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I have been hearing that their is a sexual assault case that is being attributed to Norman City police doxxing Norman City Council member Alexandra Scott for standing with the BLM protestors. I cannot find any articles on it at the moment but if it is true then that's really fucked up.
Doxxing is no joke, it can be extremely dangerous to the victims as any crazy will take advantage.
...Aren't petition signatures public in the first place?
Names often are, but I don’t think home addresses are normally published. Remember some of those people are children, thee are a lot of people whose safety is now at risk because of the mayor’s actions.
Petitions don't generally show addresses.
Zip Code only, and email is optional.
Isn't doxxing illegal?
Yes, unless the information is taken from public records.
Edited by DeMarquis on Jun 29th 2020 at 7:38:30 AM
It does sound like she was reading from a physical copy, so the petition might well have been a bunch of dead tree letters with the senders' addresses written on them.
Who's got arrest the mayor for if? The police that the people she doxed want to defund?
I think it's a federal crime, meaning FBI's territory.
Speaking of the FBI, they're a law enforcement organization, do protesters want them reformed too?
The FBI does not normally interact with the general public on a day-to-day basis, so they aren't killing random people as a matter of course. Which isn't to say that the FBI doesn't have its share of bullshit to answer for over its history, but it's not really the immediate focus of the current protests.
The FBI has its problems, but these protests are about local policing.
Heck, most of the crime the FBI deals with is white-collar bullshit like wire fraud.
One teen killed, another injured in a shooting at Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ.
As the article notes, four other people were shot there in the last ten days.
Edited by M84 on Jun 29th 2020 at 10:56:35 PM
As a point of comparison, all of Seattle reported 332 shooting incidents in 2019, with 79 injuries and 18 deaths.
Both victims were Black.
Edited by eagleoftheninth on Jun 29th 2020 at 8:07:52 AM
From the article, emphasis mine:
Edited by Robrecht on Jun 29th 2020 at 5:24:07 PM
The NBC article had the police chief's response:
"Two African American men dead at a place where they claim to be working for Black Lives Matter. But they’re gone, they’re dead now and we’ve had multiple other incidents — assaults, rape, robbery, shootings — and so this is something that’s going to need to change," she said.
"We’re asking that people remove themselves from this area for the safety of the people, if they care about people, they’re going to have to try to help us to make it safe," Best added. "There are people who live here, there are multiple people being injured and hurt, and we need to do something about it. Is it absolutely irresponsible for this to continue."
She said it was taking officers three times the amount of time as usual to get to the area when responding to incidents.
"We want people to move out of the area," Best said. "Continue your peaceful protest in a space where you’re not affecting public safety."
The article also had her mention the problems with investigating the shooting:
"We’re not sure who shot at the car or why they shot at the car," Best said.
Edited by M84 on Jun 29th 2020 at 11:26:34 PM
And an embedded tweet with video footage of the area.
Edited by eagleoftheninth on Jun 29th 2020 at 8:28:20 AM
So, of the 6 CHOP-related shootings two appear to be retaliatory and the other 4 are unknown?
It's pretty unclear. For obvious reasons the police have been having trouble investigating them.
As it turns out, being so brutal in anti-protest measures that the protesters cordon off an area after you leave and declare it autonomous from police jurisdiction is not conductive towards people trusting you or wanting to cooperate with your investigations.
Yeah, the appropriate response to this by police is not "if you want our help, you'd better suck it up and take our brutality too", it's "we're so sorry to have betrayed your trust and our duty to our community this badly".
Begs the question of how many more shootings will take place there until the zone is disbanded. The city authorities really do not seem to want to be the ones to do it.
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