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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-05-09 01:19 PM
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24. That's my childhood neighborhood
Not a happy story today
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  -Elderly man resisting eviction shot by Detroit police Hannah Bell  Aug-05-09 12:38 PM   #0 
  - This rises way above stupidly... this over the top use of violence needs to stop.  ShamelessHussy   Aug-05-09 12:47 PM   #1 
  - Were it not blasphemous, I would scream out :J***s f*****g C****t  indepat   Aug-05-09 04:27 PM   #60 
  - it takes a real hero to shoot an unarmed senile a dozen times  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Aug-05-09 12:47 PM   #2 
  - Ownership society  havocmom   Aug-05-09 12:50 PM   #3 
  - Another way to get low income people off the waterfront, ala Katrina!  FreeJG   Aug-05-09 12:51 PM   #4 
  - This is why the police and the Government exist.  anonymous171   Aug-05-09 12:52 PM   #5 
  - Christ, just wait him out  NickB79   Aug-05-09 12:54 PM   #6 
  - In a decent society there would not even be a consideration  sabrina 1   Aug-05-09 01:36 PM   #33 
     - Good post n/t  malaise   Aug-05-09 03:18 PM   #58 
     - You speak the truth. -nt  crickets   Aug-05-09 06:15 PM   #62 
     - Thank you. That's really the issue, why is a 78-year-old getting evicted anyway?  Hannah Bell   Aug-06-09 03:53 AM   #64 
  - wsws is not a credible source.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 12:54 PM   #7 
  - I find it more credible than the New York Times  noamnety   Aug-05-09 01:35 PM   #32 
  - May be true or not true. If it's reported in WSWS, there's no way to tell b/c it's not credible  HamdenRice   Aug-05-09 12:56 PM   #8 
  - Ah, turns out it's technically true.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:01 PM   #10 
  - you're the one with poor reporting skills. the wsws article doesn't say he was unarmed. in fact:  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:08 PM   #14 
     - "It takes a real hero to shoot an unarmed senile a dozen times."  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:09 PM   #15 
        - I didn't make the statement, so not sure what your point is. Maybe to disguise your own misreporting  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:11 PM   #16 
        - Yet you take issue with my reply, but not with the guy who actually got it wrong.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:12 PM   #17 
           - The article didn't get it wrong. Your comment was made in response to hampton's obligatory  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:16 PM   #20 
              - 1. I never claimed the article got it wrong.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:18 PM   #22 
        - If you had read the article, you'd see they made a note of the police mentioning he was armed.  EOTE   Aug-05-09 02:42 PM   #51 
  - Do you have any examples of their 'complete fabrications'?  Cal Carpenter   Aug-05-09 01:02 PM   #12 
     - Just stick around. Hannah posts a WSWS complete fabrication every other day or so...  HamdenRice   Aug-05-09 01:33 PM   #29 
        - yep, just to bug *you,* hampton, & elicit your jerked knee.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:35 PM   #31 
        - It'd be more effective if you didn't stick your foot in your mouth in the process.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:36 PM   #34 
           - look who's talking; miss cordiality. just sayin'  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:46 PM   #35 
              - Oh, I never claimed to be cordial.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:47 PM   #36 
        - I've read a lot of wsws stuff about Detroit  Cal Carpenter   Aug-05-09 02:11 PM   #43 
           - As I mentioned upthread, they said the UAW were criminals.  HamdenRice   Aug-05-09 02:40 PM   #50 
              - No, upthread you said the USW  Cal Carpenter   Aug-05-09 02:59 PM   #54 
                 - Sorry, it was the Steel Workers. No I don't have a link. Do a search, it was about 2 weeks ago. nt  HamdenRice   Aug-05-09 03:07 PM   #55 
                    - it's you who's fabricating. which is why you have no link.  Hannah Bell   Aug-06-09 03:46 AM   #63 
  - This appears to be  H2O Man   Aug-05-09 12:57 PM   #9 
  - Obama's health plan is to kill old people...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:02 PM   #11 
  - im not seeing if he was armed or not, if so then it casts a totally different complexion  vadawg   Aug-05-09 01:07 PM   #13 
  - The police say he was. Easy to know once he's in custody, but no  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:14 PM   #18 
     - However, do you really believe 100 police & helicopters are required for an eviction?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:15 PM   #19 
        - which came first? & other than the police, who else claims the man was  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:18 PM   #21 
           - I'm pretty sure it's not SOP for the SWAT to serve evictions.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:19 PM   #23 
              - they weren't serving an eviction. they were evicting, i.e. removing the man.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-09 01:28 PM   #25 
                 - Since when are evictions a criminal matter?  wininboy   Aug-05-09 02:34 PM   #49 
                    - the sheriffs dept who do the evictions are the police and in many places have more power and authori  vadawg   Aug-05-09 02:45 PM   #52 
                       - The Sherriffs' Office and the Police Dept are different organization AFAIK  wininboy   Aug-05-09 03:10 PM   #56 
                          - oops you miscontrued what i meant, the sheriffs dept is law enforcement  vadawg   Aug-05-09 03:13 PM   #57 
                             - OK  wininboy   Aug-05-09 04:18 PM   #59 
                                - yup ive done a few evictions were people start brandishing and very quickly it turns into the alamo  vadawg   Aug-05-09 04:30 PM   #61 
  - That's my childhood neighborhood  MrScorpio   Aug-05-09 01:19 PM   #24 
  - Very very sad  omega minimo   Aug-05-09 01:50 PM   #37 
  - Strangely some people think expanding cop arsenals to include automatic weapons is a good idea. n/t  Statistical   Aug-05-09 01:29 PM   #26 
  - well seeing as the bad guys have automatic weapons, i see allowing the popo to have them  vadawg   Aug-05-09 01:32 PM   #27 
  - "bad guys" virtually never have automatic weapons except in the movies. n/t  Statistical   Aug-05-09 01:59 PM   #38 
     - yeah okay, try working the road and coming across said bad guys  vadawg   Aug-05-09 02:01 PM   #40 
        - No problem with cops having rifles or shotguns or scopes or tazers.  Statistical   Aug-05-09 02:04 PM   #41 
  - They did that because the cops were being out gunned by  Fire1   Aug-05-09 02:18 PM   #46 
  - I wonder how much the Detroit authorities spent on this "operation"  Mosby   Aug-05-09 01:32 PM   #28 
  - Well, it did say they tried tear gas first, that's non-lethal.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-05-09 01:34 PM   #30 
     - that's true, they did try tear gas  Mosby   Aug-05-09 02:00 PM   #39 
  - This is another casualty of the drug war (really)..  naaman fletcher   Aug-05-09 02:05 PM   #42 
  - Hooray for our law enforcement officials!  FiveGoodMen   Aug-05-09 02:13 PM   #44 
  - thank you...... oh you were being sarcastic  vadawg   Aug-05-09 02:17 PM   #45 
  - When they refer to 'tear gas cannisters', would 'flash bangs'  Pharlo   Aug-05-09 02:27 PM   #47 
  - Tear gas is meant to draw out. Flash bang is meant to distract while the officers enter.  armyowalgreens   Aug-06-09 04:00 AM   #65 
  - K&R for bringing out the "authoritarian brigade".  Greyhound   Aug-05-09 02:27 PM   #48 
     - I don't think most are saying the police were justified, just that there's no way of telling  HamdenRice   Aug-05-09 02:53 PM   #53 

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