Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Warring, Armed Street Mobs Or Pitt Students; Which Would Mayor Ravenstahl Attack First?

Against the background of the uprecedented, fierce firepower unleashed on students walking along Oakland's campus sidewalks by InsolvenCity Mayor Luke Ravenstahl during the G-20 event last autumn -- never-before-used-on-civilians, military-issue sonic cannons; rubber bullets; tear gas grenades; battle-hardened, imported riot police -- the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police reports that reveal the weaponry used today against a violent North Side mob battling in the streets with knives, bats, razor blades, and pepper spray should be fascinating.

Proportionality predictions should incorporate the mayor's experience with rowdy North Siders' confrontations with police, which could have influenced today's decision-making.

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