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  •  That was different (version two) (0+ / 0-)

    Dorner only targeted the police, and lots of progressives hate the police. So the effort to get him was wrong.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:49:10 PM PDT

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    •  You don't have to hate the police (I don't) (0+ / 0-)

      to believe that Dorner should have been waited out:

      Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha, was critical of the decision to use the "burner" tear gas canisters.

      "It's true, he was firing at them. But he was cornered. He was trapped. At that point, there was no rush in the sense that he was barricaded. The standard rules on barricade situations are that you can wait the person out," Walker said. "To use a known incendiary device raises some very serious questions in my mind."

      This is not a bloodless process. - Barack Obama, at the launch of the Hamilton Project....

      by Alexandre on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:08:26 PM PDT

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