[SATLUG] OT: Human Rights and the G20 in Pittsburg

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Mon Sep 28 19:18:45 CDT 2009

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Dennis Myhand wrote:
> Yeah, well, you and I will disagree on whether he deserved to be maced
> anywhere.  First rule of confrontation with authority is never bring a
> camera to a gunfight.  The people in the video were showing you one
> angle only.  They were there in contravention of the city police and
> they paid a price for it.  They also don't know squat about how to deal
> with a riot squad.  They ought to go ask their grand-mothers.  The old
> ladies would have probably done better against that little group of cops
> than they did.

On that grandmothers point, I think you might be right. But what do you
do when faced with people in (pratically) military getup and hosing you
in the face with mace. Besides the fact that they didn't give him much
of a chance to "Back off" as commanded. Even though he was moving away....

Of course, if he'd brought a gun to that "gunfight." He would most
definately have been arrested per PA gun law; whilst it's not illegal,
the website says that LEOs will make your life difficult. So that's not
cool at all. Right now the best weapon we have, I think, is the video
camera, catch this abuse and spread it around, perhaps enough people
will stop watching Dancing with the Stars and realize their country is
coming down around them.

Almost got into a big rant there, sorry for the small one :)

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