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  •  And that should be an election issue (2+ / 0-)
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    Yasuragi, jpmassar

    in those cities.

    Who are these councilmen who allow police brutality, and why are we electing them?

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:54:58 AM PST

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    •  Because most people who vote are happy to see the (2+ / 0-)
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      Hunter Acosta, twigg

      police beat up on "them."

    •  In Oakland, it's not a legal issue (0+ / 0-)

      that judgments against cops are paid by the city with taxpayer money (last year, almost $13m; the last 10 years total--$64m).

      The police "union"--Oakland Police Officers Association--was given that in their contract.

      Not only does that suck funding out of social and health services that are needed to deal with the poverty and social issues at the base of crime, but it means that police have real impunity in attacking residents; they won't be  even be disciplined because brutality is firmly entrenched in  OPD culture.

      She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.

      by Boadicaea on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:26:08 PM PST

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