>> How long until the obligatory comment supporting the cops?
You all act like you've never heard of Intelink.
>> You know, how the cops are just doing their jobs
The state police needs to get back to work and out of the FBI's turf.
>> they're asking for it anyway by being annoying, and I have no sympathy for them?
People have a right to demonstrate, to protest, to hold controversial ideas and to advocate stupidity. The police should be keeping a careful eye on those on the fringes of legality. Police managers should keep a careful eye on this practice to keep it legal. The public should keep an even more watchful eye on both police and their managers.
>> Really, have the trolls fallen on such hard times they can't continue their work?
Waiting for Conner to explain to me how I don't know anything about anything and I'm spewing stream of consciousness again . . .
As for the nice police state comment:
>> "American police now routinely tase grade school children. Adults get brutalized by police as matter of standard operating procedure, tortured with tasers long after they've been handcuffed and pepper-sprayed and rendered helpless;
Yes, children have been Tased. Yes, the practice is controversial. It still makes the news . . . it is NOT routine. Child also does not equal teenager.
>> tasing and pepper-sprayed is now routinely used by American police as torture to seal the deal after handcuffing and arrest,
This is a silly lie, if you know about the time stamp mechanism in every Taser unit, plus how carefully Taser use is documented and investigated. How else has Taser survived over eighty lawsuits with only a handful of mixed-bag losses so far?
If someone tried to torture me with pepper spray, I'd laugh and take it. If someone tried to torture me with a Taser, I'd make sure my lawyer took photos of the burn marks and they'd have to rename the department in my honor after I won the lawsuit, plus their John Hancock on the six figure check for damages.
It is true that we are sliding towards a police state. Fortunately we aren't there yet. Those who protest, however inaccurate their facts may be, are at least having the right conversation.