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The Many Things In My Toy Box ….my view may change due to verifiable evidence

4 thoughts on “Why are the police who are to serve and protect peace officers equipped and acting like military members in a war zone occupying the people?

  1. Nan says:

    I’m probably in the minority, but I do see two things going on here.

    There ARE some n’er-do-well protesters that are destroying government property (most likely because they’re fed up, but that’s beside the point). Supposedly, that’s why the goons are there.

    BUT! On the other side of the coin, there is absolutely NO REASON to tear gas and manhandle and drive people off into the night who are simply … PROTESTING.

    But of course, the goons don’t care. They’re simply following orders … and enjoying their opportunity to play tough guy.

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. The point was the hypocrisy of the police. When they use these possibly lethal devices on others it is classified non-lethal. But if a demonstrator tries to kick or throw it away in the direction of the police the authorities call it a lethal weapon and respond with heavy violence.

      Nan the violence and overreaction by the authorities is the point. The tRump administration and Republican authoritarian realize if they do not decisively crush this equality idea it will spread. The idea of civilians, of average people being able to force government ( wealthy people ) to do something that benefits the average person must not be allowed to spread, is their view. Letting this fade away as it was doing was not good because the demonstrators had won in court limiting the police. The authoritarians in charge couldn’t allow any limits on their power to order the police to maintain the status quo. We have seen this play out recently all over the world but clearly in Hong Kong. The brutality is the point. Hugs

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      1. Nan says:

        I’m really trying to see this from both sides, Scottie. I do NOT … repeat, NOT … approve of Trump’s actions. However, he’s been able to gather support because the protesters are attacking a government building. The thing is, according to my readings, this was done late at night by an entirely different group.

        Nevertheless … even though THEY are the ones creating the problems, the peaceful protesters are being lumped in with them and it all gets mixed up in the news reports.

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        1. Nan says:

          BTW, I do see your point that the underlying reason for all of this is Trump and his goons want to (1) provide distraction from the virus, and (2) make people believe they have everything under control by using their authoritarian power.

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