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  •  Small article, short on facts and context. When it (12+ / 0-)

    's you who are facing SWAT serving a warrant at the wrong address, or in a case I am personally familiar with, someone "armed" with a piece of 3/4" Schedule 20 PVC plastic pipe about 3 feet long is also shot seriously dead? One wonders how dismissive you and others who shrug would be about Police Action. A lot of "suicides by cop" turn out to be Murders, or at least Culpable But Ignorable Homicides  By Cop.

    Anyone bother to check, for example, if the pistol was loaded, or operative, or inquire into the state of mind of the 107-year-old guy? If demented or confused, or what the other two people reportedly, allegedly, threatened (who were they, and what were they doing?) were up to?

    Maybe it's like the Mideast: Somebody says "Assad used chemical weapons," and the next step is paying Raytheon in advance to refill the inventory with Tomahawks...

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:09:57 PM PDT

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