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chet w Objectionable Material - The sequel (62* d) RE: Objectionable Material - The sequel 03 May 98

Barry, I agree with everything you said. The police you describe from your own youth were criminals, but there is no virtue in coming back at them as worse criminals, as the gangsta crowd does. Your song that you posted on the last thread has much more moral power than all the gangsta rappers combined. What I am saying is derived from the genius of Dr. King (back in the 60's), which is to say that a non-violent response to authorized criminals (I know they exist, even today in the US) has many times more moral power than shooting back at them. The world is forced to look at the former, and learn. In the latter scenario, I think people tend to say to themselves that these two groups of criminals deserve each other. Another important point that I am trying to make is that the present situation is an emergency. My former students are dying or killing every day, in part to approach this glamorized gangsta ideal (not this one CopKiller song). We are on the verge of losing an entire generation of Americans, and if we have to make some compromises to stop it, then let's get started is what I say. Standards for cops need to be higher; Standards for criminals need to be higher. I appreciate your input. I hope mine means something too.

Chet W.

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