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  1. Take a look (very briefly) into the mind of a Bin Laden or his present ilk to understand this: It is not simply the power and wealth of the USA that they oppose, it's what implicitly underscores them, a nation's moral and individualist principles. Every instance of fear, hatred and temporary insanity which creates a torturer - and every other 'security measure' - is a moral victory for the savage, (and not to forget, educated and sophisticated) terrorists who fear the independent mind and its integrity, more than explicit strength. "See! We have forced those Americans into becoming ordinary,
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  2. I'm sure the arterial choke kills faster. As you said, the brain is deprived of oxygen much sooner. When you deprive the lungs of air there is still a fair amount in the bloodstream. I can personally remain conscious for at least two minutes (probably longer) with a lungful of air, but nobody lasts more than several seconds if their brain is deprived of blood. Either way, neither of these things happened, which is why I maintain that it is flat wrong to say Garner was choked to death. I've heard it reported that the coroner referenced the pressure to the neck. I didn't mean to dodge your q
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  3. The Garner case seems much more difficult to me. Here are a few issues to consider: 1) Yes, the definition of choke. If police banned the "choke hold" what kind did they ban? Was it the tracheal choke, which crushes the windpipe and interferes with verbal communication? Or was it the carotid choke ("sleeper hold") which restricts blood flow to the brain? The offending officer didn't appear to have Garner in a tracheal choke. Thanks to anyone who provides a clarifying link. 2) Garner's health. Despite what many articles were clearly written to convey, Garner was not choked to death. He repo
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  4. I may be beating a dead horse here, but anyone who may think it a good idea to shoot the leg should try the following exercise. Go back to the autopsy sketch of Michael Brown. Realize that Darren Wilson was aiming for center mass (the chest/upper torso). Picture the center mass of the sketch as a kneecap sized circle (actual center mass is either a bit bigger or a single fixed point, but kneecap diameter will work for this exercise). Now imagine that the location of the bullet wounds are fixed relative to that circle. Now move the circle to Brown's right knee. Note that one of the bullets migh
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