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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:02 AM
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Cop Bragged On Facebook He Was Going To "Bash Some Long-Haired Hippies"...
http://www.americablog.com/2009/04/case-builds-against-london-police-g20.html

The latest inflammatory remarks from serving policemen over the treatment of G20 protesters surfaced after it emerged that PC Rob Ward, 27, had allegedly bragged on Facebook how he was going to "bash some long-haired hippies" at the G20 demonstrations. On Friday, Met commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson responded to rising anti-police sentiment following Mr Tomlinson's death by announcing a new regime of "intrusive supervision" to root out rogue officers.

Meanwhile, the prospect of more Met officers facing criminal investigation for assaulting G20 protesters appears to be increasing, after lawyers revealed they had accumulated evidence indicating that more than 25 people may have sustained head injuries in the protests.

London law firm has collated material indicating that 14 protesters sustained wounds to the head caused directly by police violence. Another 15 cases are being examined in which people were punched or struck in the face by police riot shields or batons and suffered injury or trauma wounds.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:04 AM
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1. Oh Really? Cops Can Travel Back in Time?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:07 AM
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2. OLD!
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:17 AM
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3. Yet another example of why Facebook'snot such a bright idea...
Cases after case like this has been turning up in Australia- so many that there's a company out there now capitalizing on it:

Large companies and government departments in Australia are employing a new Sydney-based company to dig up dirt on staff by spying on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube posts.

SR7 specialises in "online risk and reputation management" and claims to be the only company in Australia that actively monitors social networking sites on behalf of companies.

It was formed about eight months ago in response to the growing trend for people to take conversations they would have traditionally had with mates at the pub on to their social network profiles.

Few people realise these seemingly private sites are still public spaces. If controversial posts leak to the media, it can lead to brands suffering immense damage to their reputations.

SR7 director James Griffin said business was booming following recent public relations disasters sparked by the stupid social network behaviour of a few rogue employees. The firm's clients included "a number of blue-chip companies in a variety of industries" and "government departments and agencies".

This week, two Domino's employees were sacked and arrested after they published videos of themselves on the web fouling up customers' food. Late last year, three scantily clad Californian teens were fired from their jobs at KFC for publishing photos of themselves on MySpace bathing in a KFC basin.

But these are extreme cases, and there are scores of other instances where staff have been disciplined for seemingly innocuous posts, such as announcing in their Facebook status that they are tired of work.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:26 AM
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4. do long haired hippies still exist ?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:51 AM
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6. Yes.
Unless we're bald.
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veritasvg Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:35 AM
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7. The UC San Francisco Campus...
...is loaded with them, except that now they have MD/Ph.Ds and they run the place.

I've never seen so many white haired old men dressed in tweed and driving BMWs and Priuses in one place in my life.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:48 AM
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8. As long as the establishment exists there will always be long haired hippies..
Oh, they may be called something else and they may not have long hair but there is always some viscerally hated "other" out there to direct the anger of all moral, right-thinking people toward.

An easily demonizable subset of society is a very useful thing to the powers that be.

One of many reasons the drug war is so beloved of politicians, it creates an easily demonizable segment of society.



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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:29 AM
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5. He's about 40 years too late
where does he think he's going to find them. :shrug: He'd be better off looking for neo-Nazi's at least they still exist.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:50 AM
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9. he can probably see it looking in the mirror
"He'd be better off looking for neo-Nazi's"
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:55 AM
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10. Yep, you're spot on, IMO.. n/t
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:03 AM
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11. This cop is only 27. He's too young to have ever known ...
... "long-haired hippies". I wonder just who he thinks he's talking about.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:13 PM
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12. I'm pretty sure he means it like we do when we say "the dirty fucking hippies were right"...
I.e., anyone protesting.
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