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Ethan AlterItalian spacefarer and Star Trek fan Samantha Cristoforetti got Twitter buzzing when she posted a snapshot direct from the International Space Station proudly clad in Starfleet regalia. (The specific uniform is from Star Trek: Voyager.)
We've known about these godless epicentres of pure suckitude and void for a while.
I'd like you to elaborate here, Kyth. What did Sunderland do to you?(the only thing that comes to my mind when I hear that name is "the guy who dissected the Swamp Thing"... I know, I'm a hopeless comic geek)
There is live coverage of active rioting and looting in several parts of Baltimore, Maryland in response to the death of Freddie Gray. There was supposed to be just peaceful protesting but now things have spiralled completely out of control and even the gangs are threatening to kill officers.
Nation Guard have been activated.
https://screen.yahoo.com/raw-looters-target-stores-baltimore-223541961.htmlThis is why we need a Police State sometimes. This is why I believe People, in the plural form, are stupid. This is why I would support a harsher response.I mean just look at them. Like ants. No regard for civility or property. That CVS store was later set ablaze.
A police state as in complete surveillance and vastly expanded police/military control/dictatorship?
That's pushing it to the extreme. Yes the police should be expanded and the military already has some control, ie. the national guard being able to be deployed to civil unrest situations. I don't want a dictatorship but when people decide to act like animals then our civil authority should treat them as such.
When people think of Police State, a military style dictatorship with heavily armed police with informers and military back-up all over the place all the time is what comes to mind for most people I think. The police states we have seen in the last century alone, those in fiction: Orwell's 1984, the government of Britain in V for Vendetta and so on. It doesn't paint a pretty picture. That being said, I think there is a fine line that needs to be walked. The police need the authority and training and equipment to keep the peace, without going overboard on it. Additional training (PSAs might help some?) for the citizens on what kind of protect is allowed. Marching and protecting is fine. Rioting and looting and burning is not. If there is one form of punishment I would like to see reinstated is all looters being shot. All too often I have heard it is alright for looters, and arsonists to do what they do when there are riots. That needs to be stomped on HARD. If rioters and looters knew they'd be killed if they started doing anything out of the law, they would be far less inclined to do that kind of stuff.
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