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  •  Edrie, let's be really generous here and (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, aguadito

    presume that 95% of the men and women in blue understand and respect our civil rights, never abuse their authority, extend the same deference and presumption of innocence to economically disadvantaged people-of-color as they do to white, well dressed businessmen, etc. Just for shits and giggles let's pretend that's true.

    One of the reasons why it's fair and accurate to describe our society as a police state is that this 95% "Officer Do-Right" is just as guilty of shielding the few bad actors from accountability as are the other bad actors. They all link arms to maintain the inviolability of the Blue Wall.

    Now, if you think the most effective strategy for bringing a halt to police abuse of power is to "balance" that reporting with the message that, "It's not so bad - most of them don't do that," go for it.

    But if that's the strategy you choose to employ, do so with the full knowledge that every fucking one of them is guilty of enabling and encouraging illegal, abusive behavior with their refusal to hold the bad actors among them accountable.

    WTFWJD? LOTE? I sincerely doubt that.

    by WisePiper on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:50:43 AM PDT

    •  your post deserves more thought than i can do (1+ / 0-)
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      right now on no sleep - if you'll forgive me, i'll defer until later on today/tonite to answer you - because you deserve a lucid response.

      so, if you don't mind waiting, i'll be back later after i get a bit of sleep...

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Mon May 06, 2013 at 02:00:43 PM PDT

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