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besturlonhere:

Among Black Asphalt’s features is a section called BOLO, or “be on the lookout,” where police who join the network can post tips and hunches. In April, Aurora, Colo., police Officer James Waselkow pulled over a white Ford pickup for tinted windows. Waselkow said he thought the driver, a Mexican national, was suspicious in part because he wore a University of Wyoming cap.

“He had no idea where he was going, what hotel he was staying in or who with,” Waselkow wrote. The officer searched the vehicle with the driver’s consent but found no contraband. But he was still suspicious, so he posted the driver’s license plate on Black Asphalt. “Released so someone else can locate the contraband,” he wrote. “Happy hunting!”

first of a three-part series!!

After the Kansas Highway Patrol arranged sessions through Desert Snow for state and local police in 2005 and 2006, the amount of cash flowing into police budgets from seizures nearly doubled, from an average of $2.6 million a year between 2000 and 2006 to $4.9 million a year after 2007.

After 25 Wisconsin State Patrol officers received training from Desert Snow in 2010, the agency’s cash seizures the following year more than doubled to $585,657. “It creates a surge period,” said Sgt. Nate Clarke, a state patrol supervisor. “These guys get all fired up because they’re seeing photo after photo of seizures on the PowerPoints.”

fuck the police

The words “law enforcement” can only be used ironically at this point.

jncos

orbsteeb:

the british government is comprised of the House of Ministers and Inn of the Lords. a lord is worth two votes while a minister makes tuppence. it is illegal not to be a minister. the queen can be summoned to the Chamber of Secrets by a consensus of lords and chamberlains, where she will execute a Hun and address grievances until she is beheaded or is called away by a Privy Chancellor.. every sunday there is a duel between the tories and the papists. a whig is permitted twenty votes, but only once a year. the “prime minister” is formed when the two Jammiest Bastards in the parliament share a wig at all times and speak with the same voice. half of the lords belong to the “shadow party” and are therefore immune to poisons but take double damage from fire and sun magic