freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, as long as you don't mind being beaten and abused

Further to an older post "the definition of a police state depends on where you live - what country, and what postal code ", I present these without comment, because what is there to say?

Police drag OWS protester by her hair

Police officer calmly and methodically uses chemical agent on nonviolent protesters

Video and commentary on above here.

Democracy Now!: Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism

That'll learn 'em to exercise their First Amendment rights. And "pepper spray" is a bit of a misnomer. It's not the pepper you sprinkle on your scrambled eggs.

Thanks to James.

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