posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 09:14 PM
Im on the fence about this whole police -vs- OWS thing. First off, I agree with everyone 100% that any officer who willfully and unprovoked assaults
another person should a) be fired and b) charged with a crime.
However, with that being said, any officer who is assaulted, etc. has every right (just like any other person) to use enough FORCE to make the
attacker stop, and if that means pushing, punching, baton or anything else. That is called the use of force continuum
I also dont think anyone should be bashing EVERY SINGLE police officer. Yes, I agree that the bad ones should and must be dealt with, but I am sure
that there are hundreds of them out there just doing their job, and doing it professionally. They have orders just like everyone else that has a job.
If the boss says "keep people out of the streets" then thats what they have to do, if not they face disciplinary action--same goes for someone who
works at mcdonalds, a grocery store, construction, or anywhere else, if you dont do your job, your out!
The cops arent trying to stop the protest..just keep them out of the street...protest all you want but stay the hell out of the street!!
There in the middle of the road blocking traffic!! Why should anyone be able to block traffic to someone who just got off of work and is trying to
get home to there family?? I feel no sympathy, it is actually quite funny!! The protester in the green shirt was pushing the cop and got laid out,
exactly what they were asking for. This has turned into a circus fest..
edit on 14-10-2011 by LrBc1275 because: (no reason given)