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Re: “Be Polite. Be Good.

These data provide evidence, that those of us recommending the body cameras, as a way to improve policing in Memphis, were correct in our assumptions. Frankly, I am quite pleased at their implementation so far. I still have questions about how the public obtains access to the video, when there are questions about police behavior, but overall, this is clearly a step forward in public policy.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/23/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Be Polite. Be Good.

Great editorial Bruce. The video camera doesn't just catch bad cops doing bad things....it also catches criminals making false statements about what cops did or didn't do to them. The camera works both ways. It is beneficial for a cop to wear a camera to protect them from slanderous accusations.

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Posted by Shep Fargotstein on 04/23/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Datguy,

Perhaps it's just part of the human condition.

That's not to say that it's incorrectable, just that no one, ever, is to blame. ;)

In any case, there always seems to be someone that wants to be "all up in your business". The always are smarter than you, and more knowledgeable, and, at any rate, they are the real deal and the rest of us, well, we are just animals. Not really "men". Nutin' but trouble.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/19/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

If I can't blame the guy that signed the law &
If I can't blame the guys that voted for the law &
If I can't blame the guys that wrote the law &
If I can't blame the companies that bankrolled all the aforementioned guys to pad their pockets,

who the eff do I blame?

I know it was all George Washington's fault. If he had just messed up that whole revolution thing, we wouldn't have to listen to arguments so ridiculous

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Posted by datGuy on 04/17/2017 at 6:58 PM
Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/17/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/0…

Somewhat relevant NPR article about engineered loss of privacy in the Russian Revolution using communal kitchens.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 04/17/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Not really datguy. The Europeans are also all up in everyone's business, you just don't know about it yet.

I do know this, anyone that tries to blame this on the current administration, either here or what goes on in Europe, is just clueless.

I also know this, if you are trying to hide what you do on the Internet, you don't understand the problem.

That being said, I think that allowing isp's to sell this data without asking is an absurd idea that has been around for a very long time and has become inevitable. How can you expect some of the people that voted for this to respect your privacy when you don't respect theirs?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/16/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

I just wanna know where I can get one of Obama's blood-stained handkerchiefs to sop my tears with. I have a need for one. Or two maybe, I think. One for each eye.

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Posted by OakTree on 04/16/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Nick some may have. It doesn't mean we have to give the rest away.

Funny thing is those horrible European leftists do a much better job of respecting individual liberty

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Posted by datGuy on 04/16/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

dat, what is the significance of a tiger avatar and a species of worm as a pseudonym. Is it a literary reference?

Anyway I have to think that privacy ceased to exist quite a while ago. And we mostly gave it up for ease and comfort.

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Posted by Nick R on 04/16/2017 at 2:12 PM

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Nightcrawler forgot he wasn't on Breitbart today.

All sorts of foul language and not a single comment regarding the core of this editorial... the loss of peronal privacy.

One can only deduce privacy is unimportant too him, the pseudonym not withstanding.

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Posted by datGuy on 04/16/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

@Bric--There have always been opportunists who have wanted to serve themselves first. Why not pin this blame on those brothers from Texas who tried to corner the silver market? What we didn't have in the 90s when Newt was Speaker was an insane and dangerous President who acted as facilitator for every insane legislative gouge known to man.

@timout--Thanks for the heads up.

@nightcrawler--You are in serious denial.

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 04/16/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Mia,

Shimmy She Wobble.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/16/2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

This so-called "editorial" (and I use the word in jest) is the biggest bunch of bovine excrement I've ever had to side-step through to read while controlling my laughing in many, many moons.

The blatant hatred and moonbat-scat lunacy is priceless and worthy of preservation.

Link Saved!

Hell, everyone knows "the Russians" are behind all of this!

LOL...LOL...LOL!!!

Bravo!

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 04/15/2017 at 11:19 PM

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Bricabrac, let's toss our tin foil hats in the Prius and get the hell out of here! Wait the Prius has GPS. Let's take your granny's DeSoto.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 04/15/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Nick,

Ha! It's actually a long list. I have found it best to let people do their own homework regarding this issue. There are many places that you can learn about the people that want to know about and control everything, everywhere, all the time. Start with EFF.

Just over the last few days it's been shown that a school district was secretly turning on students cameras while they were at home. You have to ask yourself why someone would do that without a legal warrant.

The USSR and Maoist China are two good examples of what happens when they get their way.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/15/2017 at 1:00 PM

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Finally! Now I know whom to blame. You bastards!

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Posted by Nick R on 04/15/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Jenna,

Blaming any of this on the current administration is wrongheaded, at best. There are people that have been trying to make this happen since the Clinton administration. There is where your wrath should be directed.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 04/15/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “You Are For Sale

Thanks for the laugh you pro-establishment shill. The united states government have been doing all this and more for years, and you fell right for their wipping-boy for sensationalism and the vain attempt at being relevant.

Your internet history and data were never private, the american people were always the market, and you have no idea how capitalism works. While you're busy sopping your fake tears with obama's blood-soaked handkerchief, you ought to remind the people that this has been going on for decades. You all have done nothing about this outcome and will continue to do nothing but cry over your smartphones like the good consumers you are. You have no right to blame anyone, it is all your fault this happened.

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Posted by Pete Zah on 04/15/2017 at 11:59 AM

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@oaktree and @datguy--My question was mostly rhetorical. But you've both zeroed in on the question of Internet privacy while Trump sets about to dismantle every piece of citizen protection and quality of life enhancement since the Great Depression. "Let's distract these morons by dropping some bombs" says the man whose penis resembles a Belgian carrot that's been in the fridge too long (FYI-they're tiny, orange, and slimy). Okay, that's pretty nasty and unbefitting for me. We can redline the part about his anatomy and go with "dangerous and insane."

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 04/15/2017 at 8:39 AM

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