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Ted Rall for July 29, 2015

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    ConserveGov  about 6 years ago

    Seems like the only ones that should be scared of cops are those that don’t obey orders, criminal drug dealers and thugs that attack cops or others.

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    NZ-Eil  about 6 years ago

    I’ve mentioned this before: I do not understand why it is we hear about the 2nd amendment in the US so often, right to bear arms etc, in order to be prepared to withstand treason, a police state and government over- reach etc etc etc: only to then often read from the very same people clamouring about these rights, about ‘obeying’ the police matter what…

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    Beppo10983  about 6 years ago

    It’s like when the cops beat up a defenseless political cartoonist and throw his license into the sewer. It’s just like that!

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    Crabbyrino Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Even this 65 yr old grandmother is afraid of cops and those law enforcement types who only want to prove my innocence.

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    Odon  about 6 years ago

    Just obey the cops, simple. Unless you are grazing cattle in Nevada, and well armed.

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    AmericanPie  about 6 years ago

    I know the names of the cops in our small town. I know their families. They are good people and usually make good decisions. We appreciate them. If they make mistakes, we cut them some slack, just like they do for us from time to time. I am not afraid of them. But, there are some people in my town who are. And, they should be.

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    Motivemagus  about 6 years ago

    I have a nearly flawless driving record – until recently, not one moving violation in over 35 years of driving, and one fender-bender. I was pulled over by a cop in Medford, MA (yes, this Medford: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/07/27/cop-caught-dash-cam-threatening-blow-hole-through-driver-head/eyZbmPp22kuuacwx8hHe2M/story.html) for not stopping fully at a four-way stop which was completely empty of traffic and which I know well, going through it almost every day. Was I guilty? Sure, I said so. Did it entitled him to have me sit and wait while he checked my records, then insult me? No, it did not. And I’m white!Yes, I was and am afraid of the police. I am a law-abiding citizen and a long-term member of the community. What does that say about the nature of policing in this country?

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    OldCoal  about 6 years ago

    In a small town, a bully cop gets identified and removed from the force in fairly short order. Knocking a kid cold on main street (Beaver Dam, KY) got one removed from the force pretty quickly in that little town. Big city or state police, another matter. As for federal agents, I’ve known a few, some were good guys, a couple thought they were James Bond – IOW, crazy as hell.But you are much more likely to meet a bad cop in a big city, especially in the “bad” part of town, because they get assigned there on purpose, as few give a damn what goes on there, and you can always come up with an excuse for them, given the place they were in. Turns it all into a self fulfilling prophecy, doesn’t it? Put the bad cops into the bad part of town and then it just goes in the same old circle we see all the time.

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    tedsini  about 6 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, Ted. Way to stand behind your journalists, LA Times. And so long, First Amendment. We hardly knew ya (really, hardly).

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    ConserveGov  about 6 years ago

    Wow Ted went too crazy lib even for the Left Angeles Times?

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    OmqR-3.0  about 6 years ago

    I hadn’t heard about this so I looked it up:

    ‘Ted Rall: LAPD Convinced LA Times To Fire Me After I Criticized Cops [exclusive]’

    There’s a link to the audio recording used as justification for his firing.

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