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Kal El last won the day on October 22 2019

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  1. The problem with that statement is that they absolutely are trained in those maneuvers, excepting the "until they are dead" part, but as we've seen, these tactics do more harm than good. They need to retrain everybody, from chiefs all the way down to the fresh faced rookies, and more importantly, they need to stop protecting bad cops! You are right about this, though. It shouldn't be this difficult. The police, specifically their escalation tactics are the problem.
  2. Shame we couldn't have seen this coming when everybody was clamoring to go outside again. Oh wait, we did see it, it's just that the selfish ignored it.
  3. So it sounds like things are calmer, and that whole antifa thing turned out to be overblown, and there's at least one case of supremacists posing as antifa anyway.
  4. Full disclosure, I can't stand Hillary, but all Trump had were sound bites against her, and he still lost the popular vote by 3 million. Now we have 3.5 years of his "leadership" to judge him by, and he is sorely lacking in pretty much every category. Biden is not perfect, but I would much rather see him in office than Trump.
  5. Granted, he already started and lost a trade war with China, so he really can't do any more.
  6. We had a protest at the local mall the other day, and there was apparently a flyer making the rounds in FB calling for a riot as well. Turns out that no riot got started and everything stayed peaceful.
  7. If we go down that path, then there's the problem of departments and unions protecting bad cops, of which Chauvin was one. Bad cops should not be tolerated, yet there's this idea of "protect our guy," which is not right if they've done something illegal.
  8. Quite frankly, any excessive force towards anyone at all needs to be stopped, and there is absolutely racial profiling that goes on with cops. But my point still stands. Demilitarize and retrain the police.
  9. I'll have you know my goalposts are set in stone, thank you very much. This whole fiasco started because a cop who had prior complaints killed a person, and people are sick of living in fear from people who are supposed to serve and protect. Their training is inadequate, their military style weaponry is unnecessary, and their public relations are an outright tragedy. They need to make sweeping changes, and it needs to happen yesterday.
  10. They're also not trained to fire tear gas at peaceful protesters, but look where we are now.
  11. If you think disproving your assertion means I proved you were right, I have solemn news for you. But since this is as unproductive as ever, I'll leave you to whatever it is that involves being factually incorrect.
  12. If you go back and look real close at my post, nowhere in it did I mention tear gas by name. By your own assertion, pepper balls were used, which I took the liberty of seeing what went into them, and lo and behold, they share a similar chemical makeup to tear gas. Never mind the canisters found, I won't even talk about those, but the fact of the matter is that chemical agents were used on peaceful protesters. It's okay to be wrong.
  13. Ok, time to fill some people in on what tear gas is. According to Wikipedia: "Tear gas, formally known as a lachrymator agent or lachrymator (from the Latin lacrima, meaning "tear"), sometimes colloquially known as mace,[NB 1] is a chemical weapon that causes severe eye and respiratory pain, skin irritation, bleeding, and blindness. In the eye, it stimulates the nerves of the lacrimal gland to produce tears. Common lachrymators include pepper spray (OC gas), PAVA spray (nonivamide), CS gas, CR gas, CN gas (phenacyl chloride), bromoacetone, xylyl bromide, syn-propanethial-S-oxide (from onions), and Mace (a branded mixture), and household vinegar." Simply put, it's a mace grenade. Now for what pepper balls are, also from Wikipedia: "A pepper-spray projectile, also called a pepper-spray ball, pepper-ball or pepper-spray pellet is a frangible projectile containing a powdered chemical that irritates the eyes and nose in a manner similar to pepper spray. These projectiles are fired from specially designed forced compliance weapons or modified paintball guns." That sounds like the same thing to me! They maced peaceful protesters, and there is denial that they did such, despite multiple confirmations from people in the crowd that it happened.