Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Cops meet Occupy Phoenix demonstrators
Dressed as storm troopers, police in Phoenix confront a gathering of the Occupy Phoenix group. Perhaps they were asking if they could join the General Assembly, experience the joys of decision-making by democratic consensus and help amplify the people's mike.
Actually, there were 49 people arrested last Saturday's protests. In these times of budget cutting an deficit worries there is still money to fund overtime pay for cops along with a hovering helicopter to suppress "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" as specified in first amendment of The Bill of Rights.