Just saw yet another "viral video" of cops pepper spraying a group of passive resistance hippies. Makes me wonder.....there are so many videos out there. Of all this "police brutality". If you brave liberals are so committed...why not step in and STOP the brutality rather than just video tape it so you can proudly run back to your dorm and you tube it? Cowards. Anyway, here is how the police use of force works you idiots: In America, we have cops to protect us and enforce laws. One law is trespassing, and a right to private property. A right to have clear roadways. And a right to keep order as in stopping a horde of people who are trashing an area, spreading disease, raping, fighting, etc, from continueing their actions. If YOU had a group of right wingers camped out in front of your business, or on your lawn, or blocking your street, the cops would be called and they would deal with it. Now....dealing with it.... You OWS morons are practicing "passive resistance" mostly, sometimes "defensive resistance", or even "active aggression. Passive- Refuse to comply with orders, go limp, but dont attempt to elude arrest. Defensive- Resist arrest. Pull away, run, tighten up and refuse to be taken in. Active- Actually fighting back, throwing bottles, etc. Now, pepper spray. It's used for all of the above. Why? Because in police riot training, it's known historically that protests (OWS included, watch the tapes) will put women, elderly, minorities and children in the FRONT. Why? It looks bad on video for cops to enforce on them. Its why we've seen college girls being sprayed. No police dept wants to be seen on tape tackling them, beating them to get compliance, etc, etc. So.....in the 80's, pepper spray began getting used. It has no permanent side effects, only temporary. NOT ONE single death has ever been caused by pepper spray (people on crack who died from effects of crack, after being sprayed, have). So...its safer than physically beating them or tackling them. What OTHER option do they have other than physically tackling them, beating them, tazing them, or using spray? Well, we could sit there and look at each other for a few years. Or the cops could say "Fuck it, the mobs won, we're outta here" and just leave. So I ask you....if a mob of right wing loons was blocking your street, your business, your home, or causing a general public safety hazard, would YOU ACCEPT the cops just saying "Sorry, see ya later we're out"??? Of course not. You'd want them to do their jobs. Which is what they are doing. Its YOU people are are carrying on the protests after you've been told to clear the road, leave the PRIVATELY owned park, clear the avenue for businesses to operate, clear the areas of campus that the school needs clear. It's YOU all who defy lawful police orders. YOU all who put young women at the front of your hippie line to catch the brunt of this pepper spray. And I laugh at every single video when I see it.