Unarmed, clearly non-violent student brutally pepper-sprayed.
73 were arrested over the weekend as police used outrageous tactics against college students enjoying a pre-St. Patrick’s Day party.
A youtube Video by levin00, shows how brutality and oppression are quickly becoming the goto tactics of Police State USA. It also shows that what the media is saying about this event is all wrong.
The video clearly shows kids having fun, NOT being violent or destructive.
Then the storm troopers show up in their black uniforms, with rubber bullets and pepper spray. The jackboots rolled trough campus laying waste to the wasted.
These are college kids doing what college kids do, and they were treated like enemy combatants. This was completely uncalled for! The violent tendency of the state has got to be reined in.
When will enough be enough? These cops need to be held accountable, as well as the one’s that sent their vicious attack dogs out to wreak havoc.
In other news, NMSU PD now has an MRAP.
Ukrainian [woman] explains why Ukrainian people are fighting
Some like to point to clashes like this - or like in Venezuela - of overtly criminal states violently attacking their own citizens as reason to not complain about our relatively superior situation. “Look how much worse it is in X country,” they tell us.
But comparatively better does not necessarily mean good, any more than suggesting that a fork in the eye is good because it’s better than a knife in the gut. Furthermore, the question such people must answer is: are we trending toward or away from such violent oppression? With the NSA and stop-and-frisk and the TSA and the militarization of police and the type of martial law response we’ve recently seen in Los Angeles and Boston and extra-judicial drone-killing of citizens and indefinite detainment without due process, I think the answer is obvious.