There’s a certain obscenity in McCain’s gassing about the “decency” of the United States when outside the hall his cops were brutalising innocent people. But my favourite line was this one: “if you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them.” Try substituting “the Mafia” (or “the Gestapo,” or “the Sith,” or “the Hosts of Hell”) for “government” in that sentence.
What I have heard questions whether only innocents were brutalized.
What did you hear, scineram?
I believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. The real crimes took place over the weekend, when “conspiracy to riot” charges were put on some people who may have simply done a peaceful demonstration.
“What I have heard questions whether only innocents were brutalized.”
“Only” is irrelevant. Brutalizing 100 innocent people in order to brutalize 1000 guilty people is still wrong.