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    I simply don't understand how cops can train loaded weapons on peaceful, unarmed protestors. Pointing a loaded weapon is a form of aggravated assault almost anywhere. Police may justify doing so the same way the actual use of force is justified, that is, in response to an actual, imminent, proportionate threat of force, or to apprehend a suspect in the course of arrest where probable cause exists to believe a crime has occurred. So when I see these thuggish cops pointing loaded weapons at everyone, I wonder where the Attorney General is (state and federal) and why this is not an unwarranted use of force in violation of the citizens rights. Where is the FBI?

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