In watching live streams from LA, Ferguson, St Louis, Denver, Oakland and a few others there were a few instances of a certain definition being used,
and that definition along side the video feed of how the police were handling Peaceful Protesters
made me think a bit.
That definition was for the term "Terrorist"
I will give the definition and the links.
systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal
the act of terrorizing
the state of being terrorized
ok and the FBI definition for domestic terrorist
Bold texted both of those below so not to be one sided, looters n such are also in that def.
"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:
Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or
coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction
, assassination. or kidnapping; and
Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
This doesn't apply to the looters and such, only to the treatment of peaceful protesters, some of which I have watched get gassed, kettled, etc over
the last few nights. particularly on RebZ's feed in Ferguson Z's feed
But the use of the definition with the behavior I witnessed has me thinking it kinda fits, whats your opinion on it?
Other live feeds of protests, said to be in over 100 cities.
As of tonight things have calmed down a bit, thankfully.
Kuddos to the Nashville Police Dept tho, they met the protesters with hot chocolate instead of tear gas and rubber bullets!
edit on 11/26/2014 by TheSilverGate because: (no reason given)