It seems a fiberglass skateboard and a dry-rotted polish military surplus gas mask aren't enough to fight a proper revolution in the twenty-first century. Or at least the soy infused, anti-police, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist fascist, gay gamers/revolutionaries of the great northwest have come to find out.
So much so, an ambulance chaser has file suit on behalf of protestors, claiming their constitutional rights have been violated by the police department’s “indiscriminate” use of common crowd control tactics, which have forced demonstrators to purchase “expensive” protective gear in order to safely continue to attack police and vandalize downtown seattle businesses during their Summer of Love peaceful protest.
The suit claims the Seattle Police Department has acted above and outside the law and the government effectively has establish a de facto protest tax requiring purchase cost-prohibitive gear to withstand munitions as a condition to exercising their right to free speech and peaceable burn, destroy and riot.
The suit also claims the city has created a pay-to-protest racket where only a privileged few who are wealthy enough or popular enough to crowdsource funds to purchase gear akin to that used by the police department they fund can run be in the streets.
Just imagine being born in 1998 and envisioning yourself as a social justice revolutionary. You grew up in those horrific years of the obama administration, struggling with segregating your smartphones from your flat screens. Now you are finally weaned off your mother's tit, out of her suburban basement and ready for war on racism.....only to find yourself yelling into the faces of black cops.
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