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  •  There were those two cops recently killed by (5+ / 0-)

    the white right-wing Bundy ranch people just for being cops.

    That kind of thing is rare in general, but there are probably few occupations where you can get killed just for doing it.

    That being said, it is highly unlikely if you are a cop that you will get killed in by a criminal in the line of duty.

    It just does not happen that often. Certainly not enough to justify their recent militarization.

    "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

    by ranger995 on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 08:07:28 PM PDT

    •  That's white on white crime so it doesn't count (3+ / 0-)
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      To white people.

      I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

      by a2nite on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 06:56:48 AM PDT

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    •  Well, the result of cops abusing... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...their authority and killing with impunity, will be more cops dying at the hands of the populace.

      They have two choices...change their culture to what it is supposed to be or, escalate their "shoot first without consequence" policies.

      Whether or not some of these trigger happy cops face consequences will determine how it will be.

      I believe there should be a federal investigation for every one of these killings and the cop be held accountable for his actions.

      I guess they need a little more rope

      by suspiciousmind on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 07:00:38 AM PDT

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