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Old 11-27-2011, 11:50 AM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: Values Added: Occupy, Inc. (David Roberts & Julian Sanchez)

Originally Posted by Simon Willard View Post
I don't have enough information to say the spray was appropriate to the situation. But it is possible. At some point the rights of many people are trampled by the occupation of a few.
Since this discussion took place last week, I am wondering if this film was available at that time. The protestors were clearly and dispassionately informed of their fate if they didn't break up the protest.

I guess some people think the police don't have a right to break up a protest under any circumstances. I suppose that's where the debate lies but it looks like the policies that led to the pepper spray incident were in place and this was not some crazy reaction.
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