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  •  well, it's a thin blue line (4+ / 0-)

    and the cowards who won't stand up for GOOD policing ought to just quit; but anyway we'll just be like Mexico or El Salvador, where the police do what they want.  I won't go into Denver if I can help it for that very reason - I'm scared. Too easy to get killed, accidentally or intentionally with no repercussions. 'course I'm white and male, so less risk for me than other people I could name....If I was deaf as my cousin is, I'd be terrified I'd be shot by a cop just because I couldn't hear him and his orders. It's happened.

    Yes there are good cops. I basically trust my county Deputy Sherriffs who are the police out here. But nothing like 40 years ago, when I naively thought a cop might stop me for a mistake but not plant drugs on me,  or shoot if I reached for my wallet.

    Cops are militarized and see us as enemies, gooks, not customers.

    Now I know the police are not my friend and I should say and do nothing if they show up. So for all the good cops that feel stereotyped, that's what you get for allowing the bad apples to go unchallenged. It's a death spiral for all concerned.

    yeah, I know
     /rant

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 02:53:07 PM PST

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