commented on Watch SPD Liberally Apply Pepper Spray to Protester Faces
Oh, you guys.
I have to admit, I was pissed when I saw some of the jackassery that is going on in this thread, but whatever. I have been to literally dozens of protests and have never touched a police officer. I'm not stupid. I don't like being arrested, I don't let being beaten, and I would never attempt to physically interact with police in a way that could result in my injury or in legal repercussions. No, I didn't touch that damn pig's bike. You guys are clearly having difficulty watching the video.
Here's what happened:
After having multiple flashbang grenades (which, btw, have tear gas inside) thrown at my legs, I turned around and saw the woman being ushered away from the line of police. She looked terrified, so I came up and tried to direct her and the medics assisting her to a safer place (you know. A safe place where there weren't armed thugs spraying burning liquid on people). I then turned to the police line and addressed an officer: "Are you proud of the riot you guys started?" keeping in mind, of course, that the protest was without incident until a brutal arrest pissed off the crowd.
At that point, one tried to punch me. It didn't work and I turned to him to tell him to keep his dirty fucking paws off me and then I got a face full of pepper spray.
The entire time, of course, I was walking backwards to avoid touching the police, and one commenter is correct: I was obeying the police directive to move back.
Also, the one idiot up there (@14)? Fuck you. We exist in a capitalist system and if the government didn't purchase my meds, I would die. I would rather, however, that they were free and that all HIV patients had equal access to treatment without the consideration of profit, and that's one of the many reasons I "decry the system." I suspect you actually don't know me as well as you let on, and if you actually are around me, uh, ever, feel free to come up to me, let me know that you were the asshole on the Slog who brought up my HIV, and tell me to my face what you think of me. Otherwise you are just, like the rest of the police apologist trolls on here, a cowardly shit who sits at home fapping to themself saying naughty words on the internet.
commented on Late-Night May Day Wrap-Up
Yeah, the reason Brendan doesn't make a big deal about the shit thrown at cops is because there was VERY LITTLE SHIT THROWN AT COPS. The vast majority of violence happened yesterday at the hands of Seattle's "finest."
commented on 'Mo-Wave Is the Queer Festival You've Been Waiting For
While the "it's impossible to make it all inclusive" is probably a tiny bit true, it is certainly not DIFFICULT to make an all-ages show in Seattle. There are quite a few venues that are all ages. It's difficult, perhaps, to make an all-ages party at CHOP SUEY, which I feel is perhaps the subtext we should be reading here.
commented on Obama Exceeded My Expectations While Touring Israel
Likely the reason Netanyahu had lunch with him later is because he knows Obama will do jack squat about Israel's racist policies. Why should he be pissed when we're still going to back Israel anyway?
Also, Canadian Bacon is an idiot. Just had to say it.
commented on Under I-502, Pot Stores Banned Almost Everywhere in Seattle
You know, I seem to recall you deriding the opponents of I-502 as the worst sort of human beings with some pretty strong rhetoric about why we needed to pass this immediately. Do you perhaps see why some pot-loving Washingtonians actually thought this was a bad fucking law?