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Oscar Grant Bills in Circulation

January 26, 2011

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We received an envelope at the shipping office this past month with a couple of these stamped US$1 bills and this brief statement:
The line between security & tyranny is a fine one, and justice requires close and continuous attention to it. The ‘Oscar Grant’ dollars put into circulation around 1/1/11 are intended as a non-violent reminder of that idea.

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Background on the Oscar Grant Dollars can be found here: kungpowvoodo.blogspot.com/2011/01/oscar-grant-dollars.html

I only regret it takes a murder to draw attention to the “tyranny vs. security” issue. I hope these dollar bills can remind people that this will happen again unless we decide that our civilization should actually be civilized.

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