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04 Jun 2020, 16:40 #4888
About time we have one!
Lets get this thread going and reply with links and ressources youve found.
1- masterpost link to ressources, info and tips for protests and blm LINK : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CjZ ... obilebasic
2- wasnt sure which bail fund to donate to so i think its great to be able to separate your donation to a lot of bail funds at the same time LINK : https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_ ... orge_floyd
3. Books for learning and applying antiracism recommendations by @escoblades on tw*tter1 :
- Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
4. Youtube video to stream if you cant donate, 100% of ad revenue goes to blm foundations LINK :
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04 Jun 2020, 16:45 #4890
Thank you for this, pale!
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04 Jun 2020, 16:46 #4891
amazing post! Thank you!
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04 Jun 2020, 17:02 #4900
thank you pale
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04 Jun 2020, 17:09 #4904
For anyone who intends to demonstrate: here are some tips

FLEX CUFFS
- Do not use the hand hip break zip tie method that is going around on video, police grade flex cuffs are not the same and people will get seriously hurt.
- Instead, a boot lace (better than a shoe lace, but a shoe lace will work) slipped between the cuff and the wrist, run back and forth in a sawing motion to create friction to soften the plastic, then horizontal force to separate the teeth and the cuff.
- They use a metal ratchet system so they can be locked, and outside of picking it or using a hidden plastic cuff key it’s difficult to remove or shim
- But also be aware many jurisdictions have an advancing charge under escape statutes for it, so this is an emergency losing hand to circulation type situation. Possession of a plastic handcuff key with the intent to escape is probably a crime is well in your jurisdiction.
- Also, slip cloth between the wrist and the boot or shoe lace because it will get hot as hell and cause friction burns to skin

PROTEST EQUIPMENT, Safety:

In a small or medium pack, strapped tight to body:

- 7-10 plastic ziplock bags, varying sizes, to contain the following items:
• Note: for clothing or soft items, place in a gallon or larger ziplock bag, remove air, and seal to reduce space. Tape over seal and edges of clothing bag with tape. Then Dual bag clothing in same manner to protect from water or contaminants.

- 1 ID card, state issued.

-Approx 1-2 gallon water per person, in individual bottles. Add 1-2 gallons per person if intending to defeat tear gas canisters using the extinguish method.

- More water is needed if being used for tear gas defeat, but should only be as much as can be safely carried.

- Hat, brimmed, tight to head. Substitute with bike helmet if needed.

- 1 extra (pair) of clothing to replace any damaged or contaminated.

- 2-3 Mask with filter, or, 5-6 bandana or similar face covering.

- 1 nonwoven blanket or large towel, and if woven, tight weave fabric, especially if that blanket is intended for use in tear gas extinguishment.

- Safety glasses, plastic, non shatter. NOT sunglasses or prescription, and NOT diving googles if you can help it, they are not ANSI plastic rated not to shatter

- Neural colors with no markings, and if markings, nondescript. No slogans drawn on clothing that could identify you.

- Sunscreen, NOT water based aerosol spray kind, you want sunscreen lotion that can create a covering on skin surface

- Lycra or similar clothing, skin tight and wrist or ankle length pending weather. Ppreferably lycra underwear, which will allow you to shower or wash off without the Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) pepper spray travelling down into genitals. Lean head and neck down over bending at the waist, and shower downwards, facing the drain to limit exposure to feet

- 3 pairs, mid-arm length gloves, heat resistant. Substitute for dishwashing gloves if needed, which are not heat proof. Use caution in picking up projectiles which are likely to be at melting point for most plastics.

- hair ties

- Snacks and food intending to provide for 12-24h

- Cash, small bills, no more than needed to obtain transportation or protection if needed.

- Emergency information written in indelible ink on the body, or on a card in pocket or backpack. Place your blood type in a conspicuous place for medical personnel if likely to be on front lines and injured.

- Medical supplies only to the level you are trained to use. Include small amounts of pain reliever, NSAID or otherwise. Do not pack non-medical supplies to replacement medical ones (e.g: shoelace for tourniquets, the risk of using a shoelace outweighs the benefit of the tourniquet)

- Smartphone: photos empty, biometrics turned off, location services turned off, contacts emptied or obfuscated, backed up within 24h of demonstrating.

- DO NOT bring valuables, weapons, or anything you are not comfortable losing.


DETAINMENT BY MILITARY PERSONNEL

- If members of the military are detaining you, limit your resistance and instead flow through the detainment process silently and without provocation. Answer only questions asked, and make note of the design of patches worn, their color, and any vehicle markings, for example; 1/188/16th MP BDE

- do not attempt to obtain badge numbers or ID numbers from Military members, instead request to be seen by medical personnel immediately

- you’ll go through a multi-step process from detainment, including a search, paperwork, and a scan of your fingerprints and iris though a HID/BAT system

- you’ll then receive papers, place them in your pocket of able, otherwise in hand

- if you flow through the system, you’ll likely be released far earlier than with provocation, it starts the process all over from the beginning

-you’ll see barbed wire, and tents, assuming their are not using a building

- each station is run by individual soldiers— they have no power in regards to you-- they can’t release you, or change it, their only position is to move you along

- Staff Sergeant and above run squads of 6-12, and Sergeants First Class run a platoon of 1-5 squads. Only those SSG and SFC will be able to answer your questions

- expect wait a significant amount of time and be asked the same question repeatedly (name age social address blood type etc)

- You are stripped of all possessions in detainment, you aren’t willing to lose it, don’t bring it

- keep in mind that regardless as to where someone stands on the rhetoric or opinion, that soldier is required to process in a detainment camp, there is no longer a denial of position for those soldiers

- If you flow through the system you make it home without risk and live to fight another day

- you may not be detained by MPs, it is not uncommon to have non-MP units augment MPs for personnel, you’ll see MPs with a brassard on their left arm. If this happens, ensure further that you are non combative— they already don’t know what they’re doing
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04 Jun 2020, 17:16 #4908
Thank you Pale and Kendrick, great info.
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04 Jun 2020, 18:29 #4963
why is a bike helmet a backup to a hat with a brim?
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04 Jun 2020, 20:47 #5017
thanks I donated to 2 orgs earlier, getting motivation to donate some more
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04 Jun 2020, 22:23 #5071
H3nryL3f3b wrote:
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why is a bike helmet a backup to a hat with a brim?
This is where it’s completely dependent on your specific situation.

A hat is your minimum, and the helmet is the substitute if you see fit. If you’re headed to a daylight protest of few people, a hat is protective from the sun, and can obscure your face coupled with a mask and glasses, if you’re concerned about HID/BAT technology scanning your face.

The helmet, however, is a good choice if you balance what you expect to see— if they’re throwing canisters or shooting projectiles, a helmet does what a hat won’t. Initially the best choice was something like a hard hat, or even a FAST/MICH/ACH helmet, BUT there’s another balance risk— if you’re wearing a hard hat, it isn’t strapped around your neck (generally), it’s x-forced ratcheted to the back of your head. If this is the case, it’s going to be hard as hell for someone to remove if you’re hurt, or if the projectile crushes the ratchet system. A bike helmet is (generally) a nylon or polypropylene strap, which is easily cut. Hard hats aren’t foam padded as well as helmets, and a bike helmet is (relatively) well impact rated.

If you’re detained, there’s a legal argument that your possession of a literal “helmet” like a FAST or MICH or ACH is an indicator of your guilt— would that hold up in court? Absolutely not. Is it probable cause for a detainment? Almost surely.

It’s your specific call, but headwear is becoming more and more important each day it seems
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04 Jun 2020, 22:45 #5080
also i read milk for pepper spray and cold water for tear gas
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05 Jun 2020, 00:18 #5113
H3nryL3f3b wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 22:45
also i read milk for pepper spray and cold water for tear gas
This is something I forgot to add, but I will be doing now-

OLEORESIN CAPSICUM, OC SPRAY

Milk is good for INSIDE the mouth, bad for the skin. Use on the eyes or inside the nose can lead to infection of the mucous membranes, and for some can lead to prominent infection. It also does not keep while protesting, especially in summer.

Instead you want something called LAW, in a 50/50 mix, preferably in a clean sprayer bottle.

Liquid
Antacid
Water

Mix 1:1 of water, preferably filtered, minimum from a bottle, with liquid antacid, MAALOX or similar. It must be aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide, NO simethicone based or mint/flavored versions. Do not use milk of magnesia, or bismuth (pepto).

Switch back and forth between saline or clean filtered water and the LAW solution in the eyes.

LAW can also be sprayed on the body to neutralize the oleoresin capsicum spray itself.

If the spray is water based, use above. If OC Gel or Foam:

Scrub the area gently with a soft-tipped brush and a 1:2 mixture of DAWN or similar dish soap, then apply the LAW solution once the OC film has released. COLD WATER ONLY


TEAR GAS

A mix of the following: baking soda and water solution (3 teaspoons of powder to 8 ounces of water), sprayer bottle, switch between saline and spray similar to above LAW protection.
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05 Jun 2020, 00:19 #5118
kendricklobstar wrote:
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H3nryL3f3b wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 22:45
also i read milk for pepper spray and cold water for tear gas
This is something I forgot to add, but I will be doing now-

Milk is good for INSIDE the mouth, bad for the skin. Use on the eyes or inside the nose can lead to infection of the mucous membranes, and for some can lead to prominent infection. It also does not keep while protesting, especially in summer.

Instead you want something called LAW, in a 50/50 mix, preferably in a clean sprayer bottle.

Liquid
Antacid
Water

Mix 1:1 of water, preferably filtered, minimum from a bottle, with liquid antacid, MAALOX or similar. It must be aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide, NO simethicone based or mint/flavored versions. Do not use milk of magnesia, or bismuth (pepto).
my science bequeaths you
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29 Aug 2020, 02:28 #45624
gonna just say it should be obvious we are a pro-BLM and human rights community
and if you do not think that black lives matter then you can go die in a hole alone

which you probably will one day anyway if we are being Real :luv:
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