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By my count… 9 or 10. According to the Police in Stockton, California 16-year-old Emilio Mayfield did not respond to an officer’s request to get out of a bus lane and onto the sidewalk. The bystanders who recorded the confrontation stated, "The kid got stopped for ‘jaywalking’ when he barely stepped out of the bus he was 2 feet away from the sidewalk. The cop was telling him to take a sit but the teen kept walking to his bus but the cop kept grabbing his arm & the kid took off the cop’s hand off his arm so the cop took out his baton & that’s when I started recording because everything happened too quick."
So… jaywalking is an offense. Is it one that warrants this level of response? Even if the kid did backtalk and walk away and ignore the officer? What if he DID just get off the bus as the bystander reported? We don't get to see what the officer did prior to this video but the kid has his hands on his nightstick. Police will refer to that as their weapon and they'll certainly use force to stop someone from taking their weapon… ANY weapon. Having said that the kid is curled in a fetal position trying to keep the officer away from him and then 9-10 other officers show up and the kid gets thrown to the ground and carried off crying.
The use of force by the officers is now under review.
"Anytime an officer uses force there's an automatic administrative review," Silva said, adding that "the preliminary investigation is showing that the officers were within our policy."
"If everyone would just comply with lawful orders from the police," he added, "we wouldn't have to use force in the first place."
I mean yeah but… was this officer reacting this way over jaywalking or overzealous because the kid ignored his orders… for jaywalking… I get it, it's not legal, but… well you watch the video and decide for yourself.
's on this one?
Twitter makes the case it’s bigger than Facebook (really)
Some unconvincing fuzzy math at play here.
Of course to make that claim you have to distance yourself from how math works: Facebook counts 1.49 billion users, Twitter reported 316 million users in the second quarter. But with some mental gymnastics they worthy of it's own spot on the Olympic team they can do fuzzy math that somehow inflates them to be larger than Facebook.
No shockers here… they strayed from the facts on numerous issues.
Smart rifle company TrackingPoint restructures and relaunches
Linux-powered rifles back on sale; CEO McHale says past reporting was overblown.
Yes… a Linux-powered rifle. Actually, FOUR Linux-powered rifles: a large bolt-action rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, and three AR-15 carbines, chambered in 5.56mm NATO, 7.62mm NATO, and .300 AAC Blackout.
My favorite part of this is how they acknowledge a security vulnerability in their rifle. Yes you read that correctly… hackers are able to compromise the rifle via its Wi-Fi connection and disable it or even CHANGE IT'S TARGET without the user knowing (http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-can-disable-sniper-rifleor-change-target/). They attempt to downplay the issue by saying an attack on a TrackingPoint rifle’s Wi-Fi network would need to be within 100 feet of the rifle and its owner.
"We question why a hacker with a laptop would follow around a red-blooded American carrying one of our guns," he said. Um… to change the target?