Men In Pink: Today’s Sensitive New SWAT Togs (August 20, 2012)
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C1 “Conventions will soon convene in the fashion capitals of Charlotte and Tampa. Rather than adorning the security and SWAT teams in Darth Vader storm trooper assault gear, they should sport pink outfits.”
C2 “The same level of personal protection without the swagger. The attire is part of a negative attitude and a threat to those citizens they . . . serve and protect.”
C1 “The Darth Vader togs are part of the in-kind payment in lieu of higher wages or more leave.”
C2 “Yet they don’t act any kinder in practice.”
C1 “The black gear does not blend into the landscape. Look around, we are becoming a society of cops and cameras. And while you are looking around, some camera is recording your retinal image.”
C2 “And rather than beating their breasts or ours, they can show support for those seeking a cure to breast cancer.”
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C_ “Some of the police types ensconced in black Kevlar carapaces are sympathetic types just trying to get through the day.”
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[C1 = Citizen 1; C2 = . . . ]
[See the “e-ssay” titled Occupy America: The “Bonus March/Chicago Police Riot/Kent State” Of 2011? (October 17, 2011).]
Bumper sticker of the week:
Fight more, smile less