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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
Rep. Paul Ryan is a-ok with all of this!
Oy.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) waded into the Ferguson, Missouri, controversy on Tuesday and said the best way to bring about resolution is to let law enforcement do whatever they need to do.

"We should take a deep breath, sit back and let law enforcement do their job," he said during an interview with SiriusXM's David Webb.

Take a deep breath! Well, unless you're in Ferguson. Breathing in tear gas isn't too good for you.

And definitely let law enforcement do anything they want, without checks or balances or regard to Constitutional protections that conservatives pretend to cherish. So shooting unarmed teens? It's their job. Looking like stormtroopers? Their job. Pointing assault weapons at people exercising their First Amendment right to assembly? Their job, I mean, it's not like we're talking about the SECOND Amendment, aka "the only one that matters." Arresting and jailing journalists for merely being present? Their job. Stonewalling the investigation into the shooting of said unarmed teen? Their job.

Funny, though, I don't remember Ryan calling for law enforcement to do their jobs at the Bundy Ranch. But of course, stealing millions is fine if you're white. Allegedly stealing tens while black is a capital offense, and police have no choice but to execute such dangerous criminals.

It's only their job.

10:22 AM PT:
The police have raided the church we were at last night and took ALL the supplies that were donated to give protesters.
@Nettaaaaaaaa
That's okay. It's just police doing their job, because they can do anything they want.

Originally posted to kos on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 09:54 AM PDT.

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