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  •  At this point, police response is the story. (5+ / 0-)

    Some people are arguing with me that Michael Brown attacked the officer and deserved what he got. I don't know if he did or he didn't; but for me that's completely missing the point.
    While it's important that justice is served for the family of Michael Brown, the point- and the bigger story- is that police officers are shooting tear gas and aiming sniper rifles at citizens and news crews. Discrediting Brown still doesn't change that.

    -this space for rent-

    by EsnRedshirt on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:45:17 AM PDT

    •  Nor is it relevant (1+ / 0-)
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      to the timeline of the use of deadly force, which is why the family lawyers' insistence on even the harden criminals being taken into custody when they hand-up surrender -- a position that has been corroborated by some pretty credible witness testimony.

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