Sunday, November 20, 2011

Acts of defiance to police authority are also inherently violence by their nature

Add to my list of actions which should be construed as violence by their nature and inherently not peaceful, refusal to obey reasonable requests by the police and outright defiance of police authority. Again, not that civil disobedience is not a time-honored tradition and maybe even appropriate in some situations, but refusing to comply with a police request is simply not a peaceful act. Most commonly this will occur when protesters are already being disruptive, maybe even passively such as blocking a public space or pathway with a sit-in or parading in the street without a permit, so adding refusal to comply with a reasonable police request simply makes the protesters' activities doubly less non-violent and non-peaceful.


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