There are so many laws on the book that at any given moment you are breaking one without even realizing it. They are designed to make everyone a criminal, so that the police can arrest you for any cause. Do you know how many arrests have been made on because of a broken tail light? The broken tail light is the number one reason police use to pull someone over, and because they pull you over, they have to inspect and search you vehicle, and if they find some other infraction on you they can make a charges stick because the broken tail light gave the police probably cause to stop you to begin with.
When there are so many laws in the book, the police can use any one of them as tools not for serving the people but by selectively using them to control the people. This is similar to the how public institutions used to discriminate, they set up arbitrary admissions tests that would just happen to be that much more difficult for “undesirables.”
Here is commentary on admissions question that were used on Jewish applications. As described by the comments, the problem set given Jewish applicants were just that more difficult to answer and any mistaken would disqualify you. This is what happens when you have complex set of rules, laws, or ordinances. When you have a complex body of laws, the population may at time be trespassing any one of those laws but since they are enforced selectively.
Do you really believe, even today, that all laws are enforced equally? I’ve never seen a jay walking ticket be given out in an affluent neighborhood, even though kids take up a whole block to toss the ball around.
White shirt, brown shirt, black shirt, I can’t tell the difference. A NYPD white shirt punches a female protester in the face. She goes down for the count a la Rodney King, and of course she gets arrested.
It’s not entirely clear what lead the NYPD to push the civilian as the clip is a bit jerky. From what I can tell, the police where herding the crowd, the police might have pushed the female and she turned to him and might have deflected him initial push at which point she got clocked.
A separate video taken on the same day, shows a police officer in a scooter run over lawyer from the National Lawyer’s Guilde that was present as a legal observer. Again, the video is a little shaky but you can see you do see the police officer in the scooter hit the accelerator, what is also clear is that the police officer parks the scooter right on top of the right ankle of the man he ran over. The police officer puts pressure down on the leg of the man and sits on it for a little bit and eventually gets up with his baton in hand and pushes people clear of the scene leaving the man on the floor at a short distance. The man screams in agony for a few seconds when kicks the scooter off his leg at which point four officers jump on him to make the arrest, assaulting a police officer no doubt.
It’s only a matter of time until the police starts cracking heads.
Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in May 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.
Prof Prez Obama’s answer to the meaning of life and everything else is to form a sub-committee to find out whose ass to kick.
The reason President Obama has not kick any ass with the oil, car, and banking industry is because he can find the ass to kick.
President Obama is not really the ass kicking kind of president, he is more the ass thinking.
Have you notice that presidential candidates always promise change, but never promise to just make shit better for people.
Just like criminals cannot profit from their crimes, so too politicians should be made not to profit from theirs.
Here is a revenue generating idea, tax up to 80% of all income made by current and former elected politicians.
Pot Holes: Your tax dollars at making your vehicle not work!
Local governments don’t like to pay for cops unless it’s with overtime.
Cops are corrupt the world over, the difference is what it takes to corrupt them, a $20 bribe or a few hours over time.
Don’t do drugs, don’t fund CIA black ops.
Al Gore says, “I did not have sexual relations with that women.”
General McChrystal must have been on McMeth when he agreed to do the Rolling Stones interview.
You know you are in the wrong side of every aisle when you have to apologize for your apology.
I think vuvuzelas should be allowed and be part of the political discussions, debates, and town hall meetings.
Vuvuzela for president 2012!!!
Some Americans remember the Alamo but many of those that do don’t remember why they should have remember it in the first place.
There is no freedom just propagandom.
Fear is a virus of the mind!
Control the supply, and you control the demand and the price you can charge.
Congratulations Afghanistan, for being the longest American war!!!
Art is my favorite weapon.
War will lead us to energy independence!!!
If your life can be condensed to one photo would be a still life study or an out of focus action shot?
Why would you need a tool to open this toolset I just bought?
If Steve Jobs would reinvent the wheel what would it be like?
If he built a better mouse trap would the mice become Apple fanboys?
If it’s not fun, is it worth it?
Who needs a StairMaster when you have a kid and a set of stairs?
What kind of characters hang out at the corner of East Sesame Street and MLK Blvd? Crackhead Monster? Beto y Kike? El Memo? Big Pimp?
Zombies replicate by infection, the Borg by assimilation, can you imagine a zombie-Borg hybrid? A zomborg? Brains are futile.
This Aquafina water bottle claims to be made with 50% less plastic. How does that make it an eco-bottle?
In no country, culture, time, or parallel universe does nagging make things better.
I love digitally, um either turned on or turned off.
Just because you don’t see eye to eye with someone does mean you can go toe to toe with them.
You know how meterologists name hurricanes after people’s name, they should be named after fictional characters…
If hurricane would be names after fictional characters you know Hurricane Anakin would grow into one mean mofo of a storm.
Being honest isn’t a fault.
The new anti-Semitic is the anti-Semexican.
Forget snakes in a plane, I got ants in my car!
This TV diner is a rerun.
I don’t no the meaning of the word know.
FML SMH WTF LOL
From preschool to postdoc, school is universally for fools.
To me an expresso machine is like a time machine.
You are no better than those whom you’ve deem the worst.
OH: Awww, that gansta cute.
OH: It’s business not celebrityness.
OH: Who touched my iPad, there’s a smudge on the screen.
OH: We are getting it done. It will be done. So it’s done.
In the US, corporations are always right.
The BP Oil Spill is so large that it is thinking of running for president 2012 as a Republican. Campaign platform will be: Drill Baby Spill
Just like the brain is the biggest sex organ the biggest oil company is JP Morgan.
When life gives you an oil spill you make off like a bandit.
Al Qeada are a bunch of incompetents, BP, Golden Sachs, Monsanto can do more harm in one day than a bunch shoes and whitey tighties.
Oil executives think they are as slick as the oil they spill.
The BP oil spill is as large as the state of Vermont. The BP oil spill is so large, it should be it’s own state, Oilzona.
World Cup: it’s not about how well you play, it’s how well the referees can see.
World Cup: The outcome of the World Cup is determined way in advance of the opening ceremony.
World Cup: FIFA fo dumb!
World Cup: each game should three score, one for goals each team has made and another for the number of bad calls made by the refs.
World Cup: it’s not about how many goals you score, it’s about how many goals the refs will qualify.
The World Cup has as much integrity as Chicago politics.
In the future, robots will go to your local polling place and vote electronically for you and then an algorithm will declare the winner.
In the future, you can pick up FDA grade heroin at the condiment aisle at your local super market.
The future has let me down in terms of jet pack technology and space travel.
The home of an elderly couple in Brooklyn, New York was visited by police “50 or so” times over a span of 8 years. If you’ve had the police come for a visit, you would know that they don’t bearing gifts. When the police come a knocking, they might pound your door in with a battering ram and kill you dogs. So you can only imagine what fright the retired couple had to endure. The numerous police visits where traced to a software glitch in a computer system used by the New York Police to track crime complaints and criminal activity. As it is customary for Associated Press reports, there is very little information or follow up on the nature of the software system in question. The exact details behind the computer error were not given, other to say that the error started in 2002 when the police upgrade from a manual process to an automated computer system.
From working with a variety of computer systems, I know how an error like this can potentially have been introduced. Often times, when working on a new software feature, you have test said features but with fake data. A common practice is to simulate a small portion of the computer system with fake data to mock the environment. In the worst situations, actual test data or test conditions are hard coded in the actual application. If fake test data is embedded in a production system, like that used by the New York Police, their might be certain conditions like a certain date or time or report type that will trigger the test data to percolate to the surface.
Along this lines, I have seen certain feature in a computer system not function correctly because it is installed in a Windows Vista as opposed to Windows Vista, or that on leap years it behaves erraticly, or that if you installed it on the D: drive as opposed to the C: drive you won’t be able to save files, etc.
As we wrap database and computer systems around every piece of personal data, from credit report to no fly lists, it is important to design them in such a way to limit the number potential victims of said systems. For example, if you are a victim of identity theft you will have to go to great lengths to clear your name and credit history because of how these systems are replicated and copied and ultimately considered to never be wrong.