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  •  Maybe you wouldn't have been belligerent? (0+ / 0-)

    According to this article in the daily breeze:

    "I do apologize if I didn't immediately comply. The music may have been a little loud but I was complying," Rosby said. "I said, 'Sir, I want to make sure nobody's civil rights were being violated.' "

    A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said the officers asked him to turn the music down, but he refused. Rosby, she said, responded, "It's my (expletive) radio!"

    He was complying? The video is 3:34 minutes long, showing Rosby walking to and fro across the street. The cops' request to turn off the music must have occurred before the video began.

    “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

    by SoCalSal on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:30:21 AM PDT

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    •  Not to mention the Rotwiler (3+ / 0-)
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      He wasn't just watching or just filming. He was there walking back and forth behind the police cars with the Rotwiler.

      I think what happened to the dog was horrible, but this guy acted in a way that can only be described as oppositional and as stupid.

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      by FischFry on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:58:08 AM PDT

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      •  Agreed! n/t (0+ / 0-)

        “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

        by SoCalSal on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:04:03 PM PDT

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      •  So black people, (2+ / 0-)
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        who have often been victimized by police officers, who live in a city in which the police were involved in a million dollar brutality suit, are supposed to just trust them and say "Yes sir" and "No sir"?  It's the responsibility of the victims to make sure they're not victimized?

        •  Yes they are, because to do otherwise is a (0+ / 0-)

          threat to their authority and they may decide to react with violence.  And of course people like FischFry will be right there to claim they were 100% justified.

          You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

          by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 05:57:49 PM PDT

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