Re: RE: WTO the rampage! (fwd)
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 08:50:09 EST

In a message dated 12/7/99 3:39:04 AM, writes:

<< n general, I agree with Chris Olds's comment that the Seattle police did
not do too bad a job. Given that people are complaining about both their
aggressiveness and their leniency, there's a decent argument that they did
not under- or over-react. >>

The problem is that they re-acted instead of (cringing before I use the word)
pro-acted. There was ample evidence that serious disturbances were planned
and possible, and a well trained and well prepared force, with good plans,
should have been able to allow plenty of dissent, some disobedience, and very
little dishevelment