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  •  Can you provide a link... (3+ / 0-)
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    RoIn, BlackSheep1, FG

    ...to third-party or news reports about what actually happened?

    Because it seems to me that if this police chief's account is accurate and beer bottles, etc. were in fact being thrown, there was much more than "a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed."

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:12:07 AM PDT

    •  First, the report is from the Town Administrator (3+ / 0-)
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      AnnieR, old wobbly, RiveroftheWest

      to the Town Council, not the police chief.
      Secondly, I have a first hand report from the one Town Council person who was on site and witnessed what went down.
      Nobody threw bottles until after the police advanced and shot tear gas in the direction of the crowd.

      Pepper balls is what they shot.

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      •  I'm not seeing this. (0+ / 0-)
        Secondly, I have a first hand report from the one Town Council person who was on site and witnessed what went down.
        Where can I find a link to that firsthand report? I'm not seeing it in this piece anywhere. Unless you're basing your whole account of what happened last night on this firsthand report, in which case you should indicate as such in the piece.

        Again, is there some kind of news report about last night's events, perhaps to provide some context or another account of the night's events? I don't get a very clear view from the account you present here of what happened and in what order everything went down.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:59:41 AM PDT

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