Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
Made: Agree with them or not, if you're going to protest, this is the way to do it: Video: Watch Hundreds of UC Davis Students Give Their Chancellor the Silent Treatment: LAist
That is seriously intense.
EDIT: Just watched the pepper spray video. ****ing ridiculous. Wasn't one second where any policeman looked in any kind of immediate danger.
Last edited by wellAlbidarned; 20-11-2011 at 08:47 PM.
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The downside to there being non-lethal options available to Police to stop people is the greater breadth of situations where it's apparently appropriate to use them. The police know it was wrong too, the press on their side has all been about how they were boxed in and forced to use it. All the videos released have sorta dispelled that fairly conclusively.
I really am quite perplexed by police in the US. If there was a similar protest at a Uni here and the Chancellor called the police, the response (at worst) would have been to send a couple of uniformed members to have a gander and call for more only if warranted (like if the protesters were acting aggressively). Even then, you'd imagine it would take further serious violence to send blokes in kevlar.
Yeah, it was just a crowd of (mostly) curious students. I'm pretty sure they'd move to let the police out.
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Yeah, think the attitude over here would be 'Well they are on campus so they are only ****ing you off, not the public.'
Might send a few PCSO's to be bullied by the crowd.
My theory is by giving US police lethal weapons, they don't seem to realise non-lethal force is still force.
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haha, no sympathy, you guys. Seems fairly clear to me it was written in the heat of the moment. It's a blog post, not an article. I personally give him a little leeway even notwithstanding that it does take people of particular anal fixation to be tenured.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 21-11-2011 at 04:04 PM.
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