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  •  Yes and no (3+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure why they would care.  It doesn't affect them.  So what if everyone in the US knows they shoot people in the back.  So what if everyone knows that they plant drugs on people they pull over.  They don't need to change because the world doesn't do anything about it.  It's good to get the info out there, but I'm believing less and less that it actually matters.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 08:00:12 PM PST

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    •  This judge seems (3+ / 0-)
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      to think something should be done. The OPD has been monitored? for 9years according to this story.. course it's an AP story so who knows. It also doesn't seem to bother the Feds that protesters in major cities across the country are being subjected to abuse by robocops. Today's insanity sure doesn't sound like the major is about to comply with any reforms.

      http://newsone.com/...

      Oakland Police Face Federal Takeover Due To Excessive Force

      SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Jean Quan vowed Wednesday to quickly reform the scandal-plagued Oakland Police Department after a frustrated judge threatened a federal takeover if it fails to quickly make good on changes agreed to nine years ago.

      U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson said he “remains in disbelief” that the department has failed to adopt the reforms.

      •  I wish he would order that takeover. (0+ / 0-)

        These cops are batshit crazy. They like hurting people. You can see it. One would hope a Federal takeover would calm things down a bit. They have been this bad for 50+ years now.

        #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

        by Evolutionary on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 07:24:21 PM PST

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