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  •  This diary is about more than racism (7+ / 0-)

    although the racism certainly is present.
    This is also an indictment about the overuse and abuse of police in our public schools.

     Of course it is somewhat of a reflection of the society in general, where police are everywhere.

    None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

    by gjohnsit on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:43:34 AM PDT

    •  It's also a reflection of the fact that the police (3+ / 0-)

      no longer have any requirement of probably cause to arrest; they do it simply because they feel like it.

      If anyone else had a failure rate of more than 50%, I don't think they'd expect everyone to be impressed with them.

      "Yes, I'm going in for surgery tomorrow.  I'd be nervous, but my doctor's loss rate is only something over 50%, so it's good."  Don't think so.

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