The mainstream media wants you all to think that the daily protests we’ve seen in recent months, from all over the country, are simply a political matter, and that everything that happens during them is self-contained in some archetypal one side versus the other thing.
In essence, the media wants you to believe that the police and federal government are on one side, and that everyone out in the streets is on the other side. This simply isn’t true, and should come off as insulting to many of us.
That’s because the peaceful protesters aren’t the same people as the extremist agitators who come out night. That latter crowd has a far different goal in mind: Anarchy. These are the Antifa Block Bloc members as well as the White Nationalists and “Boogaloo Bois” duking it out in the streets. And, when they’re not busy fighting on another, they work covertly to frame one another for other dastardly actions.
But, as such, these folks seem to demand a different sort of handling that the peaceful protesters who spend the sunlight hours out and about.
That’s not what is happening in Detroit.
A federal judge in Detroit has ordered the city’s police not to use batons, tear gas, shields, chokeholds, rubber bullets, sound cannons, or any other type of non-lethal force against protesters for the next two weeks.
The late Friday ruling granted a temporary restraining order to the activist group Detroit Will Breathe, which sued the city on Monday, claiming that excessive police force infringed upon their protesters’ First Amendment rights, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The lawsuit claimed that some of the officers’ use of force had left some protesters hospitalized.
The department is investigating about two dozen complaints against police officers, including one about a police officer who allegedly hit three photojournalists with rubber bullets and was charged with felony assault, the Detroit News reported.
Now we’ll have to wait and see if Detroit’s protests turn any more violent over the course of the restraining order, as agitators could look to ramp up their efforts on account of the lessened risk of injury.
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