posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Vortiki
reply to post by Frira
Good thing you aren't in charge of things.
THAT is debatable!
The police are wrong here from the start in the fact that this is America. Those were American's. They have the right to assemble, hell they have the
right to do damned near anything they want. Those police however do not have any right to throw freaking TEAR GAS into a crowd of AMERICANS.
I assume you drive.
If a mere traffic cop tells you to make a right (when you had intended to go straight through an intersection) because they are going to close the
road, and you say you will not. That policeman will legally and rightfully arrest you and have your car towed. If you resist, he (and his buddies)
will likely take you down with whatever force HE deems necessary.
I understand the importance of protests, but when protesters are told by the police that a certain area is off limits, you leave. If you do not, your
are violating the law.
We can protest, but we cannot do so so as to flaunt the law-- that is herd-mentality (few, if any would have disobeyed if alone) and therefore
dangerous to all.
Americans have NO right to ignore a lawful order from a lawful public safety officer. It does not matter if we agree with the order, or if our
reasons for being there are important and good.
I have been trying to read up on the incident. Most articles say the man was "shot in the head by a tear gas canister" but I saw no canisters being
fired from any device, but instead lobbed underhand. Most say the video "shows him being shot in the head," but you cannot see it happen. Most
articles say the "police were swarming the area," but I see no swarming. Consequently, I am withholding judgment-- and increasingly suspicious-- I
don't trust the media. I probably will trust the Marine's account.
If it was tossed at his head and went off, or if it was fired at his head, I want that cop punished to the fullest extent-- in prison, for life. I
hold Police and Marines, both, to the highest expectations of behavior.