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Re: “Fun and Games and More

And thanks to Margaret Regan for bringing it to our attention.

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Posted by Karen7 on 07/21/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Fun and Games and More

What a clever curator, to have found Sam and Poe in Bisbee! And then to bring them to Tucson! I'm entranced by their work and I've visited the exhibit three times already. I'm planning to bring some friends to share it with.

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Posted by Karen7 on 07/21/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

I am not a Republican and I am not surprised at anything the Republicans say or do.
However, I am concerned about the SWAT team mentality that has taken hold all over this country.

Is there another way to arrest people who may or may not have committed a crime?

The FBI recently went to Santa Monica to arrest a notorious criminal who had been in hiding for sixteen years. They did not go in with guns blazing. They simply notified him that his storage locker may have been broken into. When he appeared to survey the (nonexistent) damage, they arrested him. No guns, no taser, no violence. The FBI may have compromised their integrity by lying about the storage locker, but no real harm was done,and Whitey Bulger is in jail, awaiting trial.

I was amused when I read about Whitey's capture. Then I thought about what was done to Jose Guerena and his family. With a little creativity and some deception on the part of the police and the sheriff's deputies, perhaps the outcome could have been more peaceful for all. There would be no need for us to agonize over the methods used to capture someone who may or may not have committed a crime. We could discuss, instead, the integrity of white lies told by our law enforcement entities.

It can't be easy for our law enforcement officers to participate in this type of violence, and to know the risks to all who are involved. I wonder what those officers are feeling, knowing they have been required to act as judge, jury, and executioner in this case.

What are we doing to ourselves, and can we change?

Posted by Karen7 on 07/07/2011 at 7:30 AM

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