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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:37 AM
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Ex-Seattle chief: 'Occupy' police use 'failed' tactics
Source: BBC News

Police across the US have been criticised for their actions in clashes with Occupy Wall Street protesters. The man who led the police response to the Battle in Seattle protests at the 1999 WTO meeting blames the post-9/11 militarisation of American policing.

"Law enforcement across the country is pursuing the same tactics that failed so miserably in Seattle," Norm Stamper tells BBC World Service's Witness programme.

"There's a lack of patience, there's a lack of imagination and there are clear over-reactions to the challenges the police perceive. It is all so disheartening."

In November 1999, Chief Stamper was one of the main officials charged with managing the huge numbers of demonstrators who brought the city to a standstill in protests against the launch of a new round of global trade talks.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15929017



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