^ So 'not complying' should result in pepper spray, tasers etc as a first option?
What about negotiation, restraint such as handcuffs, armlocks, carrying away, etc?
recently interviewed an expert who explained that most of what you suggest is arguaby more dangerous:
- Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department's use of force guidelines, said pepper spray is a "compliance tool" that can be used on subjects who do not resist, and is preferable to simply lifting protesters.
"When you start picking up human bodies, you risk hurting them," Kelly said. "Bodies don't have handles on them."
After reviewing the video, Kelly said he observed at least two cases of "active resistance" from protesters. In one instance, a woman pulls her arm back from an officer. In the second instance, a protester curls into a ball. Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.
"What I'm looking at is fairly standard police procedure," Kelly said.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alan Moore, whose V for Vendetta mask has been appropriated by many protestors, and who is no fan of Miller, looks on the Occupy movement more favourably
Speaking of that mask, according to the New York Times
: What few people seem to know is that Time Warner, one of the largest media companies in the world and parent of Warner Brothers, owns the rights to the "Guy Fawkes" image and is paid a licensing fee with the sale of each mask.
So, the anti-corporate protesters, by wearing Moore's masks, are enriching the very "corporate media" so many of them claim to be against. Brilliant.