Posted 8 years ago on March 12, 2012, 12:46 a.m. EST by Toynbee
from Savannah, GA
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One thing to know is that the police have a difficult job, and they work in a vacuum. And they sometimes ... ok... often take things to the extreme. Paranoia gone awry if you will.
Or, perhaps it is all about overtime. Turf and expanded resources.
I have never seen a police agency that was satisfied with the number of personnel it had, the amount of technology, the amount of resources, etc.
But it is often about fattening take-home pay, even though it may seem that they take things to the extreme.
That is why you will read reports of police agencies spending enormous resources on investigating relatively passive and peaceful organizations.
While there will always be an exception, the OWS movement is peaceful, disciplined, and focused on an agenda that raises a host of public policy and political issues. Bravo. Kudus. Keep it up.
Rather than spin wheels worrying about under cover cops. Spend your energy on voicing the grievances of the common man. Petition for redress of our grievances. Cite examples. Provide proof. Demand change. Bravo.