Black Lives Matter and the Party for Socialism and Liberation are planning Peaceful Protests™ Saturday at the state Capitol in Denver, and one of their media activist buddies has advice for police on what not to do.
For all the attention given to broken windows/looting at businesses, we should really talk more about how police response to protests affects neighborhoods. In Denver last year, many residential streets were covered in tear gas for nights on end. During a respiratory pandemic. https://t.co/6mEtfYYviC
— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) April 13, 2021
Why waste time discussing how to stop crimes like looting and vandalism that can cost millions in damages paid by for businesses and taxpayers?
The important issue for this Denver Post reporter is that police ask protestors who get out of hand and start looting and burning and vandalizing, to pretty please stop it because tear gas lingers.
People out on the streets with COVID-19 don’t need it aggravating their respiratory ailment, we get that. Even though we don’t understand why people sick with COVID would be out on the street.
Maybe the police could try pepper spray instead, in case pretty please doesn’t work?