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  •  It does not matter if your child obeys (4+ / 0-)

    There is abundant evidence on YouTube that if the police want to attack you they will. And there is nothing we can do about it before or after to stop it.

    The sooner people realize this the sooner it changes I hope.

    You would be better served to teach your child to go limp while being severely beaten if you want to try and save their life.

    •  How (1+ / 0-)
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      second alto

      What pathways would you recommend we follow to change this?

      •  I've tried educating here on Kos (1+ / 0-)
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        My own knowledge of correct law enforcement procedure. Unfortunately the emotional aspect of hero worship means the posts get trolled at best.

        Look in some of my posts in the police accountability group for my ideas ofhow to correct it. Consent to police would be a good start.

    •  Let me try again (5+ / 0-)

      I didn't mean for my question to be an end to the conversation. I am genuinely interested in what you envision.

      Here are some of my thoughts.

      1. Yes, you're right, police WILL attack you if they want to.

      2. But in these cases, it's not always clear that had the police recognized the presence of disability, they would have wanted to. In some cases yes, in some no. So training might help.

      3. But the bigger point is that the police expect instant compliance, even those police who otherwise wouldn't want to attack you. And that's a disaster for our liberty.

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