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Ten takes on the police

Police are being made to meet 
stop-and-frisk quotas http://buff.ly/KP0wNh
Police are being motivated to do 
racial profiling http://buff.ly/KP0CEB
Police feel they have a license to 
practice brutality http://buff.ly/MBwl5N
Police are victims of 
bad leadership  http://buff.ly/KP1dGn
Police are victims of 
inadequate training PDF> http://buff.ly/MBxNVG
Police are subjected to and add to 
a culture of racism http://buff.ly/MByjmD
Police are poised to be enforcers 
in a totalitarian society http://buff.ly/KP2mxx
Police serve the interests of control 
not of the people http://buff.ly/MBAeHP
Police represent a strain of authoritarianism
inimical to democracy  http://buff.ly/KP3i4T




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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…