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To: one_particular_harbour
This is not to disparage the real officers of the law who go out every day, well trained, even tempered, arresting the violent and keeping the peace

Well at least you added that caveat. The Rocky Mountain News(in which t-shirt wants us to lavish praise) does not have that in mind, IMHO. T-shirt and the Rocky Mountain News want to smear all cops.

18 posted on 01/09/2002 1:13:33 PM PST by Dane
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To: Dane
Can you show us some examples of the Rocky Mountain News wanting to 'smear all cops'?

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24 posted on 01/09/2002 1:41:55 PM PST by Lurker
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To: Dane
T-shirt and the Rocky Mountain News want to smear all cops.

18 posted on 1/9/02 2:13 PM Pacific by Dane

So in your twisted way of thinking a newspaper and me reporting with clear proof that a "cop" or any cops lied means we want to smear all cops?

Apparently to you equal justice for all and truth mean nothing. It's more important that certain officials, bureacrats, politicians, law enforcement, knights, noblemen or whoever your prefered classes of people are are protected from prosesution than getting truth and justice, huh?

27 posted on 01/09/2002 3:00:23 PM PST by t-shirt
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To: Dane
Something is seriously wrong when a line officer can be provoked into a high speed chase and confronted with a perp resisting arrest after the chase and be literally RAKED OVER THE COALS for shooting him while this guy sprays a machinegun into a crowd of children without a perp in sight and gets a pass.

These SWAT warriors and the whole SWAT team concept is out of control and will ruin the moral authority of the police.

REAL POLICEMEN DON'T WEAR BLACK UNIFORMS, WEAR FACEMASKS, CARRY GERMAN SUBMACHINEGUNS, USE GRENADES, AND KICK IN PEOPLE'S DOORS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

The one time in recent memory where a team like this MIGHT have come in handy was here and they withdrew because it was too dangerous to them. I watched Vince Dimana leader of the first squad "inserted" say they backed out because it was too dangerous and pointed to a grievous 1/4" scar on his chin. I was sickened. (Officer DiManna went on to lead a raid several months later where an unarmed man was shot through his bedroom door while on an unfruitful drug raid. Of course he skated. I guess they call that collateral damage.)

I said MIGHT above because in the 60's and early 70's a 2 man unit, no bulletproof vests, and armed with model 10s would have gone in and stopped these two punks. (Though they were already dead by the time the SWAT team went in according to later timelines.)

34 posted on 01/09/2002 3:59:03 PM PST by Nov3
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