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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:37 PM
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116. Apparently my sarcastic tone did not come through
I am getting tired of the "bad apple" argument. Every time we see police brutality with our own eyes, someone comes along to tell us how there are going to be bad apples, but most police are good people just serving their communities.

Each passing day I have less belief that this is true. I believe in the bad apples, I can see those with my own eyes. But each time it happens, I also see other officers on scene. And not once have I seen those other officers say "no, dont do that" before another officer assaults someone. Not once do they say "no, stop doing that now" as the "bad apple" assaults someone. Not once have I seen them say "that was wrong, I am arresting you" or even "that was wrong, get the hell out of here and we will deal with you later, after I see to this victim" after the assault by a police officer.

The "You done a good thing, Anthony" is a twilight zone quote, the shared name a coincidence. Anthony, the boy with the power to change things with his mind, to send people away or harm them, so everyone tells him everything he does is good. I kinda feel like our nations relationship with our police has reached a similar level.
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