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  •  Holy shit, Chris Hayes reporting a dead body (2+ / 0-)
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    alx9090, joanbrooker

    It's getting out of control there.  NO ONE is in charge, apparently.

    It's time for President Obama to federalize the response and put a lid on all these vigilante police officers.

    "Give me a lever long enough... and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

    by mconvente on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 09:27:01 PM PDT

    •  that was at the scene of a car accident (3+ / 0-)
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      white blitz, jan4insight, worldlotus

      I've spent some time listening to Tim Pool's feed. He's working in close coordination with police. They're waiting for a police press update now.

      Molotov cocktails? Police say no.

      Threatening to shoot reporters? Not exactly. The police are treating this as urban warfare. Not a good idea under the circumstances, but as they were moving passed a shopping center they established tactical positions for a crossfire and the reporters repeatedly wandered into their firing zone.

      The training deficits are obvious. No police officer should be telling reports they will shot them. It doesn't take that much time to explain the situation. Then again, no police office should threaten to MACE Chris Hayes on live national television.

      Stupid is as stupid does. ~ Forrest Gump

      Now...who is going to be the one to tell the police that they are not at war with the public?

      I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

      by Just Bob on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 11:02:54 PM PDT

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