"an Internal Affairs investigation and a suspension" Well thats what one imagines would happen, but given their history it is much more likely he'll get bought a few rounds to make him feel better about the 'punishment' he already got.
From the history of ignoring video of officers abusing the public, believing a prepared statement from an officer over testimony of witnesses & video.
While the 'war on police' narrative keeps getting spun, perhaps we should look at who has the surplus military weapons & training more suited for a war zone than policing a community. Perhaps if they want the public to care about them, they should clean their own house. Stop protecting cops who do stupid things like this, hand out actual punishments, & stop pretending its isolated. There is systematic abuse of the public from those charged with protecting them, and the system protects the abusers because it wants to not undermine public faith in the system. Its a great catch 22.
The system is broken & allowing unions to threaten those who should hold them to account needs to end. They are involved in a racket protecting officers who break the law & using the safety of citizens as a bargaining chip.
The NYPD is running wild drunk on the 'ZOMG 911 will happen again unless' hysteria... I doubt anyone would be willing to sacrifice their privacy in being detained & uploaded onto the unforgetting internet to be safer... especially when the danger they were looking for had never been there in the first place.
How much longer until we find out that NYC is running a black site that makes Chicago's look like club med?
I don't have the energy to do so, but I wonder if someone were to look back in the history of USPTO and find where there were huge complaints about how long it was taking, so the answer was to approve first & let the courts sort it out.
Makes awesome soundbites about how innovation is being protected, when you ignore the hundreds of cases like this where a stupid mark is approved that even a 10 yr old would turn down.
There is this stupid assumption that everything can be boiled down to black and white. There should be time to review submissions, but demanding a metric that only allows 2.5 minutes to review it & penalties for the processor for falling behind that pace isn't the good answer. The system could be improved, but that would require thought beyond a good soundbite.
The system is broken, has been broken, and will keep being broken until magically Congress finds the will to actually fix it rather than pay lip service to the issues. The banks were to big to fail, and it seems so many departments in the government are to big to succeed or to be reformed.
"causing substantial economic harm to music creators and undermining legitimate services"
It is so substantial that we can't find anyone but groups we created and fund to confirm it. We care more about an industry who claims huge losses in the face of growing income. We can show you on paper this film series lost $22 Bil, ignoring that the studio is still open, everyone got paid, & we made all 5 films in the series. Our answers to meeting consumer demand are 2 decades behind what is currently available, why won't they be satisfied with paying a monthly fee for a 'commercial free' viewing experince (that still serves up commercials)? Only with your continued support can we work to roll back the world to the 1950's where we controlled everything, and robbed artists blind. Our industry is failing!!! Look at the collapse of EMI, and pay no attention to the fact that all of the music we claimed was made worthless by piracy still sold for $4 Bil. We pretend we are part of the government, but we are allowed to lie much more. Follow our lead and retard the world, so we can keep ignoring consumer demand & raking in huge profits by robbing both sides.
It is completely antithetical to those sworn duties for a law-enforcement officer to be given every possible benefit of the doubt & a shield against punishment for their bad acts... but thats the system we have.
And the problem is most media will only report the charges. They might mention the court threw them out as being bogus, but that isn't as worthy of headlines.
She wants to storm into Congress riding on a tide of the ever popular stopping prostitution & human trafficking trope.
Someone needs to file a bar complaint, hopefully the Judges will to give it the extra ooomph it needs to make the system regulate itself.
She has used her position to interfere in a legal business multiple times, has been informed by courts shes not got a case, and keeps bringing it. This is for her getting soundbites not doing her job. Someone should sue her to make her return her salary & compensation for the last couple of years, as she spent much more time on a personal crusade than handling her job. She wasted tax payer funds on a vendetta that caused more problems than it allegedly was to cure. Violating the alleged ethics she is supposed to have should raise questions if she is qualified to handle the business of the country without using it as a bully pulpit to force the law to be what she wants, not what it is.
One might think she fears losing her 'think of the children' trope she's been using to distract voters from her inability to do actual things. When pot was legalized people predicted the end of the world... didn't happen. Perhaps it is time to ignore the victorian voices saying selling sex is wrong, and make it legal. Most prostitutes are well aware of what they are doing & consent to do it. Once you remove them from the crime drag net, it gets much easier to catch those forcing others into it... and they might give up as the legal option makes it harder to try and make a buck that way. I'd rather have a house of ill-repute operating, than seeing tax dollars wasted trying to embarrass those involved in a consensual business arrangement.
Kamala Harris cares more about soundbites & headlines than actual people, and it is well past time we stop getting tangled up in the hype & demand more.
If only tech would see this as a real problem & develop a platform to make these sorts of records requests simple to fulfill, then one could see which states are hampering public access to protect their own bottom line by selling off public data for profit.
There are 10,000+ ways records are stored & filed and for the love of the FSM, why hasn't anyone pushed through a single flat platform? Remove the ever popular it'll take a team of 4000 80,000 hours to tell you how many times this officer was written up. It might have worked in the past but there is no reason this shit should continue.
Just because it burned all of these other companies doesn't mean it will happen to us when we do the same thing.
Every excuse given trying to explain it away will hurt them even more than the initial stupidity. Preparing a patch & then bricking the customer was really dumb.
A smart person would have said, we've listened to what you said & we are trying to solve the problem. Please install the latest patch and let us know of any problems. If this has fixed some of the issues, please update your review accordingly. We depend on our users & we are working to make them happy. Instead they decided that even if they perfect the software, they are going to turn off potential sales to "protect" their brand. How valuable is your brand when you actively tell users to avoid you like a biblical plague, because pointing out any problems results in getting blacklisted?
Because the government refuses to meddle in the 'free-market' monopolies they are supposed to be governing, because it might stop the very small 'contributions' it takes to get them to screw the many for the wants of a few.
Idiot posts a call to take up arms. - This confirms for some people that all Muslims are a nudge away from being baby eating terrorists.
- Jokey responses help break down that stereotype, and show that maybe not all Muslims are that way. It also adds to the idea that they are to be mocked, not feared.
For all of the people who race to the media demanding "moderate" Muslims denounce this & that, they don't have that same requirement for other groups. People taking potshots irritates the ISIS idiot & shows them denouncing the ideals.
Or we could sit silently and give up our right to speech, because we need big brother to silence anyone they disagree with.
"Radicalization" doesn't happen from just words on the internet. It is helped along by women who hold their purse tighter or cross the street when they approach someone. It is helped along by the drunken idiot who doesn't have enough money at the counter screaming at the sand nigger behind the counter. It is helped along by "good people" who think throwing pork on a mosque is fighting the war on terror. It is helped along by those who attack those who are "Muslim Looking" who are innocents.
Maybe telling the ISIS troll that Mom won't let you stay out past 10 seems stupid, but its better than anything else being done.
Why is Yahoo! maintaining any value at this point? (I mean other that that huge chunk of what was it Ali Baba)
Because despite their complete failure at system security, they have name recognition. People remember the Yahoo! and keep using it despite how many times they screwed up because surely its fixed now.
There are people still rocking AOL because its what they always used. There are still people giving Sony their credit card numbers after the 23 massive (reported) hacks.
Sticking with what you always used is an amazing bias we seem to have. See Also: Vaccines=Autism, Drones used to take guns, The lizard aliens control the world.
Yahoo! as a brand should be dead at this point, but somehow there are people willing to believe Yahoo! cares about them and will do better this time. They refuse to accept that while hacking does happen, not even trying to detect or mitigate it is very wrong.
Perhaps it is time to admit they aren't free market players. They have been handed monopolies/douopolies & there is no choice for consumers. They are bending over consumers with the blessing of the government at every level often for paltry 'donations' to their war chests.
Perhaps if they had to admit how much it actually costs them to deliver the product & explain why they are charging huge multiples more than that other than they face no actual competition.
People could access other providers over the web, but its been blocked repeatedly & many of these providers put caps in place to make their services seem like a better value vs streaming from a 3rd party.
Perhaps it is time to just make fiber part of the infrastructure of the nation. Stop allowing providers to inflate their profits while giving consumers less & make them compete with the upstarts who can make handsome profits chargeing 1/3 as much.
That would make sense, as a majority of publicity rights cases seem to be coming out of sports. Put a tattoo on someone & they dare to make him look life like in a game?? You deserve millions. You were on a team & didn't get a super deal?? You deserve millions. You're a dead star and your estate makes money licensing your likeness to hock crap on tv?? You deserve millions if someone mentions you in a book.