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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is not who we are.

There is a story on National Public Radio about how the Governor of Alabama is apologizing for a recent incident in which a Madison officer body slammed a non-English-speaking Indian man for not complying with his verbal directions.

I made the mistake of reading the comments.

NEVER read the comments.

Many of the comments refer to how police will do such things. Many of them refer to how that's what happens in the Deep South.

I thought that liberals were supposed to be more understanding, and inclusive, and not given toward making sweeping generalizations about people?

The police chief apologized. The department fired the officer, Eric Parker, who performed the leg-sweep and put 57 year-old Mr. Patel down. Mr. Parker has been charged with a crime.

How many ways can we say this? We don't put up with that. That's not who we are.

Please quit tarring us all with that same brush.

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At Friday, February 20, 2015 3:44:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Sad but true, it's y'alls turn in the barrel... And you're right, shouldn't have happened. But let you NOT be somewhere needed, and you'll get hammered for that too!


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