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At least 2 arrested as
anger grows among protesters;
pepper spray used outside Capitol

Detroit Free Press [MI], by David Jesse & Lori Higgins

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/11/2012 1:52:43 PM

What began as a peaceful protest this morning became testy this afternoon, prompting Michigan State Police officers to don their riot gear to control an increasingly angry crowd. Tear gas was sprayed at least once. And Captain Harold Love of the Michigan State Police confirmed police used pepper spray on at least one demonstrator. He said police were positioned around the Capitol trying to keep people away from the building when one demonstrator grabbed a trooper and tried to pull her into the crowd. The trooper beside her reacted with pepper spray and the man let go of the trooper,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/11/2012 2:01:29 PM     (No. 9059942)

Fox News has a split screen and split audio so that these fools are holding forth. They look ridiculous. Most probably never worked at a real job. Hired guns. And Obie is already "organizing" them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 12/11/2012 2:20:24 PM     (No. 9059988)

I hope the one who grabbed the trooper was arrested for assault. Left wing demonstrators routinely get away with violence that would be trumpeted for six months on national television if it were at a Tea Party demonstration.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwa, 12/11/2012 2:25:41 PM     (No. 9060004)

Unions are simply thugs when they don´t get what they want. I think Trumpka should be arrested and charged with inciting riots -- there are more than enough videos with his words to that effect. Then when you see these union thugs doing it, seems to me you would have a good case. Of course the legacy media will ignore the violence. But when it is the Tea Party, if one person bumps into another then it is violence. This country is sh-t now thanks to media, Obama and unions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 12/11/2012 2:30:49 PM     (No. 9060011)

Let´s hope there are real consequences and it´s not just a catch and release exercise for show.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/11/2012 2:42:11 PM     (No. 9060030)

Republicans in unison to these thugs - "Elections have consequences."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mean Gene, 12/11/2012 2:46:39 PM     (No. 9060036)

There was an underlying reason for this rally of union thugs: their leaders wanted to see who was a no-show.
Their leaders wanted to see who wasn´t shouting enough.
Too bad we read Orwell´s 1984.
The dissidents were those who screamed loudest.
Now that they can quit their dues, they will.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/11/2012 2:53:01 PM     (No. 9060044)

That Barry Obama, he´s a real uniter, isn´t he?

/s off/

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/11/2012 2:56:00 PM     (No. 9060046)

What´s to be angry about, these Union "workers" have been getting a free ride for many years. Now it´s OUR TURN (Non Union Workers of America).

ps. it´s time to turn their pensions payment over to the unions...no more tax money of any kind to pay pensions for unionites.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/11/2012 3:16:27 PM     (No. 9060076)

Just teachers doing what they do best.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tehtriggerman, 12/11/2012 3:47:58 PM     (No. 9060119)

Get back to work!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 12/11/2012 3:58:10 PM     (No. 9060138)

Even when they are at their places of employment, they don´t have to actually work. They are in the union. It´s not in their contracts to acutally work.

Just look at the level of education students in Detroit leave school with, and you know just how useless the public school teachers are there.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: yuban, 12/11/2012 5:05:37 PM     (No. 9060254)

Shut up and work.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/11/2012 5:39:50 PM     (No. 9060302)

From this day on I will go out of my way to avoid buying union made products.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 12/11/2012 6:28:58 PM     (No. 9060378)

A police response would have been useful.

Taxpayers should insist on a new chief. Civil order, property, and law-enforcement agents representing the people were all under attack by these thugs.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/11/2012 7:29:02 PM     (No. 9060470)

The Wall Street Journal carried a story about how Mayor Bing is getting stonewalled in his efforts to rescue Detroit. The stonewallers? Unions.

Yeh. They´ll have higher wages and middle class status... until they are unemployed and stranded in a broke city.

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