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Sat Apr 18, 2015, 12:31 PM

Discussion- ending militarization of police, police brutality and gov sanctioned murder by LEO.

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I truly believe this is one of the biggest problems facing us. It is the arm of the oligarchy to keep us under control. It is allowing human rights violations beyond belief, including actual torture, incarceration at rates that are unheard of and, of course, outright murder.

The man behind the tortures in Chicago is actually receiving a pension

I am cross posting here because I believe that this is just another issue that doesn't seem to fit in with the current party agenda

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026527597

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Reply Discussion- ending militarization of police, police brutality and gov sanctioned murder by LEO. (Original post)
marym625 Apr 2015 OP
aspirant Apr 2015 #1
marym625 Apr 2015 #4
Fairgo Apr 2015 #2
marym625 Apr 2015 #5
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #3
marym625 Apr 2015 #6
Enthusiast Apr 2015 #7
marym625 Apr 2015 #8

Response to marym625 (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 05:13 PM

1. Don't most Mayors appoint police chiefs?

Is the problem the police unions making it difficult to replace the corporate police?

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Response to aspirant (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:08 PM

4. I'm sure that doesn't help

But the problem goes much deeper than that.

But definitely something that has to be changed

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Response to marym625 (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 05:44 PM

2. An important discussion

Yes, indeed. We need to explore the monster behind the litany of outrage. Technology has given the people a collective all-seeing eye with which to view the raw footage of our society. It is deeply disturbing that the first thing we plainly see is this well oiled death machine. More disturbing still, is that minority communities across the nation have been talking about the depths of this depravity for decades...it's time to open this forum, and listen to those who best know the "cop on the beat". And maybe apologise for turning a deaf ear to all the beating.

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Response to Fairgo (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:14 PM

5. yes. that is a huge part of what has to be done

There's a fairly good number of ideas in the GD. Post. You should add this there.

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Response to marym625 (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:07 PM

3. I completely agree. It is a huge issue, and should be on the agenda of every Democrat running for

public office. The militarization of the police is simply not acceptable in a country that continues to call itself a 'democracy'.

Who are they accountable to? Over 5, 000 Americans have been murdered by the police since 9/11, making the police a bigger threat to Americans, especially POC and the poor and mentally ill, than any terrorist group in foreign nations.

To allow this carnage to continue, to ignore the threat these out of control though 'protected' armed forces pose to Americans cannot be allowed to continue.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 07:21 PM

6. completely agree

I know that the Ferguson leaders have put together quite a list of things that have to be changed. I am hoping we can use ideas here to help do what they want done.

As far as this being something that candidates should be talking about, who is? Of the current presidential candidates and those that still may run. None that I know of

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Response to marym625 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 12:15 AM

7. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 08:57 AM

8. Thank you

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