posted on Oct, 24 2011 @ 11:54 PM
That is great news. Shows some cops can actually use judgment, and apply critical thinking to the scenario/situation.
What this also does, is makes many other cops in other cities look like idiots. Nothing wrong with apply a little common sense every now and then. You
don't need to enforce illegal laws, given we all have the right to peacefully protest, or waste precious resources in a down economy, on arresting
700+ people, who are not a threat in any way.
Of course some protesters get out of hand. Of course some are just there to evoke a response from the cops. I have no problem with the trouble makers
The problems occur when cops simply make sweeping arrests, which usually turns ugly, and then some innocent bystander gets a baton in the head. I also
think, during their "off hours", many cops are probably having some pretty interesting conversations with family and friends.
Friend of cops aren't usually wealthy, Neither are family members. I bet many cops have friends and/or family who are out protesting, given they too
are part of the 99%. All I hope is that cops in other cities take a look at this. Here in SF they showed up in riot gear, at a peaceful protest which
had the full support of the mayor, and started intimidating and pushing protesters of all kinds.
The cops caused a peaceful scene to become much worse. Leave peaceful protesters alone. Don't incite them.