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  •  J&K go way overboard (3+ / 0-)
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    Ellinorianne, cville townie, murphy

    almost always. But I also was listening yesterday afternoon and (even with their angle that the main stream media including their hated LA Times was ignoring the story since the victim was white) it was eye opening. With the new Wall Street Journal wrap up on KTLK, I've been venturing more and more into the dark side (usually for about 3 minutes at which point I start yelling at my radio, calling them liars and switching to Pacifica).

    Anyway, I think they said he was fairly small, like 135 pounds or something. Now I've heard that schizophrenic people can sometimes display extra strength, but I fail to see how the Fullerton police can have any legitimate claim that this excessive force was in any way warranted. A 135 lb man on his stomach is not a threat. Especially to like 6 trained cops.

    Frankly J&K surprised me a bit with their anti-cop rhetoric. I always figured they would be law and order types. Until I remembered that the police are public workers. I guess that alone allows them to be subject to extra right-wing scrutiny. In this case of course, that scrutiny is welcomed by all those concerned with mental illness problems in today's society as well as police brutality.

    I am curious though about why this story had to go to England and then back here to J&K and DailyKos before I was made aware of it  - especially since it happened 35 miles from where I live.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith

    by beefydaddy18 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 10:42:47 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe... (6+ / 0-)
      I am curious though about why this story had to go to England and then back here to J&K and DailyKos before I was made aware of it  - especially since it happened 35 miles from where I live.

      because you can't bring yourself to read the OC Register? I can well understand that, but the fact is the paper has covered it extensively.

      •  I admit (2+ / 0-)
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        Ellinorianne, Villanova Rhodes

        that the OC Register is not one of my "go to" sources for everyday news. And I would have liked to read their extensive coverage...if I had known about it. Today's coverage seems to be mostly about the involved officers returning to work. Thanks Wildcat.

        The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith

        by beefydaddy18 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 11:58:04 AM PDT

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