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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-05 06:36 AM
Response to Reply #111
119. rush to judgment
Edited on Mon Jul-25-05 06:57 AM by Warren Stupidity
It is ironic that you are calling me asinine, sophomoric and undemocratic because I have condemned others on DU because they are not prepared to 'rush to judgment' in the execution of Mr. Menezes, as it is simply not disputed that the police 'rushed to judgment' over Mr. Menezes with brutal and fatal results.

I have not condemned DU'ers who are withholding their opinion on this matter, I am condemning DU'ers that are supporting the summary execution of Mr. Menezes. However, for the sake of honest rational discussion, lets consider the rush to judgment aspect.

I'm rather curious what set of facts you are awaiting that will allow you to make an un-rushed judgment.

Here is what is not under dispute.
1) Mr. Menezes was not connected in any way to any terrorists, or terrorist organizations: he was an innocent person.

2) Mr. Menezes was deliberately executed by a specially trained team of undercover police officers while he was under their control, in fact while he was pinned down on the floor.

I have no problem reaching a rational and reasonable judgment of this incident based on the facts that are not in dispute. This was an outrage. A civilized democratic society does not allow its law enforcement officers to go around deliberately executing suspects. The actions of the police in London were the actions of a police state and I unequivocally condemn them.

I find it puzzling that you and some few others on DU do not condemn what was done. Further, I find it beyond puzzling, in fact I find it outrageous, that this attitude goes beyond 'not condemn' to 'support' for the summary execution of suspects by the police. I actually do not know where you stand on this, if you have crossed the line from 'don't know' to 'support'.
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