posted on May, 3 2007 @ 07:42 PM
Originally posted by ProfTom
Im sorry I don't understand the post, how is this incident a police state alert?
Wouldn't it be more likely IF these people were not allowed to march at all?
Was this news crew getting in the way of police performing their duty?
There are to many unanswered questions for people to be yelling "police state".
Also, does not the LAPD have a history of being violent?
Sorry, I don't by the police state thing.
LOL, I'm not laughing at you, but seriously - LAPD has a history of violence? Try looking at how much violence comes out of LOS ANGELES itself. In my
(most likely unpopular opinion) the LAPD did what they had to do.
None of you are considering the history LA has for riots. Crime is out of control in Los Angeles (I know, I lived in LA for 4 years, and I live in san
diego now for the last 6).
Did you guys ever stop to consider what would happen if a riot insued? What about all the innocent people who live in the surrounding neigborhoods?
What about all the property damage and injury that would occur if a riot broke out (taking into account LA's history of rioting).
Where is the press coverage of the police being attacked? I haven't seen any footage of that happening. Yeah, way to go FoxNews for your "Balanced
News" ! What a joke !
What do you think would have happened if the police detained just those few 100 people or so (yeah, 100 "few" people LOL) ? Did you ever take into
consideration that if more of the parade saw a small group of people being brutalised by the police and taken into custody, they too, would not
"intervene" or "jump in" ?
What you have to take into account here is the pysical and emotional energy of the entire event. If one group of people in the parade start getting
out of control, do you risk controlling JUST that group, or stopping the entire parade? You MUST take into consideration the lives of those people who
also live in that area, but who may not have been participating in the parade.
What would you say if the parade DID get out of hand, and turned into a riot? You would probably turn around and blame the police for not doing their
I think alot of you in this thread need to re-think your position before you start rambling on about police states and police brutality.
EDIT for corrections.
[edit on 3-5-2007 by zeeon]