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Old 11-19-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Wow. "Conservatives" sure do love the police state.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Did you read the case that I posted or are you just willfully ignorant?
No, just following what SCOTUS has said;

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The government can also stop expressive behavior that violates public safety laws, such as street sidewalk blockages, sit-ins and human barricades. While these tactics might constitute an effective form of protest, the police can break them up without violating the demonstrators' right to free expression.
SCOTUS ruling takes priority over circuit courts......I guess you knew that though, right?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Wow. "Conservatives" sure do love the police state.
The alternative ...let whatever happens happen even if it turns into total chaos ?

Police state ? The cops were called out because of the protesters. That is not a police state.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Pa
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This would be more effective.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Austin
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The alternative ...let whatever happens happen even if it turns into total chaos ?

Police state ? The cops were called out because of the protesters. That is not a police state.
Sitting on a sidewalk is total chaos? I'm glad all conservatives aren't as un-American as you, but a lot are.

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"I may be a critic of Occupy Wall Street, but the police are public servants, and public servants have no business treating the public this way. It should have our collective blood boiling, whether or not we even agree with the protesters themselves. "

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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You should really be ashamed to call yourself an American.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Sitting on a sidewalk is total chaos? I'm glad all conservatives aren't as un-American as you, but a lot are.

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You should really be ashamed to call yourself an American.
Well it was a lot more than just "sitting on a sidewalk".

I could go out and sit on a sidewalk and I'd wager I wouldn't get pepper sprayed. But if I sat at the doorway to the police station and prevented them from doing their job and refused to move, well then I just may get pepper sprayed.

yeah..I'm "un-American" because I think the police should be able to do their job.

Do you think the police shouldn't do their job of arresting protesters who got violent ? Because those police were only trying to move the arrested out of the quad. The "peaceful sitters" wouldn't let them pass.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Do you think the police shouldn't do their job of arresting protesters who got violent ? Because those police were only trying to move the arrested out of the quad. The "peaceful sitters" wouldn't let them pass.
If by "do their job" you mean pepper spray protesters who were sitting on the ground, I'd say no, that's pretty excessive and it makes them look terrible.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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The problem is the mayors of these cities let it get out of hand in the fist place. If they hadn't tried to look oh so progressive, it wouldn't have gotten to that point.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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This is criminal, an abridgement of our 1st amendment rights. These jackbooted thugs need to lose their badges for this.
YOUR first amendment rights can NOT infringe on MY rights. If you are blocking my way, in essence holding me hostage, you will be removed. You will be given the opportunity to do so, but if you do NOT, you will be removed by force.

I believe you have confused the police officers protecting citizens rights to move about THEIR city unimpeded with the true thugs blocking that ability. If they didn't move, they should be pepper sprayed in the face. Oh wait....they were.
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