posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 11:52 AM
You know, I could agree with this guys message even though I believe yelling like a crazy person in the street doesn't really help your cause.
However, I keep seeing comments about how this guy stood down the NYC police, or how the cops wimped out and would have been more aggressive had he
been a small guy, etc ...
First, many NYC police are vets themselves. NYPD likes to get them as soon as they get out.
Secondly, do you think there are no other big guys in NY? The cops just let 'em run wild because they're to wimpy to control them? Got some news for
you, if the cops wanted to this guy would have been subdued and cuffed fairly quickly. The cops deal with gang bangers, murderers, crazy crack
and meth heads, and generally the scum of society all of the rest of us get to NOT deal with because of them. I'm absolutely sure they weren't
afraid of this guy, they just let him have his rant and pretty much ignored him so long as all he did was rant.
I can't say I know all the cops in the city, that would be ridiculous, but I will say I've never met a NYC cop that was a wimp. Maybe a corrupt
a-hole here and there, but not one that wouldn't crack your head if you physically challenged them.
Now before some smart ass starts ... yes I do live in NYC and have my whole life, Brooklyn specifically -- I'm not a cop -- I have dealt with some
corrupt POS cops before as well as some really good ones. They are in a tough position with these protests because they do have to respect the rights
of the protesters but must also protect the rights of those NOT protesting who have to get around, work, or live in the various areas these protests
are taking place.
I know the type that make up a certain percentage of these protesters. They're the type that will push and push and push, then provoke until they get
a reaction then cry about how they were abused. They'll scream "pigs" in a cops face and spit on him but when the cop reacts it's police brutality
... and they'll be sure to have their buddy there with his iPhone to capture it (or just the end part anyway) so they can run to youtube and cry.
I usually DO NOT side with the police, I've seen enough, however as far as these protests go I think they are handling it well. With this many people
crammed in such a small area there is going to be a problem here and there, and the cops will inevitably get into it with someone who will UNDOUBTEDLY
accuse them of brutality while painting themselves as poor innocent bystanders.
Anyway, I've strayed off topic. Point is the guy wasn't wrong but did kind of look foolish yelling about brutality and a war zone while the cops
were just walking by not doing anything.