Sunday, October 2, 2011

Observations from the Edge 10.2

This is a segment of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell from last week that shows, rather graphically, the pepper spray incident I mentioned in my last post. The video speaks for itself so I won't say much but I am a little amazed how little attention it has received in mainstream media. Keep in mind the officers wearing the white shirts are actually senior commanders and don't miss the part about the video camera.

Below the video I added a link to the blog post that he mentions in the clip. I like the first comment found below the blog post. Charles wrote, "Soon some of these "heroes" will be explaining to their children why Daddy lost his job."
Rewriting Police vs Protesters


  1. This country is tearing itself apart. What you see is fear tactics used to control crowds and to instill fear in others watching in hopes that they will not join the growing number of protesters. It is in fact standard procedure in any regime set on keeping control of its people. Because fear is the ultimate weapon against the masses. Cops use violence. Wall Street uses lawyers. The government uses lies. Misinformation and fear.

    This movement is going to have to get much bigger before those powers do anything to change for the better.

  2. Your'e absolutely right about the fear. Republicans have been using it for years to win elections. Fear of terrorists, fear of immigrants, fear of gays, just fear of anybody different. Sad thing is it works more often than not.

    By the looks of the crowd just a couple blocks from our apartment it seems to be getting much bigger. Time will tell.