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  •  silence sends a bad signal that police violence (0+ / 0-)

    is acceptable. the masses take note of that. they become afraid. a frightened populace is less willing to voice dissent. fear strengthens the hold of the oligarchs.

    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 05:43:46 PM PST

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    •  as far as I can tell police violence has long been (2+ / 0-)
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      acceptable provided it happens to POC off camera (although it has increasingly been happening to white people as well, leaving aside the Occupy police actions.

      The "masses" have known this for years, but certain "masses" did nothing about it until it affected them.

      The "masses" did nothing about it and they definitely weren't asking the President to intervene.

      Now I'm more with you on the police violence question than you think but being that I am a black man, can you understand why I am seeing more than a little bit of hypocrisy in your demands of the President (although...President Obama also set a bad precedent when he spoke out about Henry Louis Gates so I'm not saying that he's entirely blameless).

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