Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Occupying--Not Rioting--Wall Street

Regardless of traffic snarls, the police had no right to pepper spray, mace and violently throw to the ground peaceful demonstrators. Yes, the protestors did not have a permit to march, but the police had little grounds on which to get violent with them.

i agree that the police, in may instances, used excessive force... however, it is still illegal to march without a permit... civil disobedience is still a crime... disobeying a lawful order of a police officer is an arrestable offense... again, the police was excessive, but i would hardly call it "little grounds"... i don't believe any of the protestors calmly turned themselves in once the police notified them of being under arrest... this crowd is not filled with Ghandi's or King's.
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