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Offline flowers

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« on: February 04, 2014, 05:17:00 PM »

Offline happyg

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 05:44:35 PM »
Lots of cops in my family, but I'm still leery of the ones I don't know.

Offline Fishrrman

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 10:11:54 PM »
Surprised this was published by the Washington Post, which I would otherwise expect to march to the beat of "statism"...

What will it take for a citizenry to disarm police that have gone out of all bounds of control ?

Offline Atomic Cow

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 11:13:26 PM »
Couple of months ago there was a drug raid that involved just regular officers but it was a no knock warrant.  The person inside opened fire on the police with an AR-15 and killed one deputy.

Right now, he's sitting in jail on a capital murder charge.  They did find some pot, but nothing of significance.  If they had thought the guy was such a threat, why not send the SWAT team who wear heavy body armor instead of just investigators and patrol officers who are not as well protected against small, high velocity rounds.

Anyway, we'll see how it all plays out.  He got (pro-bono) one of the best (or worst depending on your point of view) defense attorneys in Texas.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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