Sunday, January 29, 2017

Officer Killed Deputy Dinkheller

Use of force.  There is a lot of talk of the "Ferguson Effect."  In the 90's a deputy stopped a man who went back to his truck and got a rifle.  The minute that rifle came out leathal force was authorized.  The deputy tried to talk the suspect down, but was instead murdered.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Well, this is a stupid article.

Police are powerless to remove an online suicide video.

Why is it stupid?  It's claiming that the police can not remove a video of a 12 year old girl committing suicide.

Well, duh!  Polk County PD (Georgia) only has authority in Polk County.  They do not have National nor International authority.  What they are doing is requesting that the various websites take down the video after it is posted, which those websites are doing.

On that note, court orders can be requested, but they only work on each individual event.  Not a broad brush ban.

Now why can't they just block everything all at once?  Because once it's on the internet, it is out there forever.  Anyone can make a copy and post it on almost any social media website.  And if they have their own copy of the video/photo/music/et al., they can just upload it whenever they want.  At this point, it becomes a game of Whack-A-Mole.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Deputy involved shooting at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

This is interesting.

Video of a deputy involved shooting at a Fairfax, VA Hospital.

This incident occured on August 15, 2016 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  At about 50 seconds in, you see Mr. Gomez start swinging at the security officer.  At 3:20, the deputy arrives on scene.  At 3:30, Mr. Gomez charges at the deputy.  At 3:34, Mr. Gomez falls to the ground.

For the most part, private security ony observes and reports.  When the guy started swinging at them, they did as they should and they got out of the way.

In Fairfax, there is both a Police Department and a Sheriff's Office.  Now the deputies tend to handle the courts and civil matters, while the police are tasked with the handling of legal matters.

I'm not too clear on why the deputy was at the hospital.

There wasn't much time for the deputy to defend himself.  If I recall correctly, deputies in Fairfax are not issued Tasers.  On an aside, the 9th Circuit ruled that Tasers were tantamount to lethal force, so many agencies are now getting rid of them.  (My agency is letting the majority of them age out, while most of our officers are not even bothering to carry them.)

Monday, October 31, 2016

SCARY STORY TIME: "La Llorona- Don't Look For Her, Pretend You Never Saw...

Here you go, a nice story about the lady in black from Unit #522.

A nice telling!

(Maika ft. Oliver & Gumi) La Llorona (Vocaloid Original)

Trick or Treat!

I had intended on scouring YouTube for some nice Halloween vibe videos.  But life and work have been in overdrive (working 12-16 hours straight for two weeks is not fun) so I've been slacking off even more than normal.

So I posted an interesting Vocaloid song by Steampianist based off of a Mexican campfire tale.  I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Swamp Witch- Jim Stafford

Well, it's October again!  Halloween is coming up.  Adorable Preciousness will probably be a princess this year, so I guess I'll be dealing with the Disney phase for the next few years.

Anyhow, I am going to start posting either spooky or dark music found on YouTube to get some of us ready for Halloween.


Thursday, July 14, 2016