The Ridiculousness of This System
From a local news source:
SEATTLE — A man accused of squirting a water pistol at a Seattle police officer during the Occupy Seattle demonstration is facing multiple charges related to the incident.
According to a news release from the Seattle City Attorney’s office sent Wednesday, Juston D. Thompson of Seattle is charged with three misdemeanors related to the October 8 incident, including obstructing a law enforcement officer, fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Each is a gross misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
The city attorney’s office said Thompson is free on $1,425 bail, which he posted the night of his arrest.
Ok. So he squirted a cop with a squirt gun. A fucking squirt gun. A big bad cop, probably wearing a bulletproof vest, has deadly weapons, is traumatized by a fucking child’s toy. Now maybe, just maybe it was a stupid idea to squirt a cop. But “reckless endangerment”? Really? Fucking REALLY? We live in a nation where cops can mace peaceful protests, beat them mercillessly with batons,throw them in jail for exercising their 1st amendment right, and get away with it, but a protester squirts a little water on a cop and he is facing multiple years in jail? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Fuck this system, fuck the cops, fuck our jacked up sorry excuse for a justice system. The 99% aren’t going to take this ridiculous bullshit anymore. Stand up and speak out. Time for this nation to grow the fuck up.