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    My preference would be to utterly retask DHS to rooting out bad cops and making the streets safe again.

    In a perfect world...

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:18:45 AM PST

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    •  in a sane world (1+ / 0-)
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      that while not perfect respects human life or any life for that matter.. Speaking of which check out Greenwald's column today. This may seem off topic but I read it first thing this morning and it came to mind when I read both your dairy and the dairy about  police beating to death a homeless person dairy. I guess these people were 'imminent' dangers.

      People seem to think that our out of control police state and it's militarized violence against others in the name of protection or law and order is separate from the GWOT.  Our government and our societies disrespect for both the real laws/rights of humanity and human life is systemic. We are going to find that we have lost the only protections we the  people really have. Our human and civil right and the universal laws that keep the real monsters reined in and checked, both here in 'der Homeland and globally.      

      When supposedly liberal Democratic ' leaders' start defending killing 'pre-crime' American citizens it's time to take a good look at the systemic violence we as a society have supported under the guise of protection. Peace in any form is scoffed at as it's a dangerous world so we need to kill kill kill.
      'What's so funny about peace love and understanding'

      Pop quiz on US politics: guess the speaker
      A prominent US politicians makes some familiar statements about secrecy, the War on Terror, and Muslim enemies: who is it?
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/...

      ??? speaking of the secret kill list and drones

      “It’s interesting how popular it is in the public,” she said, recalling that the same polling dynamic prevailed during the fight over warrantless wiretaps. “People just want to be protected. And I saw that when we were fighting them on surveillance, the domestic surveillance. People just want to be protected: ‘You go out there and do it. I’ll criticize you, but I want to be protected.’”…
       

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