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GUEST,simon Review: American Skin (Bruce Springsteen) (24) RE: American Skin 15 Jun 00


whistle stop misses the point by quite a large margin.this unarmed man was shot 19 times (out of 41 shots that is where the title comes from) and some of the bullet wounds were to the soles of his feet....if nothing else (and i would like to think there is a lot else at work here racism being only the start of things) the police acted with careless disregard to human life. the facts of the case are available to you from any good library just look up any old newspapers from the time period and prepare to be dismayed. the district attorneys office in new york is reluctant to prosecute cops and this is just one extreme example. remeber the rodney king trials? dont be so naive.as for springsteen everytime his career needs a kick he does some sort of stunt like this. am i impressed? not really this guy refused to stand up against reagan for the entire 1980s.


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