Read the links I posted. They gassed and arrested innocent people. They were forced to settle a lawsuit.of course. unfortunately, cops can't selectively tear gas individuals who are behaving violently when they're congregated amongst "peaceful" protestors. do you honestly think if the police in ferguson hadn't been wearing gas masks and body armor then there wouldn't have been rioting? don't be so naïve.
If your position is that every time the police used less lethal force during the protests then you are absolutely wrong.
Please stop using hyperbole when representing my opinion.oh shit! you found an "eyewitness" to corroborate your belief that cops are racist nazis trying to exterminate blacks. we all know how reliable these eyewitnesses are, though you try to dismiss the incident involving the kid who was allegedly shot in the back; and, no, it wasn't just that emotionally compromised woman who made that claim. it was a whole mob of people yelling that an officer shot another black kid as they tried to instigate a physical altercation with officers on the scene.
Please deal with the merits of the argument. The cops did shut down the buses. They did corral the kids at the mall.
You're welcome to find a source that disproves mine, but you can't dismiss it out of hand.
LOLweren't you just insinuating that my sources were biased? nearly all of my links have been from cnn. maybe facebook posts aren't the most credible source of information out there for you to cite.
You think CNN is an unbiased source.
I don't frequent anti-police sites. Frankly folks like cop-blockers etc. are really annoying asses.i encourage you to get your news from somewhere other than all those anti-police sites you frequent religiously.
Why do I have to spell everything out for you.really? they lacked the resources? in one breath you're talking about law-enforcement being over-militarized and in the next breath, they lacked the resources.
They lacked manpower not big bearcats and sniper rifles with laser sights.
You actually believe the media and fake outrage is to blame?i'm sure the rioting had nothing to do with the intense media scrutiny and backlash against the police for being armed and prepared for rioting; just like the surge of violence in baltimore is unrelated to the criticism and condemnation against law-enforcement. of course, the police made a strategic decision to allow black rioters to burn black neighborhoods.
That's straight up ignorant.
These places have long histories of racial tensions. There are other social problems but racism is part of it.
Just as one example in the ferguson area small white neighborhoods formed their own municipalities to self-segregate after the Civil Rights Act was passed. Over the years those munis have developed predatory policing practices that hurt poor people the most.
Please educate yourself on the racial history of these places before complaining about the media and outrage.
Again, please stop with the hyperbolic representation of my view.why wouldn't that be their grand plan of white supremecy? take your tin foil hat off and put it in the microwave, dude.
Not a conspiracy theory. That's what actually happened. It's not crazy to think that the police have a vested interest in protecting the neighborhoods where the police actually live and that pay the taxes that pay their salary.
That was typo. I meant to say "we are talking about military gear."if you're not talking about body armor, riot gear or military gear then what ARE you talking about? you confuse the hell out of me. what in particular bothered you about the gear law-enforcement used, or didn't use because of lack of resources?
They are ill-trained and yes, I'm fine with the NG coming in during extreme situations especially since in these situations the police are the ones being protested against.so you don't have a problem with a militarized force quelling the violence in a hostile situation, as long as they're not police, because police are ill-trained, racist thugs?