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  •  I'm sorry you feel this way (1+ / 0-)
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    glorificus

    You should really read the rest of what I've written and open your mind a little bit.

    "It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -- Carl Sagan

    by jtraynor on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 10:19:39 AM PDT

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    •  I cast no stones at your sincerity (2+ / 0-)
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      Laconic Lib, peggy

      However, policeing in America was broken when I was beaten and hospitalized by Berkeley cops for "resisting" a skateboarding ticket, at 14.  They say I fell.
      It was broken when Berkeley cops planted pot 10 years before that on my older brother during the People's Park protests, you know, the one where the cops used birshot and buckshot on the protestors, killing one and blinding another.
      Now I am 50, and short of someone murdering a member of my family, I wouldn't call a cop for any reason whatsoever, and the only reason I would call them then is to get a lawyer involved before cops tried to frame me for that.
      When I see US cops resigning en mass over cop abuses I'll open my mind a little, till then, the greatest enemies of justice, law, and order in the US are the cops and prosecutors, and nothing you wrote changes that blue wall of injustice one iota.

      •  I can't change everyone's mind (6+ / 0-)

        Which, I fully understand.  You're entitled to your feelings, especially if they are based on what has happened to you in the past.  I'd only ask that you not lump everyone in with the the criminals (that's what they are) who did that to you and your family.

        All the best.
        jtraynor

        "It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." -- Carl Sagan

        by jtraynor on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 11:06:37 AM PDT

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