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In Revolt Against What They Believe to be a Political Attack, Police Officers in Minnesota are Banding Together to Support Trump

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Police officers are often present at protests. But have you ever heard of them doing the protesting?

Law enforcement officers who endorse the President are making a move. And it’s a bit of a rallying one, but in good taste.

The day after Trump announced an upcoming Minneapolis rally, the department passed down a spankin’ new edict: You can’t wear your uniforms to political events.

John Elder, a police spokesman, explained to USA Today that the rule is in place to prevent confusion:

“The uniform gets translated back to the average person as someone being from the police department. It’s very confusing for people when they see someone in uniform to understand the difference between the city and the [police union].”

The head of the local union was unimpressed. In his view, the ban was simply a way for Democrats in charge to prevent a show of boys(and girls)-in-blue GOP support.

A show, incidentally, the President would probably be expecting:

Trump often surrounds himself with men and women in uniform, both in the White House and on the campaign trail. He has has long painted himself as a pro-law enforcement president, ranging from his sharp criticism of NFL player protests during the national anthem over police brutality to the Department of Justice’s slowed pace of civil rights investigations into local police departments.

In February at the Major County Sheriffs and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference, he renewed his commitment to law enforcement, vowing to make “officer safety a top priority.”

“In my administration, we understand that reducing crime begins with respecting law enforcement. We will not tolerate smears, or slanders or assaults on those who wear the badge and police our streets,” he said.

Right. So what’s a policing Trump fan to do?

Well, the answer is a colorful one.

As indicated by Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, The Donald will be bolstered by lotsa law enforcement dudes and dudettes sporting red “Cops for Trump” shirts.

The Commander-in-Chief is psyched about the impending Red Sea:

The group’s got quite the famous salesperson:

If only he’d tweet out a link to my Author page.

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As I wait for that, stay tuned for the Minnesota rally: All those shirts you see will be folks who Protect and Serve stickin’ it — in their minds — to the Powers That Bemoan Beelzebub.

To many of his critics, he’s Satan. But to those who believe in Making America Great Again, he’s just the good ol’ President of the United States.

-ALEX

 

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Oh, well. Robocop FAIL raises questions

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This was a bit of an obscure story we covered back in June but it now has a rather disturbing update. It dealt with a somewhat autonomous robot cop that was patrolling a beat in the Hunting Park area near Los Angeles. Unlike the Alex Murphy cyborg from the original movie, this robocop has no weapons and doesn’t even look humanoid. At least to me, it looks like a tall, very expensive Roomba.

Still, what’s the harm, right? It rolls around the park and takes pictures and video for the police, along with shouting out cheerful greetings to people who come near it. And it can record and report crimes, summoning the human police in times of need. What’s not to like?

Well, as it turns out, the robot was engaged by a civilian during the commission of a crime and finally had the chance to earn its pay. And it failed. Spectacularly. (NBC News)

When a fight broke out recently in the parking lot of Salt Lake Park, a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Cogo Guebara did what seemed the most practical thing at the time: she ran over to the park’s police robot to push its emergency alert button.

“I was pushing the button but it said, ‘step out of the way,’” Guebara said. “It just kept ringing and ringing, and I kept pushing and pushing.”

She thought maybe the robot, which stands about 5 feet tall and has “POLICE” emblazoned on its egg-shaped body, wanted a visual of her face, so she crouched down for the camera. It still didn’t work.

So here’s this woman witnessing a violent confrontation and she’s frantically pushing the helpful looking button on the robot that says “Emergency Alert.” But nothing happens. Her friend finally dials 911, but by the time the cops arrive (fifteen minutes later) there’s a woman being wheeled out to an ambulance and the assailants are long gone.

The (human) police had an explanation. As it turns out, the Emergency Alert button was never connected to the 911 dispatch office. The messages were being sent instead to the manufacturer of the robot, where they either didn’t receive them or had no idea what to do with them. And after yelling at the women to get out of the way, the robot reportedly continued gliding smoothly along past the ongoing fight, continuing on its route through the park playing some sort of science fiction melody as it went.

So… how much did you pay for this robocop again? It must have been fairly embarrassing for the robot police officer because it hasn’t tweeted anything about the incident since it happened. (Yes, the robocop has a Twitter account because of course it would.) Then again, it hasn’t tweeted anything since July 12. Maybe it’s just shy on social media.

We can look at this as just another funny technological epic fail story, but it might be hinting at something more serious. We’re apparently faced with a choice, with one option being comparatively “dumb” robots that look like they’re doing something useful but wind up being kind of useless. Or we can opt for seriously muscular Artificial Intelligence robots that can kick serious butt like the ones from Boston Dynamics. But then we have to wonder what happens when that technology goes off the rails.

Maybe it’s just me, but particularly when it comes to police work, maybe we should just stick with human beings. Especially if we’re going to give them guns.

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Eating Babies, Unsexy Vegans, and Dumb Weddings: Are We Doomed?

Welcome back to my new column in which I take a look back at the week’s news and try to determine if we are, in fact, doomed.

Can’t Rule Out Eating Babies

An AOC event took a turn towards the doom this week when an audience member suggested we curb global warming by eating human babies.

While I understand that this woman is part of a bizarre political cult, the fact of the matter is that AOC didn’t bother to say “nah.” She said it was because she believed this woman to be “in crisis” and didn’t want to upset her. Maybe she’s in crisis because people keep telling her the world is about to end and we’re all going to die.

The only thing about this that made me think we’re not completely doomed is that it got “Jonathan Swift” trending.

VERDICT: Totally doomed

Unsexy Vegans Doing Unsexy  Things

Here’s what I know about this story. I know nothing else about it, I don’t want to know anything else about it, and I don’t need to know anything else about it.

VERDICT:  People who hurt animals are automatically doomed, and we are doomed for sharing an Earth with this man.  The only glimmer of hope is that everyone agrees this behavior is unacceptable.

The Worst Wedding Theme?

I realize I am old and boring, but it remains true that the only theme a wedding needs is “holy matrimony.” That doesn’t mean that the occasional theme is still fantastic (I’m going to a wedding in April 2020 that promises to be perfect), but most just detract from the point of what you’re there to do. That applies to novelty photos as well, which I’ve written about before.

For example, these joyless scolds could have just celebrated instead of being joyless scolds.

From what I understand, the bridesmaids put on these outfits, they took the picture, and then the whole thing was photoshopped to look like it was in front of “the hanging wall” where corporal punishment takes place during the story.

They were hoping the photo would go viral because people who think like this crave attention. I mean, because they longed for people to have deep and meaningful discussions.

Verdict: Mixed bag, actually. People need to stop acting like the Handmaid’s Tale is even close to happening, make weddings about marriage, and stop with the attention-seeking wedding photos. Then again, this photo was pretty widely mocked online. 50/50 doom here.

Hockey Continues To Be The Best Sport

You may recall 11 year-old Laila Anderson, a St Louis Blues superfan who is battling a life-threatening illness. She was with the team when they stunk, as  they rose, and they brought her to Boston for the final game when they won the Stanley Cup. Heck, they brought her on the ice with them to give it a kiss.

And now this.

VerdictNo doom in sight.

Holocaust Survivors Find Family

These Romanian octogenarians thought they’d lost their entire families in the Holocaust. Then they found each other, and the long-lost cousins were reunited.

Verdict: The internet did something good. We’re not doomed!

Loving Like Christ

The story of Botham Jean’s death is not one in which I expected to find anything beautiful. As you probably know, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger accidentally entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was her own and, thinking him an intruder, fatally shot him. She was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. Guyger is white and Jean was black, a dynamic that resulted in threats of violence in the city. People were braced for the worst.

At the sentencing, however, Botham’s 18 year-old brother Brandt showed the world how to live and love like Christ in a way most of us have never seen. Most of us carry the burden of unforgiveness for far lesser offenses. Christian or not, we can all  learn invaluable lessons from this young man of exceptional character.

Verdict: Anything else could have happened this week, and this man would have convinced me that we are not doomed. He gives me more than enough hope that we’re going to be ok.

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Poll: Citizens not as worried about facial recognition as activists believe

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The fight over law enforcement using facial recognition software to solve (or prevent) crimes has been raging for quite a while now. We’ve seen bans on the use of this technology by police in San Francisco, Oakland, Detroit, and other major cities. Even more bizarrely, the entire State of California is poised to ban the technology when used with police body cameras. And it’s all supposedly being done to protect the privacy of private citizens, prevent false arrests (which never happen) and defeat racism or something.

But these objections are largely driven by Democratic politicians and activist groups like the ACLU. How do the individual citizens being protected by the police feel about it? Yet another survey has been done on this topic by Scott Rasmussen and it turns out that your average Joe on the street really isn’t too upset about law enforcement employing such tools to catch the bad guys.

In the performance of its duties, 71% of voters believe the FBI should be allowed to use facial recognition technologies. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 69% said the same about the CIA and 59% think local law enforcement should be able to use that technology. However, just 32% believe tech companies should be allowed to do so.

However, voters recognize the risks involved. More than six-out-of-ten believe that each of those groups might regularly abuse their power while using facial recognition technology. Forty-two percent (42%) are Very Concerned that tech companies would abuse that power and 34% have that fear about local law enforcement. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are Very Concerned about FBI abuse and 26% about CIA abuse.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen results along these lines. A YouGov poll back in June indicated that 32% opposed facial recognition software while 42% supported it. But that one was only asking about the use of such technology by the TSA at airports. Rasmussen’s survey covers a much broader spectrum.

What I found unexpected about these results is that the further away from your front door the law enforcement agencies lived, the more people trusted them with the software. The largest number supported its use by the FBI and nearly the same percentage were okay with the CIA using it. The lowest support level was registered for such use by local police, though that was still a majority.

Who doesn’t the public trust with facial recognition software? Big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. (Kind of hard to blame them, don’t you think?) But Republicans were more likely to be suspicious of Big Tech while Democrats were more distrustful of the government.

The bottom line for me in this discussion is that it appears that Democrats are once again overplaying their hand. They’re so eager to battle law enforcement rather than criminals that they’re actually pushing policies that the majority of voters disagree with. Your average person doesn’t hate the police, though they do want them monitored to root out any rogue cops or unnecessary violence. Mostly they want to be kept safe from the bad guys, and if this software can help the police get that done, so be it.

This might be an issue for the GOP to run on next year, particularly in districts imposing these bans. The Democrats’ collective rush to the hard left has once again stranded them on an island where they are out of step with the priorities of average Americans.

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A New York Shootout with a Career Criminal Ends with Onlookers Shouting Death to the Cops. How Did We Get Here?

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On Tuesday in The Big Apple, cops got in a shootout with a career criminal following a call of domestic assault.

When all was said and done, an officer had been shot in the hand, the assailant was dead, and witnesses were shouting death to law enforcement.

According to The New York Post, some yelled, “Get the **** out of here,” while one man belted out…let’s say…a request for oral gratification.

There was also “All of y’all can die! I hope that happens!”

The man who was killed had been arrested 16 times. He was initially tased but still managed to fire at police.

As for the expressed wishes for cop casualties, a law enforcement source told the Post it’s no new experience:

“You hear this more and more. The public just has no respect for cops. All they want to do is fight cops. It never used to be that way.”

The source blamed the cultural shift on Mayor Bill de Blasio, who in June, characterized ICE as a weapon out to get NYC residents in the country illegally:

But the source believes it began much earlier.

From The Daily Wire:

“It all started with de Blasio. He’s the one to blame for the way the public treats cops,” citing the 2014 ambush slayings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. A third source echoed, “Are you surprised? Somebody’s shooting at a police officer and nobody cares. … They’re more concerned about the perp than the cop who’s there to protect them. You call the police to do a job, a cop gets shot, but they’re upset that a guy who was shooting a cop is dead.”

In 2015, after the ambush murders of Liu and Ramos, at the service honoring them, dozens of New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio.

And that wasn’t the only time. During the funeral for assassinated officer and mom of three Miosotis Familia, hundreds of the NYPD turned their backs to Mayor Bill.

The parolee who shot her in the head as she sat in a marked vehicle with her partner was known for making anti-cop threats on social media.

It definitely says a lot when onlookers curse the cops instead of the criminal. It’s a shift, possibly due to past wrongs on multiple sides — broadcasted incidents such as this certainly don’t help things.

Any and all of those are wrongs which need to be made right.

Putting aside this particular incident — about which we can’t be sure of the details — what do you think has caused such an overall change?

I look forward to hearing from you.

-ALEX

 

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“Contagion”: Arrests soar as tips on potential shootings flood police departments

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A 15-year-old gamer who makes threats on the Internet. A 38-year-old schizophrenic with a pistol. These two are among several people arrested in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, thanks to heightened scrutiny by citizens who want to prevent the next tragedy. But is it also a product of the prior shootings and the media coverage they receive?

CBS News reports on the former, but not so much on the latter:

It’s tough not to sympathize with both sides of the arrest shown in this clip. The mother protests that her 15-year-old is “just a little boy,” but police in Florida have become much more attuned to the need to document threats from “little boys” like her son. Their question in response, “How do we know he’s not going to be like the kid from Parkland?”, is a fair one. Repeated failures of law enforcement to enforce the law with that shooter allowed him to purchase weapons and commit his crimes.

And maybe her “little boy” needed more supervision in his online activities. At 15, that kind of threat has to be taken seriously, even if it might have just been RPG-related bravado.

If people truly are abiding by “see something say something” in regard to the threat of potential mass shootings, that’s great. Is that really what’s going on, or is it that there has been an explosion of potential copycats enthralled by all the attention these shootings produce? CBS law-enforcement analyst John Miller calls it a “contagion,” although the report doesn’t follow up on its implications:

“Someone who is already thinking about it will accelerate those plans when they see the one before that,” said John Miller, the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism. “That’s why this appears to be a contagion.”

In most cases, Miller added, suspects will signal they might be planning something.

“The patterns are fairly clear,” he said. “If people learn what they are… and have the ability to step forward and say, ‘I’m going to report this,’ then we’re going to have fewer of these.”

Miller said it usually takes three or four stressors in someone’s life, like a breakup, losing a job, trouble at school or losing a home, for someone to start sending warning signals in person or online.

That’s good to know, but what about the implications of “contagion”? This is not a new idea; Malcolm Gladwell wrote about academic suspicions of a media-driven contagion in mass shootings in 2015. Using the model of riots, researchers began to suspect that high-profile events like Columbine lowered thresholds for irrational behavior in already marginal people:

That’s what Paton and Larkin mean: the effect of Harris and Klebold’s example was to make it possible for people with far higher thresholds—boys who would ordinarily never think of firing a weapon at their classmates—to join in the riot. Aguilar dressed up like Eric Harris. He used the same weapons as Harris. He wore a backpack like Harris’s. He hid in the changing room of the store until 11:14 a.m.—the precise time when the Columbine incident began—and then came out shooting. A few months later, Aaron Ybarra walked onto the campus of Seattle Pacific University and shot three people, one fatally. Afterward, he told police that he could never have done it without “the guidance of, of Eric Harris and Seung-Hui Cho in my head. . . .Especially, Eric Harris, he was a, oh, man he was a master of all shooters.”

Between Columbine and Aaron Ybarra, the riot changed: it became more and more self-referential, more ritualized, more and more about identification with the school-shooting tradition. Eric Harris wanted to start a revolution. Aguilar and Ybarra wanted to join one. Harris saw himself as a hero. Aguilar and Ybarra were hero-worshippers.

Now imagine that the riot takes a big step further along the progression—to someone with an even higher threshold, for whom the group identification and immersion in the culture of school shooting are even more dominant considerations. That’s John LaDue. “There is one that you probably never heard of like back in 1927 and his name was Andrew Kehoe,” LaDue tells Schroeder. “He killed like forty-five with, like, dynamite and stuff.” Ybarra was a student of Virginia Tech and Columbine. LaDue is a scholar of the genre, who speaks of his influences the way a budding filmmaker might talk about Fellini or Bergman. “The other one was Charles Whitman. I don’t know if you knew who that was. He was who they called the sniper at the Austin Texas University. He was an ex-marine. He got like sixteen, quite impressive.”

In the same year, Arizona State University codified the data to make a more scientific case for contagion, as The Atlantic reported in 2017. Note well their theory on the medium through which this contagion spreads, emphasis mine:

But according to a 2015 paper out of Arizona State University, “Contagion in Mass Killings and School Shootings,” there are some data that mass shootings often occur in bunches, which indicates that they “infect” new potential murderers, not unlike a disease. “We find significant evidence that mass killings involving firearms are incented by similar events in the immediate past,” the authors wrote. Suicide and terrorism, too, have been found to be likewise contagious. (Interestingly, the authors found “no significant association” between the rate of school and mass shootings and the state’s prevalence of mental illness.)

Diseases spread among individuals, but the contagion of mass shootings seems to spread through broadcast media. In an interview with The Atlantic in 2015, Sherry Towers, the ASU paper’s lead author, hypothesized that television, radio, and other media exposure might be the vectors through which one mass shooting infects the next perpetrator. Like a commercial, each event’s extraordinary coverage offers accidental advertising for depravity. One reason why mass-media coverage of shootings might inspire more shootings is that public glorification inspires some mass murderers. Eric Harris, the central planner of the Columbine murders, wrote Ich bin Gott—German for “I am God”—in his school planner.

If it is a media-driven contagion, then that raises difficult questions as to the mass media’s responsibility in containing it. As The Atlantic points out, mass shootings are legit news stories, even legit breaking news stories. However, perhaps the impulse to tie them to electoral politics — and the ways in which people exploit them to promote their own agendas — provides more incentives for contagion as borderline people see shootings as a way to vent their social-agenda frustrations and get (in)famous while doing so.

If that’s the case, news outlets and politicians would have to make serious changes in their approach to these events. It’s easier for them to ignore the contagion issue instead, which is what CBS does here even with Miller’s opening. Understandable, but too bad nonetheless.

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Stacey Abrams: Republicans could send off-duty law enforcement into polling places next year to intimidate minority voters

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Via the Free Beacon, there’s some agita online today about Abrams floating another hair-raising theory of corruption at the polls after insisting without evidence for months that she’s the rightfully elected governor of Georgia. Although, interestingly, she seems to be backing off that last claim now — somewhat, allowing last night that “I don’t know that empirically I would have won” last year.

Does that mean the rest of the party is now free to punt on the burning question of who the “real” governor is, or do racial politics require them to hug the “Stacey won” talking point tight even as she’s inched away from it?

Anyway, she’s on firmer empirical ground in worrying about off-duty patrolmen turning up in majority-minority districts in 2020 on behalf of the GOP. It sounds outlandish but that actually happened in New Jersey in 1981. Armed off-duty cops showed up at the polls in black neighborhoods wearing armbands identifying them as part of the “National Ballot Security Task Force,” which sounds like an official government agency but was actually just an outfit thrown together by the RNC. (There’s a Wikipedia page and everything.) It created enough of a stir that the RNC entered into a consent decree the following year in which it promised not to use such tactics for 35 years. The consent decree lapsed in 2017 and the DNC went to court to try to get it extended but lost. So, in theory, the RNC is free to try this again. Whether they’d dare do that in an age of ubiquitous smartphones and social media, when evidence of the “Ballot Security Task Force” staring down black voters in line to vote could and would be streamed in real-time on Election Day, is a separate question. But that’s the genesis of Abrams’s complaint.

The most newsworthy soundbite from her in the media yesterday wasn’t this, by the way, it was her answer to the Times when asked if she’d agree to be VP if asked. Answer: Hell yes.

So in saying you’re open to other opportunities, that includes any potential selection for vice president?

I would be honored to be considered by any nominee.

But my responsibility is to focus on the primary. And that means using the primary as an opportunity to build the apparatus to fight voter suppression. Because in the end, no matter where I fit, no matter which ones of our nominees win, if we haven’t fought this scourge, if we haven’t pushed back against Moscow Mitch and his determination to block any legislation that would cure our voting machines, then we are all in a world of trouble.

The hard truth for her is that she’s not an obvious pick for any member of the top tier. She’s a good demographic balance for Biden and Sanders but they’re each so old that her lack of federal or statewide experience would attract intense scrutiny. She’s not such a great demographic balance for Warren and Harris since Dems would worry that an all-woman ticket might scare off some working-class voters in the midwest. Her best pairing, I think, would be with someone like Buttigieg or Beto, running as part of a “youth” ticket where you wouldn’t need to worry that the president won’t make it through a full term. Plus, Buttigieg has no federal or statewide experience either; voters will have to clear that hurdle psychologically in voting for him much more so than they will with her as VP.

Exit question: When was the last time someone without federal, statewide, or military experience was put on a ticket *as VP*? Trump lacked all three as well, but Trump had to run the gauntlet of a national primary election. Republican voters sized him up and declared him worthy notwithstanding his lack of government credentials. Abrams is aiming to land on the ticket as an appointee, not as the choice of Democratic voters. I think the last person to pull that off was Sargent Shriver, George McGovern’s VP in 1972, although Shriver had served as ambassador to France and as head of the Peace Corps so he’d had some nominal federal duties before he was named. Abrams would be breaking new ground in the VP slot.

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Victory: SC City Decides to Allow Police Officers Monument With the Lord’s Name to Be Reinstalled

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Tega Cay, SC police officers monument. Screen grab via WCNC.

On Thursday, I wrote about the controversy surrounding a police officers monument in Tega Cay, South Carolina that the city decided to alter and then later remove after complaints from some residents about its Biblical references.

The city first made the crazy decision early in the week to scratch out the Lord’s name on the monument in hopes it would appease those who had expressed objections to the references. Here’s what it looked like:

The next day, however, they announced they were going to remove the monument entirely:

“We have received many comments, both locally and nationally, in response to the monument at the Tega Cay Police Station,” the city said in a statement posted Facebook. “We attempted to find a compromise but failed as our community has further divided.”

[…]

“Hopefully folks understand why it was there. Hopefully folks understand why it has been removed. The text,” said Tega Cay City Manager, Charlier Funderburk.

[…]

“At this time, we have removed the monument while we continue to seek a solution that expresses our unwavering support and gratitude to those who risk their lives every day for ours,” they said.

The good news is that today they reversed course and now will not only restore the references to the Lord’s name on the monument but also will reinstall it at its original location. Here’s what the city posted on their Facebook page:

After careful consideration and much conversation with people on both sides of the discussion, City Council has made the…

Posted by City of Tega Cay, SC (government) on Friday, July 26, 2019

As I said yesterday, they never should have taken it down to begin with. After all, you can’t please everybody. But in the end, they made the right decision. All’s well that ends well.

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Missouri Police Department: Hiding Felony Suspect’s Loud Flatulence Ratted Them Out

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Being on the lam from police can make a person nervous.

But when you’re hiding from cops, every criminal knows there’s one thing you never do.

Every criminal — but one.

This past weekend in Missouri, law enforcement was able to “sniff out” a suspect wanted for a controlled substance violation.

While hiding — and with cops trying to figure out their location — the subject of the hunt blew it.

Out of their lower intestine, that is.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Dept. posted to Facebook about the incident:

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Posted by Clay County, Missouri Sheriff on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Apparently, despite the charge, their fart was one substance they couldn’t control.

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St. Louis’s Fox2 wrote:

Law enforcement in the Northland relied on some basic senses over the weekend to help them track down an alleged criminal.

“We’ve gotta give props to Liberty PD for using their senses to sniff him out!” the Liberty Police Department told KTVI.

I suppose it’s fitting that the incident occurred in Liberty — in an ironic and poetic twist (of the colon), the perhaps-soon-to-be-jailed suspect gave the fart its freedom.

As the city put it:

“Thanks to @SheriffClayCo for airing out a wanted person’s dirty laundry and fanning the flames.”

This isn’t the first time a biscuit of the air variety has made the news. See for yourself:

Florida Woman Farts, Pulls Knife On Man In Dollar General, Cops Say

Man Jailed For Making Restaurant Bomb Threat Claims He Was Referring To His Imminent Bowel Movement

As for the moral of the story: Remember, kids — when you’re trying to avoid the lurking popo, watch out for APB’s (an Alerting-Police Butt while running from an All Poots Bulletin).

And depending on what you’ve had to eat, beware not only the popo, but that same word with the last two letters reversed. Again — controlling the substance is key. 

-ALEX

 

 

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Is This a Dream? British Government Gives Domestic Violence Victims Dull Knives So They Can’t be Stabbed with Them

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How’s about a story that’s so dumb you can’t believe it exists?

I GOTCHU.

In Britain, they’re trying to prevent violence.

So naturally, they’re doing the obvious: Authorities are taking away people’s sharp knives and giving them dull knives in return.

Aaaand utopia ACCOMPLISHED.

Folks who’ve been threatened at knife-point will receive, in a trade and compliments of the Nottinghamshire Police, “no point knives” to keep in their homes.

“No point” — that’s a good name for them, in more ways than one.

As communicated to the Independent by a law enforcement supervisor, the move’s simply something Brits need to do:

“We do see a fair amount of knife-related incidents in domestic abuse, not just on the streets. This is a measure we need to take. We want to reduce that risk. It is a trial. We have about 100 of them – and we have so far given out about 50. The knife is blunt at the end – but still functions as a knife – so you can’t stab someone.”

In case you’re wondering if this is a dream: No, this is really happening. You’re awake right now, and this is the world in which we’re all really living.

It’s really this dumb of a place.

The government’s idea, it seems, is that chicks in domestic violence situations will take home the knife that’s crummy for stabbing, and then their toxically masculine man’ll try to shank ’em, but then, in a British accent: “DadGUM! This thing won’t stab! Guess I’ll stop.”

Of course, now that the sharp knife is gone, that’s one less weapon the victim has, too.

Way to go, goobs.

The UK’s been at war with knives for quite a while now. Last year, a judge asserted any knife over 8 inches should be blunted on the end. Besides, who needs a knife, except a chef?

“I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives – manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government – to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends,” the judge said in a ruling. “It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends.”

Is the Western world really at a point where, if you don’t absolutely need it, you shouldn’t have it?

If so, I can think of a whole lotta things other than knives that need to go. Like judges’ opinions on knives.

Dr. Jessica Eaton, the founder of victims-rights group Victim Focus thinks she knows who came up with the knife-swap program:

“Morons.”

She appears to have a good nose for this sort of thing. And she can’t cut it off despite her face — her knife is too dull.

Or it will be, once cops figure out that you can still slash someone with the blade.



Also:

Dear UK:

Knives can be sharpened.

-ALEX

 

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