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Land of the Free and Whatever

In NYC, they set up this thing called "Sky Watch" and get all twitchy when questioned about its purpose ("it's cause of terrorists"). In Oakland, the cops shot a guy with a rubber bullet for filming the Occupy protest.

We watched the military attacking protesters in several Middle Eastern countries during the Arab Spring, and our government officials released statements urging these governments not to use violence, claiming the moral high ground with certainty because the US allows its citizens to protest and would never attempt to stifle, much less use violence to silence, said protest. Well, they haven't rolled over anyone with a tank and nobody's been chased down by stick-wielding men on horses, so yay them. What's a little fractured skull and ruptured spleen compared to that? Afterall, nobody died. But don't worry. i'm sure the cops just need a little more practice before they get it just right.

By min | November 8, 2011, 6:48 PM | Liberal Outrage

Reference from SuperMegaMonkey

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