Look at these brutal pigs, facing off with peaceful Occupiers.
Actually all they're doing is keeping the street open so traffic can pass. But what the heck, why not whip all the civilians into an anti-police lather? Then when they don't join the protest, why, you can blame them for being ignorant jerks who only work for the 1%.
Detroit's public safety, including police, fire, and EMS, has reached critical fail. I wrote a diary about that last week. Nobody gave a hairy rat's ass about it, total 5 recommends. Supportive first responders, feelin the love.
But if I post something inflammatory -- even if it's totally false, as Occupy Detroit has done with the title I lifted straight off their video -- watch everybody flock to see the scumbag pigs.
What would you like them to do? Really, truly, what in the hell do you want from them? Seriously, civilians need to do a major re-think on the way they talk to and about police.
EDIT: Many people have suggested that "face-off" is a neutral term, and applying it to police officers while at the same time commending them on their exemplary service is just fine; if I take offense at that, it's the voices in my head.
[feys-awf, -of] Show IPA
noun Ice Hockey.
[NOTE: hockey is a competitive sport, in which people often get their teeth knocked out. - XO]
1. the act of facing the puck, as at the start of a game or period.
2.an open confrontation.
Nothing in their about working together against a common enemy, i.e., GE.
For the people voting "no" below, by all means please leave me a comment explaining how it takes one to tango.
If you vote "police are always wrong" (as someone did) below, it's possible that you're an overgrown child, and part of the problem rather than part of the solution. Just a possibility, however remote.