posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:44 AM
a reply to: mrsdudara
I respect alternative opinions on current issues, but judging by your posts up to and including this one i'm responding to, i can't help but get the
feeling you don't have much of a handle on the 1st amendment or the basic premise of freedom in your own country.
You seem more concerned with giving the police an 'out' when they deserve none (in this case at least), than you do about standing up for basic and
fundamental American freedoms, long cherished by your country-folk...which is peculiar to say the least IMO.
The police are only authorised to enforce the law...THE law..not any damned corrupted version of it they choose to fit their actions.
Assaulting Journalists, and indeed anyone at all without justifiable cause, is not an entitlement for the police...it's not a separate right given to
them by virtue of their job as a Police officer..they have no such right to break the law and hold the constitution in such contempt and
You're seemingly very keen to defend the indefensible actions of the police over and above defending the most important thing...the rights and
freedoms of the people and their reasonable expectations to lawful and constitutional treatment and consideration from those police supposedly working
for the people having sworn oaths to uphold and defend the rights and freedoms of the people...which clearly isn't happening in this case.
I would have expected to see more defence of that, most important aspect of what's going on, not looking for reasons to make the police look good for
trampling journalists rights.
You say 'what if the journalists went and wrote something bad about the situation' (paraphrasing) in one of your posts...well, that is THE freedom
of the press! That is what free speech and a free press is all about.
The police, state, government don't have to like or approve of whatever the press choose write or how they write it, they just have to uphold the
rights of the people and the press to write it...not trample over those rights.