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  •  What galls me (6+ / 0-)

    is the lack of any remorse or apology from the police.  Shame on them for doing this in the first place and shame on them for failing to apologize and reformulate their policies regarding unarmed civilians exercising their Constitutional Right to assemble.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 11:34:59 PM PST

    •  Some people appear to think that when you (6+ / 0-)

      apologize, you are showing weakness, even as it's the opposite which is true.
        It's just a part of the upside-down world we live in. And it's our job to turn it around.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 12:43:02 AM PST

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      •  Another reason too elwior, is (4+ / 0-)
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        they think that if they apologize it shows liability!
        I hope Scott sues the city for plenty!

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        by rebel ga on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 03:32:58 AM PST

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        •  A sincere apology and change in (1+ / 0-)
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          tactics might prevent a lawsuit.  They forget about that, too.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 10:10:24 AM PST

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          •  You are very forgiving Puddytat. (1+ / 0-)
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            If they did to me what they did to Scott, or pepper sprayed me, or hit me with a baton, an apology, no matter how sincere, wouldn't do it.

            But I'm not the forgiving type. I believe the only thing that teaches violent people anything, is if it costs them! Whether it be money, their job, whatever!

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            by rebel ga on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:47:43 AM PST

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            •  Very true, but changing (1+ / 0-)
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              the policies rate highly for me.  If the withdrawal of a potential lawsuit would ensure that no protestor would ever be manhandled, sprayed, rubber bulletted, etc., I'd be of a mind that this would be enough.

              There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

              by Puddytat on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 12:34:22 PM PST

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              •  In that case I too would agree! (1+ / 0-)
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                If the withdrawal of a potential lawsuit would ensure that no protestor would ever be manhandled, sprayed, rubber bulletted, etc.

                John Kennedy said. "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names".

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                by rebel ga on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 01:06:47 PM PST

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