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  •  cowards? (0+ / 0-)

    Do you even have a quarter of a clue how dangerous police work is?

    You need to put that broad brush down.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 08:39:55 AM PDT

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    •  With great power comes great responsibility (9+ / 0-)

      It has been irrefutably demonstrated that policing can be done without berserking. The actions of the Ferguson cops are a direct reflection of the people at the top who train and manage them, and those who manage the managers. This falls square on the city and the PD top brass.

      Fight them to the end, until the children of the poor eat better than the dogs of the rich.

      by raincrow on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:10:39 AM PDT

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      •  I don't disagree with taht in the slightest (2+ / 0-)
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        I do take issue with people with an agenda against cops in general which was what I viewed the above comment as.

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:39:49 AM PDT

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        •  The root of the problem (0+ / 0-)

          It seems that the root of the problem is not even the police. Obviously, both the mayor and the governor were in support of the approach of the police, and probably had specifically ordered such an offensive approach.

          No, sadly, what we have MO, and in many other places around the U.S., is a governing system intended to oppress black Americans. That's the root of the problem. We are still bedeviled by racist attitudes originally manufactured to justify slavery, and some of which obviously continue today. So, while the police are the boot and the fist of our long racist American cultural heritage, they take their marching orders from elected officials, who in turn take their leadership cues from those who elect them.

      •  I'll qualify this: it's on the StL County cop (1+ / 0-)
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        mgmt and county government.

        Fight them to the end, until the children of the poor eat better than the dogs of the rich.

        by raincrow on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31:14 PM PDT

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    •  cowards? (0+ / 0-)

      If police continue to behave as we have been hearing and reading about over the past couple of weeks- their work may become more dangerous...unless they bring in your santa claus.

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