reply to post by literofcola
"To keep the Peace" is always their excuse for their brutal tactics in deterring public dissidence. Often under scrutiny by an unbiased witness,
such as the Press and/or curious bystander(s), a melee ensues. Believe me, for i know from personal experience, your right to assemble in a peaceful
protest is assured. However, the Courts are less likely to be supportive of individual rights by claiming others are harmed. They have cited that
protesters often become a public nuisance by deterring public access to sidewalks, roadways, businesses, buildings, etc. Or they may cite a Health
Issue by a lack of trash management, sanitary human waste removal, drug and/or alcohol abuse and alleged incitement and threatening behavior. They
might cite a failure to cooperate in any or all examples listed or that you failed to obtain the necessary permits and violated requirements and local
Unfortunately, there is also the presumption of officer safety. This is where involvement often leads to injury. The Courts operate with the
presumption that Officers "work under the color of authority." Law Enforcement Academy's train Officers from a legalistic doctrine. So expect the
Law to assume the Officers acted as trained and that their safety is paramount in the performance of their official duties. To be aware of these
realities may assist you to some degree, however the authorities know it as well. Too well. They know they have the upper hand and are aware to cover
themselves when they step out of line. You are at their mercy with all things considered. They can react in real and or perceived actions. They can
incite actions and reactions as needed to achieve theirs goals.
Have no allusions. Participating in current protest actions render you at a disadvantage. Your Cause may be worthy yet you could suffer a severe
assault. It sounds like you may have had a taste of it already. With that said, always remember Kent State. I assume you are cognizant of the
reference. Actually, remember Ruby Ridge and Waco as well. Federal Law Enforcement Agencies operate under the color of authority and rarely suffer
adversely for their actions.They, like their counterparts in State and local governments,have unlimited resources in funding, training, manpower,
equipment, prisons and prosecutors to try criminal cases.Considering the current political atmosphere, being arrested and charged with a crime at a
time when the Govt. suggests a Terrorist lurks behind every tree may result in dire consequences.
Regardless, the puppets of the powerful elite has been successful in the creation of the "Police and Fascist State." The suspension of the American
Constitution has paved the way to the unconstitutional abuse of power. Habias Corpus has been nullified and Due Process is overhauled. NDAA Public Law
112-81 gives the President the authority to kill Americans on America's soil and Posse Comitatus is ignored as UN Forces were observed in New Orleans
after Katrina. Wire-Taps and personal e-mails scanned by the NSA is now the norm as the Govt. issues the "Terror Card" to justify their Witch Hunt
for homegrown terrorists. As a result, Americans fear Big Brother and expect Martial Law in the near future.
If and when the Nation is faced with a dire situation, Americans by their nature will react to undue Govt. intrusion. Many will go into survival mode
and many will panic. The authorities know there will be chaos in the streets and riots as people will loot food stores and pharmacies. Under Martial
Law, law Enforcement and the Military will use Draconian tactics to establish control. Us vrs.Them Mentality will prevail and many will die.
Hopefully this will not happen. We can Pray. But many believe a treasonous shadow govt. lurks waiting their time to pull the trigger and make things
happen. Maybe our prayers will be answered and Patriots will show their valor. time will tell. But i see patriots now. People in the Truther Movement
made their presence known. They faced condemnation at a time when doing so wasn't cool. Recently it was the Occupy Movement that was in their face.
Although Main Stream Media was pushing the "we are angry, although we dont know why" bull#, many of us knew whats up and recognized the effort and
Although you didn't ask, i feel the need to offer you a nickels worth of free advice. Pick your battles wisely. Times are becoming more dangerous and
you may be needed at a later date. Salute.