posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 07:41 PM
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I agree that what happened there with the police was entirely unecessary. There was excessive and unecessary force. I hope there are a ton of
lawsuits. Some of the news media should even sue.
My main goal is to get the word out to people that the National Guard are not the ones to be worried about. What happened in Pittsburgh does not
represent the National Guard or the US Military.
I will star you again for the noble effort and the virtue of the thoughts behind it while at the same time suspending judgement on this issue as we do
not know how the military would have responded had protestors actually been able to penetrate the security zone, since the protestors were not able to
penetrate the security zone.
The thing I honestly find most frustrating, is yes there sure is some great lawsuit material for those who can bear the expense and time of filing one
yet we also have to consider this.
Who paid for the police presence to terrorize the citizenry?
Who paid for the weapons used against the terrorized citizenry?
Who will pay the costs of any settlements against the government and or law enforcement?
Every which way you look at it and slice it whether the citizens win or loose the citizen ends up paying for it!
Now that my friend is what I call INSANE!
When all is said and done for 20 jaded dignataries and their enterouges to have a dinner in Pittsburgh and witness a small area of highly militarized
city on lock down that was probably not even notable as a cullinary experience or a sight seeing one will cost the tax payers tens of millions of
dollars in direct costs, and cost affected businesses and their employees likely tens of millions more and that's before the lawsuits?
Yet we wonder why we are broke.
This whole charade could have been conducted at the U.N. or Washington D.C. both of which are normally better prepared and equipped to handle such
functions and honestly if there were true and legitimate security concerns it should have been held on an Air Craft Carrier surrounded by a battle
group at little extra cost to the tax payers with no law suits or loss of revenue.
This whole thing was a tremendous waste of money and a burden that was entirely unecessary placed once again on the backs of the citizens so a few
chosen people can enjoy a total abuse of their power and privelage.
It is what it is, and what it is, is frankly pretty disgusting and disconcerting Mr. Boyd.