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  •  Josiah Bartlett: I don't believe police or (1+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman

    law-abiding Americans deserve to be lumped into the same category of miscreant as an actual felon.

    The ROTC student handling a firearm at a range isn't Adam Lanza.
    The hunter stalking half a year's freezer meet isn't Jared Loughner.

    We don't have "beat cops" walking the streets in my hometown. I know not every cop is another Kevin Brennan, or Darrell Campbell.  But that doesn't make me think that every uniformed officer of the LPD or the LCSO is another Tom Coleman either ...

    If I were going to write a blanket exception for a class based on employment, it'd be politicians / lobbyists.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 11:47:28 AM PST

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    •  Many of them would actually be felons (6+ / 0-)

      or at least criminals if they were made to abide by the same laws as the rest of us.

      Of course they are not ALL bad , but that is not what was originally written. There are enough of them abusing their power that it is an undeniable problem.

      I know that I personally believe the chances of my having a negatively life altering experience is much more likely to happen from law enforcement encounter than from a criminal or terrorist.

      •  Going in opposite directions (1+ / 0-)
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        a cop made a U turn, pulled me over and said "We made eye contact, you know I had to pull you over".  The judge laughed when I contested and asked if I would settle for a parking ticket rather than a moving violation.  Both were scumsacks.  

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