential election.

The union argues that this unilateral change by USPS managers violates the collective bargaining agreement with the Postal Police Officers Association. The union is asking a judge to block the policy change pending arbitration and to declare that USPS leaders acted outside of their statutory authority.


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/14/postal-service-police-union-sues-dejoy-414537

I can't believe it. A police union that's actually trying to do something positive. I didn't even know that Postal Police Officers were a thing.

This is much more upbeat than his 2016 one.

Jacob Blake is handcuffed to his hospital bed, family says

(CNN)Jacob Blake, who remains hospitalized after sustaining multiple injuries, is now handcuffed to his bed, his family said.
Blake's uncle told CNN on Thursday that Blake's father visited the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin hospital where his son is recovering from at least one surgery. He was "heartbroken" to see that his son was handcuffed.
"This is an insult to injury," Justin Blake, the uncle of the victim, said. "He is paralyzed and can't walk and they have him cuffed to the bed. Why?"

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/27/us/jacob-blake-wisconsin-thursday/index.html

I don't know whether this has already been posted here or not.

He doesn't understand human relationships among non-narcissists.

Trump can't understand a former President standing back from the nomination process to let democracy decide rather than pushing his favorite.

He doesn't understand that harsh words spoken in a contentious primary could be forgiven and moved past rather than leading to a permanent grudge.

Maybe that lack of understanding can help to keep him off balance. Let's hope.

A half hearted vote is still a vote.

There's going to be lots of excitement and enthusiasm, but we can't expect it from absolutely everyone.

I would personally not try to antagonize or alienate the half hearted, but rather thank them for their vote and move on.

JMHO.

Here's a video that illustrates this nicely.

Note the Korean woman actually crying about the poor Americans.

The answer's in the article.

To end testilying, Levine said, “I would entirely change incentive structures.” Officers would be rewarded for reporting on their colleagues’ lies and scrutinized when their stories do not line up. They would no longer be able to coordinate their stories before testifying, a common procedure that lets them iron out potential inconsistencies. Nor could they watch bodycam footage before providing their version of events, another perk that’s not provided to civilians. Prosecutors would be rewarded for rooting out unconstitutional behavior. Officers who lie, and prosecutors who tolerate them, would be terminated immediately. In short, the system would encourage police officers and prosecutors to focus less on winning cases and more on following the rules, even when a constitutional violation stands in the way of a conviction.


They need to completely change the incentive structure. It would also help if they would treat officer's perjury as a serious criminal offense, with mandatory, significant prison time. And get cops and prosecutors out of bed with each other.

It's insane that we basically have our law enforcement run by an unaccountable criminal gang and that the problem has been allowed to fester and worsen over DECADES, and that practically nobody from either party has done anything meaningful to try to address, or even acknowledged, the problem.

I guess this is what it's like to live in a shithole country.
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:50 AM (0 replies)

There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama.

Minneapolis police to be issued diapers as part of uniforms. (Not the real headline.)

150 Minneapolis police officers seeking disability for PTSD following riots

https://www.fox9.com/news/150-minneapolis-police-officers-seeking-disability-for-ptsd-following-riots

But the stress and trauma reached a tipping point with the siege of the Third Police Precinct, he said. Fifty of the officers currently seeking disability, about one-third of the total, were present at the Third Precinct on Thursday, May 28.

“They did not feel they were going to come home,” said Meuser. Some officers were texting their families’ goodbye and others were saving a bullet in case they needed to take their own life, rather than being beaten to death, he said. 

Meuser said since the killing of George Floyd, officers have felt abandoned by city and state politicians as well as the community at large. “It’s an emotional beatdown on a daily basis for these guys,” he said.


They're suffering severe psychological trauma from the consequences of brutalizing citizens.


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