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Cops Kill 8 Times More Americans Than Terrorists Do - Activist Post

Dave Hodges

Many people have noticed that several of the local police officers, particularly the younger ones are more gruff, rude and even abusive as compared to the past. Many veteran officers attribute the shift towards DHS’ training of local police which focuses on teaching the police that the public is their enemy as opposed to the traditional view that teaches that the local population and the police are partners in keeping the community safe.

Whatever happened to the friendly neighborhood cop who walked a beat, was well-known and respected by the local residents and was seen as the protector of the neighborhood? Far too often, that cop has been replaced by thugs wearing camouflage, bank robber type black ski masks who are armed with automatic weapons and sometimes even break down the doors of people who are innocent.

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What is an appropriate number?

I would expect this, since terrorism is a very nearly nonexistent threat, but how many people should the police kill?

The number isn't zero, since there is the occasional person that needs killing. So long as the number includes children and old sleeping ladies, it's too high, but the fact remains that occasionally blowing someone away is in their job description.

If the headline was "Police shoot 8 times as many Innocent Bystanders as Criminals", then you'd have something really serious, but to paint every police killing as unjustified isn't realistic.

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ive not seen that picture in

ive not seen that picture in a while, and i find my feelings, and resolve stronger then when i first saw it, believe it or not........thats an indication to me that they screwed up thinking they could do this, i think, if they make more examples, they'll create even more of what they dont want, opposition

Its weird looking at that photo now, as i thought i would be, regretfully, accustomed, seing as ive not thought of it for a while, but that picture, gratefully brings it all back, and surprisingly a stronger sensation of the feeling i had the first time......maybe its the passage of time, or the chaos of the "as it happens", or maybe, both

Maybe more Americans will

Maybe more Americans will begin to understand the resentment that the rest of the world feels. Maybe they will begin to see the bullying, harassment, and abuse that the US military visits upon the rest of the world and drop the "hero" worship.

Heroes don't wear uniforms.


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Yes they do

Even Ron Paul wore a suit with his little pin.

true - suits are uniforms. Have you read up on the necktie?

how it's supposed to be a noose that one carries around with them - as sworn servants to 'the order?'

According to the rumor???

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they resemble the

washington monument,and it is a penis
what did washington belong to,that he received an egyptian type structure
built in his honor?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence


and here I thought it was an excuse for bad art. :D

and the ratio of CURRENT

and the ratio of CURRENT armies, lets say, the last 13 years

Computer games are known to desensitize.

No doubt that's part of the equation.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

if one allows it, and does

if one allows it, and does not forget

A nation of parents allows it.

Some are games equivalent to those the military uses to desensitize soldiers before going into combat.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

i dont discredit your

i dont discredit your opinion, but you misunderstand my saying (i think)

"if one allows it" to desensitize you

"and does not forget" basic human rights

I dont discredit that alot of people it seems fall prey to your concerns, and some games do deserve such critizism, but i dont want to change the games, just the mentality of folks who make em and play em, but the notion of "games" themselves, the notion of computer interactive games being the problem is akin, to me at least, saying it is the gun that indiscrimatly shoots people, not its users

Technology wise i think its a divining point in human history, you know, histories varied and many small corners

Thank you for saying it so well!

Yes, the attitude has changed indeed. Gone are the days that your local cop would see you and wave. As a child I was confident in their decency and honor. Now, it has turned into a nightmare with endless stories of police abuse. Gone is Officer Friendly!