lightsout

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  1. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   


    8 cops killed in 7 days.


    Also, did I say poo about "rabid black people shooting cops"? 

    Also, did I once blame Black Lives Matter? 
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  2. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    Lol at the blatant misrepresentation of what I actually said
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  3. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   



    Then offer up a solution that minimizes the risk of officer's lives during an investigation into an officer involved shooting. Because releasing the names of the parties involved (cops and civilians) is a surefire way to get MORE people hurt. It also makes the officer's marked men if/when they are cleared, unable to feel safe anywhere because the subset of society that I'm speaking of will be looking for him, even if he was justified.

    The media coverage of "unarmed man shot by police" is not helping and has often been inaccurate. Let's look at Kerrick for example. The suspect was vastly larger than Kerrick. Kerrick tried deploying taser. Taser failed. Kerrick told him several times to stop. Kerrick defended his safety as he felt an imminent threat of deadly force, which is justified in that the guy attacking him was so much larger than him. What happened in the media? "Officer shoots unarmed black man in Charlotte". The entire city vilified the man. The then-chief wasted no time in throwing him under the bus....then resigned. Then the video of the encounter was released. All of a sudden, with ALL the facts on the table, there is doubt that the original narrative holds water. And EVEN THEN, there are STILL people screaming "injustice" at the mistrial. Hell, the guy did the only thing he felt he could do to protect his life, and people STILL think he callously killed a man.

    The media is not helping, for either side. They're hurting. So, how do we avoid that?
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  4. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   



    No, people have always tried to kill cops. To a criminal, the cop is like the strict parent. The kid KNOWS they screwed up, and they KNOW that when dad gets home, it's their ass. The difference is, the kid might just say "daddy no!" and try to run for the impending ass whooping. The criminal may try to attack and kill. 

    I agree, the bad apples in law enforcement need to be weeded out. But every shooting, even those unarmed (Kerrick), isn't going to be a case of a blood thirsty cop. People simply don't understand how, when, and why an officer uses deadly force. Again, there are and HAVE BEEN bad shootings this year, and I'm sure that holds true in any year. I'm not trying to dismiss it. But saying "well, if bad cops would stop shooting people, this wouldn't happen" is missing the point.

    What needs to happen is 1) the anti-police sentiment in media and social media has to stop. It's getting PLENTY of people brazen enough to go out and hunt down cops (say what you want, at least cops aren't posting on social media that they're about to go kill some poor bastard for revenge for other fallen officers...), 2) there has to be better handling of officer-involved shootings, 3) there needs to be VERY limited media coverage of any on-going investigation (since, as evidenced in the TB, most jump to a conclusion long before all the relevant facts are known), 4) there needs to be better education for the public on how police operate (love how every time a media person or activist goes through deadly force training, they come away realizing how ignorant they were to it before), 5) there needs to be more community policing done to rebuild trust and respect.


    If all of that happens, we'll see change. If even ONE of those doesn't happen, we MAY see change, but not as much as we need and not as quickly.
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  5. lightsout added a post in a topic Five-o at it again   



    Never a good day when anybody gets shot. Ideally, nobody ever would for any reason. But this is reality. The reality is, there are some situations where a shooting is justified. There is a reason why EVERY state in the US has a law defining how and when one can use deadly force.
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  6. lightsout added a post in a topic Five-o at it again   



    I'm not sure how this whole ordeal went down. Again, the video was taken from so far away that you can't really tell what is going down until the shots. But if a taser fails, the two most likely reasons are this.

    A prong, or both prongs, missed the target. If one misses, the taser won't work. If there is thick clothing and the prong fails to get to the skin, the taser won't work. Given the distance from the target at the time of the shooting, one missing is likely, if they shot him from that distance. What it looks like is that the one deputy got much closer to him, and fell back pretty quickly shortly after. That, I think, is when he tried deploying a taser. It failed, he got to a safe distance. Now, the other scenario...

    ...is that it failed because this guy isn't effected by them. It's well known that people under the influence of certain drugs aren't effected by the taser. And even for sober people (granted, VERY few), there are some that just don't get eat up by tasers the way you see some on COPS when they get hit with it. Tasers in general have a fairly high failure rate. As far as non-lethal weapons, it's still the best option. If it fails, you don't have many options.

    As far as them losing their patience, it depends. I hadn't read that they talked to him for 20 minutes. When I posted that this morning, it was the end of my day (working third means my sleep schedule is ass backwards), so I may have been too sleepy to read the article carefully enough. If he was armed, and was the offender in the assault on a female and assault on an infant, then he posed a risk to the safety of everybody he was around. Even at the distance he was at, if that other hand has a knife or some other deadly weapon, you can kill someone with a knife within that distance. Been proven. Even if the other individual has a gun, they may kill the assailant, but they'll get killed as well. If he was saying threatening things and refusing to drop the weapon, the longer you wait, the more dangerous the situation becomes. You're just giving him time to plan his next move, which could result in you dying.

    Now again, it's still entirely possible this guy was unarmed and was simply talking and trying to get answers on the situation at hand and got shot by a moron who doesn't deserve to wear a badge and carry a gun. I'm not trying to automatically defend either side in this. I'm just trying to remain objective and offer up 1) better details on the case and 2) the other side of the scenario that is just as likely that nobody here will offer up because everybody is too busy jumping to their anti-cop assumption,
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  7. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

     Also, it fuging happened again.


    Press release says that it doesn't appear that random law enforcement officers are being targeted, but if they are able to find evidence otherwise, then people are seriously going out of the way to find officers and execute them in their home. Where their families sleep. Cops presume a certain expectancy of risk while working, but when you're not even safe at home?

    http://www.leoaffairs.com/fallen-heroes/abilene-officer-murdered-at-home-in-planned-coordinated-attack-by-multiple-parties/
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  8. lightsout added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   




    Yes, because what one cop does, all cops must surely also do. People aren't responsible for only their actions. 


    I hate all priests because some molest children. 

    I hate all teachers because some fug their students.

    I hate all ex-TV reporters because some go batshit and shoot at former co-workers.

    And, just to top off your line of thinking.

    I have no pity for black people killed in gang violence.

    I have no pity for soldiers killed in war.

    Now a reasonable person reading that would call that sociopathic as fug. Well, that is precisely how you seem. A man was fuging executed while pumping gas. Much like the cop shot last week while on a traffic stop. Much like the other 5 or so cops shot in the past week.

    Seriously, you're part of the problem.
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  9. lightsout added a post in a topic SI puts "Leagues Premier Takedown Artist" on Cover   

    One player has lead the league in tackles since becoming a starter.

    The other is Lavonte David
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  10. lightsout added a post in a topic Five-o at it again   

    Hard to tell. No idea what the conversation leading up was. Call to the deputies was a domestic violence call, where they found a woman bleeding from being cut, and an injured baby as well.

    They then locate the husband, who was apparently the suspect. They have a shield with them, which you can faintly see from the video. Apparently they tried deploying a taser, but that didn't work (not sure on the validity, just what is being reported on a more lengthy article on the matter. This guy steps around a vehicle as they pursue him, and eventually he stops and comes toward them. You see one empty hand go up, but what you don't see (due to obstruction in that video by a light pole) is the other hand. If the guy has a knife and was given commands to drop it, then we are talking about this being a good shoot. 

    There is apparently also a second video that hasn't been released that was taken by a neighbor. So, we'll have to see if maybe there is audio in that one as well as a better view of the man's other hand. The video, on the surface, looks bad. If he was unarmed, then yeah, fire those two and charge them.

    But please, don't let me stop you from jumping to conclusions.

    Oh yeah, here is that other article that I read.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/us/san-antonio-bexar-county-texas-police-shooting/
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  11. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   

    I redact my opinion on the deep ball. Guy played with the cowboys and just chucked deep balls to Dez all game. Since Dez has a crazy high rating, he was bringing down everything (4 catches for 171). Terrance Williams had 3 for 143 and 2 TDs. Lost 49-28. I didn't lose that badly, he was stat padding the 4th quarter. Realistically, I lost 35-28, because he tossed two TDs late. He got me off my game early and I was rage playing. Got away from my typical play calling because I was furious. Only my 2nd loss though.
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  12. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   



    I'm not noticing the deep ball issue. Make sure your corner is in a deep third coverage. Some cover 3 schemes have the corner in the flat. Cover 3 buzz is usually my go to cover three (occasionally cloud, but not often). It's been pretty realistic as far as deep ball goes for me. About 50/50.

    I'll be sending a friend request soon
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  13. lightsout added a post in a topic Why Your Team Sucks: Carolina Panthers 2015   

    My favorite take-away from the article


    Mike Shula. Motherfuging, goddamn, son-of-a-bitching, poo-eating, piss britches candy ass, Mike Shula.
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  14. lightsout added a post in a topic Scary video. Also Panther related.   

    Why can't this be in the lounge so I can make a specific joke that may get me a week vacation if I post it here? :(
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  15. lightsout added a post in a topic Madden 16   

    Just found my first douchebag on head to head. Dude played with the Seahawks and ran 4 plays out of the same shotgun formation. Defensively, he was running one of three defenses and pre-snap adjusting in such a way that allowed a free rusher every time. So frustrating, especially considering my first three opponents were at least trying to play me straight up and, you know, play football.

    Seems like they have adjusted the ranking points for guys like that though. I've been getting a lot of points on my wins. I only lost like, 50 on that and he only gained 90. So I guess they anticipated people finding broken plays/money plays and running them all game and adjusted the points system accordingly.
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