Sunday, November 20, 2011

The real costs

The NYPD, ostensibly tasked with maintaining public order, has proven that it cannot handle political dissent without exerting anything less than military-style force. For two months, it has continuously abridged the rights of citizens to peaceably assemble, and of journalists to document these assemblies. It has lost its claim to legitimacy.
Read the whole post at Salon
The NYPD has discredited itself: Tough tactics and intolerance favor the rich and flout the rule of law
by Michael Tracy

See also, MF GLOBAL FALLOUT: I Will Never Do Business In The United States Of America Again

Is this the global trashing of America while its leaders tout "American exceptionalism"?

Major institutions losing their legitimacy should be an alarming wake-up call.

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