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1:00 PM rob! commented on Man Tased, Arrested for Crime of Being Black in St. Paul, Minnesota.
@10, thanks. Following links, though, it sounds like the streaming only works for New Jersey. Maybe the ACLU could roll out a nationwide version?

In other Crime of Being Black news, Hollywood producer Charles Belk was arrested and held for six hours for "fitting the description" (tall, bald-headed, black male) of an armed-robbery suspect: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/28/fi…
12:22 PM rob! commented on Man Tased, Arrested for Crime of Being Black in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Also, I'm very far from the bleeding edge both technologically and in terms of likely police confrontations so maybe this already exists, but it would seem useful to have a cellphone app or a cell-enabled camera that immediately streams video to a secure server so that someone who chooses to film a LEO interaction doesn't risk losing it through confiscation, erasure of the device, or damage during a takedown.
12:15 PM rob! commented on Man Tased, Arrested for Crime of Being Black in St. Paul, Minnesota.
@6, NPR recently discussed some bodycam issues I wasn't aware of, including this:
…Finally, there's the matter of the 30-second buffer. When an officer presses record, the camera saves the 30 seconds of images that led up to that moment, but not the audio. The manufacturer designed the buffer to protect the privacy of police officers — and to appeal to resistant police unions — but it also means the cameras may miss crucial noises or words that trigger an incident…
Responsible police officials, and citizens, need to be the ones driving the desired features and configuration of these systems, not marketers shooting for the lowest common denominator.
11:47 AM rob! commented on Republicans Know They Have a Woman Problem, but They Can't Stop Saying Sexist Things.
Tom Corbett looks like a guy who drank his lunch, so the focus on liquid dinner is perfectly understandable.
2:19 PM yesterday rob! commented on Gay Bathhouses Are Going Extinct.
Now if only the pedo priests can get shut down. One small step: the Vatican just revoked the diplomatic immunity of defrocked archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, which could lead to him being extradited and tried in the Dominican Republic, where he stands accused.

The background is in this NYT article from the weekend: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/world/…
1:09 PM yesterday rob! commented on The Owner of the Erotic Bakery on 30 Years of Sexy Cakes.
@7: Got something against leprechauns? —But srsly, if anyone is a natural to carry on the tradition of this place…
10:34 AM yesterday rob! commented on SL Letter of the Day: Fuck That Guy.
Solodex is indeed a wonderful word; it made me think of Soloflex, which reminds me in turn of a particularly attractive physical specimen who appears to have been rotten at the core: http://www.nightcharm.com/2011/01/24/fly…
10:18 AM yesterday rob! commented on The Morning News: ISIS, Russia, Cherish.
Meanwhile back in Blighty—1400 children sexually abused and trafficked in Rotherham from 1997-2013.
Aug 26 rob! commented on Are Women Who Read Fifty Shade of Grey Likelier to Be Abused By Their Partners?.
@31, yeah, but I was dependent on the homograph for the [weak] joke over there in that other thread.
Aug 26 rob! commented on Are Women Who Read Fifty Shade of Grey Likelier to Be Abused By Their Partners?.
@24, thanks for responding. I'll leave it there, lest I appear too much of a nudge.
 
 

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