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  •  Kelly is a quasi-fascist-wannabe... (8+ / 0-)

    So it's not surprising.

    I don't know about the police chief in D.C.

    Odd that DC or NY are not on this list

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:47:08 AM PST

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    •  Cathy Lanier is actually pretty good (5+ / 0-)

      Very tied into the people of the city, generally immune to political pressure from our openly corrupt City Council and our embarrassment of a Mayor...

      There was the whole thing about the use of checkpoints in specific high-violence areas last summer but that worked itself out.  

      The police does hit pretty hard against the drug/gang crime with SWAT teams and militarized raids so that would be right in the wheelhouse of this ACLU investigation.

      But overall, considering the kind of government we typically get in DC, I think we're in relatively good shape with Chief Lanier.

      ..and like I said, the crazy anti-protest stuff is usually all on Federal Property and therefore handled by Federal officers (Park Police, Capitol Police, Secret Service, etc).

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:18:50 AM PST

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      •  Except when they can't, (1+ / 0-)
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        then DC comes crying to Virginia and Maryland to bail them out of their messes.

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          MD and VA bailing out DC?  

          The only thing i know of that DC has to constantly hassle the states for is for them to get off their ass and handle their part of the Metro System since they seem to think thats a "DC System".

          They are lucky Congress is preventing us from enacting a commuter tax to MAKE them pay for all the city services they use.

          Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

          by Wisper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:57:50 AM PST

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          •  Congress underfunds DC and they all (1+ / 0-)
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            live in MD and VA. I was referring to emergency/police services. Personally I think DC should get statehood, the population is the same as some of those big square states and then you could charge the Federal bums rent.

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