This kid will work with one of you some day. You are in our thoughts.
The kid, a college student, was recently caught on camera screaming police brutality. (And, of course, a Facebook group has sprung up to support him.)
What really happened? The kid repeatedly tried to run onto stage during an Ann Coulter lecture. Cops tried to arrest him and when he resisted they applied force.
|Ewing Police arrest student at Ann Coulter lecture|
Hamilton Nolan, a blogger at Gawker, wrote a post about this incident and hit all the right notes. Here’s a highlight, though I urge you to read the entire post. (Beware of the author’s strong language.)
This bull**** … forces us to say: kids, shut the f*** up about police brutality. Have you ever read, in the course of your Marxist theory class, a classic little story by the name of The Boy Who Cried Wolf? You are the boy crying, and the Wolf is “police brutality.” …
I am unreasonably prejudiced against cops myself. But you all make me struggle—struggle!—not to become a temporary Republican, urging the cops to throw in a few nightstick pokes just so that they have something to justify the bull**** that you and your protesting friends will put them through. If you do something illegal you will be arrested, which—even here in America—involves being touched by police. Deal with it …
Gandhi says shut the f*** up and take it like a man! … You people are making it hard even for us, Northeastern socialist nihilists, to support you, so just shut up and never say "police brutality" again unless you check with an adult first. …
These snivelling brats that Nolan descibes are entering the workforce. And guess what? Today they are screaming—and recording—police brutality; tomorrow they are crying—and recording—workplace harassment.