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Randypiper Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:15 PM
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Google refuses to remove police-brutality videos
Source: bangor daily news

In its most recent Transparency Report, Google states that it has received multiple requests from law-enforcement officials to remove videos.

We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.

The report covers January to June of this year, and catalogs removal requests from a variety of sources. The report states that Google complied with 63 percent of the 92 requests for content removal and a 93 percent of the 5,950 requests for user data. Writing in The Atlantic, Rebecca J. Rosen says that the lack of detail in the report does more for making government transparent than it does more making Google itself transparent.

Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2011/10/31/news/nation/googl... /
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:30 PM
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1. Ah yes..."Law Enforcement" / Police Militia, don't want you to see the Goon Squads at work.
Heavens! Don't show the 99% how the Tax Dollars that come out of YOUR pocket work, to
beat YOU, the tax payer.

Damn that Free Speech.
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:47 PM
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2. Message to police: "Don't do the crime and you don't have to worry about your
police brutality video doing the time on google."

k&r
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EvilAL Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 04:05 PM
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5. What is it they always say
when they want to violate people's rights??



"If you aren't doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about"
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 11:09 AM
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38. Yes, and that has always been a weak statement until now.
When the shoe is on the other foot, it fits.
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 03:58 PM
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3. Good. Last time I checked, we weren't China..yet. eom
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Butch350 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:45 PM
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7. Check again in about 10 years !
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 07:24 AM
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25. More like 10 months
I get the feeling they're going to try to stomp down OWS harder and harder, as time goes on. :scared:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 04:40 AM
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21. Yet
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 04:03 PM
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4. If they stood up to China, they better stand up to some bad cops.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 04:19 PM
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6. good. nt
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:08 PM
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8. Tell the rat bastards to GF themselves.
If they break the law by abusing protesters, then the whole world needs to see them. F*ck 'em. Rat bastard criminal cops.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:18 PM
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9. Thank GOD! nt
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:40 PM
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10. The whole world is watching
American principles bludgeoned by fascist goons protecting the oligarchs. Devoltion
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 06:41 PM
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11. K&R
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Randypiper Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:02 PM
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12. Interesting poll results
Poll Question:
Should Google comply with requests to remove videos of police brutality?
Yes 1.22%
No 98.78%
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:57 AM
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28. How many of that 1.22% do you suppose were cops in the videos?
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:52 AM
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35. the .22% is the cops who
protect the 1%
equals 1.22%
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:18 AM
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32. Everybody knows where the 1% came from....
I want to know how they came up with that other .22%
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:02 PM
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13. The best way to remove police brutality videos
is A) don't get brutal
or B) tell us who is pulling your strings to be brutal
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:03 PM
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14. Another Mark against Law Enforcement for trying to ban the truth
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:47 PM
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15. K&R (law enforcement fearing lawsuits)
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:56 PM
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16. Your local police department...
"protecting and serving the shit out of you"
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 08:10 PM
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17. K&R
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:16 PM
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18. Post the requests. Let them have their say. /nt
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2banon Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 12:45 AM
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19. interesting article.. and stats
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 02:20 AM
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20. K&R: Aww, poor police. So dreadfully embarrassed . . .

. . . committing actions you'd put everyone else in prison for.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 04:50 AM
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The fact that law enforcement
made the request is disturbing enough.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 04:50 AM
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22. The fact that law enforcement
Edited on Tue Nov-01-11 04:51 AM by Enthusiast
even made the request is disturbing enough.
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Little Tich Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 04:54 AM
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23. This is why I like Google!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 06:53 AM
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24. Not that it would have mattered anyway, but good on 'em!
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:17 AM
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26. Yes, utter rat bastards....
They don't want us to see their guilt even as it spreads !!!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 08:56 AM
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27. The Ministry of Truth is not amused.
Seriously, friends. Is it facism yet?
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:01 AM
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29. Remember the Google motto: "Don't Be Evil"
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:59 AM
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30. They've lost some ground over net neutrality
They've got some work yet to do before I can read their motto without rolling my eyes a little.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:11 AM
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31. Let me know your thoughts on this
I haven't followed this as closely as you probably have, but here is my "giving Google the benefit of the doubt" thoughts. I have to believe that Google really wants every person on the Internet. That has been their push from the get go because someone on the internet means more money for them. That being the case, they would really like to offer free Wi-Fi for everyone (just a guess on my part, but seems in line with getting everyone on the Internet). Now, the biggest stumbling block to that would be the cable companies and other Internet providers that make their living by offering what Google would offer for free. And they have a lot of clout. So Google argues for some levels in providing and being able to charge more for high rates of bandwidth so that they can offer the lower levels for free to everyone.

Maybe?
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:21 AM
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33. No
That's not taking into account the way the end of net neutrality opens the door for every company to restrict access to anything they choose (including independent media sources) to whomever they choose.

The way I understood it is this: Fox News pays more money every month and its customers get fast access to its content. Joe Blogger pays very little to host his show and his customers have a hard time connecting as a result.

This creates yet another situation where getting your news, opinion, or what have you out there more efficiently requires more money. That's my issue with it.

Now, if something has changed recently and this is no longer possible for providers to do, then I have less beef over the entire issue. I haven't checked lately, my information is a few months old.
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Remmah2 Donating Member (971 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:23 AM
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34. Good!
Even better now that people can upload events as they happen. WORLDWIDE!
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MadAsHellInAmerica Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 10:55 AM
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36. Can't hide from the truth.
And we will never forget.
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 11:00 AM
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37. If the police did nothing wrong, then they have nothing to fear.
n/t
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 11:23 AM
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39. good
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 11:58 AM
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40. it's as
surprising as Google's refusal that no one got beaten, arrested or shot for making the videos in the first place.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 12:06 PM
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41. Yeah, that inspires my trust in cops for sure.
:sarcasm:
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 12:17 PM
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42. K&R 4 Google
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Yavapai Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 02:17 PM
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43. Is this the democracy that we are exporting to the world???
Probably looks (to the world) more like a 3rd world banana republic by now.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 02:43 PM
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44. In other words, evidence will NOT be suppressed.
Once the "cat" (brutal suppression of a peaceful assembly) is out of the bag, this type of activity is already a matter of public record. Law enforcement and prosecutors require concrete evidence to do their jobs, and by the same token, if law enforcement oversteps its bounds the perpetrators in question should be subject to whatever the evidence reveals.
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