ORWELLIAN ASPECTS OF FREDDIE GRAY SOLIDARITY MARCH IN NYC
Been to way too many protests, large and small, against police murdering unarmed black men and women. But 4.29 was the most dystopian yet.
- •Sound canons looping prerecorded messageSome cool new technology. Thanks giant "counter terrorism" budget!!
- •Wall of force/Riot gear/ military weapons
- •Cleared the street and started plucking people out, handcuffing, and parading them down the empty street for all to see.Brutality of arrests was nothing new, but the staging and attempt at public humiliation was.
- •New York Times reportingMay as well be state controlled media at this point. Embarrassing.