The world has turned upside down. They complain about cleanliness and fires; while cities pay boatloads of overtime to policemen (Boston PD) to keep sinks out of a park but they do nothing when the largest banks conduct a heist right under their noses. They lie and they continue to serve their corporate masters.
Boston PD great victory protecting the public from a sink
The police (Washington PD) seem to want to protect the public from images of poverty and homelessness by ensuring that structures that could have protected protesters from the winter are torn down but the politicians barely bat an eye when it comes to their own homeless problem. They just push the problems away where no one has to look at them.
Washington PD's great victory protecting the public from a tree house
The cities complain about overtime but really, in most of these situations, who asked for wall to wall police presence. The politicians then congratulate themselves and their police department's professionalism and for showing great restraint in not beating unarmed protesters over the head. I guess it is difficult to resist such a thing. Where some people see an unarmed protester and others see just so many bongo playing pinatas.
In this world peaceful protesters aren't worthy of protection but those who pay are and they get to do anything they want to the ones who can't afford to pay. When I first started this blog about class war I never expect that so many policemen would work so hard to prove my point. What's next, they throw these peaceful protesters in Guantanamo. They'll have to do it to maintain peacefulness and to fix a problem that really don't exist. One sides show up chanting and with bongos; and the other shows up like extras from a robo-cop movie set.
We need to restore the police department back to its roots and that is on the side of the citizenry.