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  •  Guns trained on clear innocents forced out of home (0+ / 0-)

    Won't go there and say it's OK.

    Have you seen the first person video of the agents in full body armor with trained assault rifles shouting at a scrawny, blonde young teen who clearly has no possible resemblance to the suspect - the part where the gun is trained on him and the agent screams "Get your hands on your head" as they force him and his family out of their home?

    https://www.youtube.com/...

    If you actually watch it I am guessing you will be freaked out.  If you're not freaked out, all I have to say is - Sorry - this is NOT the way to deal with this.   The clear message here is "everyone is a suspect" - and how do you argue against that with this video evidence?

    I will say that I have been OK with being a "suspect" every time I get on a plane.   In that world I have been OK with proving my innocence.  

    If I was this family in that video I wouldn't feel my life was made safer by this violation of my home and I would most likely need therapy - not caused by the bomber or his proximity to my house - but as a result of how I was 'perp walked' (because that is what you see here) for no reason that I would ever be explained.

    Are you OK with this?  Are you OK with your son being the blonde kid in the video?   Do you think that moment won't mess with his life for the rest of it?  Do you think that the value proposition that somehow this act made the country safer so it was OK for the law enforcement to act like this is a valid one?  I don't, won't and never will.

    Watch the video.  Tell me you are OK with that.

    FYI - the bluedog thing is about my dog ... I'm a liberal left winger and proud of it.

    by bluedogsd on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 12:15:35 AM PDT

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