Last I checked we still follow the U.S. Constitution: First Amendment which states...Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. |
As long as protesters remain peaceful the police should too."Peaceful" is the operative word and nowadays stepping off the curb, even if only for a step, is considered an act of aggression by the Portland police. Every person reading this post is strongly encouraged to call as soon as possible to express dismay at the extreme responses being initiated by Police. The majority of pepper spray / arrests occurring involve the most minor infractions of law immaginable yet force is being used. mayor's office(during bus. hours) Remember you pay for the police too! (one way of another) If those who prefer police violence as a deterrent to democratic expression are part of an "overwhelming majority" of people calling - I think its time for the mayor's office to reiceve a more accurate assement of public opinion.