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  •  oh, and i left out easy access to guns.... nt (2+ / 0-)
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    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 05:38:59 AM PDT

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    •  edrie...I agree to a is not (5+ / 0-)

      all individual officers...I once had a great conversation with an OPD officer giving advice to a young Occupier...and know somebody from my town that I met as a masked member of Occupy...I found out later was a police officer...he also worked with me at another political group...and in WI many in the PD refused to work with Walker...but OPD and LAPD are corrupt anger is directed at the system.

      in Sanford the police were willing to let the son of a judge effort to find the family of Trayvon...even though they had his phone and easily could have checked his recent call list...that is BS...the system is broken...I do not feel bad saying 'f' the Sanford PD...a light should be shined on the racism rampant in our PD's.

      I am willing to give them credit when deserved...but an officer aimed his tear gun canister at Scott Olsen...the system and his fellow officers allowed him to get away with it...and we have seen this behavior has been repeated...over and over...thru history and across the country.

      We are not broke, we are being robbed...but we can fight back...#KosKatalogue

      by Glen The Plumber on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 06:49:04 AM PDT

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      •  glen = there ARE bad ones and those need to be (1+ / 0-)
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        off the force because they think "force" is the ONLY way to interact with everyone.  they have no business being police officers.

        the problem is when the polaraization starts then both sides lock ranks.  sanford pd is a problem - as is racism in the south.  saying ALL southerners are racist because sanford pd is would be a generalization that is unfair and blatantly wrong.

        we need to call out behavior where it is wrong instead of using the "they" word.  individuals make up the system and the only way to make the system better is to weed out the individuals that don't belong while retaining those that are good.

        i have no problem saying f*ck those that did what they did in sanford, but i don't know every officer in that dept and don't want to do to them what some did to trayvon martin and his family - judge them all by the actions of a few.

        as for opd and lapd - there are SOME corrupt officers and SOME who are trying every day to be the opposite of those who do wrong.  give credit where it is due.  point a light on those who violate the trust placed in them, but it isn't fair to blame ALL police officers (in la or oakland or sanford) for those that are bad.

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 12:44:37 PM PDT

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        •  "Both sides lock ranks" (1+ / 0-)
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          The police always lock ranks! Always! That's what the problem is and that's what we've been pointing out for so long. As long as they do that they aren't good cops, period.

          If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

          by AoT on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 12:47:30 PM PDT

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