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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:09 AM

The Uncivil War Escalating Across America

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The Uncivil War Escalating Across America
By michael payne
OpEdNews Op Eds 8/20/2014 at 11:16:53

Americans are used to this nation's military being engaged in wars across the world; wars against nations and enemies "over there." But what we are not at all used to is what is happening here in America today as we witness more and more incidents of overly aggressive police actions using deadly force in situations that simply do not call for anything of the kind.

I'm talking about what might accurately be described as an uncivil war. If you look up the definition of uncivil you will find that it means barbarous, uncivilized conduct, not conducive to civic harmony and welfare. Well those words could certainly be used to describe the many recent incidents involving extremely violent measures taken by police in this country against its very own citizens.

Americans watch with an increasing sense of apprehension at what just happened in Ferguson, Missouri where Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer who found him walking down the middle of the street and then confronted him.

The latest reports indicate that this young man was shot six times, twice in the head. That community is on the verge of exploding, to the point that the Missouri National Guard has now been mobilized; and that's another great mistake.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:23 AM

1. If you are white and have never participated in a demonstration of considerable

size, and never been an eyewitness to brutality by LE, this may seem like something new. It is not.

What is new, I think, is the overt militarization of the police-tank like vehicles on the streets, assault weapons, etc.

Was that the case before 911 and I never noticed, or did this happen because of 911? (I know about the Pentagon program of giving "excess" military equipment to local law enforcement, but I don't know if the militarization of state and local police had started before that.)





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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:25 AM

2. The killing of Kaj Powell in St. Louis, caught on tape, was worse than Brown I think...the evidence

is much clearer.

That was murder. I see the media is avoiding it as much as possible....there may be transparency but what does the picture reveal?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 10:27 AM

3. It has to end.

I watched the video of the St. Louis police gunning down Kajieme Powell, I'm not going to watch the video again. Anyway, seconds after their arrival that man was shot down, THEN a minute or two (guessing) half the police force shows up to secure the area. So, those bastard cops couldn't wait just a few minutes to get some back-up and maybe subdue the guy?! NOPE!

Coward's, fucking cowards.

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