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  •  I've Lived Under Curfew and Martial Law But (22+ / 0-)

    that was around an urban area with 10's of thousands of people and thousands of potential targets of vandalism and looting.

    Does this area, do the numbers of people really justify a cufew? One young man being interviewed on CNN yesterday said that the storefront scene behind the cameras was not representative of the area. He said if you go just a block or so, you'll +/- "hear cicades, a dog or two and maybe some grills sizzling."

    It doesn't sound like a population makeup or size that needs a curfew, sounds more like a couple dozen officers on temporary street patrol duty, borrowed from elsewhere in the street, would be all that's needed to contain the amount of violence/vandalism that's consistently being reported as pretty minimal.

    And it took them A WEEK to think up a curfew? When they felt the need to bring in combat grade machine guns, wouldn't an average civic leader think perhaps that was the time for a curfew and not after the street cleaners hose away all the blood?

    These must be the slowest thinkers on the planet, they're not going to have a full plan in place before we're all swimming in Arctic melt water.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 02:23:19 PM PDT

    •  Oops borrowed from elsewhre in the 'state' nt (0+ / 0-)

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 02:37:57 PM PDT

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