“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Hard to tell from the video what happened there, but it looks like they were trying to clear the street.ReplyDelete
The grey haired Lady with the blue scarf and well dressed man on his cell phone looked particularly obstreperous.ReplyDelete
I wouldn’t mind being on that jury.Delete
Seattle police really don't have a reputation as being thugs.Delete
It is Seattle after all, one of the most liberal places in the nation.
I need to know more.
News by Pravda...Delete
In Russia? They just kill you
That cop needs to go to jail.ReplyDelete
I watched the video and saw others being violent, swinging signs.ReplyDelete
1/2 million for that getting a glancing pepper spray?
give me a break.
$500,000.00 is just a nuisance lawsuit. He should have made it for $50 Million.ReplyDelete
Maybe violent protesters should be billed for the rioting and damage they cause and also are sued for every punch and rock they throwDelete
A report by the Israeli NGO Regavim has revealed that in recent years the EU has funneled millions of euros into constructing more than 400 housing units in 17 illegal settlements. Somewhat bizarrely these outposts fly the EU federal flag and are staffed by EU personnel boldly dressed in EU uniform. But unlike Israel’s West Bank settlements which have a disputed legal status, there can be no doubt that these EU settlements are in clear and open breach of international law.ReplyDelete
The settlements in question have been built by the EU in Area C of the West Bank. Under the Oslo II agreement signed in 1995, clause 2 of article 27 gives Israel full and exclusive authority over all planning and construction within Area C of the West Bank. This is an agreement that not only the Palestinian Authority signed up to, but one that the European Union is a signatory of as well. As such, that treaty has the status of binding international law which the EU is obliged to uphold. Worse still, these illegal settlements are guarded by aggressive EU workers who have been caught threatening Israeli soldiers and onlookers with rocks.