rabble wrote:Stella_Guru wrote:It is a small step to go from supporting the abuse of defenseless detainees, supporting the power to kill or imprison with no due process, to supporting the pepper spraying of non-violent protesters by a robocop costumed, para-militarized domestic police force.
Hm. I wonder if that notion will occur to anyone else on the day they say "The officers responded in exactly the proper manner. No charges, no reprimands."
DIgby says much the same thing, in a discussion about the use of pepper spray and tasers:
this militarization of our society at large, not just the police, was bound to catch up with us. (The recent calling of the president the "commander in chief" of the people, rather than just the military symbolizes this as well as anything.)
And a more recent post about a disabled man killed by a taser for biking-while-deaf.