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Old 08-11-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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How do you feel about firemen from out of state flying in to contain huge fires? Same thing IMO....
Fireman don't carry guns and shoot citizens using their right to free speech!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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My opinion is the huge police presence is being brought in to protect the image of the DNC & Obama and little to do with real security. Anyone not toeing the party line is out. Wear the wrong teeshirt, crack on the head. Carry a protest sign, mace to the face. They don't want anyone protesting the state of the horrible economy, nobody protesting the 2-3 undeclared wars that never end, and absolutely no protests against wall street, banksters, 1%ters (less they put away the check book)

In other words it's sterilization instead of security.
this is the real reason for all of the police!!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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this is the real reason for all of the police!!!!
seriously?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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this is the real reason for all of the police!!!!
Yes indeed. They shouldn't need any more police than what is needed during a large football game. Obama has his own secret security detail and they won't let anything to chance and that includes relying on anything the "Chief" Rodney Monroe is in charge of.

The real reason IMO, for battalions of extra police is to prevent the citizens from exercising their rights to free assembly on public streets in order to protest the policies of this president and the political party which he is the head of. It's become a travesty as well as a big dog and pony show which in the end, hasn't done anything for Charlotte except to greatly inconvenience it's residences and businesses.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I, for one, am quite glad of the extra law enforcement. I was a child, but, I still remember the riots of the 1968 DNC in Chicago. Really don't want to experience that again.

There are people with a lot of passion on both sides of the fence these days. I would rather be safe than sorry.

I really will not be impacted in any way having the DNC here. I don't really care one way or another about any of it. About the only thing that I really care about is the cost and the fact that all of that money could be much better spent on the homeless or any number of things...including adding to the education budget so we don't have such an exodus of good teachers due to the lack of resources that they have access to.

Regardless, there is nothing that I can do about that, so, if they are providing an extra service that will make us safer throughout the city...I say KUDOS!! Bring 'em on!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:47 PM
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I, for one, am quite glad of the extra law enforcement. I was a child, but, I still remember the riots of the 1968 DNC in Chicago. Really don't want to experience that again.

There are people with a lot of passion on both sides of the fence these days. I would rather be safe than sorry.
Oh yeah... the cops were a BIG help there.

1968 chicago police vs protesters - YouTube
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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lol... some of you sound crazy.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Oh yeah... the cops were a BIG help there.

1968 chicago police vs protesters - YouTube
My friend, that was the point. They did not expect the riots, did not prepare and chaos ensued. (that lasted long after the DNC left, I will add)

By contrast, Charlotte is preparing for the worst. Probably won't happen, but, at least they are prepared.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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My friend, that was the point. They did not expect the riots, did not prepare and chaos ensued. (that lasted long after the DNC left, I will add)
You don't seem to know the history.

According to Wikipedia, the Chicago police were well armed and well prepared. All the officers were required to take mandatory crowd control and riot technique courses. In fact they borrowed equipment from the US military and increased the police force by 50%. (Sound Familiar?) They would not do this if they were clueless as to what was coming. In fact they knew the Vietnam protesters and the Yippies (against corporate pigs) were heading to town. Both groups said so for months.

It was in fact the police that stated the riot as it had been peaceful until they decided to charge the protesters to break it up. I don't personally think we will see such a thing these days because people are much more pacified, do not participate in critical thought, and willing to accept the authorities for their word, than they were back in the 60s.
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