Friday, March 27, 2015

American gladiator...


sfist | At a news conference today, Public Defender Jeff Adachi alleged that San Francisco sheriff's deputies have been forcing county jail inmates to fight one another while the duties gamble on the outcomes of the gladiatorial-style matches.

The Chronicle reports that revelations of the illegal behavior were going to wait until the informing inmates were out of jail, but according to Adachi, another fight was planned for next week and they chose to act now.
According to the Examiner, four deputies at one SoMa jail have been threatening violence to inmates if they refuse to fight each other. Three inmates represented by the public defender’s office spoke up, saying that they were scared for their lives and threatened with handcuffs, pepper spray, and beatings for non-participation.
One deputy reportedly selected an overweight inmate to be his "prize fighter," forcing him to work out in front of his fellows who would be punished if he didn't complete tasks.
According to Adachi, the ringleader was Deputy Scott Neu, accused in 2006 of forcing inmates to engage in sexual acts with him in a case settled out of court. The Public Defender’s Office hired a private investigator to corroborate the claims.

10 comments:

BigDonOne said...

BD was attempting to put it in terms and IQ75 might understand. Mechanical motion is what eats power, not internal puters. Take your small good-quality e.g., Canon, point-and-shoot camera with a lens that extends when you turn it on, retracts when you turn it off. Then turn it on and off continuously for 20 minutes. That will easily finish off a fully charged state-of-the-art bot-sized lithium battery......

Dale Asberry said...

Did you mean "an IQ75"?

Tom said...

If you look at the video, at any one time very few bots are moving.

BigDonOne said...

In the video, some bots are a lot more active than others. A few of the more overworked dudes are certain to konk out....
Don't forget they are, at least lightly, bumping into each other, bound to be wasting lot of energy in friction....

Tom said...

How far does each bot ever move? If the process takes 11 hours but the farthest any bot ever moves is 20 feet, then it looks very reasonable even on those little calculator batteries or whatever those are.

John Kurman said...

Making graphene quantum dots (harmless to life) from anthracite at pennies per pound when it was formerly millions per kilogram is about what you can expect. The stuff being made in your link is about $10 a pound and has either toxic cadmium or lead or selenium in it. (Not what I would want swimming around in my precious bodily fluids).

John Kurman said...

Guy would look perfect with a little hitler mustache.

Vic78 said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/us/politics/to-avert-repeat-of-2008-clinton-team-hopes-to-keep-bill-at-his-best.html?_r=0

Damn, he can't help himself.

makheru bradley said...

"Obama is 44 because he's cool." Lol, you had to have some kind of rationalization for voting for him. Just proves what I’ve been saying for years. In America, entertainment (cool, magnetic appeal, emotional pull, etc) is the opiate of the masses. Obama is president because American politics is the science of deception. I took one look at who was advising Obama in 2007/2008 and promptly labeled him The Perfect Proxy. A whole lot of otherwise intelligent people were suckered into his deceptive rhetoric and political theatrics. While the body politic was stuck on stupid or cool as you say, TPTB knew exactly what they were paying for: https://anewworldsinbirth.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/2653/

Don’t ever forget what you said about Mr. Cool back in 2012: “Obama in his own elite way has done more and more novel damage to the Black brand than any 10,000 ignants, pants on the ground, grills in they mouf, ignants could have ever hoped to have done.” – CNu That’s real cool dude! About as cool as playing golf with a Haliburton rep--lol http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2015/03/29/obama-golfs-with-big-money-oil-moguls-in-florida

CNu said...

Brand "black" stopped producing value or utility about 50 years ago when the walls of its legal containment vessel were broken. Little left now but nostalgia and sour grapes over spilt milk, when that finally dissipates (dies) - no great loss.

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