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  •  But being a passive aggressive jerk (0+ / 0-)

    to a cop can very easily be framed as something potentially illegal, so it's not a smart thing to do.  I know I have an adult sister who makes a hobby out of it; you should see her arrest sheet. She is, in her own mind, a constant victim of police harassment, but that's because she never actually sees her own actions as part of the dynamic.

    And given the long and well-documented history of black men being much more susceptible to "creative charging" on the parts of police, well, I'd imagine this wasn't a particularly smart move.  That in no way justifies the overreaction of the police officer, or the fact that because of this guy's less than smart choices, the officer will know have extended avenues to justify his overreaction and will probably not be held accountable.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 11:27:33 AM PDT

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