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  •  Kelly isn't the chief and... (3+ / 0-)
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    poco, 84thProblem, Remediator

    I'm sure he retained his honorarium.

    Someone should be asking why they thought it appropriate to give financial support to Kelly to justify his tactics that have been ruled unconstitutional.

    I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

    by Just Bob on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:43:05 PM PDT

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    •  That would have been an excellent question to ask (1+ / 0-)
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      Kelly had he had a chance to speak.

      Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

      by RhodeIslandAspie on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:58:08 PM PDT

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      •  No, that question should be asked of the person (6+ / 0-)

        who thought it was a good idea to invite Kelly and pay his speaking fee.

        I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

        by Just Bob on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 07:00:28 PM PDT

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        •  Why not ask the question to both? NT (1+ / 0-)
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          Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

          by RhodeIslandAspie on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 07:02:53 PM PDT

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          •  How? (7+ / 0-)

            http://www.browndailyherald.com/...

            But this lecture is not about creating a space for dialogue, nor has it ever been. Even Marion Orr, director of the Taubman Center, said in a phone conversation with students the event was “not designed for debate.” The center decided to showcase Kelly’s policies alone, effectively excluding other opinions on this issue.

            There are innumerable stories of racial profiling and abuse due to stop-and-frisk. Minorities face prejudice, undue scrutiny and pressure because of Kelly’s ideology, which has spread around the country.

            There are many students and community members who have been personally affected by racial profiling and police brutality. The psychological harm that will be inflicted on them by Kelly’s speech cannot be dismissed in the spirit of engaging with different perspectives. For those who have experienced criminalization based on the color of their skin, this is not simply an “intellectual debate.” Basic civil rights should never be up for debate.

            I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

            by Just Bob on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 07:12:39 PM PDT

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