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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #300 on: March 15, 2013, 05:22:26 pm »
The New York Times had coverage from around the 13th.  The NY Post from the 11th.  Same for HuffPo.

The thing is, and you have to remember this, the area has been declared a "frozen zone".  That means, no media allowed inside.  The media cannot report on what they cannot see, unless you're into FOX News style "reporting".  Of course, they could report that they are not allowed inside the frozen zone, and the events that led up to it...but such hopes may involve unrealistic expectations.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #301 on: March 15, 2013, 05:25:43 pm »
People are speculating that they're going to use drones.
You know, the way people speculate when there's a media blackout.  :x
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #302 on: March 15, 2013, 05:31:28 pm »
This is some of the most impressive media blackout-ing I've seen in a while.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #303 on: March 15, 2013, 06:21:11 pm »
People are speculating that they're going to use drones.
You know, the way people speculate when there's a media blackout.  :x

Personally I'd like to see the media using drones.  Media blackouts are unconstitutional, at least for political reasons they are, which this definitely is.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2013, 06:31:10 pm »
People are speculating that they're going to use drones.
You know, the way people speculate when there's a media blackout.  :x

Personally I'd like to see the media using drones.  Media blackouts are unconstitutional, at least for political reasons they are, which this definitely is.

now you're talking...Drones + 4th Gen Google Street view cameras = law enforcement accountability?  maybe??

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #305 on: March 15, 2013, 06:36:17 pm »
Isn't it illegal to film police officers in most places?

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #306 on: March 15, 2013, 06:40:11 pm »
So long as they have the guns, yes.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #307 on: March 15, 2013, 06:43:45 pm »
IOW, it IS protected by the First Amendment but not really.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #308 on: March 15, 2013, 07:04:29 pm »
Should we start a letter-writing campaign or something? A Facebook meme at least? I mean, WTF is going on, here.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #309 on: March 15, 2013, 07:25:51 pm »
If we're just trying to get people to notice, a meme would be the best option.  I've already tried bringing it up on my FB feed, but some snazzy images might be helpful, too.

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #310 on: March 15, 2013, 08:00:14 pm »
If we're just trying to get people to notice, a meme would be the best option.  I've already tried bringing it up on my FB feed, but some snazzy images might be helpful, too.

Yeah, I think getting people to notice, and maybe ask questions, is a good idea.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #311 on: March 15, 2013, 08:02:40 pm »
I mean, an unarmed 16-year-old black kid gets shot by a Hispanic homeowner in a Florida suburb and it's all over the media everywhere for months...but an unarmed 16-year-old black kid gets shot by police in Flatbush, there are riots, and the media isn't saying much.

Interesting.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #312 on: March 15, 2013, 08:09:04 pm »
All of this makes me think a hacked version of the 5/6th gen of google glass or the equivalent is pretty much going to be a mandatory purpose just in case of shit like this.

On filming police, I thought most "democracies" allow it, those being filmed somewhat less so. Highly dependent on the person being filmed and the events being filmed. Most situations will probably result in a request to stop filming, I've never actually physically been prevented from it, only verbal. I have however, witnessed filming being prevented and cameras removed during the Manchester Anti-Iraq war marches (2000/2001?). Which was unfortunate given some surrounding events.

Your local arbiters of justice may and will vary is the point of that useless anecdote.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #313 on: March 15, 2013, 08:10:56 pm »
I mean, an unarmed 16-year-old black kid gets shot by a Hispanic homeowner in a Florida suburb and it's all over the media everywhere for months...but an unarmed 16-year-old black kid gets shot by police in Flatbush, there are riots, and the media isn't saying much.

Interesting.

Outside lunacy- The fear of copycat youth riots, not unlike the UK a short while ago?

Surely not?
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #314 on: March 15, 2013, 08:29:04 pm »
This is very messed up. I've been posting a few things on facebook yesterday and today and trying to ask some old college buddys who I'm facebook friends with that live in New York if they know anything.