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Police use Taser twice on Marine veteran in Colorado Springs hospital room

Officers like this need to be arrested. Perhaps a proper arrest record would prevent them from getting work where they violate laws and hurt innocents. Note as of right now they have not even been disciplined.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Body camera video from Colorado Springs police officers shows the moments officers used a Taser on a Marine veteran in his daughter’s hospital room after refusing to hand over personal property to officers who failed to present a warrant, according to court documents.

In April of 2019, Carl Anderson Jr.’s daughter was flown to UC Health Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Andersen says his fiancée accidentally hit his daughter with a vehicle while pulling out of the driveway.

“They were not arresting C.J. [Andersen] — they were not arresting anyone — so police have absolutely no right to demand personal property from anyone absent a warrant,” Lane said.

On July 13, 2020, Andersen filed a complaint against the City of Colorado Springs, Teller County and the officers involved in the interaction. The lawsuit claims the officers used violent force and unlawfully arrested Andersen without probable cause or suspicion that he had committed any crime while unarmed.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:25 PM (5 replies)

What is going on with Canada?

First, they are handling this virus like they were in Europe or something and then this

If this doesn't cause Japan to postpone the Olympics, nothing will.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:31 PM (19 replies)

Minnesota Deploys National Guard Ahead Of Next Week's Police Shooting

ST. PAUL—Activating nearly 3,000 personnel, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz deployed the National Guard to Minneapolis Friday ahead of next week’s police shooting. “We understand that tempers are flared right now, and we urge you to remain calm and demonstrate lawfully following next Wednesday’s tragedy,” said Walz, who explained that local officials would be imposing curfews throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area within the next two weeks in response to the impending officer-involved shooting. “We have reason to believe the next shooting of an unarmed resident will be exceptionally egregious, so we’re giving the National Guard a bit of a head start. Know that I will share the same sentiment as the many of you who will pour into the streets in only a few days’ time, but peaceful protesting will be the answer.” At press time, Walz added that he was prepared to deploy another 1,000 troops to stem protests that would arise in response to the massive bloodshed resulting from police clashes with the original group of protesters.


Posted by cinematicdiversions | Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:56 AM (17 replies)

Witness describes police shooting, interaction with man shot in Lents Park

Source: ABC KATU 2

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who said he witnessed a police shooting in Lents Park on Friday said he had spoken to the man hours before Portland Police officers got to the scene.

Police said around 9:30 a.m., a 911 caller said a man was in the park with a weapon. Officers responded to the scene and confronted him.

"He seemed real cool. He didn’t seem disoriented. He wasn’t saying anything crazy. He just seemed like a guy down on his luck," said Hernandez.

Hernandez said the man did have a gun on his chest when they spoke earlier Friday morning, but he did not see a weapon on the man when officers arrived. He said the man was sleeping in a tent near the baseball field at Lents Park, but seemed calm. However, Hernandez said the man's attitude changed when police got there.

Read more: https://katu.com/news/local/witness-describes-police-shooting-interaction-with-man-shot-in-lents-park
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:49 PM (1 replies)

Brave Cops Fight Breast Cancer By Arresting People Using Pink Handcuffs


As it does every year, breast cancer awareness month starts in October. But officers at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department are getting a head start on the pink parade by using pink handcuffs, pink badges, and other pink uniform accessories to—uh, remind the people that they are arresting to get screened for breast cancer. I wish that I was making this up.

Alex Villanueva, an actual sheriff in Los Angeles, tweeted about the pink initiative on Wednesday and included a photo of himself and two other officers holding their new pink cuffs. Sadly, their guns will not also be pink.

But will their Tazers be Pink?

Possibly not the best day to start this campaign.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:44 PM (10 replies)

Mask Off. Lindsay Ellis talks about her latest cancellation. Great Stuff.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:43 PM (2 replies)

What Dog Grooming/ Hate Crime nightmare is this?

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:26 PM (2 replies)

BBC exec says Idris Elba's 'Luther' isn't Black enough to be real

The BBC’s diversity chief Miranda Wayland says “Luther” — the broadcaster’s hit crime series starring Idris Elba — isn’t “authentic” when it comes to storytelling surrounding its Black lead.

Elba’s DCI John Luther “doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic,” she says.


I am glad to see we are finally calling out people who claim to be black like Idris Elba (Who's parents aren't even from America) taking roles that clearly don't show a proper black experience. I hope the BBC diversity director works with screenwriters to interject proper black behaviors in the characters moving forward and maybe replace Mr. Elba who was born in tony London and whose parents are from Sierra Leone and Ghana with an actor with a proper black background.

(Do need a sarcasm Tag for that last bit?)
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:54 PM (31 replies)

Hawaiian shirts are returning - but 'people want to think twice', says expert

Sometimes the Guardian... well just has to Guardian... I swear some days it seems like the Onion has embedded one of its reporters over there.


The return of the Hawaiian shirt has been celebrated in the style press, as celebrities including Bill Murray, Rihanna and Sophie Turner have been seen to wear them.

But according to Zara Anishanslin, a fellow at the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton, people should think twice before wearing the garments.

“They are the fashion equivalent of a plantation wedding,” said Anishanslin. “They could be seen as fashionable embodiments of the history of American colonization, imperialism and racism against Hawaii’s indigenous inhabitants. People might want to think twice about whether the look is worth the weight of its associative past.”

Hawaiian shirts have also been co-opted by the “Boogaloo” movement, white supremacists who advocate war against the federal government.

I don't even know where to begin.
Posted by cinematicdiversions | Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:01 AM (33 replies)

Beach Photos Give People the Wrong Idea

When articles about pandemic risk come with images of beachgoers, readers draw incorrect conclusions about how the coronavirus spreads.


Why publications keep using these photos is hard to pinpoint. In a health crisis, many people may feel provoked by the sight of others cavorting in the sun—even though one of the best ways to avoid COVID-19, which spreads easiest when individuals inhale particles exhaled by others, is to avoid public indoor spaces in favor of outdoor spaces. Or perhaps beach pictures, which have a somewhat aspirational quality and typically feature attractive people wearing bathing suits, just draw lots of readers.

Regardless, our research indicates that these news articles with beach photos actually leave some readers with a false sense of which activities are riskiest.

This has been a pet peeve of mine for a while now, along with the endless cleaning and the panic when two fully vaccinated people have lunch together.

Posted by cinematicdiversions | Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:21 PM (17 replies)
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