reply to post by eodbrad
The very best way to assure a repeat performance of what transpired in Pittsburgh and perhaps even more severe ones is to not condemn the Police
abuses for exactly what they are.
Attempting to defend these unlawful actions by government authorities who not only issued these orders, but purchased and assembled these devices to
use upon civilians, as well as recruiting thousands of law enforcement officers from 8 surrounding states and calling on National Guard troops from
two surrounding states is the surest way to encourage future such abuses of power, infringements upon constitutional rights, and exorbitant and
wasteful cost and expense all charged to the tax payer and the citizen.
When the police fired these weapons and munitions into unarmed non-violent groups of protestors lawfully assembled that did so on, the premise that
every one involved was guilty of something by closeness of proximity.
In other words innocence no longer matters and you are no longer innocent until proven guilty and punishment need not wait for a court of law it need
simply meted out by the push of a button, the squeeze of a trigger, the flip of a switch and the pulling of a canister’s opening.
The sad truth is that anyone who finds that remotely acceptable, possibly defendable under any circumstance short of clear and imminent danger of
great bodily harm and death, is in fact guilty of the most dangerous and inhuman form of indifference and apathy and neglect.
The truth is there was no imminent danger of great bodily harm or death to anyone or even of great physical harm to anyone’s property.
These actions on the part of the Police are so reprehensible, degrading, and repugnant that there is no possible defense for them, and only someone
derelict in their responsibilities as a freedom loving American or working with deliberate purpose to rob Americans of their freedoms and dignity
could possibly defend these atrocities.
Yes the Police deserve the same constitutional protection they robbed their brutalized victims of. They deserve to be considered innocent until found
guilty in a court of law, but anyone who feels it is responsible to defend the indefensible and blatant abuse of Power is in fact as guilty in their
own dereliction in a very similar but ultimately just as foreboding and potentially lethal way as the Police were in their own dereliction of duty to
the Constitution and their Oaths of Office and to the Constitution.
Yes these Police Officers deserve a defense, and if they can not afford an attorney one will be appointed for them through their Police Benevolence
Unions, but I for one can simply not imagine any Constitution and freedom loving American defending these actions and consider any who would either
grossly and purposefully naïve or deliberately and intentionally malignant.
Extreme, our Constitutional freedoms and privileges are nothing to be trifled with, and when they are in a blatantly egregious manner, the best way to
continually and permanently loose these freedoms and privileges is to not defend them to the extreme in the extreme.
Otherwise America ceases to be America and it shant be long before you or I or all of us find ourselves facing the same dangers from those charged and
paid to protect us in our person and property upon our own streets visiting indiscriminate violence upon us for the mere sake of their own total and
absolute control and desire to have total and absolute control.
Extreme is warranted in such a violation, defense of the indefensible is not. Protection of the rights of the offenders is defendable, regardless of
the fact that they abused their power and authority and trampled upon others.
The only thing that makes America’s constitutional principals work is by always applying them to the hard to defend and indefensible and innocent
Our constitutional rights are only as strong as the citizen’s determination to never let them be trampled upon or taken away.
There is no excuse ever for a lack of resolve in this regard.