Maybe we should start providing our own security.
The first step is to bring video cameras. Just the presence of a running video camera will scare off people who think they can get away with violence (which is exactly what those union thugs thought, and they were probably right, they are probably going to get away with it). And if there is trouble, you have a video record of what happened, which you can show the police.
I witnessed a vehicular assault after an anti-MMM protest a few years back. Some stupid leftist teenagers from the rally (in their SUV, hypocrites) swerved at one of our group--just as a joke, they swerved away so as not to hit him. The cops stopped them, but couldn't do anything about it because nobody had any evidence.
posted on 09/19/2003 8:02:06 PM PDT
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Excellent suggestion regarding the video cameras.
You took my point about providing security in excatly the way in which I failed to fully explain it: I'm not necessarily advocating armed security.
It's usually not needed when dealing with bullies.
Then again, any gals out there, ask a few of your beefier conservative boy-type-friends to go along with you. It seems from the article that these were a group of young ladies execising their constitutional rights by themselves.
It's infinitely more fun with mebers of the opposite sex along.
posted on 09/19/2003 8:15:53 PM PDT
The first step is to bring video cameras.
I'd make that the second step. The first step would be to arm yourself. Firearm would work best but given it's a panty waste, gunphobic state, a baseball bat will probably have to suffice.
posted on 09/19/2003 8:43:00 PM PDT
The cops stopped them, but couldn't do anything about it because nobody had any evidence.
Tough position for cops, too. They have unions, also.
Nonetheless, I think we should all take a page out of various group's "defend yourself from an attacker" websites: Pepperspray, long fingernails, martial arts, walking canes. We know what these goons are doing; along with "evidence" gathering methods -- protection is key.
posted on 09/20/2003 7:52:44 AM PDT
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