well, they certainly achieved their objective. Shame, shame, SHAME on them.
I'm not a fan of the increasing "militarization" of local police forces over the last decade or so, but this person interviewed in the news article, linked above, is laughably disingenuous:I am absolutely APPALLED at the destruction wrought by this mob. And this is supposed to be America's 'bright shining future'? These rampaging destructive hooligans?
I think it's a damn shame and a scathing indictment of the state of society in this country.
Sure, the police decided to use tear gas and rubber bullets on a whim, unprovoked . . . Uh huh. If those (dumb and/or wannabe anarchist) college kids weren't throwing bottles at people and otherwise destroying public and private property, then the police might not have deemed such a forcible response necessary."They just started walking on the street, with, like, mace, tear gas and these rubber bullets," said one witness.
Privileged kids. Entitled, spoiled, privileged kids who cannot begin to fathom the depths of their ridiculous privilege. But the media, predictably, describes the perpetrators as "rowdy kids", rather than as "violent thugs" as they do people who have less privilege and are actually protesting (95% of them totally peacefully) for a legitimate reason. Sigh.I found it pretty disturbing and bizarre.
Like, who thinks something like this is fun?
Gives college kids a bad name...
Oh I Am Appalled As Well. I Dont Understand The Thrill Of Destroying Someone Property.They Worked So Hard To Get.If That Was Me Trapped In The Car You Would Have Seen Multiple Bodies Lying On The Ground Outside Of it. I Usually Have A Go Bag With Me With Plenty Of Ammo Just For The Occasion.i see your humor but i really don't think it's funny at all...in any way. to destroy...just wantonly destroy people's $30k cars just because you CAN be an idiot. they actually totally flipped two cars over and video shows mobs rocking cars --who knows if they had frightened people trapped in them. it really had to have been extremely terrifying for the many small children that would have been there.
and i agree that they are stupid. Is it horrible to hope that someday someone destroys something THEY worked hard for?? they are damn lucky that some of them aren't sitting in jail on murder/manslaughter charges this morning. It was such an 'evil mob marauding', imo.
If this is the behavior people engage in at a 'fun family event', what the hell is going to happen if we have a true crisis? Oh, wait...we already know...
well...yanno...they were destroying REAL property and terrifying REAL people...i think it would be fair...If they didn't like the tear gas and rubber bullets then perhaps the police should just use regular bullets?