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originally posted by: DonVoigt
a reply to: Thefarmer
What makes you think they protect me as I've said before I have been a victim of crime from both sides of this paradigm, I have been a victim of crime committed by criminals, and a victim of crime by police, I don't trust either one of them. You assume that I prefer crime committed against me by police as opposed to crime committed against me by criminals, I prefer crime not be committed against me at all.
originally posted by: kalunom
I guess we have our answer as to whether police would infringe on citizens' rights if given the command.
I'm upset mostly by not seeing any police refusing to take part in this debacle. There may be some - but where are they?
Oh, and if these arrests are as high as is being reported...where are they being taken to? I'm sure the jails are already full.
I get the feeling if there were some people who understood tactics this bullying by the police would not be the cakewalk it appears to be. Not that I am advocating violence but I do not think the protesters, who are peaceably and Constitutionally assembling, would be told to move while simultaneously being told their rights were not being violated.
originally posted by: HauntWok
Wow, this is really getting out if hand isn't it?
Do you think this will go down as one of those pivotal moments in US history?
Is this when people finally say enough?
originally posted by: Darkblade71
The thing is, for every death at the hands of the police, the anger grows.
It is not just one person, it is a seeming disturbing pattern over the course of the last year.
It is boiling over in one spot, and perhaps it could trigger more protests elsewhere.
I don't see this as a racial thing as much as a bigger issue that is hitting police departments in many places.
It does have the potential for rioting and anger that spills over into misdirected areas.
It is scary.
And now they arresting reporters, which is scarier.