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Submission + - Response to Protests in Ferguson Raises Concerns About Police Militarization ( 6

onproton writes: The Intercept Reports: "The harrowing events of the last week in Ferguson, Missouri – the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager, Mike Brown, and the blatantly excessive and thuggish response to ensuing community protests from a police force that resembles an occupying army – have shocked the U.S. media class and millions of Americans. If anything positive can come from the Ferguson travesties, it is that the completely out-of-control orgy of domestic police militarization receives long-overdue attention and reining in."
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Response to Protests in Ferguson Raises Concerns About Police Militarization

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  • It is unfortunate that the summary was written with a self-serving biased slant designed more for click bait than spreading the truth.

    I lived in Los Angeles during the Rodney King riots. I remember distinctly after the verdict was read, everyone -- white, black, brown, red, yellow, and green -- condemned the verdict and the outcome. For a moment, people of all colors turned and stared at those in blue and looked at them with suspicion. It didn't last long. The riots hit and people look at the rioting

    • I think most people can see the senseless looting and violence in Ferguson for what it is - opportunists taking advantage of the chaos spurred by these events. The initial reaction by the police was to treat the people as if they were enemy combatants, so some rose to that expectation []. That does not take away from the message that the police have transformed into a weapon rather than a shield, it amplifies it.
  • This kid got shot while trying to grab a cops gun. He deserved to get shot yet people are condemning the police. This is nothing but people using this as an excuse to riot and loot and the media inflaming the situation for ratings.

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