I can’t say I’m a big fan of protesting, but in these, the United States of America, it is an inalienable right to be able to do so. The First Amendment states that “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.”
That said, we at MANVIL think this officer should made to pay for his heavy handed peacekeeping. Although he might win style points in hell for the cavalier nature with which he maced the UC Davis students, he was in the wrong, and should be subject to a severe reprimand for gross abuse of power… and also for being a dick. He’s not in hell yet, and up here, according to the law of the land, he should be judged by his peers.
For Thanksgiving 2011, we at MANVIL give thanks for the great bounty afforded us as Americans, and thanks for friends, family, and viewers like you. Happy Thanksgiving!