List of Things That Frighten Police


Blinking LEDs
Photography & Video Cameras
Black/Brown Adults and Children
Direct Eye Contact
Peaceful protests
Imaginary Black/Brown People
Rap Battles
Free Speech
Mail Carriers
Disabled People
Drawings of Penises
Two-Dollar Bills

Watch: Inept cop holds man at gunpoint for 9 minutes during simple traffic stop
Texas police tell little girl she is in "big trouble" for buying school meal with $2 bill
Black art student with glue gun mistakenly thought to be dangerous, caused 4-hour lockdown at university
Campus cop orders students to scribble over penis on a "free speech ball"
Oklahoma woman, 84 and black, pepper-sprayed by police in her own home
Police shoot complying unarmed black man. Reason stated by cop "I don't know"
Student ejected from ceremony for graduating while black
Drinking milk while black: Student arrested for larceny over 65-cent milk which was actually free
Watch: Inept cop holds man at gunpoint for 9 minutes during simple traffic stop
FBI Director: viral videos make cops afraid to do their jobs
Ohio cop shoots newspaper photographer
Police "terrified" by red balloons tied to grates
Police officer ignorantly and aggressively detained autistic boy who was just stimming
Qantas delays flight because of wifi network named "Detonation Device"


“Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local police.”


Many have been shot for having a loaded wallet…

I guess that falls under the black/brown people category…



ETA link




Google “officer bubbles.”


Wow. 80 percent.

Looks like 80 percent of Chicago cops need to be charged with evidence tampering and obstruction of justice.


You keep forgetting Motorcyc… “excited gasp

You added it! You added it!





Breadboarded prototypes?


New item: bodily fluids: Up to half of the Americans killed by police have a disability


Don’t forget cell phones:

From back in 2013:

Techdirt: San Diego Cop Thinks You Might Have Turned Your Cell Phone Into A Gun And That ‘Officer Safety’ Trumps Constitutional Rights

“Phones can be converted into weapons …. look it up online,” the cop told him.

When Pringle tried to talk sense into the cop, the cop slapped the phone out of his hand where it fell onto the boardwalk and broke apart.

The other cop then pounced on him, slamming him down on the boardwalk where he ended up with a laceration on his chin.

It’s true that there was a gun by that time designed to look like a cell phone. Now there’s another, designed to look like a modern smartphone:

Techdirt: Startup Offers Citizens More Opportunities To Get Shot By/Have Their Smartphones Seized By Law Enforcement

But it does give law enforcement the justification it needs to continue harassing people for recording police activity. When any smartphone could conceivably be a weapon, securing the scene means grabbing all the smartphones in the vicinity. Whether or not this seizure would hold up in court during civil proceedings still needs to be tested, but by that point the elimination of possibly damning footage will have already been accomplished.

Worse, it makes mistaking a cell phone for a gun a justification for shooting someone carrying nothing more dangerous than a communication device. The slim possibility that it may be a weapon would generate the requisite “fear for safety of self and others” needed to deploy deadly force.


Teenage girls on bicycles:


Weight vests.

Okay, not exactly the police.

A driver in Hamburg saw a suspicious man with a suspicious vest and called the police. They feared a suicide bomber and flooded the building with officers.

A spokesperson of the police said the jogger with a weight vest did not break any laws. (dafuq? why should anyone believe so?)


Oh, good, our madness is contagious. :frowning:


7-Year-Olds in Car Seats.


Books, apparently.