Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Attorney General William Barr has warned that "communities" that protest against police could lose the right to law-enforcment protection.

Advertisement

More

Comments

Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.

I don't think he's talking about "protests".

He is talking about communities which harass police.

But your outrage via contextomy is noted.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-05 10:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

He is talking about communities which harass police.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris

He's talking about citizens who pay taxes to support the police. You pay for something you should receive, and count on receiving it, it in the highest quality possible.

Who the hell is William Barr to threaten any law-abiding American?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-05 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He is talking about communities which harass police.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris

He's talking about citizens who pay taxes to support the police. You pay for something you should receiv ite, and count on receiving it, in the highest quality possible.

Who the hell is William Barr to threaten any law-abiding American?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-05 11:29 AM | Reply

Mackris will baby wipe the AGs words to make them appear less intentionally unlawful.

If he cant speak clearly enough to not need an internet flak to wipe his behind for a prepared speech to the law enforcement community, he is obviously unqualified for his post.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-12-05 11:55 AM | Reply

You're all familiar with Baltimore, right? Fire up the Google machine and see what happens when local PDs decide that the only safe alternative to intervention is to inly respond after a crime has already been committed. It's exactly what Barr is referring to.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-12-05 12:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

African American have never had "protections"

What new fresh hell are your proposing.

You mean siege?

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-12-05 12:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Not going after street crime is woke. Ask the new San Francisco DA.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-05 12:24 PM | Reply

Or ask the new Democrat DA in Dallas county

The new Dallas County DA doesn't seem to like prosecuting people
hotair.com

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-05 12:27 PM | Reply

Wasn't there something in barr's oath of office about enforcing laws?

#9 | Posted by contrecoup at 2019-12-05 05:15 PM | Reply

Nazifidian only likes protecting conservative protesters holding tiki torches. Democrats don't deserve police "protection." Every police officer who "protects" citizens by shooting them gets a new cross of iron badge from now on...

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-12-05 05:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Advertisement

Advertisement

Who the hell is William Barr to threaten any law-abiding American?

#3 | Posted by zed

who in the hell is zed who is not a law abiding citizen to question authority?

Why the hell should the police wade into an area where they are harassed all the time?

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-05 05:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wasn't there something in barr's oath of office about enforcing laws?

#9 | Posted by contrecoup

He ain't the local police stupid.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-05 05:27 PM | Reply

Barr's threat is an empty one. The communities he's talking about get little or no police protection now.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-05 05:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Communities must respect and support law enforcement."

*** Trump pardons another criminal ***

#14 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-12-05 05:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 4

Hold up.
We have "the right to law-enforcment protection?"
Can anyone show me where that right is granted?

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-05 05:51 PM | Reply

The community in the white house has been protesting what they call a witch hunt for years now.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-05 06:06 PM | Reply

You will support your protectors, even if they continue to murder your neighbors, or we will not protect you.

#17 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-05 06:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You're all familiar with Baltimore, right? Fire up the Google machine

#5 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2019-12-05 12:09 PM

"Oct 4, 2019 - Nearly 800 criminal cases involving 25 police officers suspected of corruption are set to be thrown out in Baltimore, according to the city's chief prosecutor. The 25 officers include eight who were in the now-defunct Gun Trace Task Force, six of whom pleaded guilty to corruption ..."

"In the years before the FBI arrested members of a corrupt unit of Baltimore police detectives, Rodney Hill says Internal Affairs had received a "good number" of citizen complaints against the corrupt officers. Sergeant Wayne Jenkins beat at least one Internal Affairs investigation and remained on the streets with the help of high-ranking officials in the department who wanted Jenkins to continue his aggressive tactics. The disgraced sergeant is now serving a 25-year sentence in a federal prison in Arizona."

"In April 2014, Officer Frederick Allen pleaded guilty to two counts of a sexual abuse of a minor."

"In March 2014, the city of Baltimore agreed to pay $250,000 to a man arrested at the Preakness Stakes in 2010 for recording police officers with his mobile phone. The city admitted no misconduct and said it was unable to identify the officers who arrested Christopher Sharp, but agreed to pay to settle the matter."

"In November 2013, Officer Ashley Roane pleaded guilty to charges related to a scheme to sell Social Security numbers. She admitted to having used official computers to access personal information which she then passed on to others who used the information to defraud the government."

"In October 2013, Officer Kendell Richburg was sentenced to eight years in prison on a number of charges. He pleaded guilty of conspiring with a local drug dealer."

I don't really have the hours I need to keep going and make anything resembling covering "all of it" regarding murdermore police corruption. ----, just go watch The Wire.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-12-05 06:49 PM | Reply

He's talking about citizens who pay taxes to support the police.

-zed

No he's talking about communities that when the police show up people gather around and throw water on them, harrass them for doing their jobs.

It happened all summer.

#19 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-05 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No he's talking about communities that when the police show up people gather around and throw water on them, harrass them for doing their jobs.
It happened all summer.

#19 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2019-12-05 06:59 PM | REPLY |

no he's talking about communities where if you don't count suicides police were the shooters in 1 in 8 gun deaths in the last decade

#20 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-12-05 08:20 PM | Reply

A little advice, if you are tempted to do something disrespectful to a police officer, don't do it in Texas. They will put you in jail and they do not have to process your paperwork for 72 hours. Believe it or not, holding cells are more unpleasant than regular jail cells, and they are not required to feed you. Act like a jerk, get treated like a jerk. I have known people who have shown such behavior and found out the hard way.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-05 08:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

You have killed hundreds if not thousands without consequence. You demand cessation of normal Human feelings and insist on respect in the face of this fact.

The relationship is irreparably damaged.

#22 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-12-06 01:21 AM | Reply

Good, fire them all.

#23 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-12-06 03:28 AM | Reply

Act like a jerk, get treated like a jerk. I have known people who have shown such behavior and found out the hard way.

#21 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Sounds like an abuse of power by vindictive whiny bitch ass snowflakes to me.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-06 08:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I'm not threatening anyone. Now get in line, or else...
--Bill "Don't call me Boss Hogg" Barr

#25 | Posted by catdog at 2019-12-06 09:09 AM | Reply

Hold up.
We have "the right to law-enforcment protection?"
Can anyone show me where that right is granted?

#15 | Posted by snoofy

This is one of the few times you make sense.

#26 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-06 10:53 AM | Reply

"He ain't the local police stupid."

One of us is stupid.

#27 | Posted by contrecoup at 2019-12-06 11:18 AM | Reply

"He ain't the local police stupid."

One of us is stupid.

#27 | Posted by contrecoup

gotta be you ace because he isn't a local cop.

#28 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-06 01:08 PM | Reply

I guess Barr is not familiar with the 14th amendment and what it says about equal protection under the law.

#29 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-12-06 04:23 PM | Reply

"African American have never had "protections"

They do.

It's called the 2nd amendment.

And non-African Americans too.

#30 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-06 04:47 PM | Reply

"Sounds like an abuse of power by vindictive whiny bitch ass snowflakes to me."

I live in Germany.

The cops here are not likely to shoot you, but if you don't do what you're told, they will beat the fv

#31 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-06 04:53 PM | Reply

#31 | Posted by madbomber Been there, seen that. The Bundespolizei are authorized to use the force required to maintain order. They carry a little spring whip with a lead weight on the end. It does wonders to change the mind of the disrespectful. As the saying goes, If the force of reason will not work, then the reason of force will. Actually the cops in the BDR were reasonable, polite, and professional. They never have to deal with the crap American cops endure. Mouth off to one and find out how they maintain order.

#32 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-06 06:26 PM | Reply

It's not just Polizei, in Germany, you can get in trouble for being disrespectful to other citizens as well.

I know that the left tends to characterize Europe as some sort of left-wing utopia, but I don't think very many would actually like what they found. If you get to go to college, the government will tell you where you're going to go and what you're going to major in. You're going to work or you're going to starve, and some of the healthcare may be free, but you'll get what they give you. And you're going to pay a 19% VAT on everything you buy.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-07 03:03 AM | Reply

"in Germany, you can get in trouble for being disrespectful to other citizens as well."

In America, you can get shot for that.
I can see why you think that's better.
Because it's more freedom.
Freedom to murder people who dis you.
Thanks, Second Amendment!

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 03:14 AM | Reply

Germany has laws, more than you can count. You can get fined for cutting your grass or hanging out your laundry on Sunday. You can get a serious fine for making a gesture to another person. The police do not require a search warrant to look through your home. If you are late on a bill, they can put a person into your living room and wait for payment. I doubt Americans would like that system. BTW, if you get into trouble and go to trial, the decision is made by a judge or judges, no jury is involved.

#35 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-07 03:16 AM | Reply

"You're going to work or you're going to starve"

There must be no children, or old people, or royals, in Europe.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 03:17 AM | Reply

"Attorney General William Barr has warned that "communities" that protest against police could lose the right to law-enforcment protection.

Look beyond your personal anecdotes and grievances. They won't matter much longer.

Barr isn't "warning" you. He's preparing you for your imminent future . . . Trump and the new Imperial Presidency.

He saying, pay your homage . . . or else! Dissenters will not be tolerated.

#37 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-07 03:40 AM | Reply

#35

It's a pain in the ass. Quiet hours are every day from 1300-1500 and all Sundays and holidays. It makes it a bit difficult to do yard work.

I think most Americans would hate this system...especially progressives. I get the vibe that western progressives view the social safety nets in places like Germany as a way if freeing individuals from their requirement to care for themselves. That it not the case at all. Everything from the education systems to the health system to the social welfare system is designed to ensure that citizens are productive. Even if they don't want to be.

#38 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-07 04:08 AM | Reply

MAD

"Everything from the education systems to the health system to the social welfare system is designed to ensure that citizens are productive."

Doesn't that system require their citizens pay almost 50% of their income in taxes.

If so, you're right. Americans would hate that system.

#39 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-07 04:25 AM | Reply

The cops here are not likely to shoot you, but if you don't do what you're told, they will beat the fv

#31 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

So the US is Germany with a chance of being shot.

#40 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-07 08:38 AM | Reply

#38 I think you're mixing more than a few assumptions in there.

At least for me, the social safety net doesn't exist to let people do nothing. That is largely a stereotype used by people to argue against it (for instance, largest users of food stamps are the working poor making ends meet).

So what your describing doesn't sound all that bad to me. Nor was it so bad for the several exchange students who lived with my family growing up. Or their families. Or the Europeans I work with.

They'll gladly admit the flaws, but there are significant benefits over the US, especially when it comes to healthcare and cost of education.

#41 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-07 08:45 AM | Reply

In poor neighborhoods the kkkops are an occupying army, serving and protecting only the rentiers and fellow kkkops.

#42 | Posted by john47 at 2019-12-07 10:37 AM | Reply

"freeing individuals from their requirement to care for themselves."

Strange way to say "universal health care."

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 11:33 AM | Reply

#42 | Posted by john47, I guess if you had your way the cops would be withdrawn from your hood. This has been done as I remember in Cincinnati a few years back after a riot, the police basically withdrew from the south end of town. They became as the locals called, "tourists in blue". The homicide rate exploded. 40 or so black men died, but they were not hassled by the KKKops. The same happened in Baltimore. The same happened in St. Louis. The same is happening now in Dayton.

#44 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-07 12:15 PM | Reply

"The same happened in Baltimore. The same happened in St. Louis. The same is happening now in Dayton."

Were taxes suspended from these areas, or were the locals still paying for services they stopped getting?

#45 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-07 12:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Doesn't that system require their citizens pay almost 50% of their income in taxes."

That's tough to quantify. Income tax rates are higher than the US, but not significantly higher.

The big difference is the VAT, which is 19% here in Germany. Higher in many other places. It's not a sales tax, but it does increase the cost of most purchases by 19%.

#46 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-07 12:29 PM | Reply

Best thing about the VAT is the price you see is the price you pay, not the price plus some varying amount of local and state sales tax.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 12:32 PM | Reply

"So what your describing doesn't sound all that bad to me."

I don't think it's bad at all. I wish the US would trend more in this direction.

I identify as a Libertarian, but if you've heard me rant, my biggest problem with the US is the unraveling of the connective tissue between rights and responsibilities. I have little issue with the government paying for healthcare, education, whatever, provided that the recipients of those benefits understand their obligation to the society that funded them. Compare that to the progressive US left, where healthcare should be a right, even if you want to do nothing. Living wages should be a right right, even if you don't want to work. Education should be a right, even if it would statistically earn you less money than if you had not gone to college at all.

I doubt you'll get where I'm coming from. Most lefties have a favorable view of Europe, only because they don't live here.

#48 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-07 12:38 PM | Reply

"I have little issue with the government paying for healthcare, education, whatever, provided that the recipients of those benefits understand their obligation to the society that funded them."

So what do Germans understand as their duty to state, that you and I don't?

#49 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 12:42 PM | Reply

#45 | Posted by Danforth Tax revenue from the hood? You can't be serious. Poor people don't pay much, criminals don't pay taxes at all.

#50 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-07 12:47 PM | Reply

"So what do Germans understand as their duty to state, that you and I don't?"

I don't know it's so much an understanding as it is an obligation. Like selective service.

#51 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-07 12:59 PM | Reply

Germany got rid of mandatory service about a decade ago.

Seems like we both agree if our government treated its subjects more like the Bundestag treats their subjects, Americans would be better off.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-07 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Vietnam proved the negatives of mandatory service. Unfortunately, the American public is okay with war crimes. This has been proven since Bush. REVENGE and the most negative of emotions are all that matters. Unless somebody responds with emotions that are other than slaughter; then they are a ------- idiot. Right wingers are psychos. Full stop.

#53 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-07 06:12 PM | Reply

"Seems like we both agree if our government treated its subjects more like the Bundestag treats their subjects, Americans would be better off."

I think it's better here...but I don't think you would. You may have more rights here, but you also have more responsibilities. I'm not sure that responsibilities are your thing.

#54 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-08 08:46 AM | Reply

"This has been proven since Bush. REVENGE and the most negative of emotions are all that matters."

My $,02...we would have never gone into Iraq, had Afghanistan been such a tough nut to crack. And when AFG proved difficult to win decisively, USans needed another mark. And Saddam Hussein was an easy target, given that he was despised worldwide and had little ability to defend against a country like the US.

#55 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-12-08 08:49 AM | Reply

Comments are closed for this entry.

Home | Breaking News | Comments | User Blogs | Stats | Back Page | RSS Feed | RSS Spec | DMCA Compliance | Privacy | Copyright 2020 World Readable

Drudge Retort