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Carol Bowen

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hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

This is more name recognition for Kris Kobach. Free campaign publicity. No facts will be remembered. Only the name Kobach.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

John, I'm curious. Where do I find information on counties that have more registered voters than residents? I'd like to read more.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

The water treatment plant is one of the costs of growth. Growth and expansion are not free.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

Then, your comments refer to news outside the Lawrence bubble? Ok. I want to bring the dialog home, so to speak. Let's talk about what is happening in Lawrence.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

Lawrence citizens are also Douglas County citizens. Tom Markus pointed out, awhile ago, that Lawrence citizens are paying for some things twice, once through the city and once through the county. I don't recall the specifics.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

If jworld's headlines leaned any further, they'd fall over. The headline should be something like, "County Rethinks Prop 1!" This is an editorial, but all the reporting is extremely biased.

If there's another vote, it should be only on mental health needs. Let's remove the controversy, and take care of the jail within the county budget. These two topics should not be competetive.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

Daniel, take this opportunity to share information. Are black people in Lawrence shot weekly? In your opinion, what should be changed? Do you have insights into this particular incident?

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

Darn autocheck. "Last sentence"not "lady sentence".

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

If that is what happened. Like I said in my lady sentence, "Or, It could be that there was nothing racial at all." i think we agree. Texting is a limited mode of communication.

hear_me (Carol Bowen) says...

Ideally, that works. Unfortunately, there is a lot of intended and not intended prejudice, even in Lawrence. Emotions are high, trust is low. Lots of fear and anger everywhere.

I had a couple of thoughts about this shooting. The driver might have excssive fear because of his personal experiences, or because of the experiences of others. There was a recent incident of a black man in the news harrassed and arrested. It was all caught on video. It should have been a parking ticket. You'd think these incidents would be rare. They are not. Or, it could be that the Lawrence driver was just wrong. Either way, Journal World, the driver's children were not involved with the seat belt check.

There are three possibilities with the first police officer. Either he has overt prejudice, or he fears racial confrontation and tries to manage his behaviors. Or, It could be that there was nothing racial at all.

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