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  •  You can't be so naive as to believe... (6+ / 0-)

    that we believe this is a police state.  The police state began with allowing authorities hired to protect and  serve, to choose who it is they will protect and serve.  Briefly, in the 60s and 70s, we cracked down on police brutality.  

    What we have now is back to the old deep south where blacks were murdered at will with any feeble, invented excuse they wanted to use; that is if they bothered at all.  There were rarely any repercussions and if there were it was merely a dog/pony show with acquittal being the end result.

    Ferguson, MO is step #2.  Mostly they pretend to allow protest but welcome the agitators who they can then blame for the unrest and paint the whole lot of protesters with the same brush.  The  agitators provide cover.

    All of us is step #3.  I don't pretend to have foresight enough to tell you exactly how and when but can promise you it will come.  Maybe sooner than later.  It will creep from blacks and hispanics, to other minorities.  Unless every citizen who isn't part of the top few percent doesn't stand against this, then we are will be next at some point.  

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

    by cowdab on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:03:11 AM PDT

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