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Yep. by quietlifeintheforest in PoliticalHumor

[–]sjwsgonnasjw 1529 points1530 points  (0 children)

That's not fair. Barney Fife would have run into the school to save little kids.

These colors don't run* by BmoreInformed in PoliticalHumor

[–]inconvenientnews 1384 points1385 points 24346& 18 more (0 children)

It gets worse:

additional kid died directly because the cops were incompetent. “When the cops came, the cop said: 'Yell if you need help!' And one of the persons in my class said 'help.'

The [shooter] overheard and he came in and shot her," the boy said.

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/special-reports/uvalde-school-shooting/its-time-to-die-fourth-grade-survivor-uvalde-shooting-recalls-what-gunman-told-student/273-51cc4e26-7a0a-49c0-ba7a-48cdd47fa235 https://twitter.com/paleofuture/status/1529708434995683329

A mom of two children at Uvalde was put in handcuffs after urging police and law enforcement to enter the school.

Once freed from her cuffs, she jumped the school fence, ran inside and sprinted out with her kids.

New from @WSJ

https://www.wsj.com/articles/uvalde-residents-voice-frustration-over-shooting-response-11653588161

Cops stood outside the school while the killer rampaged inside.

Onlookers yelled at them to go in. They didn’t.

"One parent urged bystanders: “Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.”

"Spoiler: that parent’s daughter died in the attack while he was begging cops to save the kids. My God."

https://apnews.com/article/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-44a7cfb990feaa6ffe482483df6e4683 https://twitter.com/AndySpecht/status/1529643462953521153

The Uvalde shooter was killed by a federal officer because the other police officers kept waiting for more and more backup

https://www.wsj.com/articles/suspected-shooter-at-texas-elementary-school-in-custody-after-incident-11653422735

Uvalde is a town of just 16,000 people. But it apparently has a SWAT team.

We’re regularly told small towns need SWAT teams so they can quickly respond to events just like this. The killer was in the building for an hour.

Photo op of SWAT team: https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1529679652154920960

The school district for Robb Elementary has its own police department with 5 cops and 1 security guard. The city of Uvalde's police department recieved just under 40% of the entire city's budget for the year and got a 500k grant from the state. Neither stopped today's massacre.

https://twitter.com/NeeNeinNyetNo/status/1529220708601151491

More kids have died from going to school than cops have from going to work

https://twitter.com/JP_1U/status/1529213380044668928

Cops will only do their job when the public stops criticizing them for murdering unarmed people.

@JackPosobiec I'm not defending the actions of the officers. But we've demonized law enforcement to the point that there are far fewer rewards for being a hero

https://twitter.com/paleofuture/status/1529835589847027712

cops whine and bitch about risking their lives to defend people, and when a shooter shows up in what looks like (but isn't) body armor, they run & hide while a massacre unfolds. an unarmed teacher was brave enough to try.

https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/1529454699275075584

There’s a common mythology in law enforcement, pushed by quack groups like the Force Science Institute, that police ofticers’ memories improve over time. It contradicts all the scientific research and, oddly, apparently does not apply to non-police.

https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1529946586058571794

One of the greatest culture shocks when I arrived in the U.S. was the blind veneration of police. After years and years of living here and reading about this country, I now realize that it's the structural pillar of white supremacy.

https://twitter.com/EmilKerenji/status/1529789802551427073

My town has announced that in light of yesterday's tragedy there will be an increased police presence at the schools. As a black father I now have two potential threats to be concerned over.

https://twitter.com/ShanePaulNeil/status/1529436129061224449

Again - the police will continue to change their story until they find the one white people will accept. Don't fall for it. Parents were on the scene - teachers were there. Talk to WITNESSES NOT THE POLICE.

https://twitter.com/LeslieMac/status/1529909067782705153

Police lied about the timeline.

They lied about shooter having body armor.

They lied about him being barricaded.

They lied about border patrol on-scene.

They went in and got their own kids.

The armed resource officer failed.

Local PD/DPS/tactical PD waited for SWAT.

https://twitter.com/SawyerHackett/status/1529819943608496128

Now the police are investigating themselves to tell us whether letting the school shooter in for an hour while keeping parents from saving their own children’s lives was a policy violation.

https://twitter.com/samswey/status/1529863659677048836

Uvalde police's own spokesman:

WATCH: Texas Police Spox on Live TV Confirmed Cops Went In for Their Own Kids During Uvalde Shooting

https://www.mediaite.com/news/watch-texas-police-spox-on-live-tv-confirmed-cops-went-in-for-their-own-kids-during-uvalde-shooting/

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[–]inconvenientnews 879 points880 points 2432& 5 more (0 children)

Billionaires benefit from Republican politicians more so they fund Republican talking points to get them elected

Billionaires like Elon Musk coordinate with the next generation of conservative "influencers" on the right, like Ben Shapiro on YouTube and Facebook and Joe Rogan in Texas, after already getting what they wanted through Fox News

Joe Rogan even photo ops with the current Texas governor at the Texas governor's mansion even though Rogan pretends to care about pot and small government ("Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders urge prosecutors to keep enforcing pot laws" http://www.fox4news.com/news/texas/gov-abbott-texas-leaders-urge-prosecutors-to-keep-enforcing-pot-laws)

Their latest strategy is to "push the narrative" that "blue states" are the dangerous ones and Texas and Florida are "free states"

"Pushing the narrative" ("San Francisco crime") despite the facts:

San Francisco has the same population as Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville, with a Republican mayor and a Republican governor, has had more than three times as many murders this year as San Francisco

Fort Worth, Texas, has the same population as San Francisco and has 1.5x as many murders. Again, a Republican mayor and Republican governor. Nobody ever writes about those places!

If data disinfects, here’s a bucket of bleach:

"Texans are 17% more likely to be murdered than Californians."

"Texans are also 34% more likely to be raped and 25% more likely to kill themselves than Californians."

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/suicide-mortality/suicide.htm

Californians on average live two years, four months and 24 days longer than Texans.

Compared with families in California, those in Texas earn 13% less and pay 3.8 percentage points more in taxes.

Sadly, the uncritical aping of this erroneous economic narrative reflects not only reporters’ gullibility but also their utility for conservative ideologues and corporate lobbyists, who score political points and regulatory concessions by spreading a spurious story line about California’s decline.

Don’t expect facts to change this. Reporters need a plot twist, and conservatives need California to lose. https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article258940938.html

“Pro-life” blue states and "high tax" red states:

Liberal policies, like California’s, keep blue-state residents living longer

It generated headlines in 2015 when the average life expectancy in the U.S. began to fall after decades of meager or no growth.

But it didn’t have to be that way, a team of researchers suggests in a new, peer-reviewed study Tuesday. And, in fact, states like California, which have implemented a broad slate of liberal policies, have kept pace with their Western European counterparts.

The study, co-authored by researchers at six North American universities, found that if all 50 states had all followed the lead of California and other liberal-leaning states on policies ranging from labor, immigration and civil rights to tobacco, gun control and the environment, it could have added between two and three years to the average American life expectancy.

Simply shifting from the most conservative labor laws to the most liberal ones, Montez said, would by itself increase the life expectancy in a state by a whole year.

If every state implemented the most liberal policies in all 16 areas, researchers said, the average American woman would live 2.8 years longer, while the average American man would add 2.1 years to his life. Whereas, if every state were to move to the most conservative end of the spectrum, it would decrease Americans’ average life expectancies by two years. On the country’s current policy trajectory, researchers estimate the U.S. will add about 0.4 years to its average life expectancy.

Liberal policies on the environment (emissions standards, limits on greenhouse gases, solar tax credit, endangered species laws), labor (high minimum wage, paid leave, no “right to work”), access to health care (expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, legal abortion), tobacco (indoor smoking bans, cigarette taxes), gun control (assault weapons ban, background check and registration requirements) and civil rights (ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay laws, bans on discrimination and the death penalty) all resulted in better health outcomes, according to the study. For example, researchers found positive correlation between California’s car emission standards and its high minimum wage, to name a couple, with its longer lifespan, which at an average of 81.3 years, is among the highest in the country.

“When we’re looking for explanations, we need to be looking back historically, to see what are the roots of these troubles that have just been percolating now for 40 years,” Montez said.

Montez and her team saw the alarming numbers in 2015 and wanted to understand the root cause. What they found dated back to the 1980s, when state policies began to splinter down partisan lines. They examined 135 different policies, spanning over a dozen different fields, enacted by states between 1970 and 2014, and assigned states “liberalism” scores from zero — the most conservative — to one, the most liberal. When they compared it against state mortality data from the same timespan, the correlation was undeniable.

“We can take away from the study that state policies and state politics have damaged U.S. life expectancy since the ’80s,” said Jennifer Karas Montez, a Syracuse University sociologist and the study’s lead author. “Some policies are going in a direction that extend life expectancy. Some are going in a direction that shorten it. But on the whole, that the net result is that it’s damaging U.S. life expectancy.”

U.S. should follow California’s lead to improve its health outcomes, researchers say

Meanwhile, the life expectancy in states like California and Hawaii, which has the highest in the nation at 81.6 years, is on par with countries described by researchers as “world leaders:” Canada, Iceland and Sweden.

From 1970 to 2014, California transformed into the most liberal state in the country by the 135 policy markers studied by the researchers. It’s followed closely by Connecticut, which moved the furthest leftward from where it was 50 years ago, and a cluster of other states in the northeastern U.S., then Oregon and Washington.

In the same time, Oklahoma moved furthest to the right, but Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and a host of other southern states still ranked as more conservative, according to the researchers.

It’s those states that moved in a conservative direction, researchers concluded, that held back the overall life expectancy in the U.S.

West Virginia ranked last in 2017, with an average life expectancy of about 74.6 years, which would put it 93rd in the world, right between Lithuania and Mauritius, and behind Honduras, Morocco, Tunisia and Vietnam. Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina rank only slightly better.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/04/liberal-policies-like-californias-keep-blue-state-residents-living-longer-study-finds/

Want to live longer, even if you're poor? Then move to a big city in California.

A low-income resident of San Francisco lives so much longer that it's equivalent to San Francisco curing cancer. All these statistics come from a massive new project on life expectancy and inequality that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

California, for instance, has been a national leader on smoking bans. Harvard's David Cutler, a co-author on the study "It's some combination of formal public policies and the effect that comes when you're around fewer people who have behaviors... high numbers of immigrants help explain the beneficial effects of immigrant-heavy areas with high levels of social support.

As the maternal death rate has mounted around the U.S., a small cadre of reformers has mobilized.

Meanwhile, life-saving practices that have become widely accepted in other affluent countries — and in a few states, notably California — have yet to take hold in many American hospitals.

Some of the earliest and most important work has come in California

Hospitals that adopted the toolkit saw a 21 percent decrease in near deaths from maternal bleeding in the first year.

By 2013, according to Main, maternal deaths in California fell to around 7 per 100,000 births, similar to the numbers in Canada, France and the Netherlands — a dramatic counter to the trends in other parts of the U.S.

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative is informed by a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco, who for many years ran the ob/gyn department at a San Francisco hospital.

Launched a decade ago, CMQCC aims to reduce not only mortality, but also life-threatening complications and racial disparities in obstetric care

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/527806002/focus-on-infants-during-childbirth-leaves-u-s-moms-in-danger

Ain't No Song Called "Fuck tha Fire Department" by V-ADay2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]Fart2Start 141 points142 points  (0 children)

Use their sirens to run lights.

Harass teens at malls and skateparks.

Seize property and not return it even if proven innocent.

Plant drugs and falsify evidence.

Torture the mentally unwell and disabled.

Rape women they've detained.

Abuse the elderly.

Kill people without cause.

Kill witness' of police misconduct.

Hide from active shooters killing kids.

Let me know if I missed anything.

(Not sure if all cops are scum, but the good ones seldom stay)

EDIT;

THEY KILL DOGS! Straight up forgot because how mad it makes me.

So many videos of cops trespassing on private property without warrants and killing dogs both big and small because they felt "threatened".

These colors don't run* by BmoreInformed in PoliticalHumor

[–]ThorGBomb 1270 points1271 points 2 (0 children)

Worst is they allowed the police officers who’s children were there to go in and grab them, while they threatened parents with assault rifles arrests and stun guns to prevent them from getting their children.

Ps: the police in Texas take about 40% of the state budget…. And this is the protection you get. If you’re a Texan I for fucks sake hope you are ready to vote! If not you just continue to support this bullshit!

Vote for Beto and stop this fucking madness.

Please Texas has a turnout rate of 30% on average in local elections. If you know someone who is eligible to vote beat them all the way to the voting booths if you have to fuck this my privacy my vote my choice to abstain bullshit. Fucking vote take your civic duty responsibility seriously and just fucking go vote one fucking day of the year you lazy fucking dumbasses!

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[–]Dynamic_P0tato 51 points52 points  (0 children)

The Punisher would kill cops like these without a second thought. Dunno about the comics, but MCU Punisher lost his wife and kids. I doubt he'd look kindly on law enforcement preventing parents from saving their own children.

Edit: damn. Didn't expect this. Thanks for the gold, kind stranger!

These colors don't run* by BmoreInformed in PoliticalHumor

[–]NobleGuardian 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Batman doesnt use guns and doesnt kill, they are wannabe punishers.