In protest of the country’s growing police state
Activists gathered on a warm winter date
With satire as a tool, they did peacefully demonstrate
Only to be met with bullying and hate.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the failure of the grand juries in both cases to indict the officers involved, USAmerica’s criminal justice system is facing mounting public criticism. That criticism has been leveled at the country’s prison-industrial complex, its racially-biased courtrooms, and the increasing number of incidents of police behaving badly. In what began as a peaceful exercise of their constitutional right to assemble, a group of ignorant (at best) or apathetic (at worst) pro-police activists in Arizona recently decided to express their blind support for
jack-booted thugs law enforcement officers. They did not remain peaceful for long and their hostility was captured on video. From Addicting Info:
A video, uploaded to youtube on January 18, exposes supporters of the police state for what they are: out of control bullies who use physical force and intimidation to violate the rights of citizens, rather than protecting and defending them.
About 20 counter-protesters exercised their right to peacefully demonstrate during the recent pro-police rally. Two of the counter protesters, one dressed as Adolph Hitler and the other as a Nazi officer, used satire to highlight the mentality of the ‘pro-cop’ supporters. The counter-demonstration obviously struck a nerve with the pro-police bullies, who went out of their way to prove that everything the counter-protesters suggested about them is absolutely true.
The video shows police supporters threatening, pushing and attempting to physically intimidate anyone who is willing to stand up to or speak out against the police state. Because the demonstrators are wrong to characterize them as bullies, Nazis or out of control pigs who think they have the right to push everyone else around?
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Whoever “they” are, they need to add a caveat; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but you ought to give some critical thought to the people you emulate. Imitating authoritarian thugs makes you an authoritarian thug. Watch the video below to see for yourself: