notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2013-12-18

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BBC America – The H Division, via frankie-roberto:

Map of the 23 divisions of the Metropolitan Police, each named after a letter of the alphabet.

BBC America – The H Division, via frankie-roberto:

Map of the 23 divisions of the Metropolitan Police, each named after a letter of the alphabet.

2013-11-12

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From the 2014 Lego City range, as prematurely published by Walmart Canada, 60046 Helicopter Surveillance (emphasis mine):

The crooks have arrived at their hideout and are offloading their stash of stolen goods. Help the policeman on a stakeout monitor their every move from the barrel using his camera and special radar. Then use the walkie talkie to call in the police helicopter with its detailed engine, cockpit and rear crew compartment. When it arrives, hover overhead, slide the side door open, attach the policeman to the rope and launch a surprise abseil ambush!

From the 2014 Lego City range, as prematurely published by Walmart Canada, 60046 Helicopter Surveillance (emphasis mine):

The crooks have arrived at their hideout and are offloading their stash of stolen goods. Help the policeman on a stakeout monitor their every move from the barrel using his camera and special radar. Then use the walkie talkie to call in the police helicopter with its detailed engine, cockpit and rear crew compartment. When it arrives, hover overhead, slide the side door open, attach the policeman to the rope and launch a surprise abseil ambush!

2013-10-04

2013-07-16

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“ A 2009 Pew Research Center study found that just 14 percent of African-Americans had a great deal of confidence in the proposition that their local police officers treated blacks and whites equally, compared with 38 percent of whites who thought so. ”

John Buntin in the New York Times article, What Does It Take to Stop Crips and Bloods From Killing Each Other?

To reiterate: a majority of white people in the US don’t have “a great deal of confidence” that the local police will treat blacks and whites equally.

2012-12-05

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Dash-cam footage is the only real way to substantiate your claims in the court of law. Forget witnesses. Hit and runs are very common and insurance companies notoriously specialize in denying claims. Two-way insurance coverage is very expensive and almost completely unavailable for vehicles over ten years old-the drivers can only get basic liability. Get into a minor or major accident and expect the other party to lie to the police or better yet, flee after rear-ending you. Since your insurance won’t pay unless the offender is found and sued, you’ll see dash-cam videos of post hit and run pursuits for plate numbers.

And sometimes drivers back up or bump their pre-dented car into yours. It used to be a mob thing, with the accident-staging specialists working in groups. After the “accident,” the offending driver — often an elderly lady — is confronted by a crowd of “witnesses,” psychologically pressured and intimidated to pay up cash on the spot. Since the Age of the Dash-cam, hustle has withered from a flourishing enterprise to a dying trade, mainly thriving in the provinces where dash-cams are less prevalent.

2012-04-05

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A drone used by police on Merseyside crashed into the River Mersey during a routine training exercise.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which was fitted with CCTV, apparently lost battery power while being flown by officers in Aigburth in February 2010.

Attempts to make an emergency landing failed and it crashed into the water.

Merseyside Police said it would not replace the £13,000 drone due to problems with its performance and the cost of training staff to use it.

2012-03-04

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“ First they came for the NHS and I said nothing because I was not sick. Then they came for the disabled people and those on benefits and I said nothing because I had an income and didn’t care what the ‘scroungers’ said. Then they came for the schools and I said nothing because I had no kids. Then they came for the police force with private/public partnerships and for speaking up, I received a baton to the face. The private guards looked at their targets and smiled: dissent down 35% this month. ”

intercourse with biscuits: Privatising the police: the dystopia starts here.

There are a lot of variations on Martin Niemöller, and usually I find them a little lazy. This one, though, I enjoyed.

 

2011-12-06

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2011-06-07

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Just another day in south-east London. Google Street View.

Just another day in south-east London. Google Street View.

2010-12-10

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An untitled photograph of a “kettle” on Westminster Bridge, by Jon Cartwright. It’s worth reading the comments for the perspective of someone trapped inside.

An untitled photograph of a “kettle” on Westminster Bridge, by Jon Cartwright. It’s worth reading the comments for the perspective of someone trapped inside.

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