posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by jibeho
What's the problem?
The police were more organized than the protesters.
...is that not their job? If the protesters had turned up armed to the teeth, wearing armor and with riot shields, I think police would have been
a little more justified in acting the way they did...
Pittsburgh is the perfect city to isolate disorderly groups. That was also NO SURPRISE.
Disorderly...how, just exercising their right to protest does not automatically make them a disorderly group.
I watched all the footage in the days of the summit and the the protesters were highly unorganized rag tag at best....
They are civilians, what in gods name are you expecting?
....and in most cases they just bussed themselves in looking for trouble.
A might subjective given the vast majority were there to protest peacefully.
Peaceful protesters don't typically wear masks and conceal their identities.
Unless they are being logged and documented as trouble makers, as opposed to just being civilians who have a right to protest and exercise their right
to freedom of speech.
The police knew this based on the trouble at past events. They were prepared for anything!! The protesters got way more than they bargained
for because they turned out in such low unorganized numbers. The police were prepared for twice as many protesters that actually showed up.
It's not a freakin' war, it's a protest
The police were merely protecting the city and the people that they were sworn to protect and serve.
Protecting them from what, the truth?
The protesters lost their nerve and wanted to split when they realized that they were ridiculously outnumbered. Job well done Pittsburgh
Complete and utter overkill, like smashing a nut with a hand grenade, and completely unjustified.