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+ - Demilitarize the police – and stop flinging false racism charges->

Submitted by Frankie70
Frankie70 (803801) writes "Eric S Raymond feels that the local civil police in the U.S. are too heavily armed and in many places have developed an adversarial attitude towards the civilians they serve, one that makes police overreactions and civil violence almost inevitable.

However, he also feels that there is another injustice being done here: the specific assumption, common among civil libertarians, that police overreactions are being driven by institutional racism. He believes this is dangerously untrue and actually impedes effective thinking about how to prevent future outrages."

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Comment: Re:Public Lending Right (Score 1) 165

by Frankie70 (#47682685) Attached to: Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

> Yes, the library buys the book, but that doesn't benefit the author much - one book will be borrowed by many people, none of whom now have to buy the book, so this is a net loss for the author.

So what?

Once the book is sold, does the author get to decide what is done with it? I can buy a book & then share it with friends and family. Should I send some money to the author then?

Comment: Re:Public Lending Right (Score 1) 165

by Frankie70 (#47668439) Attached to: Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

I went through the wikipedia article of Public Lending Right - I can't make head nor tail of it.

A Public Lending Right (PLR) programme, is a programme intended to either compensate authors for the potential loss of sales from their works being available in public libraries, or as a governmental support of the arts, through support of works available in public libraries, such as books, music and artwork.

They are already being compensated right - i.e. the library buys the books. Isn't that compensation already?

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