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    Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Police Use Pepper Spray, Rubber Bullets on Occupy Denver Protesters Trying to Storm Capitol | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Police used pepper spray and rubber bullets to try to quell an Occupy Denver demonstration Saturday as protesters attempted to occupy the state Capitol building.

    The Denver Post reported seven arrests were made, including two for assault and one for disobedience. Police confirmed pepper spray and either rubber bullets or pepper balls were used to break up the crowd, which may have numbered up to 2,000.
    Lt. Matt Murray with the Denver Police told the Post some protesters received medical treatment at the scene, but no one had been taken to the hospital.
    Police and protesters clash on the steps of the state Capitol building. (Denver Post)


    Murray said one officer was knocked off his motorcycle and others were attacked and kicked by protesters...

    This violence has got to stop. These people need to calm down and do something productive instead of provoking the police.


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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Productive? They should hold an occupy the showers protest and stop making their cities smell like grungy hipsters.
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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Police Use Pepper Spray, Rubber Bullets on Occupy Denver Protesters Trying to Storm Capitol | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Police used pepper spray and rubber bullets to try to quell an Occupy Denver demonstration Saturday as protesters attempted to occupy the state Capitol building.

    The Denver Post reported seven arrests were made, including two for assault and one for disobedience. Police confirmed pepper spray and either rubber bullets or pepper balls were used to break up the crowd, which may have numbered up to 2,000.
    Lt. Matt Murray with the Denver Police told the Post some protesters received medical treatment at the scene, but no one had been taken to the hospital.
    Police and protesters clash on the steps of the state Capitol building. (Denver Post)


    Murray said one officer was knocked off his motorcycle and others were attacked and kicked by protesters...

    This violence has got to stop. These people need to calm down and do something productive instead of provoking the police.
    This will have to escalate and continue - more violence or at least, more aggressive actions must be taken to keep these people in the public eye, to continue to claim to be the "victims" and to stay relevant. When Denver gets to -20 degrees, you'll see less and less protestors and this movement will go into hibernation. They MUST do these aggressive actions to stay relevant.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Police Use Pepper Spray, Rubber Bullets on Occupy Denver Protesters Trying to Storm Capitol | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Police used pepper spray and rubber bullets to try to quell an Occupy Denver demonstration Saturday as protesters attempted to occupy the state Capitol building.

    The Denver Post reported seven arrests were made, including two for assault and one for disobedience. Police confirmed pepper spray and either rubber bullets or pepper balls were used to break up the crowd, which may have numbered up to 2,000.
    Lt. Matt Murray with the Denver Police told the Post some protesters received medical treatment at the scene, but no one had been taken to the hospital.
    Police and protesters clash on the steps of the state Capitol building. (Denver Post)


    Murray said one officer was knocked off his motorcycle and others were attacked and kicked by protesters...

    This violence has got to stop. These people need to calm down and do something productive instead of provoking the police.
    I think the movement's going in the right direction there -- at the government that's let all this happen. Bankers have paid plenty into the coffers on both sides of the aisle. It's time the Occupy movements realise this and direct their efforts where they'll do some good.

    I wish them well in this particular endeavor. Protesting on Wall Street? Notsomuch.
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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Protesting government is fine....committing illegal acts and provoking the police to use force is NOT fine.


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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Protesting government is fine....committing illegal acts and provoking the police to use force is NOT fine.
    And then complaining when the police are forced to act against you (them - whatever - you know what I mean)
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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    And then complaining when the police are forced to act against you (them - whatever - you know what I mean)
    How else can one claim to be victimized?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    he Post described the scene as protesters tried to take the building:

    When the demonstrators returned to the state Capitol, they marched up the steps. Officers in riot gear moved in and formed a line.

    Some protesters pushed them while others joked with the officers.

    People were screaming over each other. Some were dancing to a boombox, others were pounding on an unmarked patrol car.

    Several were shouting “Storm that castle.“ Others were shooting ”Stay calm.”

    Protesters toward the front started fighting with each other after one encouraged another protester to quit taunting police.

    Some then started chanting, “We want the governor.“ Others shouted ”We want the steps.”

    At one point, about eight police officers scuffled with a group of protesters.

    A fine example of a mindless mob...
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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    I don't get how provoking the police to use force like this is suppose to convince lawmakers - or the judiciary - to act.

    Are they going to be like this for the next 10 years? Some of their demands can't possibly happen - even if everyone wanted it to - overnight.
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    Re: Denver Occupy Tries to Storm Capitol - Police use pepper spray, etc.

    Many of them want a revolution, not just for lawmakers to change their minds on some things. Many want to completely destroy the system as we know it. And these people seem to have a louder voice than the sane ones in the group.


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