So this is a real shitty week in terms of scummy people and their attempts to part you from your rightfully-earned money. Continue reading TWO SCAMS OF THE WEEK: WhatsApp and Robert Godwin
This one came very close to home – and not entirely figuratively.
Earlier this afternoon, an apparent lone gunman gained access to the building at 1536 Wynkoop in Downtown Denver and began shooting. Right now, I don’t have his name (nor would I publish it here, if I did),
nor a motive or what type of weapon he used. What drives this to me is another factor: his location. Continue reading Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop
So earlier today, somebody showed me this video of the use of an app called OnCamera. The idea is that a potential victim, who has already signed up for the service, notices an attack about to come upon her (or him, let’s not be sexist, here). She grabs her phone out of her purse or pocket, presses a “big red button”. That person would almost immediately be in a two-way video conversation with the police. The victim would point the phone at the attacker – presumably so the camera would record his/her face), and a live
police officer “First Officer” says something like “Your face has been recorded. If you walk away, you will be free to go. If you continue, you will be arrested…” blah blah blah. Continue reading OnCamera and Using Your Phone as a Defensive Tool
Black people. White People. Blue Uniforms, and Copper jacketed bullets. Shit just hit the fan. Again.
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the case where Charleston PD’s Officer Michael T. Slager shot and killed 50-year-old Walter Scott. His call to dispatch said that Scott had taken the taser and the officer felt in fear for his life.