Saturday, March 19, 2005
Another police over-reaction to a lefty protest
Why do the Chicago Police always freak out and send five times more riot geared up officers than is necessary for every lefty protest against U.S. foreign policy? I just passed by the Federal Plaza and there must have been 400 officers - most of them with riot gear - standing around far fewer protesters. The civic message is clear: the authorities are here to intimidate any citizens whio speak out publicly in a group. What a waste of money. The police should stop treating protesters like an enemy army.