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Joshua Hastings - I have to say that was pretty clear that they wanted to send a message and they CERTAINLY got their point across. Basiclly unless I see some series punishment for the negligent police who were doing that bullshit I believe that they clearly are not in the ppl business in oakland anymore if they ever were. The police are paid to protect and serve the citizens who did they protect other then a political agenda and who did they serve other then the mayor who gave the orders. who should receive the same punishment as whoever gets charged in the police force because they were acting on her orders.
I just can not believe how quickly and irrationally everything developed in Oakland. I think there needs to be an investigation in the actions and orders of the Mayor and the Police Department, and it needs to be done out in the open so the public can transparently gather information with them as they go and are able to trust everything is being done with integrity and honesty. Maybe there is some secret reason that they needed to assemble in riot gear to disperse the crowd, maybe there was an armed criminal running amok in the area and he was hiding in the middle of the protesters and they were warned 12 times to send him out or they were coming in, so they had to fire the flash bombs to gain the first initial entry and then the rubber bullets were actually for their SAFETY more then anything, they didn't know what was going to happen with that suspect, he may of been armed but maybe not, so they figured they would use the rubber bullets so as not to hurt any protesters because they actually agree and think what's happening is wrong. Maybe it was all a HUGE MISTAKE. They were running with their guns and the safety was off by mistake and the police officers tripped and their guns just started shooting. They tried to help the protesters by using themselves as a human shield but they wouldn't let them. And maybe, just maybe, the people in riot gear were not the police at all, maybe they actually were protesters dressed up pretending to be police because they wanted to make the police look bad. So really, all of this might be able to simply be explained away, so let's not jump to any conclusions.
EXCEPT MAYBE JUST MAYBE THAT'S ALL A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT EXCUSES THAT I JUST MADE UP OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD AND WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN VERSION OF EVENTS SOON ENOUGH, AND I'M DYING TO KNOW WHAT THIS IRAQ WAR VETERAN DID TO DESERVE HIS COMA AND NOW HEAVILY SEDATED STATE.
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