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- Sep 20, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Dec 2010
Yes, of course, all of that is very reasonable and in light of what happened in Charlottesville very subdued. Of course most people would not support an all out melee between opposing sides. It could be taken that they were indeed there for that purpose.Which, since the march passed off apparently without incident, would clearly have been just as much an over-reaction by the police as it was at Ferguson. Surely those policing this event should be applauded for not over-reacting as much as did their colleagues in Ferguson rather than be condemned for not so doing?
I'm horrified that anyone, let alone Nazis, are allowed to take guns to demonstrations, and I'm unhappy that Nazis are allowed to demonstrate at all, though I do understand the legal and constitutional issues there are not completely clear-cut.
But given that things like this are allowed to happen in Detroit, for reasons that must seem good to someone, surely it's better that the police attend than that they don't?
Furthermore, since we know the Nazis are bringing their guns along, then surely it's only wise for the cops to be appropriately armed for the operation, too?
I'd rather the police had been there to arrest them than to protect people from them (or to protect them) but surely the police couldn't not have been there?
I think people are mainly objecting to the double standard. When you factor in the concerted effort by some neo-nazis to use police and military service to learn weapon's training and the opposite reactions, their loyalties and very different policing strategies will be questioned, rightly or wrongly. When people with more melatonin gather with or without guns the response is quite different, obviously. That has left a very sour taste in people's mouths regarding police behavior in general and not many, in particular those who have been on the receiving end of their less than stellar behavior at times, are willing to give any benefit of the doubt regarding their intentions.