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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 07:42 PM

29. Would this be a good time also to remind folks that the ACLU

has a smartphone app that lets what you record go straight to their secure servers, so the cops can't destroy whatever evidence you might gather.

That said, with all due consideration to Ferguson MO, the remote tiny town where I retired has a pretty awful PD also. A practical civil war still rages just under the surface between the two main factions here. People related to those in power can get away with almost anything while their victims have no hope of legal justice. I was horrified to learn recently that a friend's daughter had been hailed by a neighbor who owed her $ to walk over to his house and he'd pay her. When she stepped on his porch, he smashed her in the face and did succeed in dragging her halfway into his living room for further attention. Her screams drew attention, however, and she was rescued.

But that guy's related to those who hold power here, so even though the woman brought assault charges, he spent less than 3 hours in jail and got probation! Ordered to pay restitution for her severe physical damage, but you can guess how likely she is to collect. So essentially he got off scott free for assault and battery and likely attempted rape. What it does is convince people that if anyone tries to hurt them, they'd better take care of matters themselves. I'm actually surprised there haven't been pitched gun battles here. During the Civil War they did have to close all the churches for that very reason.

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