”The 2011 annual Wheeler Block Party at Western Illinois University (WIU) was met with brute force this year as a ‘multi-jurisdictional task force’ was sent in to intimidate students with long-range acoustic device (LRAD) sound weapons, tear gas, riot gear, dogs, and even physical assaults — all for no apparent reason.
Similar to what took place at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Penn., back in 2009, jackboot-style soldiers marched through the streets near WIU and flagrantly abused the Fourth Amendment rights of students, many of whom had not even done anything wrong.
Besides the fact that the officers flagrantly violated the Fourth Amendment rights of the every student involved, Rausseo also emphasized that the entire party was largely peaceful until the riot gear and other brute force tactics arrived on the scene. This unnecessary intervention quickly escalated an otherwise typical college block party into a massive, unprovoked demonstration of the chilling police state in which Americans now live.”
Gosh they look a lot like those black stormtroopers, don’t they? Where’s Kyle Katarn when you need ‘im?
Tread softly, and carry a big stick. Gotta love heavy handed policing.