So much for freedom of speech. Oh well, despite the authoritarian hand of Putin, the Russian police didn’t mace Pussy Riot or their supporters. I doubt they would have got off so easy in Philadelphia where protesters have been pepper sprayed, maced, tazered, bulldozed, incinerated and killed (under Philadelphia’s, darling of the liberals, the late great first black mayor, Wilson Good).
I suppose, in the US, they could have been Reno’d like the Branch Davidians or had a federal swat team from any of the various agencies and departments that since 911 have armed up to the teeth attack and kill them.
In the US, Pussy Riot could have been strip searched by the TSA or better yet had a cavity inspection. Still Putin needs to be rebuked. It is a sorry state of affairs that our federal rulers and masters are no better than Russia’s czars. Will we have a Pussy Riot or will we just wimp away into the night?