It appears Amnesty International dodged a bullet -- rubber, of course, with a tear gas chaser -- downtown this afternoon, when a rally commemorating five decades of advocacy for peace and rights concluded without trouble.
Why no trouble? Mayor Ravenstahl has been so despondent lately he must have forgotten to order the sonic cannons, pepper bags and riot gear he customarily prepares for gatherings of peaceful civilians in InsolvenCity.
At right: Two dozen armed-and-armored imported headbusters from Chicago, deputized by Mayor Ravenstahl, establish order in Oakland by expertly subduing a single college kid long enough to take a trophy photo in front of Pitt's school of law.
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