The headline reads “Police clashes mar Occupy Wall Street protests”
So I guess the rapes, robberies, disease, assaults, public urination/defecation and public sex did nothing to hurt the image of the “Give me your stuff protest” at all. Nope, it’s all about the evil ‘Man’.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, the New York Stock Exchange and the subways to raise their voices against what they say is corporate excess.
But since police in riot helmets, batons and riot shields ousted them from their two-month encampments, Occupy Wall Street protesters singled out officers as another enemy, saying their crowd control tactics were an excessive, chilling use of force against free speech.
Right, because how dare we, the public, demand that actual laws be enforced. You know, since it’s a privately owned park and all, the smelly hippies should be able to just do whatever they want there and to hell with private property right? Well, to hell with YOUR property rights that is – they still don’t want anyone else – especially from outside the group – using their stuff.
Tear gas in Oakland, Calif., pepper spray that hit an 84-year-old Seattle woman in the face and hundreds of arrests of demonstrators and journalists at Occupy protests across the U.S. this week shone the spotlight on the varying crowd control tactics of police, most who used helmets and riot gear as they broke up encampments in New York and other cities.
Yeah, and it’s not like she is an activist with a long history of this kind of behavior I guess that the laws shouldn’t be enforced against someone because of their age?
The press is so determined to protect these jackasses that they throw out headlines like this to make it appear that these selfish little twits were out there peacefully holding their signs and expressing their displeasure with the state of the economy instead of what was really going on – a bunch of spoiled brats having a temper tantrum and once we had enough they finally got spanked.
Personally, I think all of them should be given a job – breaking large rocks into small ones and then cleaning up litter on the side of the road for a year while wearing nice shiny leg irons. They might also finally use a shower too.
Haberfeld and other policing experts said the crowd control was aggressive, but not excessive. But First Amendment experts said that every interaction with demonstrators, particularly when televised nationally, can thwart the goal of protests and discourage others from joining.
“That’s really is terribly inhibiting,” said New York attorney Herald Fahringer. “Because people say, ‘Gee, well, I don’t want to go out there and join the protest if I run the risk of getting hit over the head with a billy club.”
And this is a bad thing how???