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Great post!
"It is still perfectly legal to be angry at officers who rush to treat you like a criminal though you're the one who's been subject to unwarranted aggression" It is certainly legal but is it prudent? Given that police have wide latitude in these situations, what's the point of agitating them? The likelihood that it improves one's situation is low and the downside of them ruining your day is real. Tactically, I would think one is better off saying 'yes sir, no sir, thank you sir, have a good day.' Ultimately, are people responding primarily for one's color or one's attitude? I don't think it's prudent to agitate people in such mundane situations.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2011 on On the Tottenham Riots at Foreign Dispatches
I am presuming that twitter is out of the question then? No 140 character aphorisms for you?
Toggle Commented May 17, 2011 on Back in the Saddle at Foreign Dispatches
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