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i was watchng the work and effort that went into this production called Zero Dark Dirty and it really shows the hard hitting message of the militarization of our police force and the oligrachy of this country...The poor guy was invisible and off the grid.

The bullying of the poor and homeless has gone overboard.

Take a look at the talent that went into this production.

It is a slap in the face to DA Brandeburg who has not brought charges against these individuals.  Watch out Michael Moore.. This is inspiring to do more videos for progressives to get their point across.

No... I do not have this talent but some of us here do.   Very short and to the point !

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 08:56:03 AM PDT

  •  Police forces in most cities have become... (4+ / 0-)

    ...occupation forces.


    US riot police photo USriotpolice.jpg

    Police killings have become a daily occurence.  Incarceration rates are off the charts.

    Even Forbes has noticed;

    The Militarizing of Local Police

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 09:21:21 AM PDT

  •  It would be interesting to study stats that (3+ / 0-)

    compare the rate of ex-soldiers' recruitment to police forces across the country since 9/11 and the wars in Afganista/Iraq versus pre 9/11 rates of ex-military hiring for police departments.  

    I do not mean this to be a broad indictment of those who have served their country.  I just wonder if we are witnessing in civilian police forces the military emphasis on strict discipline and obeying orders along with the interplay of life/death situations that combat veterans have endured.  

    It would also be interesting to compare political affiliations of  police ranks pre-9/11 versus post 9/11.  Every Conservative I know is so authoritarian; everything is black or white according to THEIR "color wheel"...no acknowledgement of life's grey areas.

    Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

    by ranton on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 10:19:00 AM PDT

    •  It would be fascinating (2+ / 0-)
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      to attend the Academy today, to see how the newbies are being trained.

      Plus all that other stuff you said. I find it pretty disgusting overall, the emphasis on militarizing the local police. That files in the face of a long-standing tenet, a cornerstone of the constitutional form of government we're supposed to be living under (see; posse comitatus)

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 11:51:39 AM PDT

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      •  This question I have a partial answer for (2+ / 0-)
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        not to bash the police because that would broadstroke BUT I know first hand that a Vietnam Veteran serving in combat zones during the 60's  joined the police dept and told me himself he took his agressions out on the prisoners and or the suspect.   I had known this person since I was 5 and encouraged him to resign.. He first started as a baliff in court after recognizing his issues were serious and I was fortunate to talk him to get to the VA for ptsd evaluations and he was to retire in 2 years.  He did get  out of law enforcement and now encourages others to break the cycle of aggression in law enforcement.  He also said he was in flashback mode when these things happen.

        In this video, the people are like a platoon in a war zone and the homeless man was the enemy so the mental health issue NEEDS to be addressed before allowing some of these vets to enforce or uphold laws.  I am sorry but I have seen too many combat vets and some are good cops and others find comfort in easy access to weapon and I truly wonder the training as well because no one comes back from war and then re enters civiian life without a few triggers that law enforcement deals with daily.. Basically going from one war zone to another is their comfort landing spot for far too many IMO.  MENTAL HEALTH cannot be encouraged enough and regularly because ptsd is not just military.. LE has it's share.   Some of these people have a distorted few of protect and serve.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 01:56:24 PM PDT

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        •  I cannot watch more than 30 seconds of that video; (1+ / 0-)
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          Protect and serve...just the first 30 seconds reminds me of a wolf pack!  They murdered that man in cold blood.

          Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

          by ranton on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 09:54:06 PM PDT

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