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Bear breaks into a house and escapes ‘like the Kool-Aid Man’ when the cops arrive

08.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Bears are a lot like the Kool-Aid Man, and no you cannot change my mind. Allow me to explain: Both are constantly seeking refreshment, and will break down any walls in their way to find it.  The parallel was not lost on the Colorado homeowners w... ...

Texas police lead handcuffed black man through streets by rope

The photo shows two white police officers, on horseback, leading a roped black detainee through the streets. Galveston police chief Vernon Hale apologized, after it went viral, but said there was "no malicious intent" and that "the technique was acceptable in some scenarios." The BBC: "According to a news release from the Galveston Police Department, ...

Amazon’s surveillance doorbell marketers help cops get warrantless access to video footage from peoples’ homes

Every time I write about the unfolding scandal of Amazon's secret partnerships with hundreds of US police departments who get free merch and access to Ring surveillance doorbell footage in exchange for acting as a guerrilla marketing street-team for Ring, I get an affronted email from Amazon PR, implying that I got it ...

Corruption is contagious: ***** cops make their partners *****

Police unions have systematized and perfected the process of ensuring impunity for crooked cops, ensuring that even the most violent, lying, thieving, racist, authoritarian cops can stay on the force; at the same time, apologists for police violence and corruption tell us not to blame the whole force for the bad deeds of a few ...

Amazon’s secret deals with local cops give them access to realtime 911 data for use in scary alerts sent to Ring owners

Mining the results of public records requests relating to Amazon's secret deals with local law enforcement to promote its Ring surveillance doorbells (more than 200 agencies!) continue to bear fruit.

Yesterday, it was the news that these deals gave Amazon PR a veto over public statements about the program, and banned cops from ...

Amazon’s secret deals with cops gave corporate PR a veto over everything the cops said about their products

Last week, Motherboard broke a story revealing that Amazon had entered into secret agreements with local law enforcement agencies that had the cops pushing Ring surveillance doorbells to the people they were sworn to protect, in exchange for freebies and access to a system that let them request access to footage recorded by the ...

Don’t worry, ****-gators aren’t real. The police just played a ****** prank.

07.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you can officially cross "****-gators" off your list of things to be deathly afraid of in this world, because it turns out that they're not actually real. This brings us to the bad news.... ...

Violent mobs of alleged Triad gangsters dole out savage beatings to Hong Kong democracy protesters, cops nowhere to be found

The #612strike protests that have rocked Hong Kong for more than a month continue to gather steam, as Hong Kongers march to demand that China make good on its promise to respect the island's right to self-governance.

Sunday's massive demonstrations were followed by mob-beatings doled out by largely masked men in white outfits whom many ...