Noxious numbers: sentencing the effect

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The number of days seven activists spent in jail for protesting outside the Blackwater headquarters last week in North Carolina.

Meanwhile, and certainly more preposterous, are the associated numbers that fueled the protest.

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The number of Iraqis killed in the Nisour Square massacre by Blackwater mercenaries in Baghdad on Oct. 20, 2007.

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The number of wounded in the massacre.

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The number of days Blackwater mercenaries have spent in jail for the massacre.

Here is the activist arrest story:

http://www.alternet.org/rights/75244/?page=entire

Beep. Beep. Beep. Law and Order continues to move backward.

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