Enforcers category archive
Reacting to the recent police shootings of innocent black persons simply for being, Leonard Pitts, Jr., asks a question:
But the tragedy raises a question bigger than the Fort Worth Police Department, bigger than policing itself:. Why, when we see black people, do we so often see what isn’t there? It makes headlines when police do it because the outcomes are so often catastrophic. However, this almost literal inability to see black people is not limited to law enforcement.
Follow the link for the rest of his thoughts.
In related news, Tony Norman wonders what’s going on in Texas, anyway.
They raise their firearms, carefully taking aim; they caress the triggers lovingly and let fly the cartridges.
They strike their targets, who drop lifelessly.
“Oh, no,” they cry, “I did not intend to do that regardless of how it might have looked. It was an accident.”
“That’s okay,” replies Mr. Enforcer. “As you are a member of the Fraternity of the Fair-Skinned, I must take you at your word.
“Oh, and before you go, have a cookie.”
The IoT is spreading its voyeuristic web. Now it’s doorbell cameras being made available to law enforcement.
From the story (emphasis added):
The partnerships allow police to request footage from Ring devices in area up to half a square mile wide within a certain amount of time, the company told the Post. Law enforcement agencies can’t access live video or receive ongoing access.
Ring users can decline video access requests by police officers.
I am certain that there’s no way this guarantee can be circumvented. After all, we never hear news stories about outfits getting hacked, do we?
Well, this one’s not a snapshot. It’s a video, with commentary by David.