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  •  Hummm. I didn't quite read the article as we are (2+ / 0-)
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    Darmok, Dirtandiron

    discussing here. While the author doesn't account for sociopathic or bullying cops,  he does make a point about protecting ourselves first by being respectful in an encounter with police, not knowing first hand the mindset of the cop. Until we are a more mature country with more compassionate, enlightened citizenry, this police attitude of fear as they approach each and every one of us may be dangerous for us. So we can be mad (I'm furious actually as I read this diary) but putting myself in their shoes, I have better understanding, and will be more mindful and self protective in any future encounter with the police.

    Meanwhile let's work for change, in all the ways we talk about here, so that neither the public or the police has so much reason to be afraid and angry. I sound polyannish even to myself. I'm heart broken about the racism being displayed in Ferguson. But demonizing the police isn't going to help.

    Get out the VOTE.

    The 'shift' is hitting the fan.

    by sydneyluv on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 11:40:13 AM PDT

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