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  •  Strong contender - biggest idiot of the week award (9+ / 0-)

    And its only Monday morning.
    Way to go, Dallas PD!
    And yes, pls do tell us mere mortals why every puny suburb in Ameerika needs its police outfitted with more kit than your average soldier on patrol in Afghanistan.

    •  He's not just speaking for Dallas PD (4+ / 0-)
      National Chair (since 2010) of the National Black Police Association
      https://twitter.com/...

      Just as on odd bit of coincidental trivia, the organizations "started" in St. Louis

      In November 1972, the National Black Police Association was chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Illinois following a historic meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
      http://www.blackpolice.org/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 09:19:53 AM PDT

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    •  Why do you think he's such an idiot? (0+ / 0-)

      Because he says one should not use heavy gear when it's not appropriate?

      Of is it because he thinks looking like an invading army is not a good thing to do?

      I don't know how much difference blue paint makes, but it's got to be better than military colors.  It's even better if you don't have the armored car out.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:55:48 AM PDT

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    •  Based on my observations of you all, I (0+ / 0-)

      wouldn't bet the farm on this guy winning idiot of the week.  Probably good for [dis]honourable mention, though.

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:58:35 AM PDT

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