Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
When you and your fellow Officers are outnumbered 500 to 1 you begin to get the cornered cat mentality... and any advance from anyone becomes a threat to your safety in your mind.
I cant blame an officer for wanting to keep the angry crowds back, ESPECIALLY when they refuse to do so as they shout obscenities at you.
News the violence by law enforcement has apparently gone global. Was just reading an international discussion board taking about an escaped prisoner the FBI located in Portugal:
The gist of the discussion is that Portugal should not return him to the US because the videos of what the police are doing to peaceful protestors and Gitmo prove the US cannot be trusted to give the prisoner even basic human rights. The Portuguese courts have not yet decided if he will be returned to the US or not.Originally Posted by BBC
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
The guy was running around on the field disrupting the game.... The officers stopped him and were attempting to get cuffs on him using pain compliance as he resisting (typical arms under body holding arms together resistance most likely)... and then folks came out and started assaulting officers.
If THAT is your idea of police brutality....... you need to get out more....
Or you are most likely an anarchist....
Peacefully is a completely over used phrase when dealing with protests.
Also, I getting a stick pointed at you and being reminded to stay back isn't an invitation to go from peaceful to riot and be justified.....
Apparently you haven't had to deal or been to a protest of such a size where idiots show up just for the purpose of instigating a riot.
Monday will be my first (I guess).
Marches are totally justified, they knew about these failures far in advance of 2008.
See, you don't hire guys like this, Mr. Prez!
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb