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"Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

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So at least two classes of voters, then? Those who can vote for elected officials (e.g. everyone) and only those who own businesses/real estate can vote on issues that directly affect that tax base? So do you think that only those folks should be entitled to emergency services response? Or that only their kids should attend public schools? Those who own rental property also pay these same taxes, and guess what? It comes out of the tenants' rent. Should they get a rent reduction?
...careful...you may be accused of pandering to those who revere the US Constitution...
 

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So at least two classes of voters, then? Those who can vote for elected officials (e.g. everyone) and only those who own businesses/real estate can vote on issues that directly affect that tax base? So do you think that only those folks should be entitled to emergency services response? Or that only their kids should attend public schools? Those who own rental property also pay these same taxes, and guess what? It comes out of the tenants' rent. Should they get a rent reduction?
alas 2a4all, remember, landlords of rental property may claim property tax as an expense, deductible off their state & federal filings...

renters/leasees also pay the burden of the landlord's insurance/amorization of appliances, heating equipment etc., again business expenses and deductible for the landlord...

emergency responce is a 20th century luxury put in place by those elected by everyone ~ paid for in part/all...yepper you guessed it - property taxes! at one time properties on fire were ignored if the owner hadn't "contributed" to the responce fund!

those elected by all put the infamous jerry brown in office several times...the first time at his 'suggestion' the CA legislature took/curtailed after school activities the school communities' tax base paid for!
 
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