Thursday, July 7, 2016

Dallas Fox station reporting 3-6 officers hit.

Background to BLM protest and subsequent events.... "Facebook Live streaming of shooting spotlights ethical, legal policies"

(Reuters) - A live, 10-minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features.

The graphic video taken by the victim's girlfriend and broadcast on her Facebook page shows Philando Castile covered in blood in the driver's seat of a car as the officer points a gun into the vehicle.

By Thursday morning, the footage had more than four million views and together with another police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, topped the items on Facebook's "Newswire", which promotes stories of broad interest.

Facebook this year has made its Live feature, which allows anyone to broadcast a video directly from their smartphone, a central component of its growth strategy. Rivals Twitter and Alphabet's YouTube are also pushing live video as a new frontier in Internet content.

While traditional TV broadcasters are subject to "decency" standards overseen by the Federal Communications Commission - and have a short delay in their broadcasts to allow them to cut away from violent or obscene images - Internet streaming services have no such limitations.

43 comments:

32.and.Stewart said...

This is the environment that BLM, the Obama administration and the media have created. Fight back!

Christy said...

11 shot, 4 dead, 2 snipers on high perches targeting law officers.

chickelit said...

Individual officers were targeted. The faces of the victims and shooters will tell the story.

Lem said...

A person of interest, sought by police, is said to have turned himself in. Brother says he is not the shooter... Via Twitter.

chickelit said...

Sparks like this are kinetic, intended to incite, to get over inertia, to unleash things.

A proper analysis will show who benefited from this tragedy. Tomorrow we shall see who is higher and who is lower.

Events-driven is thermodynamics-driven.

edutcher said...

Welcome to the 60s.

If this is what the Choom Gang wanted, they may well come to regret it.

FWIW, Sterling's rap sheet (follow the link). This guy was no innocent.

Sixty Grit said...

Math is hard. And inexorable.

Annie C said...

It's been a long and sleepless night here in Dallas.

Lem said...

AP: 5 officers dead, 6 hurt in Dallas protest shooting.

Three people are in custody and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with authorities in a parking garage downtown, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said early Friday morning.

The suspect is not cooperating and has told negotiators he intends to hurt more law enforcement officials, the chief said.

Lem said...

People on Dallas' tense, police-filled streets early Friday struggled to fathom the situation.

"I think the biggest thing that we've had something like this is when JFK died. It's like, shut the city down, downtown like this, it's surreal to me," said city native Jalisa Jackson, who said she was scared. "I mean we're all out, everyone's trying to get answers, find people, find loved ones and we kind of don't, we kind of, like, don't even know what's going on."

Jim in St Louis said...

Stay Safe Annie C and Dallas peeps.

AllenS said...

I anxiously await the profiles of the shooters.

edutcher said...

Having gotten the war in the streets he wanted and 5 dead cops, Pissy "condemns" the shootings.

AJ Lynch said...

Unintended consequences of 30 million illegals who take jobs from legal Americans who then have to sell DVD's or Loosies in front of a 711 to eke out an existence. I know I am simplifying the circumstances but that is what is going on in America. Unlimited illegal immigration exacerbates the job prospects in the inner city which is mostly comprised of poor black and poor whites. This then encourages the destitute to deal drugs, robbery etc. Yet the MSM and the Dems blame racist cops, racist Repubs and the system for the problems and the poor blacks keep electing Dems into office. It is a vicious cycle.

The people of this country and its leaders lack common sense and our young people have no idea about human nature and basic economics.

chickelit said...

AllenS said...I anxiously await the profiles of the shooters.

How long before that leaks out? It's being suppressed last I heard.

ricpic said...

Obama's legacy, that vicious snake.

ricpic said...

I wonder how Rodham will react to this? We know that above all she must massage the black "community." Wait for an excruciatingly needle threading statement of on the one hand on the other hand from the calculator.

chickelit said...

Why would Rodham comment at all? She doesn't do press conferences.

chickelit said...

I mean, the President already condemned it. Rodham has staked out her turf as a third term. But she will have to answer in January.

AJ Lynch said...

I hate to say it but Obama's comments last night may have incited the Dallas assassinations.

And all the mostly young white libs in my office, who were wring their hands yesterday over police racism, are kinda quiet today.

ricpic said...

Rodham's already said the "protestors" were "peaceful." If that's not stroking her pet blacks what is?

chickelit said...

And all the mostly young white libs in my office, who were wring their hands yesterday over police racism, are kinda quiet today.

It's because they don't believe that racism is a two way street. Full Stop.

Here's a prediction: Obama and Rodham will condemn the killings in most certain terms. But they will never acknowledge the motive behind the Dallas shootings. Never. I hope I'm wrong.

ndspinelli said...

Here's a dynamic that must be remembered. Liberals and cops are simpatico on gun control. Watch for Obama to push gun control w/ that unholy alliance.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You get more of that which you reward. Giving in to the demands of the BLM group. Giving in to the temper tantrums of the special college snowflakes.

I believe that this racial strife and this decay of our social cohesiveness is on purpose. Obama said he was going to fundamentally change America. Job almost accomplished.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Spinelli. Not so on all the cops pushing gun control. The ones that we know in our area are for the people being armed. Legally of course /wink. They know that they cannot stop the criminals from getting guns. They KNOW that there is no way, logistically, that they can cover the area and protect the citizens. We are on our own. Not because the aren't doing their job, but because it is impossible to do it sometimes. On. Our. Own.

In response to the Ninth District Court stating " "The right of a member of the general public to carry a concealed firearm in public is not, and never has been, protected by the Second Amendment," it says in Peruta vs. County of San Diego." Meaning you have to show "good cause" to get a permit even if you are a citizen with no record of any criminal activity. You have to beg and get permission. Our Sheriff has stated that there would be no restrictions on his issuing of CC permits and they would issue...'as his office sees fit'. In other words you don't need to show good cause and beg to your 2nd amendment rights. Other sheriffs have called for ending limits on open carry. Arizona for example Having an armed citizenry makes their job easier.

Not everywhere is Boston or Dallas. I think you will find in a wide swath of the country, where we haven't been infected with the liberal virus, the attitude is much different.

ndspinelli said...

Although I seldom work in black neighborhoods anymore, for 4 decades, starting in the mid 70's, I did. In the past decade I have seen a depravity I had not seen in the 30 or so years prior. Not only has the gap between white and inner city values grown exponentially; the gap between inner city and regular, hard working, blacks has grown as well. I have friends who tell me they have to fight daily to keep that prison culture away from their middle class black kids.

Obama is, like most black elites, embarrassed by inner city black culture. So, he outsources his connection to racial pimps like Al Sharpton.

ndspinelli said...

DBQ, I'm talking more cop unions and police chief/sheriff associations. Certainly some of the rank and file don't agree, but the unholy alliance I see coming after this is w/ those unions and associations. As we have discussed many times, there is a chasm between rural and city folk, particularly northeast city people, on guns. That would hold true w/ cops as well. But many of these aforementioned associations are headquartered or have lobbyists in DC.

edutcher said...

AllenS said...

I anxiously await the profiles of the shooters.

From the newspaper of record.

And the terrorist group takes credit.

Bets as to affiliation.

ricpic said...

I wonder how Rodham will react to this? We know that above all she must massage the black "community." Wait for an excruciatingly needle threading statement of on the one hand on the other hand from the calculator.

If she remembers '68, she knows this is bad for her. The Demos are the part of permissiveness, always have been.

ndspinelli said...

Although I seldom work in black neighborhoods anymore, for 4 decades, starting in the mid 70's, I did. In the past decade I have seen a depravity I had not seen in the 30 or so years prior. Not only has the gap between white and inner city values grown exponentially; the gap between inner city and regular, hard working, blacks has grown as well

YMMV, but I think some is the constant haranguing from DC, as well as funding from Dr Evil and his crew.

Past time he and his crowd were RICOed.

Watch for Obama to push gun control w/ that unholy alliance.

Standard Lefty response.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Well....if the Northeast city people want to disarm themselves and become sitting ducks, then I guess the can do that. Foolish. But, you can't stop people if they are determined to jump off the bridge. Heck it may be a good thing. Keep all the violence in areas where people have decided to become targets and keep it far away from the rest of us.

What works in a city, or works in the North is not necessarily workable in the rural areas or in the wide open spaces of the West.

THIS is the problem not just with gun control but with a centrally controlled government. The rules are set Nation wide instead of being, intelligently designed for each area. THIS is why we have Brexit and why the message of Trump resonates. People are fed up to the back teeth with central control and loss of local autonomy. Fed up with being ruled by faceless unaccountable petty UN-elected bureaucrats lodged in some hallowed corridor in Washington DC or Brussels. (Yea.....I'm looking at you BLM, Dept Education, HUD, EPA, FDA, Dept of Agriculture to name just a few)

edutcher said...

oopsy, the NE doesn't want to be disarmed. When I worked for the IRS, to get there on public transportation, you were taken through a lot of bad places in North or West Philly to get to the Great Northeast, as it was called.

The IRS put in metal detectors to stop pilfering, but they went off on everybody's guns. Those people, most of them black, were just as scared as you would be traveling through those neighborhoods (when I worked there, one of the big stories was how some high school girl in North Philly (think Beirut in the 80s) was murdered for her earrings) and acted accordingly.

It's the Lefty politicians showing off that push for this.

PS Off WND, but it needs to be noted and I want people to see it, the Ozark Mafia owns Comey. Probably why he was appointed.

ndspinelli said...

Good tie in to Brexit, DDBQ. The macro tied in w/ the micro. Education, as you mentioned, is another topic that people want control over, not the Dept. of Education dictating. That's an agency that should be abolished. Being a libertarian, I agree w/ dismantling the cabinet. We need a Sec. of State, Defense and AG. The rest should be shitcanned.

AprilApple said...

All of the division and hate are mostly based on what happened in Ferguson. The pro-democrat hack media built an entire lie around Ferguson. The lie needed to help their guy, Obama.

Now - cops are dying. Good going hack press.

AprilApple said...

My heart breaks for the families of the police who were senselessly hunted and murdered.

I blame Holder, Obama and the pro-democrat Clintonopolis corruptocrat press.

chickelit said...

Will Micah Johnson be another (dead) lone gunman in Dallas?

edutcher said...

ndspinelli said...

Good tie in to Brexit, DDBQ. The macro tied in w/ the micro. Education, as you mentioned, is another topic that people want control over, not the Dept. of Education dictating. That's an agency that should be abolished. Being a libertarian, I agree w/ dismantling the cabinet. We need a Sec. of State, Defense and AG. The rest should be shitcanned.

Any Cabinet department created in the 20th century can go.

edutcher said...

Something for nd, head of National Association of Police Organizations calls attack war on cops.

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan sings, "Kumbaya".

Methadras said...

chickelit said...

I mean, the President already condemned it.


He was for it before he condemned it. An Urkel condemnation might as well be the kiss of death. Oh wait.

Methadras said...

Well, all I can tell you is that my .308 and my .45 are cleaned and ready to go to work if necessary.

edutcher said...

Black Narcissus has been the best gun salesman in the country's history since Christoper Colt.

Methadras said...

edutcher said...

Black Narcissus has been the best gun salesman in the country's history since Christoper Colt.


Yeah, tell that to the cockbaskets that run California.

chickelit said...

I listened to KPBS radio in San Diego this morning they didn't even mention Dallas. They had wall-to-wall coverage of the LA and MN shootings instead along with expert testimony taking a very anti-police stance. Are TV networks playing it this way too?

chickelit said...

That kind news coverage borders on negligence because they are leaving out entire pieces of interconnected facts. It could also be that they are waiting for orders on how to spin Dallas.

edutcher said...

Methadras said...

Black Narcissus has been the best gun salesman in the country's history since Christoper Colt.

Yeah, tell that to the cockbaskets that run California.


Why do you think they're doing what they're doing?

Firearm sales last Christmas went through the roof, set all kinds of records. People have been stockpiling since '08.