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  •  Not exactly breaking news (3+ / 0-)
    On November 29, 2012
    It wouldn't have happened here in Oregon, 59 police cars are more than the whole state puts out at night

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 06:20:23 AM PDT

    •  The news is that it will be investigated (8+ / 0-)

      as if something's not right with this spectacle.

      Cops being cops: unsure what the concern is....

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 07:26:34 AM PDT

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      •  Even that news is old (2+ / 0-)
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        The only new news is that Alternet posted a story. All of this is old to us here in Cleveland. And the drugs slant is incorrect. The focus should be on police behavior and lawlessness and their disregard for life of certain types of people.

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:58:42 AM PDT

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        •  I see your vigorous defense of this (2+ / 0-)
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          idea that somehow the war on drugs has just nothing to do with why the police think they are in some 3rd world dictatorship where they are encouraged to act this way, but the police lawlessness we agree on is fed and encouraged by the whole war on drugs bunker mentality.

          Want to focus on racism? What part of the war on drugs isn't racist and/or reinforcing racist ideas in this country? How is the war on drugs driving the vast racial disparity we see in the penal system?

          The rampant disregard for human life comes straight from the 'us against the drug dealers' mentality that has driven police departments and their recurring scandals for decades.

          End the war on drugs and you will pull the plug on a major driving force in the corruption of police departments, among desirable things.

          The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

          by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 11:25:54 AM PDT

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      •  Not that concerned (0+ / 0-)

        And its not my war on drugs, either

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 06:08:19 PM PDT

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