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  •  Read the article. (0+ / 0-)

    Really.  Follow the link.  It is obvious you have not.  Oh, and look at the youtube video (linked above) of the police searching a house and it's occupants and then ask yourself:

    1.Why were the police conducting their search in that manner?  They were abusing and terrifying the occupants of the house for no reason that I can see.

    2. Would you like that to happen to you?

    •  I Can't Speak for Oil Guy (1+ / 0-)
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      But I did read the first few paragraphs of paranoid ramblings before I recognized them for being exactly that.

      And I've seen that video, because kooks here have been spam posting it in comments for days now.

      It's comical because you don't know any more about that video than anybody else.  You don't know why the police were at that house.  You even say: "for no reason that I can see," but since you weren't there, and you know jack shit about what was going on, there's no reason you SHOULD know the reason.

      Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

      by TooFolkGR on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:37:15 AM PDT

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      •  Wow. (0+ / 0-)

        This is quite a pattern we have going here.  Whatever happened to that bit of wisdom, "question authority"?

        You don't know why the police were at that house.  You even say: "for no reason that I can see," but since you weren't there, and you know jack shit about what was going on, there's no reason you SHOULD know the reason.
        1. The area was locked down to search for ONE guy, who was probably wounded.

        2. The police are emptying a whole houseful of people, screaming at them and training their guns on them.

        This shows a complete lack of trust in the population.  The authorities treat the residents as potential enemies, rather than enlisting their help in searching for the suspect.  It's completely "Us vs. them".  Is this a sign of a healthy relationship between the authorities and the people?

        It is the same as the relationship that our troops had with the population in Iraq and in still have in Afghanistan--completely dysfunctional, which is normal for a hostile occupying power.  

    •  asdf (3+ / 0-)
      1.Why were the police conducting their search in that manner?  They were abusing and terrifying the occupants of the house for no reason that I can see.
      I honestly don't see the problem here. This is how you search for people who are likely to fire upon you. Given the cop who was shot the night before, this is a reasonable assumption.
      2. Would you like that to happen to you?
      Happened once- we had to call in a domestic on the downstairs neighbor, who was pretty well known to like both guns and meth. This is pretty much how they entered. It was a hassle at the time, but once we established that we were not likely shooters, the whole vibe lightened up.

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