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    Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Groups on the left have been among the loudest voices condemning police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this month. But the Koch brothers, boogeymen of national Democrats, have long funded right-libertarian groups that laid the intellectual groundwork for opposing police militarization, a phenomenon that now has been discussed and denounced much more widely. The militarization of police in particular is an issue the Koch brothers view as necessary to tackle and which they have spent years fighting, a spokesman said. “We need to address issues such as overcriminalization, excessive and disproportionate sentencing, inadequate indigent defense that is inconsistent with the Sixth Amendment, and the militarization of police,” Mark Holden, general counsel of Koch Industries Inc., told The Daily Beast. “We have deep respect for the moral dignity of each and every person and because of this, we’ve worked for decades to support those who defend the full range of individual rights.”
    I'm not big on the Koch Bros. but it is nice to see that they're using their money for a good cause. It seems like so many big corporations have a financial interest vested in the militarization of police, so it's nice to have some big money on the people's side.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Good for them! Glad to see them actually using their money for something positive as opposed to funding climate denial and fighting environmental regulation.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Wonder if they'll include jackboot thugs dressed in black too?

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    I misread the thread. I thought it said Koch brothers taken on by camo-wearing cops. I was hoping some cops roughed up the Koch brothers, damn!

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    I misread the thread. I thought it said Koch brothers taken on by camo-wearing cops. I was hoping some cops roughed up the Koch brothers, damn!
    Nah, they have too much money.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'm not big on the Koch Bros. but it is nice to see that they're using their money for a good cause. It seems like so many big corporations have a financial interest vested in the militarization of police, so it's nice to have some big money on the people's side.

    I'm actually not that against Law Enforcement being adequately armored up, or even over equipped. It's not the tools that make you break the laws, it's usually over zealousness.

    If riots break out for any particular reason(s), I'd sure be happy to see the police able to handle it, rather than running away due to being outgunned leaving innocent, peaceful citizens fending for themselves.
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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'm not big on the Koch Bros. but it is nice to see that they're using their money for a good cause. It seems like so many big corporations have a financial interest vested in the militarization of police, so it's nice to have some big money on the people's side.
    Read up more. You may be surprised at what they (at least Charles) are involved in. The Kochs aren't the boogie man like many would have you believe. It is the far left fanatics that think they only do wrong. They just heavily advocate free markets, less govt. intervention through regulations, and are heavy believers in value creation. I don't get the mentality to vilify someone just because you hold a differing opinion on certain topics.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I'm not big on the Koch Bros. but it is nice to see that they're using their money for a good cause. It seems like so many big corporations have a financial interest vested in the militarization of police, so it's nice to have some big money on the people's side.
    They do claim certain Libertarian credentials, and REASON magazine and other libertarian groups have been complaining about the militarization of police for many years now.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    I guess the Koch brothers are no longer evil incarnate.
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