Oh Look, It’s Spring. That Must Mean It’s Time To Start Pepper Spraying And Beating Protesterson March 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm
I’ve become convinced that police all around this country are the single biggest pack of wusses in the world. Here’s the justification for the beatings and pepper spray of a bunch of protesters in St. Louis:
But Eddie Roth, director of public safety for the city, said the protesters provoked officers, showing aggression toward them and acting chaotically as officers moved in.
“It wasn’t police chaos,” Roth said. “It was demonstrator chaos — running into streets, yelling at officers.”
I’ve worked retail for almost twenty years. I’ve been yelled at, cursed at and threatened with physical violence. I had one person threaten to come back to the store and stab me. I’ve had objects hurled at my face on many occasions. Not ONE of those incidents resulted in me beating a person into a bloody pulp even though it was within my legal right to do so (the object throwing, not the threats). How pathetic that the cops can’t show the same restraint.
If being yelled at is all it takes to provoke a violent response from our police, this is going to be a very violent Spring as the protesters come crawling out of the woodwork. If we make to November with no deaths it’ll be a damn miracle.