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    The closing few seconds had a Raleigh City Policeman shaking hands and smiling.  I have talked to and interacted with the Raleigh City Police during Healthcare rallies and Moral Monday.  Throughout, they have been cordial, respectful, apolitical and non-violent.

    Moral Monday had a specific protocol on how to get arrested, with the arrests being primarily symbolic.  

    During a healthcare rally, on the grounds of the capital, some Tea Partiers showed up with signs.  I was engaged in debate, with one of them, when an officer came over and told the whole group that the rally had a permit and they were disturbing the rally and had to leave the capital grounds.

    More recently, public safety officials have been making noise about the budget strain and lack of funds.  It seems to me that the Republican power grab has put off a lot of people.  Working class public service personnel included.

    Gee, you would think they had kids in the schools, do not want unfettered fracking, are not caucasian, have a spouse that works in the schools or something?

    Wisconsin co-opted the prison guards and police unions.  I hope and think the NC wingnuts have miscalculated.

    Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. ~ Frank Zappa ~

    by NCTim on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:11:11 PM PDT

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