From wcco

The deal required the Republican Party’s host committee to buy insurance covering up to $10 million in damages and unlimited legal costs for law enforcement officials accused of brutality, violating civil rights and other misconduct.

And of course, that can open the door for pretty blatant civil rights violations…

The Sisyphus Journals: Good Morning America, Vietnam Era Returns.

Granted, there are some off the wall ideas held by some of those protesters, but in no way, should that abrogate their rights to free speech, unreasonable search and seizure, holding without cause, to say nothing of speedy trials, which considering many court cases from 04 have yet to be heard.

Apart from that aspect… talk about shooting holes in the future. Law enforcement is likely to ended up having their credibility shot, both by the civil rights violations, but also by not being in the right places at the right time. Average citizens were terrorized, no doubt in part by misjudgements on the part of law enforcement…. (I hate to second guess, as I’m sure the calls were done fast and furious… but they really hosed up on this). From Aaron Landry.

The most unnerving moment was on our way out. A man in a gas mask stood in front of the SUV staring at our driver to her the face, refusing to move. The ugly face of terrorism was standing in front of her vehicle. She froze, with her hands on the wheel and did not honk or try to move. It was a frightening scene. …..Meanwhile, the mob was coming up behind us.

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Finally the guy moved and ran and we drove away. Our driver, who asked her name and occupation to be off the record told us that she was a mother, works downtown and was simply trying to go home in the eastern suburbs. She said she was appalled, disgusted incredibly shaken and said she felt like she was about to throw up.

A very sad week indeed.