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May 04, 2021

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Joan

"I'm a teacher"

Setting a great example for the kids.

David

“You’re threatening to kill me,” she says. Before declaring her vocation as if it proved her righteousness. Her higher morality.

David

So, to recap: Professed educator (and by implication, lofty moral being) endangers other road users by faffing about with her phone while driving. Then, when stopped on account of this behaviour, doesn’t have her license, and immediately and repeatedly accuses the police officer of being a murderer, before indulging in a gleefully racist outpouring.

Much of her behaviour seems intended to provoke – perhaps with an eye to the glories of victimhood.

Again, quality hire.

svh

Setting a great example for the kids.

'Critical race theory' in action.

David

Violence is everywhere: https://twitter.com/fobbsmagazine/status/1389080592084463618

David

Violence is everywhere

“Physical reality must always and forever bow to my preferences” is a big ask.

David

’Critical race theory’ in action.

It does fit the general template. And delivers predictable results.

David
“Physical reality must always and forever bow to my preferences” is a big ask.

I wonder what about her might account for the confusion? https://twitter.com/fobbsmagazine/status/1387657909060833285/photo/1

Stephanie Richer

I’d love to see her “defense” in traffic court. Especially if the judge is Hispanic.

But I think public shaming is needed. That woman is quite willing to record the murderous deputy, so should she not accept the same? Show her face and show her name. Clearly she believes her actions are justified so what’s the harm in allowing her to find out other people’s reactions from a different camera angle?

anon a mouse

Well, she's a hero (as I'm rather constantly reminded by slogans on seemingly everything).

David

But I think public shaming is needed.

If only some of those among us were capable of shame.

Atempdog

I wonder what about her might account for the confusion?

It may have less to do with physical reality then in the whole 1984 five fingers thing. In that context, their beard is a plus, not a minus.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Well, she's a hero...

Snark all you want, you will never know the oppression of being forced to drive a mid-range Mercedes.

anon a mouse

you will never know the oppression of being forced to drive a mid-range Mercedes

At least it's not a Subaru.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...and now for something completely different...

Seen at Orwell, great success, an 'anorexic and in recovery'.

anon a mouse

Something tells me that I shouldn't click...

Toby

Two questions or clarifications.

So much of the video is blurred out that there isn't much to see. But from an unblurred glimpse of the arm and the hand, it seems to me that the driver is black. Is that correct and taken for granted? Or is the story going to get amalgamated into the Karen category?

When the Fox News heading says that the driver is mocking the Hispanic ethnicity of the police officer, this isn't correct. Her mental association is (i) cops => murderous intentions, (ii) murderous intentions => white, (iii) Hispanic cop => trying to win approval from whites by murdering blacks. The insult against the cop is personal, but the ethnic slur (and it's a severe one) is against whites. It looks like maybe she thought the cop was white until she saw his name on the ticket because that was when the language switched from murderer to "you'll never be white".

And by the way, if the cop was white and she was only insulting him for belonging to a race of murderers, would that have made it to Fox News? Or is it only on Fox News because a black lady teacher pulling intersectional (not to mention class) rank on Hispanic cop shows that Dems R the real racists?

Jen

"You made me think you were gonna murder me"

No he didn't. She did that all by herself.

APL

As usual, I am mostly sorry for the poor child who is being raised by an essentially psychotic, manipulative mother. The woman takes a simple traffic stop encounter and tries to gaslight it into death threats. But I am puzzled by her end game. Are her peers going to look at the video, from whatever angle, and agree that she was being threatened with death or any violence whatsoever ? In what alternate reality does she come out as a victim ?

David

The woman takes a simple traffic stop encounter and tries to gaslight it into death threats… Are her peers going to look at the video… and agree that she was being threatened with death or any violence whatsoever?

As with several recent posts, and countless more in the archives, there’s an odd feeling of inhabiting a very different and incompatible reality, such that you wonder what common reference points there are, or how any meaningful conversation might even take place, assuming one were inclined.

David

Further on the Basecamp meltdown.

Two employees told me that they had found themselves crying and screaming at the screen.
pst314

Much of her behaviour seems intended to provoke – perhaps with an eye to the glories of victimhood.

If she can provoke someone into losing their temper, even a little bit, then she can post that tiny part of the video on YouTube to "prove" that white people are racists. And in the meantime she has the satisfaction of having made a decent white person's life just a little more unpleasant. What's more, there rarely any social consequences for a black person being caught in racist behavior.

David

Further on the Basecamp meltdown.

Again, the dogmatism and posturing are so contrived, so removed from normal proprieties and reciprocal expectations, that attempts at honest discussion seem largely futile. Certainly unrewarding.

[ Added: ]

As we’ve seen many times, woke psychology appeals to a person’s vanity, and its practitioners are usually very status-conscious and largely driven by in-group social positioning. The dynamic is therefore competitive, and therefore self-ratcheting, and therefore prone to dogmatism, extremism and breathless fantasy. It isn’t clear what any upper limit might be, and devotees do not appear to be impeded by embarrassment or ludicrousness.

pst314

But I am puzzled by her end game. Are her peers going to look at the video, from whatever angle, and agree that she was being threatened with death or any violence whatsoever ? In what alternate reality does she come out as a victim ?

Yes she does, in the alternate reality of black ghetto culture. You can find plenty of black ghetto goblins who will be outraged when an innocent white victim shoots a black attacker, because in their minds blacks are entitled to do any evil thing that they wish. Yes, black ghetto culture is really that depraved.

WTP

In what alternate reality does she come out as a victim ?

In this reality. The one ruled by lawyers and their threats. Also what pst said...but it bears repeating. Again and again and again, the existing reality is not based on logic or reason or accountability. We lost that quite a while ago. We cannot get it back until we realize how far it has gone.

anon a mouse

it seems to me that the driver is black.

What any of us think is irrelevant. She's self identified as a teacher, and as such must be kowtowed to with much applause.

And don't be the first to stop applauding, tovarish.

John Lewis

Basecamp:-

The Black employee said they did not want to hear from Singer.

The employee called for the founders to denounce white supremacy. “That would be the bare minimum for me”.

WTP

If white supremacy did not exist it would have to be invented.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

What any of us think is irrelevant. She's self identified as a teacher, and as such must be kowtowed to with much applause.

Indeed, because Blacks Cant Be Racist™ and teachers are Hero of the Rodina Frontline Workers™ even though they haven't been at work for a year.

asiaseen

Setting a great example for the kids.

'Critical race theory' in action.

Shoudn't that be Criminal Race Theory?

aelfheld

Racists only exist on the (percieved) Right.

Mouth the pieties du jour & hey, presto, you can't be a racist no matter your words.

aelfheld

*perceived

anon a mouse

Mouth the pieties du jour

Hmm.

Sounds kinky.

aelfheld
Sounds kinky.

More chicken than feather.

Daniel Ream

Buried lede:

San Dimas station doesn't have official bodycams yet, the deputy tells me he invested in his own personal cam to protect himself on the job.

It amuses me that anti-police activists agitated so loudly for police bodycams with unaltered footage, and yet all that's done is demonstrate that most of these interactions with police are entirely instigated and escalated by the perps.

David

all that’s done is demonstrate that most of these interactions with police are entirely instigated and escalated by the perps.

One of my lingering memories of the reality show Cops - for a year or so, a guilty pleasure – was just how often the interaction was driven south by the needless belligerence of the person being stopped. Often with minor incidents suddenly escalating in ways that were almost farcical. That, and that certain demographics seem rather more prone to belligerence than others.

And then there are the smug, preening leftists whose advice, if taken seriously, seems all but guaranteed to degrade any such interaction, perhaps disastrously. As when Salon’s Scott Eric Kaufman told his equally smug leftist readers that young black men “shouldn’t have to” comply with lawful instructions from the police under any circumstances. Mr Kaufman, a white man, dismissed any cooperation with the police as being “servile,” presumably on grounds that being by default combative and physical will improve the situation no end.

He being at a safe distance, of course, and far removed from obvious consequences.

PiperPaul

Mmmmmmm, pie.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Skipping class bc you are burnt out..., poor girl, barely enough energy to tic tok.

Via Ace, Cops off campus coalition, "Abolition May is a month-long series of actions on campuses across Turtle Island to demand the removal of ALL campus police."

If the street puppets don't get the rozzers off Turtle Island, nothing will. Desperate times, desperate measures, tovarich.

anon a mouse

barely enough energy to tic tok.

It's just a jump to the left...

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Basecamp meltdown: if I had persuaded an employer to pay me to sit around and look for micro aggressions, or whatever you wish to call them, and one day he says “OK, that’s enough, from now on the company systems will only be used for work “—well, I must admit I too would probably be annoyed at the gravy train screeching to a halt. Although I do hope I’d express my annoyance in a more dignified manner.

ComputerLabRat

I must admit I too would probably be annoyed at the gravy train screeching to a halt. Although I do hope I’d express my annoyance in a more dignified manner.

People whose lives are consumed with finding microaggressions and milking the gravy train to make it pay do not know how to behave in a dignified manner. For all we know, "behaving in a dignified manner" is a sign of white supremacy, a marker of colonization, and something that must be disrupted and decolonized toot sweet.

These parasites are less intelligent than a tapeworm - at least the worm is smart enough not to completely destroy the host.

pst314

"Abolition May is a month-long series of actions on campuses across Turtle Island to demand the removal of ALL campus police."

I would prefer the removal of all campus leftists.

Alex DeWynter
Buried lede:

San Dimas station doesn't have official bodycams yet, the deputy tells me he invested in his own personal cam to protect himself on the job.

That caught my eye, too. Bet all the other deputies at his station have now asked where he got his.

Alex

On another note, David, we need to know the meaning of a key word in your last sentence. Is it:

Share þe links...

or

Share ȝe links...

?

Jay Guevara

look for micro aggressions

Micro aggression? Please accept my micro apology.

Jay Guevara

Two employees told me that they had found themselves crying and screaming at the screen.

Nothing bespeaks emotional health and stability quite like crying and screaming at the screen.

Steve E

That caught my eye, too. Bet all the other deputies at his station have now asked where he got his.

I read another report that said he had two body cams, a departmental cam and his own cam. Not sure which is true. It seems odd to wear two body cams unless he doesn't trust his department to have his back.

Steve E

Nothing bespeaks emotional health and stability quite like crying and screaming at the screen.

From the generation raised by helicopter parents and always got its way. Not sure why workplaces put up with it.

PiperPaul

Nothing bespeaks emotional health and stability quite like crying and screaming at the screen

I see you've never worked with point clouds.

Nuke1776

It seems odd to wear two body cams unless he doesn't trust his department to have his back.

If true, I wouldn't blame him. If Minneapolis is any indication, the moment some video goes viral, the cop involved better brace for the bus crunching over him. The feckless middle management types that run the police departments around the West are more than happy to acquiesce to the mob. It wouldn't at all be surprising then if exculpatory evidence from a bodycam happens to experience a "technical glitch that prevented recording" when the riots have already been raging for days. Having a personal backup is prudent.

Daniel Ream

unless he doesn't trust his department to have his back.

I can't imagine why a cop in #CurrentYear might believe that.

I haven't much of an opinion on the BaseCamp meltdown. On the one hand, it seems like the most toxic employees have removed themselves from the company. On the other hand, so has the most sensible senior executive and technical lead.

I remember 37signals mostly for their iconoclastic approach to product management in the Web 2.0 days; of course, "iconoclastic" does not equate to "right". One of their bon mots was "don't bother to track customer reports of bugs or feature requests; if it's really important it'll come up again and again and you won't be able to ignore it".

Steve E

I read another report that said he had two body cams, a departmental cam and his own cam.

Found it. According to Fox News:

The 14-year career officer told [Fox News's Bill] Melugin that he recorded the interaction on both his official department-issued bodycam and a personal one he bought to "protect himself from false allegations" as the public continues to demonize police following the death of George Floyd last year.

Also, TMZ says the woman's claim to be a teacher might need an asterisk. The two colleges she claims to have worked for say she hasn't been employed since 2016 and 2017. They also say she hasn't been employed by any institution in the Los Angeles Community College District since the Spring semester of 2017.

Jay Guevara

It seems odd to wear two body cams unless he doesn't trust his department to have his back.

Even if he doesn't have a second body cam, it'd be prudent to give the impression he did. Then if the police department/ main stream media contemplates getting cute with an edited video, they risk getting badly wrong-footed. And sued into the ozone layer for having done so.

Jay Guevara

Also, TMZ says the woman's claim to be a teacher might need an asterisk. The two colleges she claims to have worked for say she hasn't been employed since 2016 and 2017.

And in what capacity? Lunch lady, perchance, Mercedes notwithstanding?

Richard Cranium
 On the other hand, so has the most sensible senior executive and technical lead.

On the gripping hand, if those individuals are removing themselves from the company over this issue, perhaps they aren't *that* sensible.

Marina

She’s a real prize
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/non-profit-helps-woman-get-back-to-work/103157/

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Great Googly Moogly Part 2, linked via Garby...

He..."wanted people to see what a bigot looks like.”

Jay Guevara

Posted by: Farnsworth M Muldoon May 04, 2021 at 23:17

The guy missed a bet when the man (?) said he didn't think that those things are happening. He should have said, "Then we're agreed that such things would be reprehensible if they occurred, correct?"

Alex DeWynter
Also, TMZ says the woman's claim to be a teacher might need an asterisk. The two colleges she claims to have worked for say she hasn't been employed since 2016 and 2017. They also say she hasn't been employed by any institution in the Los Angeles Community College District since the Spring semester of 2017.

IIRC, in CA a teaching credential needs to be renewed every 5 years. Wonder what the status of hers is. Has her name been published yet?

Alex DeWynter
It seems odd to wear two body cams unless he doesn't trust his department to have his back.

He's a deputy, so it depends if he's part of the current Sheriff's little clique. Villanueva is a nasty piece of work who'll back his buddies right or wrong. As soon as he was elected he rehired several who had been kicked out, including one fired for stalking, domestic violence, and lying to Internal Affairs. That kicked off a power struggle with the Board of Supervisors (who are also assholes), which the Board ultimately won. About the only good thing that can be said for Villanueva is he doesn't like LA County's misbegotten DA, George Gascon.

Steve E

Has her name been published yet?

Haven't seen it anywhere yet. Most sites say they have purposely not published her name. It certainly must be known.

Daniel Ream

if those individuals are removing themselves from the company over this issue, perhaps they aren't *that* sensible.

I expect one of two things is true:

1) Singer's resignation was demanded, not offered;
2) Singer decided the company was a lost cause and chose to take his skills elsewhere.

As a company and a product, Basecamp has long since reached the steady-state point. That's generally when startup founders punch out anyway.

Ian McLean

...and now for something completely different.

Far past recovery and well into the next County by now.

David

Violence is everywhere

Somewhat related, a bold use of the word gaslighting.

The damsel in question, aka “Commie DickGurl.”

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Love her 5 o’clock shadow.

David

I think we’ll give that one a post of its own.

Comments that-a-way.

pst314

Also, TMZ says the woman's claim to be a teacher might need an asterisk. The two colleges she claims to have worked for say she hasn't been employed since 2016 and 2017. They also say she hasn't been employed by any institution in the Los Angeles Community College District since the Spring semester of 2017.

That reminds me: One of the "afrocentric" "scholars" who became notorious during the Science Wars of the 1990's wrote his bio to falsely imply that he was a research physicist whereas in reality he was merely a lab technician. (Sorry I cannot remember his name.)

pst314

More on the incident:

"The LA County Sheriff's department told Fox News that the woman in the video called internal affairs and filed a harassment complaint against the deputy immediately after the incident. The department also said that the woman has a history of making false claims against deputies.
Fox News has identified the woman, but she has not responded to the network's multiple requests for comment."

Killer Marmot

The woman in the Benz keeps calling the cop a murderer, but I think a jury would rule her death at the scene a tragic accident.

Henry

"You're scaring me"

The reflex, entitled 'respect my feelings' attitude, while she relentlessly verbally abuses him..

pst314

Make that a non-tragic accident.

NateWhilk

Further on the Basecamp meltdown.

“Racism [and] white supremacy are not things that are so convenient that they only happen when full intention is present, or true malice is present,” the employee said.

Nonsense. They're extremely convenient. For the accuser.

pst314

"You're scaring me"

I'm surprised she didn't shout "I can't breathe!"

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