The Plastic Hippo

May 21, 2012

Sweet home Chicago

Filed under: Law,Rights,Society,Uncategorized,World — theplastichippo @ 11:31 am

It`s not as if the fine city of Chicago Illinois hasn`t suffered enough, but a G8 summit followed by a NATO summit would test the ingenuity of even Jake and Elwood Blues.

The Chicago Police Department, who might benefit from the fitness test suggested in our own Winsor Report because they seem to be rather overweight, are clearly out of their depth. We can witness some of their public duty here.

Deciding to turn a peaceful demonstration into a shameful display of state power using a variety of tactics and weapons designed to subjugate the people they have sworn an oath to defend is a little like wearing sunglasses in the dark. Here is a fictional account of the CPD in action.

Our own public servants here in dear old Albion, might like to consider which side they are actually on. Asking for support from the public in their own dispute with the government is not going to be much use when they hit the rest of us over the head when the rest of us are in dispute with the same government.

A lesson can be learnt from history. Has there been any progress? Your choice, guys. Have a listen to Neil Young and good luck with policing the Olympics.

1 Comment »

  1. If I had not already commented on a similar topic, I would put this post down to a case of ‘Deja Vue’ This was an album by Crosby, Stills and Nash.hat promoted a cross-national connection between people of similar outlooks and values. Using homespun homilies, eastern chords and sweet harmonies, the Fab 3 produced something that even the most extreme could not possibily object to.

    It seems to have worked in a strange sort of way. People were lulled into a world where kettling, beatings, verbal assault and draconian public assembly regulations where unthinkable.

    Unfortunately, these have now become the norm, even in the West. It’s just a pity that the USA learned this tactic from the Mother Country.

    Me, I blame that Grahame Nash

    Still, at least our policemen and women are neutral (and mostly wonderful) . Where is Neil Young when you need him?

    The Realist

    Comment by The Realist — May 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

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