The Rubicon has been crossed. The heroes have been made into villains, and the villains have been turned into saints. I refer specifically to the Occupy Oakland riots yesterday.
Hundreds of hoodlums paraded down the city streets, smashing windows, spray-painting windows, and causing damage. The police did the best they could to contain them in the velvet-gloved approach that they've been forced to do.
Now that the riots are over, who's being brought up on charges? The Oakland Police.
"The mandate by District Judge Thelton Henderson follows the release of a report by an outside monitor that said Oakland police used "an overwhelming military-type response" to the demonstrations. A federal judge ordered the city of Oakland and its police department to submit a plan within a week to address a backlog of complaints stemming from their handling of Occupy protests, threatening sanctions if they fail to do so. The mandate by District Judge Thelton Henderson follows the release of a report by an outside monitor that said Oakland police used "an overwhelming military-type response" to the demonstrations."
So "outside monitors" are watching the police's actions and then filing charges, and the judge automatically accepts it and threatens the cops with sanctions. Pathetic.
The rioters should be brought up on charges and the cops be given medals for their restraint. But no, the liberals have won in Oakland, so the cops are the bad guys.
All I can say is: buy weapons, stock up on ammo, and get some practice at the range. You're going to need it really soon.