How To Cover These Police Riots – SOME MORE NEWS



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26 thoughts on “How To Cover These Police Riots – SOME MORE NEWS

  1. ThreeLock3 says:

    "Starts with people that aren't armed and whose job is to simply de-escalate and assess threats? And if things get worse, you slowly call upon people that are trained specifically to deal with that?"
    In theory, those are security guards. Trained in first aid, use-of-force (never escalate, only ever respond), powers of arrest (don't, unless you see them commit a crime), de-escalation, and maybe most relevantly, Post Orders (who to call when things get beyond your ability) but universally terminated if we ever lay hands on anyone except in self defense. The problem comes from the fact that most get ~ 20 hours training and are paid minimum wage. Plus there's a huge amount of disrespect and resentment towards them for being "rent-a-cops" or "wannabes" (which of course there are some, and why I think we shouldn't be armed) when a lot of us recognize that even presenting yourself in that way escalates the situation and therefor refuse to carry weapons and insist on working unarmed sites.
    Aside: In downtown San Diego there is actually a program called Clean and Safe, which is basically all of the high-rise condominiums in the area pay people to ride around on bicycles herding homeless people from one area to another so the cops don't have to. It's pretty fucking monstrous but at least they're not armed so they can't kill the homeless right? (Not to say that I think any of them would do that, I know a few of them and they seem like decent people trying to help). But if the cops were called for some skinny, dirty guy freaking the fuck out, the chances of him being shot go up 1000% yeah?
    Signed, former security guard

    Edit: Regarding Post Orders, unfortunately, most of the time "who to call" is just the cops, but like mentioned above, that Clean and Safe program was a viable alternative in some cases. Not perfect, but better.

  2. William Molock says:

    I like how happy the news crew was to see the cops come in to stop the looting then to see how fast they changed to fear for the people protecting their business while the cops started to protect the store from the owners.

  3. Chance Martinez says:

    Yep. As soon as I get my engineering degree, I'm becoming a Japanese immigrant. This country is too much for me, I want no part of it anymore

    (Before I get accused of running away from the problem, I had planned to forfeit my American citizenship for a Japanese one when I graduated a year ago, this is just making me glad I'm going through with it)

  4. D. St. says:

    I see an issue with disarming police, bearing in mind gun ownership is so ubiquitous in the US. I am not against it, I just see the counter argument.
    Also, just an idea: the USSR collapsed cause it could not sustain itself economically. The US has striven to be the polar opposite to the USSR, denying all social policy as bad bad communism. Could the US go through some kind of turmoil (I don't want to say collapse) because it cannot sustain itself socially?

  5. Cherie Lanini says:

    thank you for this show. You say what I am feeling, like I am going to implode at any moment. I cannot believe the ignorance of some people. Police brutality has gotten so out of control. I was taught criminal justice by several of local policemen, and the differences between officers then and officers is like night and day. The police then were definitely held to higher standard then the rejects, short men and lets not forget the ones with really small penises who want revenge on all the bullies in their lives and the women who giggled. Until we address hiring practices and accountability, it will be hard to see how any real changes would come about. We need to scrap the "policing system" and get rid of all these assholes and start fresh.

  6. Michael says:

    This is the funny thing. The GOP (the central post office in Ireland) in Dublin was a central place in the 1916 rising. The thing is not only was the building left standing, the bullets were left in the building and can still be seen to this day.

  7. Cassie D. says:

    I'm not sure whether I want to stay in the US just long enough to get my degree or bail now and get an education on an entirely new continent whose issues are less likely to kill me, even though I know nothing about their systems.

  8. redshirtgamer says:

    This sums up America pretty well.
    Also if protesters seround police and scare them its bad but if the police do that with guns to children disabled and basic working class citizens its totally fine apparently… ya no

  9. Logan Kovah says:

    You're delusional. We all agree the GF situation was horrible. We all agree protesting something like that is justifiable. You're actually saying that because a man was killed that didn't deserve it, that it's okay people are looting and rioting? Because people are more important than property? What does destroying property do to honor a man who was killed? In fact, because of all of this far more people are dying. You're trying to hold up a moral flag of victory by saying people are more important than property. You're using that idea to justify everything because it's impossible to argue that people are more important than property. Of course that statement is true, but that doesn't make it okay to destroy property. You sound like a complete mouthpiece on this channel, and you're part of the problem. Just like the republicans that are a mouthpiece for their own ridiculous ideas. People like you are fueling the fire (literally).

  10. SheepTrees says:

    It is a violation of the 14th Amendment for an elected official to remain in office if they have acted deliberately in opposition to the constitution, such as the 1st amendment right to peaceably assemble.

    Sure would be nice if anyone would do something with that information.

  11. Peyton Simon says:

    I am an ally, so don't murder me. I don't understand the message between looting and protesting. Are we supposed to just outright accept that rioting is a necessity because human lives are more important than property. It feels like a no-brainer to say that, no one would deny it and it's kind of a strawman to keep propping it up like someone is against it. I just don't see how protesting necessitates rioting and how everyone has to just accept the whole package to be an ally.

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