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  •  Sounds like my neighbor's neighbor (3+ / 0-)
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    playtonjr, HoosierDeb, ratmach

    Your neighbor is much scarier than my neighbor's neighbor but they still have  the same basic attitude and sense of entitlement. This nut, Ira, has lived on our street since he was born. Some of the surrounding homes, including mine, were built around a decade ago. So my neighbors and I are basically some kind of Foreign OTHER and Ira is fighting a noble battle to rid the neighborhood of people like us so that he returns to the halcyon days of yesteryear.

    Yada, Yada, Yada. My neighbor Jim has been threatened by Ira too many times to mention. Jim even went out and purchased a security camera at my wife's suggestion and he recorded Ira and his wife assaulting Jim by spraying his hose at him when he came near the property line. So Jim called the cops, who seemed put off that they were asked to intervene. Excuse me, isn't that their job. Basically, they didn't want to intervene so I went up to the officer in charge and said that the police were making Ira more brazen because they would not enforce the law and so there were no consequences for the behavior. I told the officer in charge that if they continued to blow this off, it will end in tragedy with either Jim getting so frustrated that he feels forced to take matters into his own hands or Ira will kill him because the police have done nothing.

    •  Cops are quite often part of the problem... (1+ / 0-)
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      playtonjr

      ... in cases like this. It's something about their personalities and political views, I think. Both vigilante types (or ANY kind of rightwinger) and most cops have a pretty frightening view of the world... a view that people like you and I don't share.

      "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media." -- Noam Chomsky

      by ratmach on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 01:13:56 PM PDT

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