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  •  fou did have one valid point... (0+ / 0-)

    ..I'll take Philly over NY any day of the week. The cops have a "healthy fear" of its citizens here, meaning they don't  need to "profile" anybody because they're "equal opportunity ball breakers", who won't stop or talk to you (or harass you because unlike NY, they know just about everybody is packing heat here and they want to go home at the end of their shift)unless you go out of your way to get their attention. But trust me, once you get it you'll never want it again. Here's a true story for you to illustrate my point: I was walking into my (SW Philly) neighborhood Rite Aid and there's this huge black officer talking to his white partner. He says in reference to a thug he had to arrest. "I sure enjoyed beating the brakes off that thug". And that was a black officer talking about beating another black man!

    "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:56:31 PM PDT

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    •  A good point, but completely ridculous here (2+ / 0-)
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      in this discussion.

      Stop and frisk, on the other hand, is blatantly unconstitutional. I wonder why Ed Snowden had nothing to say about that. Why do you think?
      WTF?  Why ask why Snowden did not expose stop and frisk?

      Makes no sense other than as a distraction from the diary.

       

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      by divineorder on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 07:06:02 PM PDT

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      •  I totally agree... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...and I thought to myself that it was a bit of a thread jack, but nobody thought enough about it to call fou on it so I just rolled with it. I detest censorship in any form, so I strive to give people a lot of slack.  Blame it on my mellow disposition. This city has a way of humbling someone. The first week I was here in 2009, I was riding the L train and got spit in the face because I didn't get my "spare change" out of my pocket fast enough. Real world scenarios like the armed robbery I was 10 feet away from last Feb. also have a way of keeping your feet on the ground and your head out of the clouds. I like to think Philly has changed my attitude about life for the better. I don't sweat the small stuff like I used to. Or take my life for granted anymore. People get blasted daily here for absolutely no good reason. So in the grander scheme of things I can overlook a thread jacker. Can you?

        "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 08:23:27 PM PDT

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      •  Why does it make no sense? (0+ / 0-)

        Stop and frisk constitutes unreasonable search and seizure. Snowden decided to leak NSA documents to fight what is in his view unreasonable search and seizure.

        Talking about stop and frisk is quite relevant actually.

        Now, why don't you think Snowden said word one about it?

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