America - its all a bit odd...

endure

GCM
Slightly silly question but are police in general approachable in the US? If you're lost can you walk up to one and ask for directions or is it best to avoid them unless absolutely necessary?
 

Helm

MIA
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Book Reviewer
Slightly silly question but are police in general approachable in the US? If you're lost can you walk up to one and ask for directions or is it best to avoid them unless absolutely necessary?
Bit like here really, some are great, some utter cocks. In my experiences the city ones tend to be dicks more than the smaller towns, the rural is pure chance. Plus of course, you have state vs county police to confuse matters.
 

endure

GCM
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3h ago 10:01

Killer Mike addresses Atlanta mayor's press conference
The musician Killer Mike has given an impassioned address to the citizens of his home town of Atlanta, calling for an end to looting.
The rapper was invited to speak at a press conference held by the mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, and used his speech to point out the successes of African-Americans in the city, as well as calling for structural change to combat racism'

Killer Mike is your spokes rapper for peace and your mayor is Keisha Lance Bottoms? Really?

These people need nuking from orbit.
 
All seems to be spiralling further out of control; killing security officers, and a possible vigilante act.

'A Federal Protective Services officer has been killed in protests after two officers suffered gunshot wounds in California.

'Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot during a protest in Oakland in California on Friday night, police told CNN. One of the officers died from his injuries. Protests raged for a fourth night across the US, sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd, who was allegedly killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin. State and federal authorities are investigating Mr Floyd’s death, and Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.

“Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Down Town Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,” the police department said in a statement.
The Federal Protective Service is controlled by the US Department of Homeland Security and secures government buildings. The report said arrests had occurred in Oakland but didn’t provide specific details.'



'A 19-year-old man has been shot and killed in Detroit after an unknown gunman opened fire on protesters after days of unrest in the city.

'The teen was killed after an unknown person in a Dodge Durango approached a group of protesters and police in Detroit's Greektown entertainment district on Friday and opened fire, according to reports.
The teenager was pronounced dead in hospital after the shooting.'


 

Helm

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
All seems to be spiralling further out of control; killing security officers, and a possible vigilante act.

'A Federal Protective Services officer has been killed in protests after two officers suffered gunshot wounds in California.

'Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot during a protest in Oakland in California on Friday night, police told CNN. One of the officers died from his injuries. Protests raged for a fourth night across the US, sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd, who was allegedly killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin. State and federal authorities are investigating Mr Floyd’s death, and Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.

“Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Down Town Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,” the police department said in a statement.
The Federal Protective Service is controlled by the US Department of Homeland Security and secures government buildings. The report said arrests had occurred in Oakland but didn’t provide specific details.'



'A 19-year-old man has been shot and killed in Detroit after an unknown gunman opened fire on protesters after days of unrest in the city.

'The teen was killed after an unknown person in a Dodge Durango approached a group of protesters and police in Detroit's Greektown entertainment district on Friday and opened fire, according to reports.
The teenager was pronounced dead in hospital after the shooting.'


just politeness and exercising their rights, albeit at high velocity.
 
Last time I saw caps like that, they were being worn by a certain Panamanian dictator.

I wonder if they get made that way or have to be shaped to conform to the skull of the wearer.
FoC.;)
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Helpful live map of Trumpistan
Note there's also comparative maps for other $hitholes such as Syria & Libya
 
All seems to be spiralling further out of control; killing security officers, and a possible vigilante act.

'A Federal Protective Services officer has been killed in protests after two officers suffered gunshot wounds in California.

'Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot during a protest in Oakland in California on Friday night, police told CNN. One of the officers died from his injuries. Protests raged for a fourth night across the US, sparked by the death of African-American man George Floyd, who was allegedly killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin. State and federal authorities are investigating Mr Floyd’s death, and Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.

“Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Down Town Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,” the police department said in a statement.
The Federal Protective Service is controlled by the US Department of Homeland Security and secures government buildings. The report said arrests had occurred in Oakland but didn’t provide specific details.'



'A 19-year-old man has been shot and killed in Detroit after an unknown gunman opened fire on protesters after days of unrest in the city.

'The teen was killed after an unknown person in a Dodge Durango approached a group of protesters and police in Detroit's Greektown entertainment district on Friday and opened fire, according to reports.
The teenager was pronounced dead in hospital after the shooting.'


Wow, somebody got shot in Detroit, never believed the day would come that a senseless killing would happen in Motown, shocking, absolutely socking......
 

TotalBanker

Old-Salt
What does the US police federation think of this? I presume they give some sort of representation for the copper accused of the killing, but do they issue any statement given that I assume many of its members are non white?
 
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