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Occupy Dallas Marches to Support Police
Occupy Dallas marched through downtown Thursday to support the Dallas Police Department officers who arrested nearly two dozen of the protesters Monday.
Nearly two dozen Occupy Dallas demonstrators were arrested and charged with criminal trespass after blocking the entrance to a downtown Chase bank branch Monday.
Thursday's march from the group's camp at City Hall to police headquarters and back was peaceful. Around two-dozen demonstrators chanted slogans of support for police at headquarters, then stood beside the officers assigned to watch the march.
Occupy Dallas said they were showing support for police and protesting budget cuts to the department.
"The policemen put their lives on the line for us every day, and they're getting paid a fifth of what the politicians that sit in office that are corrupt," protester Jared Schiffner said.
There's a misconception that Police aren't part of the 99% - This should end that misconception
If your an officer and you wanna talk with us about the occupation in your city, E-Mail us at Solidarity@OccupyPolice.org The world wants to hear your side of the story, unofficial and anonymous if you prefer, we're here for you - OccupyPolice.org
Originally posted by Zarxx
reply to post by seabag
People, seriously, use discretion. If you see police officers beating people with batons, mind you ARMLESS people, with batons, there is NO justice in this! Using necessary force,* i.e No weapons against armless people, are elementary standards for a good moral relationship between citizens and the police of authority.
Generally, the deployment of less lethal munitions should have the goal to restore order
and/or reduce the risk of more serious injury. Incidents where deployment may be an option
include, but are not limited to, the following:
4.30 - 5
• Restoration or maintenance of order during a jail or civil disturbance.
• Safely controlling violent persons.
• Subduing vicious animals.
• Situations wherein the authorizing person deems their use necessary to safely
resolve the incident.
Depending on circumstances, less lethal weapons can be used to safely control violent or
potentially violent suspects when the officer reasonably believes the following conditions
• Attempts to control the incident with lesser force options have been, or will likely be
ineffective in the situation, and
• There is a reasonable expectation that it would be tactically unwise for officers to
approach or place themselves in range of the suspect.