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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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I agree 100% with this commentary. Although the Facebook pictures of Brown brandishing a pistol and the video suggesting he had just robbed a convenience store are hard to overlook, the cops have no right to shoot unarmed civilians; period.

And the militarization of civilian police is a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. We have federally armed and trained soldiers patrolling our streets.

I see this as an opportunity for conservatives and moderate Democrats to unite...

BTW. The SPPD has said they don't expect to receive any military hardware for cooperating with the Army. That sounds like complete BS to me and others.

Maybe the Minnpost can send someone down to HQ and ferret some truth out of them. Taking a peek into the garage would be a great place to start.

Unless I'm mistaken, it is the left that is pro-Big Fed and anti-federalist. States rights is a dirty word, remember?

Loss of freedom is the inescapable consequence of handing our responsibilities.

LOL! Can I quote you on that, Bill? Sheesh.

That's fine, Richard. But does that mean they are above questioning?

No Jon. Most rank and file cops are 2nd amendment supporters. Do not confuse them with the leaders that serve at the pleasure of leftist mayors and city councils.

Neal, I not only understand the letter of the act, I understand it's intent.

Didn't the Twin cities just endure a training excersize that included Army and civilian police working together? Where do you think the police get all that military hardware? You and I clearly do not see the same fine line.

You're right about tanks/MRAP's, but IMO the point is moot. The vehicles deployed in Ferguson had intact mounts for M1A1 machine guns. Why would they retain them if they didn't...

Also, and perhaps more importantly, civilians do not have ready access to military grade weapons.

To own an automatic weapon, you must receive a license, which requires a thorough FBI background check, as well as agreeing to Onsite inspections from the ATF.

Posted on 08/21/14 at 11:37 am in response to As McFadden courts votes on the Range, DFL raises Chinese steel comments

All that expense down the tubes at the mention of one word:


I highly encourage these kinds of desperate, wasteful expenditures by the DFL and it's attendant special interests.

Posted on 08/22/14 at 10:15 am in response to As McFadden courts votes on the Range, DFL raises Chinese steel comments

If it's such an important issue to Minnesotans, how come Franken doesn't want to talk about it...or anything else for that matter?

Is his refusal to address issues of importance just a form of passive aggressive mockery? I think so.