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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:39 AM

 

Notice how crime and terrorism are concepts increasingly interchangeable... creepy...

min reyes ‏@Min_Reyes

notice how crime and terrorism are concepts increasingly interchangeable... creepy...
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"Should an armed drone be dispatched to kill Christopher Dorner?"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/11/chris-dorner-drones-lapd


Use an armed drone to execute a criminal and set a precedent for the use of armed drone executions of anyone disliked by those in power. Non-terrorists.

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Reply Notice how crime and terrorism are concepts increasingly interchangeable... creepy... (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
starroute Feb 2013 #1
Downwinder Feb 2013 #2
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #4
GeorgeGist Feb 2013 #3

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:25 AM

1. If you really work at it, almost anything can be defined as terrorism

According to the FBI, "Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as 'the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.' (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/terrorism-2002-2005)

This means that almost any exercise of free speech that disrupts business-as-usual can be considered unlawful coercion. It also means that large areas of routine criminality -- from extortion to gangs keeping other gangs off their turf -- can be defined the same way.

It's one hell of a slippery slope, and I really don't want to find out how far they can push it.

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Response to starroute (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:49 AM

2. Who is creating terror? Dorner or LAPD.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:13 AM

4. As a Los Angelean I can firmly state: LAPD.

 



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Officers beat a homeless man for eating sunflower seeds on San Julian Street as onlookers plead for them to stop. Man is subsequently taken away in an ambulance.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:38 AM

3. more like treating crime as war.

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