posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:52 AM
The US and its citizens are in a bad place right now, or so it seems. One of the main causes is a grey area where the right to peaceful assembly is
concerned. Where , exactly, precisely, in law, does peaceful protest become something else? What is the cut off point?
And, what takes greater importance under your law, peaceful protest, or the continuation of an unacceptable status quo? Where is the point at which a
person may say "come hell or high water, this cannot stand" without fear of abuse?
A protest is pointless if some loophole can be exploited by officials to see it ended. It is pointless if the police can have the power to end a
protest of any nature, for any reason they care to name, including zoning laws which are significantly less important from a moral point of veiw, than
the issue being protested about. It is pointless, if a group of people outside of it, can decide that people have had thier time on the soap box, and
remove a group using ANY means, because that makes the whole thing moot.
Its like saying to a person, you can get on the tv, you can get in the press, but that will only last a certain time, and our system will outlast
you, so your every effort is without any actual effect, but just so we can be seen to have allowed you your rights, we will leave you be, and then
make out that you are breaking a whole bunch of laws, and are involved in , and will be treated as persons who are involved in criminal behavior, thus
invalidating your point in the eyes of the stupid (who are in a majority, because they like a credit ecconomy, and dont care what dire circumstance
may befall them tomorrow, if only today can be comforting and lovely).
They are using the police to ensure that any protest will be bought down before it can have a following that is capable of changing anything.
OH, and while Im on the subject of the police... To the fellow who claimed that the writer was a wussy... If you , in your training, have been left
kneeling on concrete, with your wrists zipcuffed behind you, for seven hours at a stretch, THEN you may consider yourself qualified to utter your
nonsense. Till then, you havent got a clue what you are talking about , and heres why. You knew what you were going through was a training excersize.
You knew that you would only be in that position for a limited time, and that the people you were training with, would not allow you to have the blood
supply to your extremities locked off for more than a few minuites at most. You also knew the names of those you trained with, and would have recourse
in the event of serious long lasting damage, to a system which protects its workers.
The writer involved in this threads subject matter, was left for HOURS in a stress position (illegal) with the circulation to his extremities cut off
to the point of his hands changing colour (illegal, not to mention extremely dangerous), after having been manhandled to the point of bleeding from
the face, despite offering zero actual resistance (dissproportionate to say the least). On top of that , he was not being protected by law, and still
isnt. He is being victimised by it, over what amounts to a legitimate political concern, expressed in the only way the law allowed, permission for
which was removed, against the constitiution of your nation, and against the rights you all hold so dear. Tell me Sir, when the hell have you been in