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  •  I'm in New Mexico (0+ / 0-)

    We have a statewide population of 2.86 million.  We have 42 Mraps...yes 42!  I guess the prairie dogs are building IED's. I am disgusted, totally disgusted.

    I had a dear friend who was an excellent police officer who retired early because of changes he saw happening.  For one thing he said that when he was in the academy they were taught how to avoid a deadly confrontation, ways to do their job without having to resort to their police special.  NOW the academy is teaching how to justify a shoot!  

    I am not anti-police.  I am anti bullies and "cowboys".  I am anti the government that is supposed to represent and serve us treating us as the "enemy" in some war they are arming to win.

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