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--- Quote from: RavynousHunter on August 08, 2020, 10:20:11 am ---
--- Quote from: Tolpuddle Martyr on August 08, 2020, 09:29:54 am ---Which all leads one to believe that the point of heavy handed policing of protests is not to prevent crime but to intimidate dissenters.
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Either that or giving them an excuse to use their power against other people.  Gotta remember that people in and with power will invariably want to use it on someone; that just how humans are.  Whether that's for good or ill, though, is up to the one using the power.

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The cops have fallen victim to the Hammer fallacy.  "When all you have is a hammer..."

They treat everything like it requires a full armed tactical response.  Of course they'd be fighting back against the protesters rather than the people actually committing crimes; both the aftermath of crimes being committed and the reaction to ham-handed force against them by protesters can be used by the cops to justify their violent responses...


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