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Off Topic Discussion / 2010 G20 Summit
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:11:43 am »
I know its well past when this happened, but I feel it is a very important discussion we should all be having, especially with the different situations around the world that can result in similar situations.

I want to hear your thoughts. What is a peaceful protest? When does it cross the line into an unlawful assembly? When does it go to the point of no return and become a full blown riot?

What should be the line law enforcement DOES NOT CROSS.

More importantly, was what was done in the following video the right way to handle it, or should there have been a different approach? If you were involved, both as a demonstrator, a bystander, or even a cop, what would you have done?

I know @SCPD lives around the area where this happened, and may even have a unique insight to the whole ordeal. I'm anxious to hear his thoughts

Here is the video


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Denied Suggestions / [Suggestion] Disable /me usage in server
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:14:01 pm »
Suggestion for (MTA, Forum, website): MTA

Suggestion: Create a script so that whenever someone attempts to use the /me command, it automatically sends the user a message saying "The server management has disabled the use of the /me command"

Why should this be added?: As this is not a roleplay server, there isn't really any need for this command to be active

Anything else you'd like to add?: Disabling this may also help cut down on unintentional keybind spam, including spam in other languages. I was looking through the MTA wiki, and from everything I read, it should definately be possible to block the message from going to the chatbox, and sending a predefined message to the player

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Denied Suggestions / [Suggestion] Supporter role
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:35:39 pm »
b]Suggestion for (MTA, Forum, website):[/b] MTA

Suggestion: Supporter role

Why should this be added?: It would be nice to give those who wish to help new players, but either aren't eligable to be a staff member, or don't want to be full on staff, a way to be able to do so, and to let other people know they can come to them

Anything else you'd like to add?: The only commands this role would have access to would be the ones related to questions from the /ask command. They would not have the same permissions that members from the helper team have, and this WOULD NOT be in any way a part of the staff team

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So this is a thread to talk about your area's public safety agency response protocols. This includes Fire department, EMS, and police, as well as multi-agency (tiered) response. We all know different jurisdictions have different protocols, so it's interesting to see what the different protocols are for your area.

To keep the thread clean, please use the following format

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City/Area name
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Off Topic Discussion / Public safety radio encryption discussion
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:58:07 pm »
I know this may not be of interest to some of you, but for others it may be very interesting.

Around the world, more and more public safety agencies are starting to use encryption on their communications systems.

What is ‘encrypted’ police communication?

Police can encrypt their radio communication so their conversations cannot be monitored by outsiders.
This affects citizens directly & indirectly including those that use police scanner radios to monitor broadcasts including the media, amateur radio hobbyists, citizens, & anyone who uses a scanner to hear what’s going on in their area in real time.
 
Encryption of public airwaves by the government is a highly debated issued in the US & most states have some form of encryption. What’s encrypted varies from state to state (& sometimes county to county) all over the US as each state makes it’s own laws regarding encryption.

Different types of encryption are out there. For instance, the Ontario Provincial Police employs tactical encryption. What this means is that not all communications are encrypted. Channels such as: Surviellance, as well as intelligence, are all encrypted. General patrol channels are not encrypted at all.

Then you have areas like the Toronto Police service, where ALL TRAFFIC is encrypted.

There are sometimes heated debates both for and against encryption.

Reasons people are against encryption can be:
› 1st Amendment
› Government transparency
› Citizens & media oversight
› To allow citizens & off-duty public safety personnel to respond to emergencies
› Backup & neighboring police officers receive delayed information
› Inhibits the media’s ability to accurately report news in real time & inform citizens

Common reasons FOR encryption:
› Safety of law enforcement
› Criminals monitor communication to avoid police.

I personally am on both sides. As a hobbiest, I listen to the Ontario Provincial Police on my scanner a lot. I just find it interesting. I am not a criminal, nor am I a first responder. I can also say that being able to listen to the OPP more than likely saved my life on at least one occasion. I was on a road trip with my mother, and the weather was really bad. We stopped at a coffee shop for what we thought was just a washroom break. I had been listening to my scanner, and the OPP transmitted "Highway 23 is being shut down from Highway 80 to Elginfield due to whiteout conditions". Highway 23 is the main road my mom and I take to get back home. If it wasn't for the scanner, we could have gone back out on the road with no way of knowing how bad the conditions had have been, and wound up in a ditch.

I understand the arguments for officer safety, especially with the mass shooting events as of late. However, having fully encrpyted systems is counter productive. When listening, it can help give the public the knowledge of places to avoid due to weather, ongoing situations, and other incidents. What the OPP have is the best of both worlds. They have the channels they can move to if there is legitimate concern for operational security or officer safety, but the general patrol communications are open.

What are your thoughts about this? I know this can be a controversial topic (although what isn't nowdays), but it is an important discussion to have

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[FR:SA] Suggestions / Additional EMS calls
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:56:37 am »
Suggestion for (MTA, Forum, website):MTA

Suggestion: Additional EMS calls

Why should this be added?: Would make things more dynamic for those of us who use the medical branch

Anything else you'd like to add?: My ideas are:

Unconscious person - Code 3 response - Immediate transport to hospital
Decreased level of consciousness - Code 2 response - check vitals, transport to hospital
Suicidal thoughts - Code 3 response - Transport to hospital
Hit and run pedestrian -  Code 3 response - Check vitals, make them random as far as heart rate and lungs, stabilize, transport to hospital


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Suggestion for (MTA, Forum, website):MTA

Suggestion: Change the spike strips from being in the player's inventory to being in the vehicle's inventory

Why should this be added?: If you look in real life, you'll never see officer's just carrying spike strips around. Aside from looking very odd, chances of officer injury from puncture wounds from the spikes would be very high. What I'd like to see is any vehicle accesible by officers at Senior Lead (or whatever the first rank you get access to spikes) and above have 2 sets of spike strips in them, as usually departments have 2 sets of "Stop Sticks" mounted in the trunk

Anything else you'd like to add?:Pretty please? Would free up my limited on-perosn inventory

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[FR:SA] Discussion / Taser vs Pepperspray
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:16:12 pm »
I can't remember who exactly was part of the convo, but yesterday we had a talk about which would you rather? Get shot with a taser, or be pepper sprayed. Seeing as I have had both happen to me (although the pepper spray was an environmental exposure, the spray was deployed in the room, but it still affected me) I would definately prefer a taser over the pepper spray. Judging by these reactions, what would you guys prefer?



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Off Topic Discussion / Remember this?
« on: July 22, 2017, 02:02:57 am »
So this thread is to show things from our past that seem absolutely prehistoric today. It could be technology related, automotive related, sport related, or anything else you could think of.

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Off Topic Discussion / Computer filetype question
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:18:42 pm »
Don't know if anyone will even be able to answer this, but I got a really wierd file type, and I can't find any info about it. I'm almost thinking it may be malware related, because several programs (Application Host, Explorer.exe, ArcGIS.exe) will periodically become unresponsive, and one file that I see in the windows error report is ntdll.dll

I will post a screenshot to show you the files, the file extension is .BKPCPT



Any ideas?

And please, no flame for still using windows XP. this is on my panasonic toughbook, and as much as I'd like to upgrade, I don't want to risk messing up the touchscreen drivers

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[FR:SA] Suggestions / Warning system for admins/mods
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:48:59 pm »
Suggestion for (MTA, Forum, website):MTA

Suggestion: A system for staff to issue warnings to players, and it keep a record of the warnings for other staff to see

Why should this be added?: Both @Caracatus1 and @greenops011 agree this would be useful so that we can keep track of if a player has been previously warned by another staff member, we can take that into consideration when/if we have to punish them

Anything else you'd like to add?: I know there are numerous resources out there for warning systems, it wouldn't be hard to tailor one to our liking

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Off Topic Discussion / Just a heads up
« on: June 05, 2017, 02:49:48 am »
I know quite a few of you have been wondering where I am. I know @SCPD was concerned, as I was on the server almost every day, and then noone has seen or heard from me for a while. I just want to say I am ok. I don't want to be like the last comissionner of SAHP and disappear without an explanation, so (this will be fun), here goes.

I've been really stressed over the past week or so. I got some news I knew was coming, but I guess I fooled myself into thinking it wouldn't. An idividual I was involved in a court case with will be having a day parole hearing in the very near future, and in October he will be getting what in Canada is called a "statutory release". For those of you who don't know what that is, here is a link: https://www.legalline.ca/legal-answers/statutory-release/

How I originally got involved with this person is not a fun story, but the more I keep it pent up, the more I will get stressed. I know this may not be the best place to discuss this, but I consider you guys my friends, and I know that you will all be respectful.

When I was 3, this man, Majid Abbasy, was in a relationship with my mom. On several occasions, he would babysit me at his apartment. In 1995, is when he began touching me inappropriately. At one point or another, he went away for 6 months, (supposedly for an arranged marriage). When he came back, he started touching me again. After about 2 months, I don't know why, but he disappeared.

It took me a really long time to say anything. I was 7 when I reported it to the teachers at my school, who in turn notified Childrens Aid Society. Because so much time had passed, CAS pretty much said there was nothing they could do.  I didn't talk about it for a long time after.

In 2007, I got into some trouble myself, and ended up getting charged. The detective that I was dealing with was really good, and for whatever reason decided to recommend me getting bailed out. In all honesty, looking back, im surprised.

In 2011, I decided I was going to formally report what happened to the police, but I wasn't going to just go to any officer. I was able to get in direct contact with that detective I dealt with. I felt, if he was willing to trust me enough to let me out on bail, I could trust him. I told him what happened to me, knowing full well the likelyhood of a conviction was very slim as it would literally be my word against his, as 15 years had passed, and I knew they could suggest I confused the facts (which they did). But he felt that there was enough of a chance to get a conviction to arrest him. http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2011/12/15/19126741.html

So this scumbag gets out on bail. and you know what he does? He sexually assaults the children of the person who bailed him out. The person who said he was like a brother to him. He gets taken into custody again, with 26 new charges.

Fast forward to 2012, to my trial. After almost a whole year in court, he is aquitted. The judge made it clear, that while he did believe that the accused did something to me, unfortunately it wasn't proved beyond a reasonable doubt. However, the accused was not released, as now he had to face the other charges.

I could have gone to that trial, but it would have been too difficult for me. I went to the court date where they read the verdict. Guilty of 11 charges of sexual assault, 5 of sexual interference, and 5 of invitation to sexual touching.  He was sentenced to 6 years less time served, which gave him a total of 3 years in custody.

As I was a victim, I was able to get (and still am) all the parole updates, and information from the Correctional Services of Canada.

The part that makes it hard for me, is that while he was out on bail in regards to my case, he was under a no contact order. That means he is not allowed to communicate, directly or indirectly, including by electronic means, with me. I found out, that he had done a google search on me to find out where I lived. Unfortunately, that wasn't a violation of his conditions.

Now I'm worried that when he does get released, he may come looking for me.

I know its a long way off until October, but it is weighing heavily on my mind. That is why I haven't been online and in game for the last little while. I will be trying to get in game next week, I just don't want you guys to think somethings wrong (even though really, there is), and I don't want you guys to think I've just abandoned the server. I just need some time to work through this.

I know @Blast3r or @Nick will maybe say, "we aren't your counsellors". But sometimes its nice just to have people to talk to, that won't judge you.

I'm sorry to dump this on everyone, but I feel its healtier for me to at least get it off my chest

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Off Topic Discussion / What do you think? Hero, or traitor?
« on: May 19, 2017, 12:30:05 am »
Just watched "Snowden" today, and I gotta say, I never realized just how deep in the shit we all are. The fact that sooooooo much data is being collected on innocent people is shocking. Of course people treat him as a villan, a traitor if you will. But I think of him as a hero. What do you think?


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So as we all know, gtapolicemods has been down for quite some time. What many people don't know is you can still visit an archived copy of the site. I'm not 100% sure if you can download the mods from the archived site, but I say give it a try.

This thread is for you guys to either A: request someone find an archived copy of a site that is no longer online, or B: share a link you have to an archived version of a site that is no longer online.

Just a note, as it is an archived copy of a site from a previous date, there is no guarentee about content you're specifically looking for being there, as well as no guarentee about functionality

Without further ado, GPM:  http://web.archive.org/web/20140715101406/http://gtapolicemods.com:80/content.php

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