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    unfangus

    stands, as various situations have shown time and time and time again the police and military do not merely enforce laws by selectively enforce them. And in most cases even lobby for the more repressive laws. In fact the police are much more likely to enforce laws against "lefties" than against right wing paramilitary. I can go on and on with examples from the earliest days of the 20th Century, through the Boston and Chicago police riots in the sixties, through the scandalous treatment of the Occupy group in recent times, to the Madison and NC examples.

    Police can and do perform good and necessary services. However, in my experience the police have almost always chosen to support not only the status quo, but the most right wing interpretations thereof.

    Good luck to you and thanks for your efforts.

    If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell. General Phil Sheridan USA

    by shigeru on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 07:08:37 AM PDT

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      noise of rain, Dragon5616

      "Your information shows that I'm wrong but I won't change my opinion anyway."

      Your error starts with using the phrase "the police" as if that was one grand unified organization that all acts the same, when there's lots and lots of different police organizations that don't control each other, such that what one does shouldn't tarnish the rest.

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