reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I am all for people exercising their right to protest and seek a redress of grievances against the government - at any level.
My point though was the actions we are seeing serve no purpose - at all.
Its not protesting when you block streets, over turn dumpsters, while destroying public and private property. Its not protesting when they decided to
storm the Israeli embassy in Washington DC either.
As far as coordination with the federal government. That came around during Katrina when people realized that the bulk of police / medical personnel
were not covered by any state law. As an example medical staff from outside of Louisiana technically violated LA laws since they never met the state
criteria to perform medical services in the state. The same held for other law enforcement, although that one was corrected a lot quicker and at the
The medical side resolved it by making responding medical staff federalized, thereby falling under federal laws, which covered everyone from a legal
The Joplin tornado saw law enforcement from all over Missouri, as well as surrounding states and federal police respond. The mutual aid agreements in
place now are worded to the extent that if you are requested to respond, you are operating with th4e same authority as a local officer, regardless if
you are local, county state or federal.
When you have protests that become extremely large, hell when you have major sports events, you will find people from agencies all over assisting. In
situations like that I can see a need for a larger centralized communication and control / command center, especially if the feds are running the
Just because coordination between agencies / government has increased, doesn't necessarily make it sinister, which is my ultimate point. People have
a tendency to fear the unknown, and it becomes worse when they dont know the law and are always paranoid of the government or police.
Instead of asking questions to learn and understand, they just make accusations and refuse to listen to anything that doesn't support that point of
Communication... Government... Law Enforcement... all require back and forth / give and take. It requires to people to be a part of that process. To
be active at all times and not just elections.
Sadly that point is missed by people.