at end of day violence is violence
That is a meaningless statement; of course violence is violence. Not all acts of direct action are "Violent"
u sit there an condemn the violent and aggressive actions of police and fair enough being a civil servant does not gove anyone the power to bully or dictate
condoning violence or wot ever ur philosophical deffinition of their action simply gives the impressionthat the ppl carrying out those actions hold violent ethics
Strange as this may be, I dont hold to a fixed notion of "good" and "bad"; they are changable, according to circumstances....but that is also a whole other thread
If the police are using their tools to harass I can understand people taking those tools off of them. The gypsies may well have been committing crimes and under surveillance for them, but I wonder how far the plod pushed it....
if we want to combat sterotypes ill informed pre conceptions and prejudice then we need to educate ppl to the fact that hippys,travellers bikers etc are not all lazy violent scum but that we are actually nice ppl with nice values and that like all walks of life there are good ppl and bad ppl
I have no interest in combatting anything
a culture were violence is seen as acceptable just continues to breed violence
Again, I disagree that this is "Violent" rather than "Direct Action". The word "violence" is often waved around with simplistic abandon.
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Different argument, but I'll run with it.. So what you're saying is that because there are immoral people who steal in this world, it's ok for everyone to steal?
If you are going to suveil and prosecute a few gypsies for nicking cars, lets see a proportionate level of behaviour for bankers who steal billions..... Its two-faced.
This is a corner very much of their own making.
We dont know that for certain..... I wonder how many flights were made really, given that the plod have history in harassing travellers of all varieties.