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Sweeney

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52. A normal society would look at the health of the economy by the health of the people.
Sun Dec 28, 2014, 12:21 AM
Dec 2014

Here the economy is only seen as an abstraction. The rich are good. The poor are bad; but the economy exists as a thing in itself.

I really want people to remember that Bill de Blasio was blamed for police deaths by virtue of Cha Dec 2014 #1
The black cops aren't that surprising madville Dec 2014 #4
I guess a well paid black cop would claim a poor black person is making him look bad. Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #38
Message auto-removed Name removed Dec 2014 #43
Thank you for that tweet, he was protecting his son. sheshe2 Dec 2014 #5
So white cops who might be afraid to speak up cwydro Dec 2014 #17
Thanks for making the point I was attacked for making earlier about why cops don't violate the Dustlawyer Dec 2014 #22
Only if good cops are rare. jeff47 Dec 2014 #29
yes. ncjustice80 Dec 2014 #32
No. I'd argue that they're "Good Germans," Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #45
That's a perfect description and explanation. "Good Germans" Enthusiast Dec 2014 #57
I am saying that this blue line business is wrong, but it's not an easy thing to go against it. Dustlawyer Dec 2014 #53
Again, that argument only makes sense if the majority of the cops would support the "bad" cops. jeff47 Dec 2014 #54
If they actually would speak up jeff47 Dec 2014 #27
This post by WillyT should point to some of the reasons for it. Jeff Murdoch Dec 2014 #40
racist white people don't like to see a black person with a white person madokie Dec 2014 #18
Oh yeah, that's a big ol taboo. :( Cha Dec 2014 #21
This has caused the racists among them, to have head explosions BumRushDaShow Dec 2014 #24
Poor them that fcan not appreciate the beauty. sheshe2 Dec 2014 #25
Yup I like that picture too madokie Dec 2014 #31
this is a loving man ... and they hate him and are exploiting a tragedy to try to bring him down napkinz Dec 2014 #69
What a great picture. blackspade Dec 2014 #56
that picture should inspire ... napkinz Dec 2014 #68
What you see before your eyes is the problem with all privilege Sweeney Dec 2014 #35
An excellent point. Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #46
Thank you Sweeney Dec 2014 #50
Milgram experiment 2naSalit Dec 2014 #61
I do not doubt that the us against them mentality exists; Sweeney Dec 2014 #64
And they demonstrate WTF is wrong with some cops, and they think they should RKP5637 Dec 2014 #2
NYPD demanded #BlackLivesMatter protesters suspend their protests; yet they politicize a funeral. Cha Dec 2014 #3
Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding! sheshe2 Dec 2014 #26
"NYPD demanded #BlackLivesMatter protesters suspend their protests; yet they politicize a funeral." workinclasszero Dec 2014 #48
Respect can not be extorted or exacted by threats either. nt 99th_Monkey Dec 2014 #7
they disrespected Officer Ramos, and they FURTHER disrespected themselves napkinz Dec 2014 #6
Yes. 99th_Monkey Dec 2014 #8
"They won't cross the Blue Line" napkinz Dec 2014 #12
Ramos wasn't white or Irish hence no respect intended. LiberalArkie Dec 2014 #28
NYPD Yellow.......... Stainless Dec 2014 #9
Upstaged the grief of the families for their own grandstanding. nt DRoseDARs Dec 2014 #10
Yes. Cha Dec 2014 #13
they politicize a funeral and disrespect Officer Ramos and themselves napkinz Dec 2014 #14
They're acting like prepubescent playground bullies.. Cha Dec 2014 #16
What they did is pure ugliness in their tarnished souls. sheshe2 Dec 2014 #20
and I'm sure once again, tomorrow on the morning shows napkinz Dec 2014 #23
recommended Ramses Dec 2014 #11
They have been doing this for a long time BumRushDaShow Dec 2014 #15
K & R Liberal_Dog Dec 2014 #19
Well you know... Sweeney Dec 2014 #39
What are you talking about? Indydem Dec 2014 #51
A normal society would look at the health of the economy by the health of the people. Sweeney Dec 2014 #52
It also shows something else about the NYPD, that they are dangerously arrogant and stupid to boot. Rex Dec 2014 #30
the NYPD are a criminal organization. blackspade Dec 2014 #33
One of our demands should be this: senz Dec 2014 #34
I like that idea, thank you senz. sheshe2 Dec 2014 #36
Thanks, sheshe2! Let's keep that idea alive. senz Dec 2014 #42
I am game. sheshe2 Dec 2014 #44
WHAT test for racism? Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #49
For the sake of argument, if there was a test, would we reject the minority that "tests jtuck004 Dec 2014 #63
Shame on those cops. Shame, shame, shame. blkmusclmachine Dec 2014 #37
The fact that they go out there and inflame the situation disproves their "war zone" crap. Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #41
NYC PD = gangbanger thugs workinclasszero Dec 2014 #47
When the voters decide in the next election, let's see how they treat the NYPD. freshwest Dec 2014 #55
unfortunately, from what I've been reading the past few days napkinz Dec 2014 #58
That's disappointing. I thought the people who elected de Blasio might think differently. freshwest Dec 2014 #59
White cops are racist and rightwing as hell, even in NYC, so par for the course with these geek tragedy Dec 2014 #60
Farewell NYPD. Hello Ku Klux Klan - NYC Chapter! amb123 Dec 2014 #62
There's an awful lot of white civilians speaking on behalf of... MadDAsHell Dec 2014 #65
I couldn't agree more. indivisibleman Dec 2014 #66
Ku Klux Kops tblue Dec 2014 #67
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