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  •  What an excellent diary, SD! (14+ / 0-)
    Can we demand and expect that the state will limit itself to the minimal exercise of violent force necessary to secure the safety of those enforcing the law?  

    The "out" for the use of pepper spray is undoubtedly that the non-menacing protesters appeared menacing to the police.

    Which leaves protesters in a no-win situation, it seems. If the police FEEL afraid of an 80-year-old woman, they can use violence against her and get away with it.

    It's a disgrace. I'd like to hear our President at least comment on these multiple instances of police violence against peaceful protesters.

    We either add to the darkness of indifference ... or we light a candle to see by. -- Madeleine L'Engle

    by Ekaterin on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 12:04:52 PM PST

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