reply to post by jude11
It does work when enough people agree with you. I'm sorry but I personally don't see things like taking over public places like parks or blocking
bridges as defensible protest. It's childish in fact. Just as childish as blocking innocent small business owners doors or breaking windows and
pretending it's protest. ...and then to pretend they did nothing to deserve the attention of the Police?
Nearly every video I've seen has lacked context and I have to assume it's for a reason.
Yes officers overreact and sometimes they are the ones who are wrong. That will always happen. In any group of people that large there will be good
and bad Cops.
If I were wrong here, explain the Tea Party? They did it the correct way and now have a voice in government. They even took the time to clean up after
themselves, showing genuine regard for the community they were protesting in. You can disagree with their agenda, but you have to admit they set a
good example of how powerful genuine, peaceful protest is.
We simply do not live in a "Police State". That is a complete misrepresentation from the outset. It could be better, but a Police State it is
That is a lot like pretending all Cops were bad by showing a couple of dozen cases in a year in a country that had hundreds of thousands in law
enforcement. That's like me saying because one member of ATS does something really bad, all members of ATS are the same as that person. It's simply
not intellectually honest.
I don't think you can find many cases of honestly peaceful protestors who were not doing bad things off camera, being bothered at all.
It's terrible that honest protestors get swept up in it all, but then it's their own fault. They chose to let the thugs in among them and did
nothing about it. Why are they not going directly to the Police and saying hey, we have some Anarchist who are mixing in with us and we don't want
We will have to disagree on this. The Police are not in on some giant plan to round us all up, they are people just like us. Many good and a small
Interesting conversation, thanks.