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Reply #34: Why should he say anything? The police are doing their jobs. [View All]

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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 07:43 PM
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34. Why should he say anything? The police are doing their jobs.
The protesters are breaking the law and the police are arresting them for it.

It's called civil disobedience. And, unlike some forms of civil disobedience - in which the law itself is being protested as unjust - the protesters are not protesting the law but trying to bring attention to something unrelated to the law that they are breaking.

The very essence of civil disobedience is that the people arrested take their punishment without objection. Insisting that the most powerful man on earth step in and castigate the police for doing their jobs totally misses the point of the civil disobedience efforts at work here.
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