Crackdown on Domestic Dissent, Part 5
January 6, 2012 2 Comments
Lest we let the traditional media convince us that the Occupy Movement is dead and gone, In These Times notices how most of us are quite content to allow the police force to be used in order to quiet dissent. I can’t reconcile the supposed distaste that the public has for government with our willingness to let that government drag people away for expressing their opinions in public.
So-called moderate Michael Bloomberg uses what he calls his “army” in order to
squash the protests as quickly as possible, sometimes making up reasons for doing so on the fly, and then to quietly drop a majority of the charges later on.