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Curling Up In a Ball to Avoid Police Violence May Be Considered “Active Resistance”


In a Police State Like Modern America, Even Peaceful Resistance Is Considered Violence and Cause for Even More Brutality

As I’ve repeatedly documented, passive resistance is considered “violence” and aggression in today’s militarized police state.

For example, protesters peacefully linking arms is considered “violence” by the UC Berkeley police. And failing to get on the ground is grounds to beat a peaceful war hero so bad that his spleen is ruptured (and then denying him medical treatment for 18 hours).

Of course pregnant women, old ladiesjudgeslegal observers (and see this), reportersveterans andskinny students are all scary and violent enemies who need to be beaten into submission.

And as AP reports today – in relation to the pepper spraying of peaceful UC Davis students:

Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department’s use of force guidelines, said … After reviewing the video [of the pepper spraying of UC Davis students] he observed at least two cases of “active resistance” from protesters. In one instance, a woman pulls her arm back from an officer. In the second instance, a protester curls into a ball. Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.


3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Vallejo
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"Stop resisting! (whack whack) I SAID STOP RESISTING!!! (whack THUD)" 

Comment by Ed Price
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A march, or "Occupy," especially a large one, with thousands of marchers, is often made up of a few people who know what it is really all about, a bunch more who have a good idea what it is about, a load of folks who know something is up but don't really understand what they are marching for, and some rabble who will march for anything, ready to make trouble at the drop of a hat.

A march is a good place to get some faces behind your movement, to sell people in general that you are serious. What it should be used for is to sell your fellow marchers on the issues and principles in question, get serious fellow marchers contact info for further follow-up, and to get a feel for what the public thinks about your issues.

What a march should NOT be used for is to antagonize police, local neighborhoods, and local businesses. These people, the locals, are your friends. Often they would be completely on your side if they only knew what you were all about. But an extended march only invites criticism from the locals, and marshal law from local law enforcement.

Take the contact info that you get from fellow marchers, and follow up with everyone on the list. Since they were at the Occupy, and since they were willing to give you contact info, they probably are at least a little serious about effecting changes.

Once you get your group put together, use them to further your effort by Training them to, Advertise among the public, form and support Propositions, Practice for future peaceful Occupys, and to monitor, use, and uphold the local Voting processes. You will only bring trouble on yourselves if you make trouble. Instead, use your strength to make change in the right way.



Impossible to do this? Well, if you succeed directly with the Occupy rather than the vote, you will be showing that the vote and Government don't count. If the vote and Government don't count, then any Government crook who wants to mount terrorism and tyranny against you for any or no reason, will be able to do it without any fear of recourse. There will be civil war. And it will be a civil war in which many will lose lives. Most of you do not want this. So do it the right way.

Comment by David McElroy
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 When survival is outlawed, only outlaws will survive! Live free or die trying!

 David McElroy

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