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  •  Yeah, well, I see NG as hit or miss (10+ / 0-)

    Great in Birmingham to stop people from being beaten, shot down in the street,s and attacked by dogs; not so great at Kent State.

    And our NG now has actual combat experience and all of the psychological effects of that, diagnosed and not.

    Parallel investigations, additional autopsy, and eyes on Ferguson 24/7....I just see that as smarter than actual combat troops in the streets.  

    "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.: Maya Angelou

    by PsychoSavannah on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 10:47:41 AM PDT

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      Much of the National Guard has served in Afghanistan or Iraq, and may be mentally more "military" than it was in the last half century.

      •  Maybe (0+ / 0-)

        But my Twitter feed had this article about what a veteran of Afghanistan thought about the militarization of the Ferguson police force.

        The short version: not all who saw combat in Afghanistan thought the Ferguson Police Department acted responsibly.

        •  I would expect them to recognize chickenshit... (1+ / 0-)
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          ....when they see it, like from nearly everyone in authority over this running clusterfuck.

          "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

          by leftykook on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 02:46:00 PM PDT

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