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Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 1) 440

by dcw3 (#49773869) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

It has nothing to do with their salaries, and everything to do with where most of them came from...ex-military cops. The vast majority of military police did not choose that profession, it was given to them because they didn't qualify (look up the ASVAB exam) for other work. That means that the majority of them are not exactly bright bulbs. What do these people do when they're discharged?...become civilian police.

Now, this is not to say there aren't good cops. But, there are a lot more bad ones.

Comment: Re:Not pointless... (Score 1) 440

by dcw3 (#49773801) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

I may have missed it, but I don't see anywhere in the article that it states the vehicle was illegally operated or parked. If my license is revoked, I'm very likely to have my wife or daughter drive me around...was there some knowledge that he actually drove it?

Your "logic" is the same used to make us take our shoes off and limit us to 3oz of fluids at the airport. Neither of those are rational, nor is yours. Instead, you chose to live in a fear bubble. You, and your 100 nearest friends, family and neighbors, are more likely to die driving to work then ever be near any kind of terrorist action.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten

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