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I used my outrage at the execution of Mike Brown to make a poster.  Beyond the act of killing Mike Brown there is the lack of due process.  When a policeman, officer unfriendly in this case, is going about his job he is restrained by something called due process.

This means there is a right way and a wrong way to do police work.  The right way and the wrong way are defined by law.  Failure to follow the simple job requirements of being a policeman can result in having the case thrown out.  For instance planting evidence on a suspect is disallowed. All that is a mute point now.

As a suspect Mike Brown should have been arrested.  He should have been provided a lawyer, he should have had a trial.  This is what due process requires and due process is a constitutional requirement.

It is one thing for a policeman fighting for his life to kill a suspect, it is something quite different to shoot a suspect who has his hands over his head and is surrendering. What the policeman did when killing Mike was to remove Mikes civil liberties from him and in doing so I believe he committed a federal civil rights violation.  Denying someone their civil rights is a very serious offense.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    CJB2012, a2nite, OldDragon

    "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness," Allen Ginsberg

    by Hermenutic on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 12:09:22 PM PDT

  •  What justice? There is law & order for white (0+ / 0-)

    people, mostly, & 1% property owners only.

    F*CK the police.

    I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

    by a2nite on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 12:18:01 PM PDT

    •  I'll be voting in the fall (0+ / 0-)

      legalization of marijuana is on the ballot.

      "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness," Allen Ginsberg

      by Hermenutic on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 12:39:21 PM PDT

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    •  of course, the entire power structure in most (2+ / 0-)
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      OldDragon, Alhambra

      small towns is built so as to preserve the property and wealth of the top 3 or 4 families.  Locally, there is a Dollar General going up in one of the small towns.  I made a joke about the preeminent family in town being behind it and was told it was an investment firm that was financing the store.  A little digging revealed that the firm was actually a front for the family where they attract outside investors into the project while retaining majority control and ownership.  Somehow, they have it structured to where they retain the majority of profits through various mechanisms but the money is put up by their investors.  If the store fails, then the investors are the ones who lose their money but if the store succeeds, the family keeps most of the profits.

      Nice work if you can get it  

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