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Forum Post: SWAT Raids, Stun Guns, And Pepper Spray: Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 6, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST by darrenlobo (204)
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...outrage and public debate over the now-infamous pepper-spraying of Occupy protesters at the University of California-Davis protest earlier this month. The incident was just one of a number of high-profile uses of force amid crackdowns on Occupy protesters across the country, including one in Oakland in which the skull of Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was fractured by a tear gas canister, and in New York, where NYPD Officer Anthony Bologna pepper-sprayed protesters who had been penned in by police fencing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/police-militarization-use-of-force-swat-raids_b_1123848.html?page=1

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[-] 2 points by jomojo (562) 2 years ago

Why ask why? You gotta test the new anti terror equipment somehow. No one knows the name of the police officer that threw the second explosive into the center of the brave rescuers going to the fallen protester that was presumably Scott Olsen. That incident should have gotten that officer and or his superiors some jail time. Anyone agree?

[-] 1 points by cjs100293 (9) 2 years ago

I'm sure that the tear gas canister was INTENTIONALLY chucked at Scott Olsens head and that the cop that threw it WANTED to crack his skull open... I'm sorry if my sarcasm isn't exactly clear but it's really hard to use sarcasm over the internet.

[-] 1 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

This is a GREAT LINK To show the facts... and to find a Safe Way to involve the Police in Every city Occupied...

We Have to find a way to communicate to them, as right now most think they are doing a 'Job'... Well, There are 'Jobs', then there are Out and Out assignation attempts on Civilian Lives.. at the request of those who are behind a desk just doing THEIR Jobs!

...Those responsible for telling the policed to carry out the Violence against American Citizens in a Peaceful Protest.. are Guilty of Treasonous Acts! How so?... It is against the Constitution to stop freedom of Speech and the Right to Peaceful Assembly.

When the Mayor's or Governors are found as the Source of these 'Orders'.. they must be brought up on charges for EVERY Single Violent Act upon an American Citizen establishing their Rights.

Occupy.. Do this.. Get the Legal Team Together and draft up a piece to file with the Courts on every single Case of Abuse.

We have the tapes, the Witnesses, And the Support of the Media! Time To PUSH BACK ... using the SYSTEM!

Marlow/ editor ..Investors4Justice.net

[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 2 years ago

There really is no way to get people that are part of an immoral institution like the police to do good. Talking to them won't do anything. We need to go over to systems of private security & law to be safe.

[-] 1 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

I was saying that there is another venue to get the Police to Look at what they are doing... and that would be Thru the Ranks. RE- READ what i just said up there... ;^)