“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Lack of training is a lame excuse. They had ample time to train since the OWS police brutality.
There's no excuse for breaking the law, not on the part of the police or the protesters.
People who engage in civil disobedience should know that they will be arrested, tried, convicted, and punished. It's an extreme statement of protest, but there should be no expectation of leniency.
Having said that, is there even any need any more to point out that the whole post-racial America thing is just not working out?
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.