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Forum Post: +++ ARTICLE - The History Of American Police Tactics Used To Disperse Protests +++

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 2:08 p.m. EST by Glaucon (296)
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Here is a link to a well-written, thoroughly researched, an mostly unbiased article on the history of American police tactics used to disperse protests. It explains why modern American policemen use military style riot gear and violent tactics such as pepper spraying peaceful protesters. It compares different tactics used by the American police throughout US history. It's interesting and well worth the read.

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/11/why-i-feel-bad-for-the-pepper-spraying-policeman-lt-john-pike/248772/

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (17643) 7 months ago

''Why I feel bad for pepper spraying policeman ... '' ?!!! From 'The Atlantic' ?!! LOL ! Bless and try this for size because it is far more uselful for OWS' pov & frankly, thanx for inadvertently reminding me of this :

Btw, from your article : ''And while the kids may cough up blood and writhe in pain, what happens to the man who does it is in some ways much, much worse.'' .. FUCK THAT !!! You do know that Lt. J. Pike is now suing his employers, right ?!! For PTSD .. to himself ! Hmmmmm ...

e tenebris, lux et verum ex absurdo ...

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