New police tactics needed to end antifa violence

At the outset, I'll say that I'm no expert on police tactics--which will quickly become evident.

But I had some thoughts that might or might not make sense. The lines of cops moving forward reminds me of how wars were fought in the 19th century. Lines of military facing each other. One pushing, one retreating. Then retreating and pushing. Nothing gets resolved. Innocent people get hurt.

So....

Go after the antifa punks. You know when they come out, like bats out of the cave in the dark. They seem all to be dressed in black--black clothing, black masks, black hoodies. They rush to and fro, much faster than the police cordons can move.

Use intelligence to infiltrate the antifa, just like the antifa infiltrates peaceful marchers.  Uncover cops, radio equipped who can spot future targets and warn what I would call flying squads of highly mobile police. Use the same tactics that the antifa employ. Hit them where they live.

One other suggestion: Set early curfew (11 p.m. in New York City was laughable) and win the cooperation of peaceful protesters to stay home. Take away the place where the antifa hides amongst the marchers. If they decide to loot and burn, they will easier to identify.

Is this too much to ask of peaceful demonstrators? Will it show weakness or abandonment of their passionate goals? No, but it will take courage, to sit it out while the violence ends. It would be an elegant silence to rid themselves of the punks who are disrespecting the marchers and George Floyd.

And finally, the media, would have to respect and support these tactics. While watching the violence on TV, it occurs to me that there are more people using their cell phones to video the violence. All the bystanders can help by putting away their cell phones.

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Filed under: Race

Tags: antifa, George Floyd

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  • Dennis, these were White nationalists masquerading as Antifa.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    How do you know?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    How do you know they are Antifa? Because they wear black? How many young people wear black? I will take your word for one thing: you are no expert on police tactics.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Have it your way. They're not antifa. Whoever they are, the violence has to stop. How do you propose to stop it?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    I would call on calm, experienced, professional law enforcement leaders to act with appropriate restraint to protect first the lives and safety of persons, then to restore order, and finally to protect property. I would also encourage them to gather and preserve evidence of crimes, including making arrests, where they can do so consistent with the first three primary responsibilities.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Appeasement like what we're seeing in New York City comes with a heavy price. No bail? Punks there are arrested and then turned back into the streets.

    "Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear greatly that the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar ever more loudly, ever more widely." - Winston Churchill

  • In reply to davegorak:

    Your argument works only if you assume that protesters are crocodiles. Hate is always easier when you dehumanize your opponent.

  • You give me a call and I will give you at least 10 things those cops did wrong. The problem is who gave the orders to make them look like the clowns they were.I am an expert with 33 years of experience. If interested I am here. Not since 1968 has Chicago looked so pathetic in the face of rioting. Cops follow orders.Who was responsible.

  • Unbiased reporting would reference the Boogaloo Boys of the far right.

  • In reply to Howard Englander:

    Okay, they're Boogaloo Boys of the far right. The violence needs to be stopped. How would you do it?

  • True dat, Dennis. You are no expert on police tactics. Sadly, that is not the only area where your expertise falls woefully short.

    Antifa is an acronym for anti-Facists. That almost begs the question Dennis, Why aren't you a member.

    When the Nazis marched in Charlottesville, it was antifa who marched against them.

    You apparently stand with Donald Trump, who said that many of the Nazis were very fine people.

    Antifa has become one of the very useful catch phrases of the uniformed. To keep their attention, you might want to add a sprinkling of Obamagate, Nervous Nancy, Sleepy Joe, Democrat governors or even the granddaddy of them all; Barack Husein Kenya Nairobi Jihad Obama.

  • In reply to Bob Abrams:

    As I said above: Have it your way. They're not antifa. Whoever they are, the violence has to stop. How do you propose to stop it?

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