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Mind-Numbing Protests, Meet Pepper Spray

dhealey Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 5:55 PM
You're right - but it's not principles, those I have - its money and privilege and a belief that they can do whatever they want without consequence.
Pamela166 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 9:57 PM
what a trollish remark and shows complete ignorance of any facts or real life.
Sheila8 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 9:20 PM
Thats just bull. If you want to effect change, do it within the parameters of the law. These are nothing less than bullies and I see they have someone egging them on, telling them they are doing the right thing. No they are not. If you break the law, you suffer the consequences. I am so sick of the victim mentality.
dahni Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:52 PM
If they know the consequences and are willing to face them, why are they ranting and raving and suing?
Dorothy143 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:02 PM
They know the consequences and are willing to face them. That's what it means to have principles.
You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process -- and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students -- especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education.

Thus, students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police have threatened...