Monday, September 01, 2008

RNC Protests: Police harassment continues





3 comments:

Teófilo de Jesús said...

Maybe if this so-called "anarchists" were to stop from destroying public property, vandalizing, and stop trying to overcome the security perimeter, just maybe the cops will stop "harrassing" y'all.

Just a suggestion.

-Theo

The Latino Insurgent said...

Theo, I see your point. A case could be made that the protesters are suspect. But there is also a reason why the bill of rights exists, nothing good came from always following the rules. Sometimes it is ok to oppose the rules, break the law, and stand up for what you believe in. Specially when your government doesn't seem to be listening. However, in these particular cases, the police have acted without provocation under the guise of national security and under direction of the Federal Government. Not all protesters are vandals, and most are normally law-abiding citizens. In this case the police are using scare tactics to scare the protesters into believing they will be arrested for merely showing up and since nobody likes to be treated as a criminal the tactics works. So I'm glad we have people in this country who are still willing to stand up for their believes and refuse to be scared away with threats of imprisonment.

Anonymous said...

The way the police are responding proves that anarchyt is needed. Their actions are being watched and more and more people are joining the revolution!