Could police violence like what happened in South Africa happen in the U.S.?

YES! - And the Ludlow Massacre is just one example.
98%
NO! - This is the 21st century and the U.S. is not South Africa.
2%

7 comments

Craig Bush
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Saginaw police gunned down a

Saginaw police gunned down a mentally handicapped person in cold blood just the other day. He was angry because a store clerk made an error and he called 911. That cost him his life. A retired marine was killed by police in NY not long ago for accidently setting off his medical alert. Homeless man in CA brutally killed by police. Roaming vigilante cop, want to be, stalking minorities and gunning them down.This is a re-occuring nightmare in America every week. We don't have to go back to Kent State or the police riot in Chicago during the 68 convention or the bayonneting deaths in New Mexico in the 60's.

Try to get the numbers on just taser executions alone by police and you won't find it. Not long ago here in Santa Cruz CA a young man was tased to death while incarcirated in our local jail. A mental breakdown or claustrophobic anxiety attack should not result in your execution. Who unleashed this frankenstein technology to be used on American citizens?

How many Americans have been executed by police just for cannabis prohibition? I write about the cost of law enforcement to our society on my website bushforsccouncil.99k.org       check it out

Here in Santa Cruz violent crime is lower than most communities. Law enforcement studies show that communities with citizens of higher conciousness and meditate have lower crime rates and acts of violence. We must will peace for it to happen.

Make part of Jerusalem an international Holy City owned by no one. Peace will break out throughout our world!

PLSzymeczek
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What do you mean "Could

What do you mean "Could they"?  They already have, and not so very long ago. 

bobcox
bobcox's picture
If the local police or the

If the local police or the local deputized sherif's minion, or the State Police or thr Governor's National Guard won't do it, they can always hire the Mafia or Blackwater to do it. They've done all those thing in our history before, including George Washington's leadin the militia to put down the protests against the bankers during his administration.

GypsyO53
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They've did it before and

They've did it before and with R & R possible it could/more than likely would happen again as we would loose all the gains we've made!

HowardB
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Ditto re: Kent State.  I was

Ditto re: Kent State.  I was an undergraduate at Ohio Wesleyan Univ. when that happened, and I remember my English teacher, a very sweet older lady, breaking down as she tried to talk about it with the class.  Then, since we were only about 80 mi. from Kent State, we absorbed several hundred of the kids when they closed Kent State after the student murders.  Hearing and trying to support those poor folks who had actually seen the killings or, worse, had lost someone close to them, are what jump-started my lifelong dedication to  political activism.

llgregg
If the RomRy team gets in I

If the RomRy team gets in I doubt they would feel any compunction about having their minions shoot down anyone opposing them and their insane greed to "own it all".  If they are already willing to rule out most Americans from health care, they are already willingly consigning untold thousands, if not millions, to preventable deaths and years of suffering.  On a bright note, they ARE willing, as Ayn Rand avowed "Sefishists", to use their mothers, too, to gain their own ends.  Or, was that, "They love their mothers, at least"?

I will never forget seeing the kids cut down at Kent State on the television. I was sick for days and wondered what kind of society would do this to their children. Unfortunately, over time, I forgot the lesson, because I wanted to believe that all we needed was love.

Having moved several months ago to the Great Northwest after over 30 years in Texas I was thrilled to find the progreesive station here, AM 1090, and hear thoughts, such as yours, that mirrored those I had thought for decades but rarely heard voiced. I love Texas, but there are a heck of a lot of bigotted, big mouthed idiots like Romney, who feel that they are entitled to whatever they want, no matter what it does to anyone else. Perry (hate to give him the title of governor) is such a marvelous example of this mind set and what years of hair dye and self admiring glances into mirroring surfaces can do to stultify brain processing, compassion, and clear thought. Thank God! that another GW is NOT being sent to D.C. by Texans who cared only that a Texan was going to be president.

Thank you for what you do and the way in which you do it, and I sincerely pray that your stomach is now well and happily gurggling over the prospect of returning to the struggle and to your admiring audience,

Loula Gregg in Renton, WA

Vegasman56
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do not let Kent state slip

do not let Kent state slip into the past

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