Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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From @WilbotOsterman:

Cops empty out Occupy Chapel Hill with assault rifles like it’s Baghdad. They really love protecting banks’ property

This is beyond disturbing. Do they think this is Call of Duty or something? The militarization of the police force in the US is ridiculous. It’s almost as if some of these cops want to be military, but not deployed. 
It’s sick.

From @WilbotOsterman:

Cops empty out Occupy Chapel Hill with assault rifles like it’s Baghdad. They really love protecting banks’ property

This is beyond disturbing. Do they think this is Call of Duty or something? The militarization of the police force in the US is ridiculous. It’s almost as if some of these cops want to be military, but not deployed. 

It’s sick.

Filed under Chapel Hill Occupy Occupy Chapel Hill North Carolina politics protest Occupy Everywhere OWS police militarization police brutality

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  11. coolfuneral reblogged this from sidfromabove1975 and added:
    You are police officers, not monsters. Your mission is to ‘protect and serve’ - this does NOT mean to protect and serve...
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    Welcome to Police State: USA. Where protest is okay as long as it’s not Americans doing it. In America.
  13. sidfromabove1975 reblogged this from hudizzle and added:
    Yeah, this happened about three, four blocks away from where I work. I’m still not 100% sure why this happened or what...
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    In British Columbia, we ask them nicely to leave about six times. And then we finally lose our patience and police are...
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    This. Everyone needs to stop crying about police brutality- if you were facing a crowd of angry people, would you be ok...
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  19. klo-n-o-p-i-n reblogged this from illuminese and added:
    This shit disgusts me. Obviously I’m not the only one either. I don’t understand how innocent people are being treated...
  20. sethpalmer3 reblogged this from johnnyis and added:
    First, I’m surprised you suggest I’m trying to illicit an emotional response. Far from it. Second, I respectfully...
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  23. illuminese reblogged this from disobey and added:
    It probably looks extra intimidating when they all act the same with those poses.
  24. ernestsewell said: Monkey training
  25. disobey reblogged this from haereticum and added:
    Did anyone notice how all four cops in this picture are in the exact same pose? Why are they all doing that? Odd….
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    Respect should be given to those who protect our public, not ridiculed. If you are willing to risk your own life for...
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    You don’t know that the citizens are unarmed, and you certainly don’t know that the worst they can do is throw things....