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    Losty
    They have all been brutalized in some way or another if they have been arrested.

    And yes, I'll give you that...Oakland is definately one of the worst (if not THE worst) police forces in our country, and the violence they have perpetrated on people has been incredible brutal. But when I see the picture from Moscow, I see people cheesing for the cameras, probobly in an attempt to diffuse the tension and the fear of what comes next. I see people trying to put on a brave face and make the best of that situation. People like this girl. Not in Oakland, granted, but in NYC which is right up there in terms of brutality.

    And it's a cool image, just like the smiling in the paddy wagon one, but not representive of the experience or feelings most people had at the hands of the NYPD. And shouldn't be presented as such.

    R.I.P. Troy Anthony Davis
    October 9, 1968 - September 21, 2011

    by SwedishJewfish on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 10:18:04 AM PST

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