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  •  And when the police are sued for damages? (6+ / 0-)

    Let's all watch how a mentally disabled person's life is "valued".  What was his earning potential?  What was his life expectancy?  Did he have a wife and children?  Watch how the pennies add up.

    There is a basic humanitarian principle that has yet to make its way into the rivers of our consciousness: his life was worth as much to him as our own life is worth to us.  This was the principle that was denied to the families of the janitors and waiters who were killed on 9/11 and to families of disabled people who die because of negligence that amounts to murder.

    You have every cause to talk about this -- and scream about this -- here.

    •  Boy---do I agree. (2+ / 0-)
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      worldlotus, FloridaSNMOM

      People need to scream about this and they need to keep screaming.

      Killing people while taking them into custody---killing people who are in custody----and constantly claiming: "They resisted arrest-they became violent" appears to be the new national pastime for cops.

      So many of their victims are old---disabled----sickly----handicapped---mentally ill.

      I know this is harsh---but these are people that certain mentalities would consider---"non-productive."

      Makes your blood run cold.

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:09:11 AM PST

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