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Around 10:30a.m., police say roughly 75 prostesters participated in the march downtown before gathering outside of police headquarters. Nearly 15 entered the lobby and read a list of demands to department officials. Those demands included, a meeting with Chief Sam Dotson, Mayor Francis Slay or Board of Aldermen President, Lewis Reed. The protesters also want an immediate termination of Officer’s Flannery and Hayes. Their request also include amnesty for protesters who have been charged with non-violent offenses, a creation of a diverse citizens review board with subpoena power along with a seven day release of all information regarding police shootings not limited to transparent release of unedited videos and audio.
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: onequestion
Isn't there a better way to do this? Why advocate violence? If 15 were arrested, they weren't just asking nicely...
Can't the people get a petition with thousands of names and signatures and send to the mayor or someone to have these officers removed? I mean, they are paid their salary from US, the taxpayer, so we should have some pull if something like that was requested by thousands of taxpayers....That is just my initial thought, but I don't like the storming police stations idea, beat them with smarts...Don't throw a temper tantrum like a child...THERE HAS TO BE AN EASIER AND NON VIOLENT WAY TO GET THIS ACCOMPLISHED!!! I would think anyways....What do you think?
Isn't there a better way to do this? Why advocate violence? If 15 were arrested, they weren't just asking nicely…
4 caught trespassing…
A man tries to rape a woman. She runs away. Her freedom from being raped just came at his expense: he wasn’t able to rape her. Does this mean she exploited him? Of course not. Now let’s do this again. He tries to rape her. She can’t get away. She tries to stop him nonviolently. It doesn’t work. She pulls a gun and shoots him in the head. Obviously her freedom from being raped came at the expense of his life. Did she exploit him? Of course not. It all comes back to what I wrote earlier in this book: defensive rights always trump offensive rights. My right to freedom always trumps your right to exploit me, and if you do try to exploit me, I have the right to stop you, even at some expense to you.
Not sure how 5 people catching a trespass charge is going to discredit anything. If anything it calls more attention to the action.