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Friday, August 13, 2010

Commentary: Ex-Firefighter Weighs In On Lawrence KS Firefighter "Assault"


B
y now I'm sure most of you have heard of the alleged battery of a man- Bob Mandell- at a Lawrence KS high school band concert by an 'overly-patriotic' off-duty Lawrence firefighter- Daniel Clouse- according to the story from the LAWRENCE (KS) JOURNAL-WORLD.



First off- not all firefighters and police officers are well-adjusted- stand-up citizens. I KNOW this for a first-hand fact on a number of occasions.

And as far as firefighters being "heroes" I have news for you- THAT's our job!  We signed up for the job and were paid to do it (personally- I think volunteer firefighters are bigger heroes than paid)


Secondly- it is not THIS or any other public servant's place to force patriotism or any other belief on anybody else.

This is STILL America I think- freedom of choice- etc. until the pollys minimize/enslave us all..


If indeed Firefighter Clouse is guilty- and at least 2 witnesses to the assault on the LJW site  verify Mandell's story- then Clouse should be charged with battery and be punished.

A lawbreaker is a lawbreaker- period- be they a firefighter- cop- priest- whatever.

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