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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Jeez, Fred. There's a house across the street that has recovering addicts living in it. But none of them has ever caused any trouble around here. It's not an official facility, I think the owner does it on his own. I'm not sure how he meets the people he helps, perhaps through church or work.
    It's a clothing store, but it's only open at certain times whereas to allow the wandering homeless a convenient place to stop and drink their 40 ounce bottles of malt liquor. We had a talk with the owners, and now have their full permission to disperse them if/when things get out of hand again.

    See, there's an area under a bridge downtown about a mile away, where the city has officially designated for the homeless to congregate. It's literally a shanty town of sheets, cardboard boxes and such under there, a disgusting jungle of filth and debauchery, and some of them like to go wander about during the day.

    The corner store I showed is a draw because they sell beer, thus we have them wandering about our area as opposed to some others.

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    Just so you know, you've never come across as anti-cop. I think you've been very clear from the get-go about your purpose.
    Okay thanks, that's good to hear. Accountability on all sides is the end goal here, along with preferably some meeting of the minds, and even better some fostering of less distrust from either side, and more mutual respect.

    There are plenty of rude, obnoxious cop watchers who just go out there looking for confrontations to use as cheap click bait, and I don't like them any more than a bully cop. Except for the gun, badge, and authority to arrest, they are one in the same. Neither is a worthy ambassador.

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    There's a newly developed app for new iPhones which enables Siri to start recording and keep recording without interruption with one command.
    That sounds handy.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Complete Honesty here...I have been anti-cop since the age of 7 though my favorite movie at that age was the 'Delicate Delinquent'...
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    I decided to change lanes on this thread after being introduced to this bad ass woman, and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin, while watching some Jimmy Dore stuff this morning before work. Grace under pressure doesn't get any better than this as she stays on message in speaking truth to power at the Hudson Institute concerning constant U.S. war mongering towards Iran, despite the obvious physical difficulties in doing so.

    Her mentions of the Saudis are also especially pertinent in this time:
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    I decided to change lanes on this thread after being introduced to this bad ass woman, and co-founder of Code Pink Medea Benjamin, while watching some Jimmy Dore stuff this morning before work. Grace under pressure doesn't get any better than this as she stays on message in speaking truth to power at the Hudson Institute concerning constant U.S. war mongering towards Iran, despite the obvious physical difficulties in doing so.

    Her mentions of the Saudis are also especially pertinent in this time:
    wow

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    Smile , what's good for the goose...
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    lol...I spent 30 days in jail for not liking my treatment by a cop...Actually, I was sentenced to 30 days, only spent 5 or 6 days on work release... lol
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    I've been lucky with cops. And being a white woman helps quite a lot. I don't get targeted the way others might.

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    This is a little long. It's a story of an encounter with the police who were up-front aggressive for no reason either apparent or stated. Mr. Palmer tells of being trained from childhood how to deal with this potentiality. It's a thing all black boys go through, this teaching.


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    that's ridiculous...
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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