SWAT teams were deployed about 3,000 times in 1980 but are now used around 50,000 times a year. I know what you’re thinking…”perhaps it’s more dangerous for cops these days, with all these evil gun totin’ nuts and all? Not quite. Below you’ll find census data and officer death statistics compared.
This is sure easier to understand.
With gall that would make Edward Bernays proud, the Seattle Times gives us a fresh, local example of disinformation meant to push the population disarmament agenda. As is often the case, when the appropriate context is added, a different story comes to light.
How can you not have distain for gun owners when you read this copy?
Bar charts getting higher! Damn them!
But when you add the population growth during the same time…a different trend emerges. Granted, that would have required “journalist” Brian Rosenthal to Google “WA population statistics”.
And since I was playing journalist myself, I thought I’d add a bit more context I found when I was looking up the population stats…
Your tax dollars at work. The most advance science in the area of online discourse and reputation manipulation in the history of man. Scroll through these slides–truly frightening stuff. Especially when you see that who the various “targets” are, or might be down the road, are almost an afterthought. Also…honey-trap…niiiiccceee.
We’ve clearly got our problems, but this is impressive. From the bill itself: “It is the policy of this state to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which purports to authorize, the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized”.
Crucially, the legislation would prohibit state-owned utilities from providing water and electricity to physical NSA locations. Love it. Tenthers unite!
Score one for Puyallup school district parents. School district “officials” (how about public servants?) are stepping away from their experiment with hand scanners due to pressure. Well done.