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As for the permits, I see no reason it shouldn't be at the discretion of the local community. It's appropriate for cities to facilitate peaceful protest as much as possible.
Big government is never good, it is always harmful to our rights. If there is no way to limit what the government can call "legally restricted land", then it IS a stripping of our rights.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
If these protesters were using physical force, they would be charged as such: assault, battery, etc. As I understand it, almost all the arrests have been for non-violent behavior. It's not fair to simply assume violence will take place. What indication is there that the police are in danger?
I obey the police as well. I teach my kids to obey and respect the police. I've never been arrested, but I've been close to people who have, and its given me a healthy distrust for the system. And when my kids get older and can understand society with greater complexity, I'll warn them about the potential for abuse by the justice system.
Last edited by GhostlyJoe; 10-11-11 at 12:32 PM.
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