*starts making popcorn*
Hey. Let's not do this here
@The Lifeguard, we could do this here. Or, and hear me out on this one guys, we could not do this here. As Professor Oak would say:
There's a time and place for everything, but not now
@The Lifeguard, I thought it was funny, and this is funny pics. Look at the comments. I never knew that this community had the vocabulary to make comments longer than "get rekt". So if you don't find it funny, fine, but you seem suspiciously too mature for this app. But humor is a great way to start a conversation and anyone so offended could either use a conversation and education about it to see things from others perspectives or maybe this app isn't for them.
10 million arrests in the us every year, about 400,000 to 500,000 for violent crime arrests. 800,000 officers. About 1000 lethal force deaths. And about 14,000 homicides a year. In a population of 330 million with twice as many guns per capita then the 2nd most armed country in the world.
Good resources for information: FBI DOJ, BJS, Washington Post Fatal Force, MappingPoliceViolence.org, US Census Bureau, CDC.
@The Lifeguard, get rekked
@Blazed and Confused, rofl gottem
@NotCaveJohnson, *longer than......and what's even funnier is I didnt read your comment before I commented, it was just the first thing that came to mind lmmfao
@NotCaveJohnson, bravo. I'm a piece of shjt that likes to stir the pot but your comment is well worded and uninflammatory. 👏
@The Lifeguard, no. No. It's time we stopped treating the "defund the police" movement work any respect like it's almost kind of legitimate idea.
@BIessthefaII, ILL RIDE MY BIKE WHERE I GODDAMN PLEASE OLD MAN
Seriously upset that so much bs misinformation is allowed on the internet. It takes like half a brain to understand, and if people would just do their research, they would know That the toilet paper roll should clearly be put on so the sheet is coming over the top. Honestly some people don't know how to think critically, and it shows.
I disagree with the second line. The shooting didn't happen because there were no cops in the area. The shooting happened because someone was a shjtbag.
We need cops. But cops also need to be trained correctly and not be douchebags or out for blood. Don't @ me. It has happened enough times that it is apparent that there is some issue at least in some precincts. Regardless of shjtbags in the area.
@mas2de, hear, hear!
@mas2de, man you butt stinks
@mas2de, if the man was who they thought, most likely is, but needs definitive proof. The man was not a sh@tbag, he was a man with a mental illness, that was set free a few days prior by a negligent court. In discussions and descriptions of her brother, including first-hand testimony from the man himself. He was a paranoid schizophrenic. It was by the law illegal for him to have that gun, more over if he was still held in police custody he would not have been there.
I believe this is what the meme is referring to. But both men will never be vindicated and neither will have justice. The people that are rising ether up as martyrs, was going to do what then do with no reason.
More over, antifa prays on the weakest among us to scapegoat retaliation, to make a martyr that they then "march for".
I needed to comment because I agree, but I felt there was needed context.
@mas2de, maybe some shjtbag wouldn’t have felt emboldened enough to shoot people if he wasn’t confident that there were no cops in the area.
@I Are Lebo, because i have a feeling you and I will argue the finer points of this someday. I totally agree with this comment
@CellSword, I mean, the devil is in the details, and when it comes to police brutality and accountability, there is a LOT of nuance to consider, but at the macro level, this is a very clear cut reality. Bad cops are a shïtshow, but no cops are worse.
Anarchy and lawlessness are not improvements from tyranny.
@mas2de, the shooting did happen because there’s less cops. It’s correlation. Less cops, more dangerous people shooting. That’s how it is. The nicest neighborhoods I’ve ever lived in have had the most cops.
Pussies don't like dicks because pussies get fvcked by dicks. But dicks also fvck assholes, assholes who just want to shjt on everything. The problem with pussies is that they think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fvck an asshole is a dick. With some balls.
The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fvck too much, or fvck when it isn't appropriate. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes pussies become assholes themselves, because pussies are only a few inches away from being an asshole.
I don't know much about this crazy world, but I do know that if those assholes don't get fvcked then we'll have our dicks and our pussies all covered in shjt.
@Sexy Homunculus, #bestcomments
@Sexy Homunculus, AMERICA
@Sexy Homunculus, durka durka
@Multiple personality, Muhammed jihad.
@Sexy Homunculus, who are you so wise in the way of the world?
Oh dear, any chance of keeping the comments civil on this one? Probably not.
@owanobi, there is some civil comments here. We think it's important to talk about what's on you mind or joke about it. We all come here for the funny, but we stay for the community and respect. [Reaches in I Shjt You Nots pocket and throws confetti]
@Multiple personality, #bestcomments
Well hot topic it is but I'll give my 2 cents, we need cops but for violent crimes like homicide, rape, and the like. Give the funds instead of what they are currently spending it on(armored vehicles, guns and the like) but instead to training them to go out and be a part of the community; to be the protectors of the community. What we have currently is a state funded military that throw your ass in jail for have a gram of weed or if you live in a legal state, a tab of funky paper, the war on consciousness has led to the people that should be protecting us to a militarization of those people, if I'm wrong tell me why until the 1970s (where the psychoactive substances act was put into law) the police weren't wearing bullproof vests, driving around in armoured cars and many acting without repercussion?
@WallrusArmy, I agree, but why don't we pull a NYC and just eliminate $1 billion from police funding. Not to redirect towards training, but straight-up removal of funds.
@bowlnmike, and shootings and violent crime almost immediately skyrocketed
@bowlnmike, not a great idea to do that while pretty much every major metropolitan area is experiencing a not insignificant spike in murder cases.
@NotCaveJohnson, And that is exactly my point. Removing the funds in that manner doesn't work.
When you realize defund police= pro2a personal freedoms and “fund” the police= authoritarian state
The problem is the system in some areas are pretty much rooted in racism/fück people over, over actually helping. I dunno how factual all that is since ive just been getting info from people that quit the job, so. Hope things get better
HEY so did you guys hear about the thing?
I’m going to the snack bar, anyone want anything?
@drunk archer, nope but I'll walk with you just to peace out out on this.
@drunk archer, I agree with mas2de, I'll just join you to step out of this. And maybe grab some gummy bears
Do people still not realize "defund" doesn't mean "completely get rid of"? It just means "lower their funding." (Like what happened to teachers)
@Jdrawer, I agree. It's crazy to think that people believe we want to get rid of the police all together. Anyway, I'm about to dethrone a tyrant. Don't worry, it only means reduce the control they have.
Not saying you're wrong (though you could very well be with the ACAB bs, they don't seem to think they're necessary at all), but it's important to name something using root words that make sense.
@BrenadryI, Yeah, I get how "defund" looks like "remove all funding" the first time you see it, but... this conversation has been happening for months (and really longer), and even then I doubt it's the first time this word has been seen by these people. Yeah, the word itself sucks, but it's what we have. I have a feeling a lot of people who are making content like this comic are being intentionally dishonest so as to cause problems.
@BrenadryI, Also, ACAB isn't a call saying cops are 100% unnecessary. It's an expression derived from a logical exercise that is used to highlight systemic problems and injustices involved with policing at its core.
@Jdrawer, I didn't mean to imply a direct connection, just the people that say ACAB are generally part of the same group that say "not all of (race) is a (noun/adjective)". That sort of hypocrisy and closed mindedness severely discredits anything they believe or say.
@BrenadryI, Well, in their defense, there's a big difference between Chinese people and people who choose to be a cop. I wouldn't equate the two statements, since being Chinese is something you can't choose whereas being a cop is an action or state of being. I don't think it discredits their beliefs since you can make judgments about all people who commit certain acts.
Especially if you look at the actual logical exercise that they used to derive the ACAB conclusion.
@Jdrawer, that does make sense,. But I still feel it's incredibly hypocritical. There are so many cops who joined because they wanted to do good, and some because it's the only job they could get. Millions of cops in different situations, and somehow they are all bastards to them.
My friend is the "average Joe" of the group of people saying ACAB, and he's also the same person who believes all men are rapists and only became closer to me as a friend once he found out I was gay. And he isn't even extreme to the point of rioting.
@BrenadryI, The reason that these cops who are trying to do good are seen as bad is because they're either bystanders to bad or because they get killed/pushed out of the force for trying to stop the bad.
I think you're friend has a crush on you.
Speaking of your friend, he's obviously wrong about all men being rapist, but also notice how you're still equating statements about something people can't choose to be and something that people choose to do.
@Jdrawer, he's trans and we already talked about how we're better as friends. When he told me about the whole "got close to me because I'm gay" thing, he described it as knowing he was safe from me because I apparently wasn't the Ticking Time Bomb of Irresistable Rape Impulses that all men are (his words).
And yeah, I guess you're right. I personally don't think there's that much of a difference, since im both situations there are innocent people suffering because of assumptions (like cops, and racism itself). People can choose to be cops out of good, hell, maybe to even make the police force a better place itself. Saying those people are bastards just because they are cops seems just as bad to me as assuming someone is a certain way because they were born a certain race
@Jdrawer, if you want to find social programs with the hope that it will eventually lower crime, that’s a great idea and I support it, but taking funds away from the police to do it is stupid. Those programs will need a lot of time to get that funding, improve, and have the effects become widespread enough to possibly see a reduction in crime. It could take years or more likely decades to see the resulting drop in crime rate, and in the meantime you’ll still need police.
-defund the police
-call the police😭😭
Bahahah no sympathy
pushy ass liberals downvoted this and want to ignore it
*Downvotes political commentary disguised as topical joke* This is the way
Well maybe if we also had better gun control...
If nobody has any guns nobody gets shot, easy. Its how we do things here in england 🇬🇧
@batterylicker, but didn't you guys kinda take it too far what with arresting people with butter knives and all?
@batterylicker, We haven't had to give a shvt about your opinion since 1776.
@batterylicker, call the queen a cunt, and see how that goes. Or Don’t use someone’s proper pronouns.
@batterylicker, yeah, but don't y'all like lead the world in stabbing and blunt object attacks instead of shootings?
@batterylicker, you’re right I’d much rather get stabbed
@Atom bomb baby, in England's defense on that one, it's Much more difficult to stab up 30 ppl in a school in a few minutes, commit mass stabbings, or stab someone more than 3 feet from you. As well as the fact that almost anything can be used as a defensive weapon against a knife to varying degrees of success, whereas a pistol round will still penetrate desks, books, wood, thin metal, etc. I'd rather see cops taking down a crazy person wielding a knife than a crazy person with a .45. But I also want firearms as outlined in our founding documents which have guided this country for almost 250 years.
@mas2de, @Jaune Arc I'm trying not to get too drawn into these things but just need to quickly point out stats for people to make their own descions.
The claim of stabbings in the UK is vastly exaggerated in US media and "stats" that were used came from a short period of time in london when there was an brief spike in knife crime. That's not to say however there isnt an issue anyway... onto stats.
4.96 homicides due to knifes in the US for every million of population in 2016.
In Britain there were 3.26 homicides involving a "sharp instrument" per million people in the year from April 2016 to March 2017.
When it comes to gun homicdes therw were 34 per million in the US and 0.48 in the UK in 2016.
Obviouslly this is just recording homicides and the issue is more complicated and would take hours to go through every detail... but the point is the UK isn't some stab happy hellscape.
@big freedom, We have had a few cases where I think the justice system has gone too hard on people for what they have said. Again though as with my previous comment this "non-freedom of speech" is once again vastly exaggerated.
I Live in Scotland and if you go out into Glasgow for example you will see people being extremely negative towards the queen as public speakers and nothing happens because well we don't care. You also see people who are religious preachers telling you gay people etc will go to hell... again mostly left to them selves except....
When the police ususally step in is when people are either actively encouraging harm to others or acting in a way which could end up in say a brawl in the street or something because they are deliberatly antagonising people.
Its a difficult one because freedom of speech is a great but then where do you draw the line as being able to say whatever you want, does that not harm peoples right to safety from threat of harm?
We need to defund the police
For years conservatives told me to have a gun cause cops are useless. But now cops stop all crime. I'm beginning to think conservatives don't actually stand for anything.
@hollow114, You don't need a gun! Them good boys from Seattle and Portland will keep you safe with their guns and lack of training!
Personally, I am getting a gun for when the day comes and the riots (I mean peaceful protests) break out in my town and police don't respond. At least I can protect my life and property.
When cops are hired on as easily as fast food workers then we have problems. TRAIN THEM PROPERLY. Average citizens are beginning to school cops on laws that they should know
Ah yes...nobody gets shot when the police have military grade equipment
I hate politics. """"So does everybody"""". But without regard to side or whatever it is we care about, we DO all agree that the white dude who whipped out a gun and started blasting was, like, at wrong right?? Im just hoping everyones there. Only curious.