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  •  yikes. (17+ / 0-)

    WTFlock is wrong with this country...I just got done reading the New Mexico story...now this...pretty much speechless.

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

    by Glen The Plumber on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 03:41:28 PM PST

    •  And the roadside cavity searches in TX a couple of (0+ / 0-)

      months ago... where are we FINDING these sociopaths?  And how are they not screened out in the hiring process?

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 07:44:35 AM PST

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      •  These sociopathic cops are not new. (0+ / 0-)

        Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely. Strangely, some people, when given power and a gun become brutalizers of the very people they are sworn to serve. The Milgram Experiment showed very clearly how a group of young male students could be turned into vicious abusers by being given sole custody and control of other young male students and by being given a uniform and a billy club, while the "prisoners" were disrobed and redressed in shapeless smocks without underwear or shoes.  This experiment went on for a week (it was supposed to last 2 weeks) and was shut down due to the brutality that the "guards" quickly began to demonstrate toward the hapless "prisoners". When the experiment actually descended to physical brutality of the "prisoners" by the "guards", the experiment was stopped. Brutal behavior took less than a week to manifest. And these were sophomore psychology students with no history of violence or sociopathic tendencies prior to the experiment!
           If the Milgram Experiment doesn't show the necessitity for public supervision of  the police, then nothing does. The police simply cannot supervise their own. The need for public overview of the police is obvious.

        •  Was that the study at Stanford (0+ / 0-)

          back in … 1971 I think?  One of the researchers in that study came out on its anniversary a couple of years ago and said that it should have been stopped within days, if not hours, the shift happened so quickly.  And it left the participants on both sides seriously damaged.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 06:43:39 AM PST

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