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Nap Time!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

So, the reason for the heavy police presence was probably a big confrontation earlier in the day. Stuff.

Be aware, though, that when Cat Moy describes the event:
Berkeley erupted in violence Tuesday morning when the Communist, terrorist-supporting anti-war group crossed into Martin Luther King Park and assaulted pro-troop individuals. Riot police stood by, but did not stop the assaults. Police agencies did not respond to calls for help.
he uses the term "assault." Assault is a legal term, but in casual conversation has very little meaning, and when somebody says "that guy assaulted me," I don't take it as an act of aggression unless an actual accounting of the event follows. For an emotional protester in a situation where making the other side look bad is preferred, saying "they assaulted us and the cops did nothing" isn't particularly convincing.

It's not implausible either, though. The cops are trying to maintain "neutrality," and did so even in the face of law-breaking at the recruiting center.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 2/12/2008 05:56:00 PM #
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umm "Communist, terrorist-supporting anti-war group"... im surprised they didnt add homosexual atheist hippies to that.

seriously is it at all fair to call someone terrorist-supporting? i mean, politicans have been funding terror groups for decades when it served political ends... and we dont call THEM terroist-supporters. so why should anti war equal pro-terrorist?
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