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    jpmassar, Kevskos, Hunter Acosta, zinger99

    A person who thinks you're a jerk but will defend your rights is a decent person.

    You seem to understand that less than you understand the need to defend the police when they arrest someone without even enough evidence to keep them.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:11:16 PM PST

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    •  I just love the self righteous (1+ / 0-)
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      Smoh

      A decent person would at least be interested in the truth.
      A decent person would not try to put worlds in my mouth and then label me as a jerk.

      defend the police when they arrest someone without even enough evidence to keep them.
      Actually:
      So I think he was charged with something.  He might have been able to post his own bail or maybe there was no bail.
      He was arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest, but we don't know what he was actually booked for.
      jpmassar
      I never said Hammer was guilty or innocent. I said we didn't have all the facts. That is not defending the police in any way.
      As for defending me - no thanks. There are plenty of truly decent people around that will stand with me while still being interested in the truth.
      •  You are lying. (1+ / 0-)
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        zinger99

        Your post said that this diary was evidence of police hating mentality. That denies the validity of the suspicion or police racism in this case. To reject this suspicion, in the face of rampant, racist police harassment of minorities every day, in every city and state of the US, is to defend the police.

        To write "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" indicates that you are simply not interested in the story, not that you are interested in finding the truth. You just want to dismiss it.  Calling the post a rant, and trying to dismiss it, is defending the police.  

        •  First I'm jerk then I'm a liar (1+ / 0-)
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          Smoh

          Coming from a 'decent' person like you it must be true!

          Your post said that this diary was evidence of police hating mentality. That denies the validity of the suspicion or police racism in this case.
          Actually, I didn't deny the suspicion - I said that we don't have all the facts. That implies that we should not rush to judgment - as so many posts have done.
          To reject this suspicion, in the face of rampant, racist police harassment of minorities every day, in every city and state of the US, is to defend the police.
          Again - the general tone of comments, and the diary, is one of assumed guilt on the part of the police. We don't have all the facts.
          To write "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" indicates that you are simply not interested in the story, not that you are interested in finding the truth. You just want to dismiss it.  Calling the post a rant, and trying to dismiss it, is defending the police.
          Not true. Zzzzzzz indicates that I'm not interested in a 'rush to judgment' or inflammatory approach taken in the diary and comments.
          You're the one making an assumption - not me.
          But, then again, you're a self proclaimed 'decent person' and, according to you, I'm a jerk and a liar so I suppose you have to be right.

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