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    WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    I thought this was a country full of freedom and preaching democracy to other nations.

    Violent clashes between protestors and police continued Tuesday night in Anaheim, California, as officers reportedly fired rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and pepper balls into crowds gathered outside city hall to protest alleged police brutality. Police said at least five people were arrested on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest, while a reporter from the Orange County Register was struck by a rock, according to the Los Angeles Times. Journalist Tim Pool said he was attacked by officers while he was covering the protest.

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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    I thought this was a country full of freedom and preaching democracy to other nations.
    These protestors resorted to violent acts forcing police to respond. You have a right to protest, not a right to do whatever you want while doing it.
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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    I thought this was a country full of freedom and preaching democracy to other nations.
    Sounds like the protestors started it and the cops just finished it. Never start a fight you aren't both willing and capable of winning.

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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    I thought this was a country full of freedom and preaching democracy to other nations.
    Very unfortunate incident. This needs to be fully investigated. As to the police dog, the officer obviously lost control of him. He didn't have on a leash, so I'm guessing he let the dog out of the car (they don't wear leashes in the car), and the dog took off at the pandemonium. Dog needs retraining. Officer needs head examined.

    That looked very inflammatory because there were so many kids around and coppers were pointing their tasers at any and everybody. I don't know what one could have done to avoid being tazed except run in the other direction or drop to the ground. And even then, a man who apparently had dropped to the ground was attacked by K9.

    I'm sure there'll be a full investigation. And there should be. I think it clearly shows that these officers hadn't been properly trained in crowd control.

    But this isn't indicative that we don't live in a free country any more than it's an indication we live in a police state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Sounds like the protestors started it and the cops just finished it. Never start a fight you aren't both willing and capable of winning.
    I think this is an example of poor training. If officers weren't at risk, if an officer didn't need rescue, I can't imagine why coppers would wade into a crowd filled with moms and kids. Just stand back and let the trouble come to you, in my opinion.
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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think this is an example of poor training. If officers weren't at risk, if an officer didn't need rescue, I can't imagine why coppers would wade into a crowd filled with moms and kids. Just stand back and let the trouble come to you, in my opinion.
    LEOs are not paid to be physically abused; nor should they have to accept that type of action without response.

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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    as officers reportedly fired rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and pepper balls into crowds gathered outside city hall to protest alleged police brutality
    I am sorry, but that made me laugh.
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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD
    That looked very inflammatory because there were so many kids around and coppers were pointing their tasers at any and everybody. I don't know what one could have done to avoid being tazed except run in the other direction or drop to the ground. And even then, a man who apparently had dropped to the ground was attacked by K9.
    Officers are trained very poorly on taser devices. It is not surprising they would do that as a result. Poor training has led to the liberal use of such devices, which has resulted in many deaths, most of which are not prosecuted criminally but "handled" administratively.

    That being said, anyone that thinks a nonthreatening crowd containing children as young as infants is a valid reason for pulling/shooting your taser or bean bag shotgun should be locked up in a mental institution.

    But this isn't indicative that we don't live in a free country any more than it's an indication we live in a police state.
    All states are police states.
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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    That's not true, at least in the Western states. LEOs here are trained in TASER use and can not carry them by policy without first being certified in their use. I suspect that's largely national and is what the manufacturers of the devices recommends.

    And anyone bringing a child to a protest, especially when the last few have turned to riot, should be charged with child endangerment. Leave the kids at home, they're not shields.

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    Re: WATCH: Police Clash With Protesters in Anaheim

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's not true, at least in the Western states. LEOs here are trained in TASER use and can not carry them by policy without first being certified in their use. I suspect that's largely national and is what the manufacturers of the devices recommends.

    And anyone bringing a child to a protest, especially when the last few have turned to riot, should be charged with child endangerment. Leave the kids at home, they're not shields.
    This reminds me of a poster here on DP that was talking about bringing his little baby to an OWS demonstration. He did. Then he immediately turned around and left. You're right, of course.
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