When (cops are) the public is constantly told that they’re under constant fire, or that every interaction with a (citizen) non-white American could be their last, or that they’re fortunate each time they come home from the job in one piece, it’s absolute poison for (police-community) human relations. That kind of reminder on a regular basis would put anyone on edge. We’re putting (police officers) the public in a perpetually combative mindset that psychologically isolates them from the communities they (serve) live in.
To quote Mr. Mason yet again, "We don't endorse piracy." If that is indeed your business philosophy, then we believe it is only right and proper for BitTorrent, Inc. to take steps to reduce their facilitation of infringement. We look forward to hearing from you on next steps."
Yeah, well, I don't endorse murder, but that doesn't make it my job to prevent murder.
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. In the same manner, if the police department will not supply video footage, the public will, and the police lose control of the narrative. They will get what they deserve.
Totally agree with the last bit. I cut my cable a few years ago and the only thing I miss is live events. There are a few sports streaming sites but they seem sketchy. I would much prefer a hi-def official channel for my sports.
I see a lot of dangerous stuff happening -- erosion of rights, militarization of police forces, silencing of critical speech, loss of privacy, secret laws, secret interpretations of existing laws, secret courts, corporate interests overriding national laws, legacy industries trying and failing to be relevant, lawyers taking over everything. All thanks to Techdirt. Knowledge is power and people need to know what is happening so they can put a stop to it. The Internet is a great level playing field, and we need to keep it that way to encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. ~ Martin Niemöller