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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Kisongo ... let me try and explain a couple of the differences Jazzdog is talking about.

First, please try to consider that in Angola and all around Africa and other countries, the government, it's army and police force worked to commit those attrocities against YOU ... their own citizens! While our government and military may go and commit and/or fund or otherwise sponsor crimes against humanity in _other_ countries, we do not experience that here. Army soldiers do not come through our towns and cities and kick in doors to rape, torture or arrest people. Therefore, your perception and experierce of government-sponsored militaries would have to be different than ours. Not that we don't have our differences with the government, but that isn't one of them!


EbonyRose... you cannot be serious! The various police agencies are the domestic version of the military and they do kick in doors and kill people - Amadou Diallo ring a bell? Cointelpro sound familiar? LAPD rampart division?? Black men get stopped everyday for DWB (driving while Black) and some of those brothers get killed... by the police! What about the Haitian brother (name escapes me) in NYC who was taken into a bathroom and had a broom handle shoved up his butt, while at the police station - supposedly while under "arrest" (all charges were dropped). Are you familiar with the Assatta Shakur story??

I could go on, the point is that the police commit govt. sanctioned atrocities everyday on it's own citizens and have been for quite some time, the fact that they don't wear fatigues does not mean that they do not operate in a military fashion.
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