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  •  A LOT of Cops in the US are Ranger, Seal wannabes (10+ / 0-)

    but are too weak of character and ability to actually become one. So they pretend they are Roger Ramjet and act out on defenseless civilians.

    "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

    by Mr SeeMore on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 10:01:23 AM PST

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    •  OTOH, police departments all over the country (2+ / 0-)
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      recruit from military vets.

      There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. - Elizabeth Warren

      by Susan Grigsby on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 01:28:34 PM PST

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    •  Wannabes? (4+ / 0-)

      I'm pretty sure more than a few retired Rangers and SEALs went into law enforcement.

      Our special forces are not supermen any more than the Russian Spetznatz are, nor are they particularly morally upstanding.  In fact, they do a lot of stuff that you don't want to know about, stuff that makes hitting protesters look like giving a naughty child a bare-handed spanking.

      I know we're all trying to be politically correct around here, get Democrats elected and all, but it's time to take a look at the reality of what our military-industrial-prison complex has become.  Anyone who is not willing to challenge that regime head-on is either clueless, worthless, gutless, or complicit.  Take your pick.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, there will be peace. - Jimi Hendrix

      by CharlieHipHop on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 02:24:12 PM PST

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