Freedom is on the march, and it’s headed straight for Los Angeles:
Yeah. Those are peaceful anti-war protestors, in a flash demonstration against the massacre in Fallujah, facing a tank. In the streets of Los Angeles. Apparently in the last four years, the L.A. riot cops have moved up from dragoon attacks to mechanized assaults. No-one was attacked, but this is the kind of intimidation that the increasingly militarized civil police think is appropriate for
crowd control in politically volatile times. Trust the cops to keep you safe? You may as well trust a military occupation to make you free–the two are looking more alike every day.
–William Gillis, Human Iterations 2004/11/10