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  •  This is not about sympathy. (18+ / 0-)

    Can't you see that this is an ugly, dangerous precedent? How far off are we from "If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear?"

    Your argument is essentially:  "Well, obviously, if you do something bad you have no rights."  If we allow this to happen uncriticized, or worse, cheer it on, what happens when it becomes a precedent? What happens if the government makes a mistake?  Can you look at our current government and not make a compelling case that the government finds it damned easy to make really bad mistakes on a regular basis? What happens if we set these precedents and some crazy-ass tea partier, or even regular Republican, gets power, whether at the mayoral level or the Presidential level?

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 09:48:11 PM PST

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    •  Hear, hear! (6+ / 0-)

      I'm not as much afraid of their mistakes, I'm afraid of the protection of power.

      We've already seen citizens gassed, tasered, beaten, pepper sprayed, surveilled, draconian sentencing...

      This just says to me,"Put a bad pic of 'em on the TV, pull up some cherry picked online activity and then go to work on them.

      Hell, might be the 21st century version of Gladiators - a modern day rehash of Bread and Circuses.

      I'm pretty shocked at this thread. Judge, jury, and executioner - ride 'em cowboy!

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      by k9disc on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 11:17:46 PM PST

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      •  I'm kinda shocked too (1+ / 0-)
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        but by the lackadaisical attitude towards life of everyone else.  It's as if we now regard the life of the criminal and/or killer as more important than those innocent people he killed or would kill if allowed to continue.  

        Sorry but given a choice between taking someone out and saving other peoples lives or trying to save him and risk more people getting killed I whole heartily say 'take the fucker out' .  

        This isn't about politics or propaganda.  I would hope that even a tea bagger would take the life of a liberal if that liberal snapped went on a killing rampage and was putting the lives of innocent people at risk.  I really don't care if it is on TV or not.  Life is the primary concern and saving as many as possible.  

        This bastard killed 4 people, including a police officer while holed up at the cabin.  He was military trained, had deadly weapons and was ready willing and able to use them.  So what were police supposed to do?  Send in more of their guys to their death trying to arrest him?  Maybe hold a mock trial in front of the cabin and pray the guy doesn't try something or kill anyone else?  Give me a fucking break.

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        by DisNoir36 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:40:46 AM PST

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    •  Great post! (1+ / 0-)
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      I agree.

       Since when do we applaud what used to be called "street justice."

       We have due process---we have judicial procedure---we have all those things---street justice is a breakdown of society.

      It is not to be applauded---it is to be condemned.

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:20:25 PM PST

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