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Baton charges and kettling: the public’s police-crowd control tactics under fire

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

• Methods infringed civil liberties, say police • Only hardcore agitators were targeted, people insist Citizen tactics of containing thousands of police for several hours at the protests in front of Scotland Yard and using batons against police protesters were condemned yesterday as an infringement of the right of police to demonstrate. In the aftermath […]

Protesting Police Officers Blasted by Sonic Cannon

Friday, September 25th, 2009

US members of the public spark outrage by using wartime acoustic weapon to disperse protesting policemen in Pittsburgh. Only a few hundred blue-uniformed protesters took to the streets of Pittsburgh to protest budget cuts that would affect their livelihoods, but the public was taking no chances. Sonic weapons or long-range acoustic devices have been used […]

Freedom and Responsibility

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

“I like it when they beat up students,” he confessed with a smile. I didn’t go so far but I agreed that in America, France and West Germany they had it too good and it wouldn’t do them any harm to get a bit of a kick up the hole. Who could this charming humanitarian […]

Police Forced

Monday, June 11th, 2007

“Police had to use force yesterday to disperse demonstrators” reads a photograph caption in Friday’s super libertarian Gazeta Wyborcza. How do they know? In the absence of two independent, named sources (or is that old hat in the old media?), should the caption not read: “Police used force to disperse demonstrators”? This was published hard […]