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  •  I'd hope to address the prevention of (4+ / 0-)
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    circumstances that precedes their involvement.  Though of course it goes without saying that LEO's are aware that their current actions will be supported after the fact.

    Not to pull off the topic, but command must be held accountable first and foremost, and as history has shown, politicization of law enforcement is a dangerous condition.

    I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

    by wretchedhive on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:22:08 PM PST

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    •  and polarization against groups of people is (3+ / 0-)
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      likewise dangerous!  we've seen that bunker mentality do so much harm throughout society.  yet, when people ask for others to consider "talking" - meeting with those holding differing views, the sides often object, refuse, hunker down, lock themselves into their already decided pre-conceived notions.

      that is harmful to all society - all civilization!

      •  I agree (5+ / 0-)
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        unfortunately we're seeing this type of individual bias infiltrate our municipal institutions, perpetuating fear of "otherness" in the place of rational objectivity and fairness.

        We have allowed ourselves to become a fearful society, and in consideration of the type of government we have, the most base elements can attain great influence that is not truly representative of the whole.

        I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

        by wretchedhive on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:58:10 PM PST

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