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Stop Driving Global Warming Day
Various happenings brought about by the coming of William Bratton to Oakland and the mass suicidal madness of automobile use
Break time is over, kids. William `Bull Conner` Bratton, the mover and shaker behind the NYPD's infamously racist `Stop and Frisk` policy, is coming to town. This policy ordains that any law enforcement agent may legally (no 4th Amendment balderdash here) detain and search any individual who they deem as `suspicious`, regardless of whether that individual is engaged in any activity which may reasonably be regarded as suspect. Given law enforcement's proven proclivity for thinking the worst of the non-white community, we all know what that means. And even though this practice was recently ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL by a New York judge, its author is being ensconced as an `advisor` to the OPD on how to bring them into civil rights compliance. IMHO, that would be like engaging Osama bin Laden to counsel the Taliban on how not to be such extremists.