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  •  The Seattle Police Department Is Out Of Control (11+ / 0-)

    and has been for years.

    Within the last 2 to 3 years, video after video show the Seattle Police Department abusing and brutalizing citizens as well as killing several citizens.

    Apparently that is what the citizens of Seattle want their police force to do.

    It hasn't changed.

    A Good Peasant Is A Silent Peasant - Jesse LaGreca

    by kerplunk on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 12:43:07 PM PST

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    •  This isn't new (11+ / 0-)

      I grew up in the area. Nobody ever taught me that policemen were my friends...............and my parents were just average middle class folks who never had so much as a traffic ticket.

      20 years ago two cars of Seattle cops pulled up on a corner near Pike Place Market jumped out and beat the crap out of a guy that was just standing there.

      There were several but the cops told a different story, that the guy was brandishing a weapon and threatening people. Nobody seemed to notice they had not found a weapon on him. Nobody in the court system believed the guy.

      Luckily one of the witnesses was a 5 star general who willingly went to court and testified because, as he told the judge, what they did was was dishonorable and damaged the credibility anyone wearing a uniform. His word trumphed the cops. The 20 other witnesses wouldn't have counted at all if not for this one man.

      It made me wonder how many times this happens when there is no general to tell the truth. Call me cynical but i bet it is often.

      Keep the cameras rolling folks, they have a hard time lying their way out of that.

      It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

      by PSWaterspirit on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 03:13:09 PM PST

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    •  My mama agrees, wants to leave (1+ / 0-)
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      JustJennifer

      Friend of mine was beaten during the WTO in 1999.  

      "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

      by LucyandByron on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 04:58:27 PM PST

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