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  •  I hope the kid is okay. The horrible thing is (7+ / 0-)

    that I recall 2 instances when the BPD killed students who weren't a danger to anyone.  

    I will look up the news stories and add it to my diary after I go outside for another round of digging.  I finally reached my car.

    Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by CIndyCasella on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:03:37 PM PST

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    •  Didn't mean to be flip about it.... (3+ / 0-)

      IMHO no officer should be in the middle of a snowball fight.  That's just bad planning.

      Good luck!

      "The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it.". Abbie Hoffman

      by Joes Steven on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:09:09 PM PST

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      •  Oh, I know. I LOL from your comment. I think (4+ / 0-)

        that the police may have been required at a snowball brawl that may have had over a thousand participants, but the taser usage was over the top.  The photo of the student, clearly knocked to the ground and stunned, upset me.

        I just added some information to my diary about two prior deaths of 22 year old students after excessive force was exerted on them by the BPD while in crowds of celebrants.  These two stories broke my heart, so I was very angry to see that the BPD has yet to improve the way they handle crowds of students in a city boasting having many colleges.

        Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

        by CIndyCasella on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:02:50 PM PST

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        •  Cindy (1+ / 0-)
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          I wish I could rec x 2 for your updates.  Maybe all we can do is highlight these murders [cuz that's what they are], but by God, let's highlight them!  I hope those parents at least persue civil lawsuits, unless police are "immune," which I fear is the answer.  God help us if these are our "protectors"!

          "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

          by NancyWH on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 12:42:37 PM PST

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