The Oakland Protesters Started It

As you may have heard, the Occupy Oakland protest finally – perhaps inevitably – descended into a riot last night. “Zombie” has posted several videos of the conflict between the protesters and the Oakland PD here.

The usual suspects will certainly paint this as an incident of “police brutality” — but, of course, it is nothing of the sort. The force used was entirely non-lethal, and it was also provoked by the radicals themselves. Certain numbskulls need to get it through their thick heads that if you throw water bottles and paint bombs at the police, the police are going to throw tear gas and bean bags at you. The cops have a right to defend themselves. So you got bruised by a rubber bullet, eh? Let me whip out the world’s smallest violin so I can play my heart bleeds for you.

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