Canadians first somewhat accepted RCMP officers dousing peaceful protesters (and the media) with pepper spray, back in the 90s, during the OPEC summit in B.C. It’s regressed to the point where Officer Bubble cries about the possibility of getting soap in his eyes, while his even less scrupulous brothers in arms will charge into a crowd while swinging clubs. Officer Pike at UC Davis strolls along a line of seated protesters, and blasts them in the face with orange, burning spray. NYPD kettle women in Summer dresses, and blast them in the face with chemical agents. Oakland PD fire a canister into the head of a protester and attempt to prevent medical assistance. Brazilian armed thugs attack a woman with chemicals, as she stands alone on a public street. Turkish thugs blast a woman in a red dress with chemicals from an assault spray-gun.
Why are we letting our police forces around the world act as corporate military squads, and thugs?