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Baltimore was a deal crap hole hate to see what happens now.
Maryland is about to get even more dangerous. Look for cops to quit and recruiting to go down the tubes.


Here's a bit of the article.

Maryland enacts landmark police overhaul, first state to repeal police bill of rights​

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Maryland enacted historic police accountability measures Saturday, becoming the first state to repeal its powerful Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights and setting new rules for when police may use force and how they are investigated and disciplined.

The Democratic-dominated legislature dealt Republican Gov. Larry Hogan a sharp rebuke, overriding his vetoes of measures that raise the bar for officers to use force; give civilians a role in police discipline for the first time; restrict no-knock warrants; mandate body cameras; and open some allegations of police wrongdoing for public review.
Each bill had been hailed by criminal justice advocates as having the potential to make policing in the state fairer and more transparent. Democrats, who hold large majorities in the legislature, made enacting them a top priority after months of protests over the police-involved deaths of unarmed Black men and women.
“Maryland is leading the nation in transforming our broken policing system,” said House Speaker Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County), who sponsored the repeal of the officers’ bill of rights and is the first Black person to hold her leadership role. “I am proud to lead the House in overriding the governor’s veto and showing the nation exactly where we stand as a state.”
The changes are not as sweeping as criminal justice advocates had hoped: civilians will have input on disciplinary decisions, for example, but will not control the process.
 
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A couple years old, but just saw this today. Quite good and still very relevant.

 

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Baltimore was a deal crap hole hate to see what happens now.
almost funny.

that whole mandate for officers to wear body cams has largely backfired on the nogoodniks. overwhelming majority of the time, it's clearly the bad guy (big effing surprise) who is starting the sh!+ with the police.
 

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almost funny.

that whole mandate for officers to wear body cams has largely backfired on the nogoodniks. overwhelming majority of the time, it's clearly the bad guy (big effing surprise) who is starting the sh!+ with the police.

If I were a cop I would want a body cam. I think my BIL's dash cam has helped him on a few occasions. Nothing major but definitely shows the interaction how it really happened when someone complains.
 

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Cams really put the onus on the bad guys where it belongs. They cause most, if not all, their own problems. Can't argue with video footage complete with sound.
 

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on the nogoodniks.
Ahahah, "nogoodnik".
That's a funny word. this is a" tracing paper " from the Russian "negodnik" (scoundrel). The root " god " does not mean "god", but "fit, suitable, good". When doctors accept a recruit, they write "goden".
Who invented this word-knew both Russian and English.
 

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Ahahah, "nogoodnik".
That's a funny word. this is a" tracing paper " from the Russian "negodnik" (scoundrel). The root " god " does not mean "god", but "fit, suitable, good". When doctors accept a recruit, they write "goden".
Who invented this word-knew both Russian and English.
First I ever heard of it was from a US sailor who has Slovak roots
 

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Cams really put the onus on the bad guys where it belongs. They cause most, if not all, their own problems. Can't argue with video footage complete with sound.

Do you be surprised at how many times I would have liked to say, what am I supposed to believe. My lying eyes or your lying witness. But I can’t.
 

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First I ever heard of it was from a US sailor who has Slovak roots
All Slavic languages are very close. There is, of course, a difference in pronunciation and vocabulary - but, I think, no more than between Alabama and New York.
 

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All Slavic languages are very close. There is, of course, a difference in pronunciation and vocabulary - but, I think, no more than between Alabama and New York.

Not quite, I’m a Pole and can sort of understand and have very basic communication with Slovakians, but not Czechs. Czechs and Slovakians can communicate with ease though. With Ukrainian, Russian or Croatian I understand single, odd words.
 

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Not quite, I’m a Pole and can sort of understand and have very basic communication with Slovakians, but not Czechs. Czechs and Slovakians can communicate with ease though. With Ukrainian, Russian or Croatian I understand single, odd words.
Czech is such a strange language - Slavic, but uses the Latin alphabet. When I was in Prague a couple years ago, I could read everything. Had no idea what any of it meant, but I could read it.
 

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Czech is such a strange language - Slavic, but uses the Latin alphabet. When I was in Prague a couple years ago, I could read everything. Had no idea what any of it meant, but I could read it.

The Catholic Slavic nations use the Latin alphabet: Poles, Czechs, Slovakians, Slovenians and Croatians.
 

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@Opposite Pole
True, but need to ad word "exclusively" (for catholic slavic nations)

For ortodox nations, there are few exeptions:
Fore example, ortodox Serbs, use cyirilc, and latin. Wheras more modern orineted population, companies or enterpirses use latin. Some serbian magazines and portals are in latin, and some in cyrilic.

same is for Montenegro.
 

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CNN actually had the guts to call out Scary Maxine




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Maxine Waters just made a volatile situation much, much worse​

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Minnesota -- and the rest of the country -- is on a knife's edge waiting for a verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged in the death of George Floyd.
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It's a fraught moment -- coming after four years of a president who weaponized race (and racists) for his political benefit and the mounting evidence of how race unduly influences policing. It's in these situations when the country's leaders need to, well, lead. Our elected officials -- from President Joe Biden on down -- need to urge calm and restraint while reminding people of our common humanity.


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Which is the opposite of what California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters did over the weekend in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, at a Black Lives Matter rally to protest the killing of Daunte Wright. (Wright was killed when a police officer apparently grabbed her gun rather than her Taser to restrain him.)
"I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty," she said in response to reporters' questions. "And if we don't, we cannot go away. We've got to stay on the street. We get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."
There's not much dot-connecting necessary here. Waters said that if Chauvin is not found guilty -- closing arguments in the case began Monday -- then "we've got to get more confrontational." And she said it in a city that has seen protests and arrests in its streets for the last week.
That sort of rhetoric -- at a moment of such heightened tensions -- is irresponsible coming from anyone. It's especially irresponsible coming from an elected official like Waters.
Defending herself to theGrio in an interview, Waters said, "I am nonviolent. Republicans will jump on any word, any line and try to make it fit their message and their cause for denouncing us and denying us."
Of course, this isn't the first time she's done something like this. At a rally in June 2018, which came shortly after then White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had been kicked out of a restaurant, Waters said this to crowd at a rally:
"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
In both instances -- the one in 2018 and this latest one -- Republicans demanded that House Democrats punish Waters for what they took to be dangerous incitement.
"Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past," tweeted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican. "If Speaker Pelosi doesn't act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week."
Yes, it is more than a little rich for Republicans to express outrage about incitement given that former President Donald Trump quite clearly incited the crowd at the January 6 "Stop the Steal" rally -- which led directly to the violent insurrection at the US Capitol. And because almost 150 House Republicans voted to oppose the Electoral College results after that riot. And many of whom -- Mo Brooks, Jim Jordan, etc. -- continue to insist, contra all available evidence, that Trump was cheated out of the election. And several of whom circulated a flier last week promoting the creation of the "America First" caucus that promised, among other things to foster "common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions." (The caucus has apparently been scrapped.)
Yes, it's beyond ridiculous for Republicans to display selective outrage about Waters when they spent the last four years not just ignoring but enabling Trump's conduct -- much of which was aimed at dividing the country along on racial, ethnic and gender lines.
But simply because that is undeniably true doesn't mean that Democrats -- especially Democratic elected officials like Waters -- should have carte blanche to say and do whatever they want. For all of the people making the "what about Republicans!!!" argument, remember this: You can only claim the moral high ground if you don't get down in the dirt yourself.
Republicans are wrong for aiding and abetting Trump. Period. Waters is wrong for encouraging confrontation and violence in a situation that requires the exact opposite of our leaders. Period.
That's not to say the two actions are equal. Lying about an election and then failing to take responsibility for a violent insurrection that left five people dead is far more grave than what Waters is doing. But it still doesn't make what she is doing right -- or responsible.
 

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The Catholic Slavic nations use the Latin alphabet: Poles, Czechs, Slovakians, Slovenians and Croatians.

Romanians apparently use it as well. Not a huge surprise, I suppose. The whole country was named after Rome.
 

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