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  •  Thanks for your great coverage. (8+ / 0-)

    We want to get this out there as an issue, until "police brutality" is really a politically mainstream concept, among moderate Republicans living in Danville, and whatever.

    Then perhaps things will start to change.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 11:08:42 AM PDT

    •  The authoritarians (3+ / 0-)
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      think "police brutality" is just fine. It's not on them after all. It's on us.

      Beat 'em, taze 'em into compliance.

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

      by wxorknot on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 02:17:03 PM PDT

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      •  They may be a lost cause. (3+ / 0-)
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        The die-hard Tea Partiers, the 27%, and whatever, they're never going to come over to our side.

        It's the middle-of-the-roaders whose perceptions we work on--the Reagan Democrats, the Clinton Republicans, the soccer moms, the bowling-alley dads. We get in under their flaps with a new meme, until they embrace it.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 02:27:35 PM PDT

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        •  ^^^^^^THIS ^^^^^^Is what we CAN do, and (0+ / 0-)

          need to focus on. Forget the hopeless cases, argue for the benefit of the quiet, sensible, persuadable folks who may never say a word, but will remember, think and teach others quietly.

          Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
          ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

          by FarWestGirl on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 03:37:25 PM PDT

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