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  •  I applaud the authorities' restraint (7+ / 0-)

    And I think they're doing the exact right thing. They're being helped immeasurably by a restrained (as far as I can tell) public response that endorses their go-slow approach.

    But I still can't help wondering if the public would be quite so calm about the situation if the unstable murderer/kidnapper with the violent reputation wasn't Jimmy Lee? Would Fox or Rush or Glenn be quite so reserved if the malefactor wasn't right in their demographic wheelhouse? Would there be lurid speculation about just what that poor autistic boy might be going through where no one could see him or save him, shouldn't we do something, why are the authorities dawdling, and so forth?

    •  well Faux News would be (6+ / 0-)

      fear mongering and spouting xenophobic, racist and religious bigotry more, but that doesn't mean that the law enforcement officials don't realize a little more than Fox News.   One thing about good old boys in the rural south, and one of the few things I could say positively, is that since most of them have hunted since they were young,  they know how dangerous a trapped animal is.   They know what they do to further anger or frighten that man may cause the death of the child.   They are acting responsibly.  

    •  I think the 53% of the nation (0+ / 0-)

      that voted for Obama likely think the police did it exactly right.

      Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

      by tikkun on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 07:56:23 PM PST

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