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  •  I remember some heated arguments (2+ / 0-)
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    ichibon, carver

    at town halls in 2010. No baggers arrested to my knowledge. Public debate and discourse is not always polite, it can be loud, it can be hostile, but as long as it is spoken words and not physical actions, the government should not intrude into the realm of speech. Nothing in his recorded statement incites others to violence. The police over reacted, as they are increasingly inclined to do it seems. Even if force was justified, grabbing his arm and dragging him away was the legitimate response, not macing and flopping him.

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