Ga. police protest gets out of hand

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UNION CITY, Ga. — Some demonstrators tore up a street sign, spray-painted graffiti on government buildings and broke out a window at a jail at a protest over a police officer shooting in Union City.

WSB-TV reports the Wednesday gathering began peacefully as leaders from civil rights groups gathered to demand that Union City leaders speak with the family of 19-year-old Ariston Waiters. Authorities said an officer shot and killed Waiters this month after a call reporting a fight. Investigators said Waiters struggled with an officer.

WSB reports that demonstrators marched down the town’s main street, and someone spray-painted graffiti on the courthouse door and a sign in front of the Justice Center. A street sign, mailboxes and a flag from the post office were also damaged. Police said there were no arrests.

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blues550
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blues550 12/29/11 - 07:26 am
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Destroying public property.
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Destroying public property. What a great way to present yourself. As for the deceased I don't know all the details but if he came at the LEO in any aggressive way he is where he needs to be.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/29/11 - 07:28 am
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I wonder if the mayor of

I wonder if the mayor of Union City is heading to the beach?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/29/11 - 07:32 am
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That's a screwy headline, by

That's a screwy headline, by the way. The police are not protesting.

JohnScott213
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JohnScott213 12/29/11 - 08:10 am
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Just in our area, we've had

Just in our area, we've had two police officers killed in the line of duty in the last two months, which is part of a growing trend nationwide. Why aren't our "civic leaders" protesting when the men and women in uniform who protect us are gunned down by ruthless thugs?

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JRC2024 12/29/11 - 09:27 am
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Typical reaction from some of

Typical reaction from some of the civil rights groups. Blame it on the officer because he was responding to a fight and then the officer gets jumped on or has a struggle and a gun or knife appear. Don't know if that happened but what else would lead the officer to defend him or her self.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/29/11 - 09:30 am
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Headline should read PROTEST

Headline should read PROTEST AGAINST UNION CITY, GA. POLICE GETS OUT OF HAND.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/29/11 - 10:19 am
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No arrests because political

No arrests because political leaders are having the police pander and coddle law breaking individuals. They have the right to peacefully protest even if they are protesting incorrectly but they do not have the right to break laws and vandalize property and need to be held accountable for their actions.

Officers place their lives on the line every day and law abiding citizens need to support them. If you wish to fight with a police officer and his life is in jeopardy or he/she believe you may obtain their weapon, etc. then most are going to follow their training and shoot you to stop the threat. A middle school student is smart enough to figure this out so a 19 year old certainly understands.

Police are called in to stop problems not be guidance counselors. They should not be subjected to harm or injury or possible death and should use any means necessary to prevent such problems. If these people want to march for something then march against the parents who failed this person to begin with or actually do something to have people once again respect authority and the rule of law.

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55 F-100 12/29/11 - 12:10 pm
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If they come back, the order

If they come back, the order of progression of force should be pepper-spray, taze them, then rubber bullets. Do not let these thugs get a foothold in the protest world.

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