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September 18, 2007



I think people's overwhelming frustration with the current political world, their own feelings of powerlessness, amplifies their feelings that this young man was treated unjustly. On an individual basis, sure, he probably deserved to be thrown out and the taser might not have been so far out of line with how he was struggling against them.

But in the broader context of a government unresponsive to the people's grievances of eroding liberties and a brewing financial collapse, an event like this is the kind of flashpoint that riots get started over.

The Crux

I think your assessment is dead-on.

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