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    Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Tear gas! Thrown at Occupy Oakland! - YouTube

    The above video is taken as events unfolded.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Hell of a lot more humane than attack dogs and firehoses.

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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    You make it sound like the protesters are innocent victims....


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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    You make it sound like the protesters are innocent victims....
    If they had had rubber bullets and tasers back in the day, Ghandi would have gotten nowhere.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    If they had had rubber bullets and tasers back in the day, Ghandi would have gotten nowhere.
    If you break the law and refuse to leave a place you're no longer allowed, then this is going to happen to you. You can't just make up your own rules here. The police had every right to do what they did.
    Last edited by Josie; 10-26-11 at 02:27 PM.


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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    If you break the law and refuse to leave a place you're no longer allowed, then this is going to happen to you. You can't just make up your own rules here. The police had every right to do what they did.
    People in this country have a right to peaceably assemble, which they did.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    People in this country have a right to peaceably assemble, which they did.
    Yes, but they also must obey the laws. If a park closes at a certain time, you have to leave or you are breaking the law. If the property owners say they no longer want you at their house, you have to leave. You can't just assemble wherever you want, however long you want and doing whatever you want.


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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Freedom of Speech and the Right to Assemble are sacrosanct in the United States of America.

    So are the laws of the land.

    The video you posted is garbage. Shows absolutely nothing.
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    Re: Occupy Oakland Attacked By Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and Flash Grenades

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Yes, but they also must obey the laws. If a park closes at a certain time, you have to leave or you are breaking the law. If the property owners say they no longer want you at their house, you have to leave. You can't just assemble wherever you want, however long you want and doing whatever you want.
    I agree, but thats not what the issue here is and you know it.

    The issue is that once again our country attacks its own citizens because they are scared of freedom of speech. The police say rocks were thrown but they can't prove it and nobody ever will.
    "Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue. "

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