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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #30)

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:34 PM

34. Sporting events are contained facilities.

Except after a beloved team loses a championship.

Political protests are NOT the same.

Mass protests like Chicago bring in people who DO want to cause trouble. It happens. Witness the three who were arrested after surveillance videos showed them wanting to make molotov cocktails and cause general mayhem.

Shit happens. You cannot guarantee that all those thousands of people in Chicago were there for strictly noble causes. Most of them no doubt were. But everyone's motives are not the same.

Again, I'm not defending the police or the protesters because I just want to see things for how they are. I would rather there not be a large police presence at protest events. But as I'm not privy to the decision-making that goes into deployments like this, I'm not going to automatically assume that the police are out to get us.

Maybe if you want answers to these kind of questions, you could try to hold a dialog with the city or the police themselves.

On edit: Not trying to run out on an interesting discussion but it's past my bed time!

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