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Negotiating at Gunpoint

    "Cities use eminent domain most often as a negotiating tool with property owners," explained [Indianapolis Mayor Bart] Peterson, who was speaking for the National League of Cities. "Just having the tool available makes it possible to negotiate with landowners." Sure it does–in the same way just having a gun available makes it possible for a bank robber to negotiate with a teller.

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