posted on Feb, 20 2003 @ 11:26 AM
William, you're correct about the location. I work a few blocks away. As for some of the other points made in this thread, I have to wonder about
some people here. If you hear about a planned event that is inherently chaotic (not in a negative sense, just meaning a free for all), and will most
likely be overcrowded, why would you want to bring a child there? "Teaching your kids about freedom" is a lovely sentiment. What about the fact
that our entire city is paranoid about something happening. You have thousands of morons duct taping their windows, and buying gas masks. If
anything remotely suspicious would have happened during this protest there would have been 100,000 people clearing house real fast. Do you know what
it's like to be 3 feet tall and 60 pounds during that kind of scene? These things are not the place for children. Period. I don't care what kind
of message you're trying to send. Bring the kiddies to a nice quiet protest in Washington Square Park.
As a side point, to everyone complaining about PD...
You guys are #ing hysterical. Do the real people of the city a favor, the next time a disaster strikes the city and police and firefighters get hit
hard... don't make commemorative coins, don't make posters with angels on them, don't bawl at the memorials. "Protestors" blocking a firetruck
from proceeding through a scene of many thousands of people is not right. Claiming that they're trying to ruin your freedom fighting efforts by
going through is asinine. This is New York. Sorry if the liberals were expecting andy griffith and barney to be running the city. When you have
millions of people to keep an eye on you become a hard ass. Plain and simple. Do you know why that horse was rushing? It was clear to me from the
picture that it wasn't rushing AT the child. Seriously speaking, it's nice to bitch at them, but you sure know how to thank them with tears in your
eyes when they pull your kid out of a fire, or save your sick granny. # gets so out of hand and it really shouldn't. "Nazi" cops are the one's
who'd save your stupid ass from the scum that wastes city money and time as is.