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  •  All they would have to do to cut that number (10+ / 0-)

    is train officers to not remove their firearm from their holster when encountering everyone. We are not the enemy. We are your fellow citizens and deserve the respect of not being assaulted (in Texas pointing a weapon at someone is assault) just so you can write a speeding ticket or some such nonsense.

    If someone is going around town waving a gun at people then by all means use appropriate defensive procedure but don't treat everyone like they are out to attack the police. They have built an entire culture based on this lie that we citizens attack them when in fact they are attacking us and then using the lies to cover those attacks up to support the lie of the violent citizen.  

    •  We both wish Horace (5+ / 0-)

      I got caught in a speed trap in Hannibal, MO.  Middle aged white male, in a 6 year old Japanese sedan, with Missouri plates, with my wife in the front seat  The officer (Hannibal PD) never moved forward of the rear edge of the front door, and kept his right hand on the butt of his weapon the whole time he was near my car.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 01:08:47 PM PDT

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