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  •  My take-away ... (0+ / 0-)

    I actually thought the manager did exactly the right thing here. It struck me that the police are so heavily militarized these days that they've forgotten how to de-fuse crises. More and more they shoot first ... and multiple times at that.

    So why would the manager want MORE guns in his parking lot? Why escalate the tensions, especially when the tension is coming from a bunch of whacko gun nuts?

    I dunno. I sure am rethinking asking a cop for "help" these days ...

    "Long term: first the rich get mean, then the poor get mean, and the rest is history." My brother Rob.

    by Pat K California on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 05:12:10 AM PST

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    •  Because he had a restauarant full of people (3+ / 0-)
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      who were scared to leave because of those gun nuts in the parking lot.  And he had no way of knowing when and if they would actually leave.  

      The police needed to come to the restaurant, escort the customers out, and then arrest the gun nuts.  These people need to be treated as what they are -- criminals.  They are not simply protesters.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:27:09 AM PST

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