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originally posted by: WhiteAlice
with a degree of cynicism that he didn't condemn a whole lot of similar activity against Occupy nationwide.
That's why they're called GAMES. If you don't like them, don't buy them for yourself or your kids. I think there's a little bit of a bigger issue here then crying about what types of entertainment is available on the market currently. Besides, those games are rated M for reason. It's meant to be played by someone who realizes that, yes, it's only a game and no, you shouldn't mimic it in real life.
Kind of unrelated in my opinion.
what we really have here is a police force not trained properly to deal with these type of sensitive issues the lines of right and wrong are being infringed upon, we also have a cynical and pissed off american public ready to jump on any issue to show its outrage.
originally posted by: kruphix
a reply to: SubTruth
The force they are showing up with is not in line with the founding principles of this country. This is not a war front it is an American city for god's sake.
Is that why George Washington marched the United States army on a group of farmers for refusing to pay their taxes???
You should look into the Whiskey Rebellion...and then rethink your statement.
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
originally posted by: ElOmen
a reply to: Cito
if they have a video of Michael Brown’s body being shoved into the back of a police department SUV i think it should be brought to the light as soon as possible. It will make a world of a difference in my opinion.
I understand that it will cause an outrage that might lead to a manhunt. But you cant just hold these things back like that, very childish of anonymous if any of this is true
originally posted by: mrsdudara
a reply to: WhiteAlice
Every town around has those "Toys". They have had them for YEARS. They typically only come out to fairs, and parades. Kids can check them all out and oooo and ahhh over them. Most towns have retired military stuff. They didn't actually buy them for fairs and parades, but for scenarios like this. Go figure! Crazy right?
Now for that whole "protect and serve" thing... All those people in that town are citizens, yet some are being robbed, having their businesses that they worked hard for destroyed, cars destroyed. They can't go to the store because there are people out there doing all sorts of crazy things. All this is being done by the other citizens. So who is it you want them to protect and serve??
As much as you hate the police, you can't have it both ways. You can't be upset that they did nothing while people rioted AND upset that they are doing something about it.