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Originally posted by SpacePunk
Well, there's only one good thing that will come out of this. The use of sonic weapons on protestors will only work once. Good earplugs will make them useless the next go around.
Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
I'm against this whole summit as the next guy and completely disgusted by the police action.
However. I wouldn't say this is MARTIAL LAW. This was a two day riot that had severe results. This was expected. And if anything, Pittsburgh's riots were the tamest I've ever seen compared to others such as:
Iran protests and riots a few months back
G8 protests in Germany
1999 Riots in Seattle.
so on, so on.
Originally posted by jsobecky
And, not to put down any of our members from that area, it is populated by...well...not too many Harvard graduates.
How can you effect change in a system already corrupt and well on its way to tyranny? When a Cobra is poised to attack you do you sit there and debate with it or do you run or try to kill it with something before more appear? All this talk of peaceful protest just sickens me to no end and makes you no better than sheep. Fine. Sit there and try to reason with the Cobra all you want. Try to work at getting to the truth in a corrupt system.
Originally posted by JWH44
reply to post by David_Reale
I read you loud and clear. What I'm saying is that, by pushing back in that manner, what have you accomplished? You just lowered yourself to the ROGUE cop's level. Is that what you want? To escalate a bad situation to a worse one? If rights are genuinely infringed upon, then take action in the form of reporting, posting, uncovering, whatever you want to call it, the TRUTH. I think we can all see that there are cameras EVERYWHERE this day and age. If these actions are genuinely and clearly caught on camera, there won't be an end to the line of lawyers that will line up to take your case, probably for free, just to make a name for themselves if nothing else.
Two wrongs don't make a right.