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  •  You and admittedly I too have (3+ / 0-)

    determined that there has been police brutality.

    As a former citizen chair of our police commission, I don't ever recall anyone coming in from a "higher level" of government to resolve our police issues. We dealt with them locally. I didn't go to the county supervisor, I didn't go to the governor, nor did I ask the president to get involved. We had good cops and cops who did bad things sometimes. Discipline was left up to us and to the actions that a citizen may follow through with such as a lawsuit.

    That's the way the system worked. It's not a matter of "tolerating" brutality. Brutality is abhorrent. But it's not the fed's turn yet.

    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

    by bleeding heart on Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 04:51:37 PM PST

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    •  1) a statement issued isn't micromanaging. (0+ / 0-)

      2)  that's how the system works? you mean that's how the system is broken.

      when is the last time police have been sanctioning for beating up protesters? is two weeks off with pay punishment? brutality has been tolerated for decades now. it will continue to be tolerated until the majority of people say enough. by the time we reach that bar, it might be too late.

      The idea of an individual mandate as an alternative to single-payer was a Republican idea. ~ Mark Pauly

      by stolen water on Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 05:03:12 PM PST

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      •  no, that's how the system works (0+ / 0-)

        from the bottom up.

        You don't walk into the Office of the CEO to inform him that there are problems in the mailroom unless the damn mailroom is burning down.

        You put a report on his desk that there are issues going on in the mailroom that are affecting the rest of the company operations and outline how that's going to be done.

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