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CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX...they all have many different articles regarding the "knock out game". Mainstream media covered it.
 There's nothing "assumed" about racism in the St. Louis and Ferguson area. It's well documented. There were white police officers in St. Louis that intentionally hung up a noose inside their headquarters to intimidate black officers. The black officers were successful in a legal action to make them take it down, but the white officers involved were not punished in any other way by the department. Darren Wilson was previously a member of a St. Louis area police department...
 How did you know about the so-called "knock out game" if it's being buried by the media? Why do all kinds of articles for it pop up under a standard web search? Plus, many of those articles debunk the idea that there was anything widespread, systematic, or racial about it.
Can you find a law in NY that says police are immune from prosecution when a suspect dies during an attempted arrest? Or that police can apply any level of force they choose while attempting an arrest, regardless of the situation? If not, then it's obvious the protestors aren't looking for special treatment for anyone. They're looking for standard civil rights standards to apply to the arrest. Breaking the law or resisting arrest doesn't automatically give police the right...
Buried? And yet you're linking to it on the internet? What you're really talking about is national news vs. local news. Garner's death made national news because it was entirely documented on video and went viral. Brown's death made national news because Ferguson and the St. Louis area has well documented problems with racial tensions and unusual behavior by the local justice system. The officer involved in the shooting had actually been a member of another local police...
 You're not required to surrender your civil rights when interacting with police. That's what the controversy is about. Despite their authority, the police aren't really intended to be judge, jury, and executioner.
It wasn't really $1.3 billion "for iPads". The $1.3 billion included big bucks for many other things like updating school tech infrastructure, as well as the Pearson online learning material. 
 Sanitary regulations for restaurants is not just about consumer safety. It's also about economic sanity. A higher level of consumer confidence will always lead to greater sales. It's a regulation that improves the market.
 Name a utility that citizens of the United States don't have to pay for simply because it's regulated by the government. Besides, weren't the deregulation of electric utilities supposed to lead to lower electric bills due to "competition" in the free market? That never happened. If anything, there's ample statistical evidence for those types of markets that private companies failed to deliver on their promises to paying customers. Plus, think of all the paying customers...
Private property doesn't exist without the laws, judicial system, and enforcement of the government, so keep that in mind. It's not intended to be out of reach of government regulation or legal power. Many on the right like to talk about private property as if it's somehow independent of the government or the will of the people, but it's obviously not.
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