posted on Nov, 10 2011 @ 04:48 AM
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by IndigoValor
I judge situations from the perspective of sitting on my couch watching a you-tube video. What's really happening, is it as bad as it seems? How can
I know.. I just have to judge by watching the reactions of people.
Since these people seemed to not mind, and just stood there like idiots, I can only assume they approved of the police actions against them.. I'm a
little tired of feeling bad for every idiot that gets poked with a stick by the police .. when people start fighting back I'll start paying attention
The moment you resist or fight back, as justified as it may be, the thugs wearing police officer costumes will band together, fabricate some story
saying that you instigated the situation, claim that you assaulted them, they had to resort to self defense, their response was proportionate and
restrained, you resisted arrested, you interfered with their official duties, and you committed felony assault against them. The crime of assault
against a cop is more serious than the crime of assault against you or me.
So, yeah, Rockpuck, go ahead and criticize them for being smart enough not to expose themselves to that greater and far more consequential danger.
They were protesting peacefully. They remained peaceful. They didn't give the cops the excuse they were hoping to get to start bashing people's
skulls with their batons and arresting them on fabricated criminal charges.
Ever hear of Ghandi? Peaceful protest worked pretty well in India against the British.
Don't get me wrong. When I see or hear something like that I also want the assaulted peaceful persons to give the bullies a well-deserved lesson in
reverse brutality. But, as mature adults, we exercise impulse control and don't do that regardless of how good we know it will feel and how deep and
lasting would be the satisfaction of visiting some nitty gritty street justice upon those knuckleheads.
There's plainly something wrong within that police department if they haven't disciplined those cops yet. Sensitivity training won't cut it. There
has to be. These cops on the street would not do that if there wasn't some unspoken policy allowing or encouraging them to do it. If that department
had any integrity it would have immediately started disciplinary proceedings against the guilty cops and let the world know that it is disciplining
them. Frankly, they should be immediately fired. They aren't mentally or morally fit to serve as police officers. They're the kind that give all
the good decent honest police officers a bad name.
edit on 11/10/2011 by dubiousone because: (no reason given)