Amazon.com Widgets
  • I've been sprayed and it's horrible.

    I've been sprayed by a variant of pepper spray (OC spray) and it will mess you up for a while. If there are protesters who are somewhere they shouldn't be, threatening others/law enforcement, or refusing to comply with legal commands, absolutely spray them. It's less than lethal and is extremely effective. And it being really effective is the reason protesters are complaining about it.

  • Pepper spray is appropriate when dealing with protesters

    Protests can easily get out of hand and turn into riots or other dangerous situations. Pepper spray is an excellent tool for controlling crowds of protesters that is not lethal or particularly dangerous. It is a deterrent that can keep protests from getting out of hand. It is far preferable to use pepper spray than it is to use lethal weapons.

  • Better than other methods

    I'm not sure what the best way is, but pepper spray is better than truncheons, guns or tanks. If protesters become violent, I'd rather the police or military use non-fatal methods of crowd control before going right to guns and killing people. Pepper spay is a pretty painful deterrent, and isn't fatal.

  • Anything to make them go away

    Pepper spray, sonic cannons...anything that gets people off the highways and streets so we can all get on about our day is just fine. I mean, let's stay short of lethal force, but it is really boring having to dodge around protests over things like homeless camp removal and legalizing pot. Those don't deserve protests.

  • No, it is not.

    Protesters should not be "dealt with", especially if they are being peaceful. People have the right to protest peacefully, and should not have dogs sicced on them, water hoses sprayed at them, rubber bullets shot at them, pepper spray sprayed at them or arrested for participating in a civil and peaceful protest.

  • That is barbaric.

    If the protest is non violent, then absolutely not! If it is violent, then it might be okay, depending on what they do. The one protest in UC Davis definitely was inappropriate, and I favor maximum security prison for all those cops who pepper sprayed for about 25 years, as well as the chancellor or having ordered such a barbaric act against her own students who were not even causing any harm.

  • Must Be Stronger.

    Pepper spray is an ineffective deterrent. Protesters who are violent in any way are a actually domestic terrorists according to U.S. Code, and should be treated as such. Rubber bullets and tear gas should be used in excess. Violent criminals deserve no mercy from Americans. It has been shown that tear gas is a very effective crowd dispersal.

  • All humans have the right of being free from harm. Also, done in the right way, people have the right to protect themselves and others.

    I think pepper spray isn't the best or peaceful way to deal with protesters. When people who own their strong values and beliefs that are important to them and then stand up for them or express them in a respectful and peaceful way, I think that's great. However, when protesters decide it can ever be justifiable for them to get violent for what they believe in, by being destructive of buildings/businesses because they are angry or they disagree with the business (etc.) or decide causing some type of harm to another human being is ok, then yes, i believe pepper spray in some sense actually becomes very necessary to try to keep the people who are being respectful and following the laws of the country from further harm from the people initiating harm. Obviously pepper spray is said to be pretty painful and can “stop” a person. But as hard as it can be, EVERY human being is responsible for THEIR actions especially in societies where another person's safety is involved and there are laws that strictly prohibit such violence/gov authority defiance, you have to follow the laws and if you don't you may get an unpleasant result even if the situation seems/is unfair. Hurting someone else because they are doing something you detest or they don't agree with what you believe in, is hateful, and ultimately speaks for itself, people usually get the opposite result when trying to win people over for what they believe in if it's in a hateful way...Unless someone who is being as hateful as they are wants to follow them. Ultimately, I wouldn't want someone to be pepper sprayed even if they were being destructive, but people have to protect the people who are being safe and respectful of each other. Reality is, you act inappropriately towards someone, they often will put up with so much until they are either aggravated enough to retaliate or they use measures to protect themselves, being safe from harm is a human-right. Actions do speak louder than words and when you do the right research, get the facts, and use it in a compelling and creative way for improving humanity in a peaceful way, you will find it can be more effective and even more rewarding. Granted, there will be a lot of people that won't care or turn their head the other way to such important issues out there. Other steps might be, volunteering for an organization that helps and supports your causes, make a difference that way, or go back to school if you can and want to so you can learn more and have more opportunities to work from other unique positions. When pepper spray is used against protesters, I think it should ONLY be used if safety IS ACTUALLY being compromised or destruction is occurring, (not just someone afraid of someone being harmful, but someone actually causing harm).

  • All humans have the right of being free from harm. Also, done in the right way, people have the right to protect themselves and others.

    I think pepper spray isn't the best or peaceful way to deal with protesters. When people who own their strong values and beliefs that are important to them and then stand up for them or express them in a respectful and peaceful way, I think that's great. However, when protesters decide it can ever be justifiable for them to get violent for what they believe in, by being destructive of buildings/businesses because they are angry or they disagree with the business (etc.) or decide causing some type of harm to another human being is ok, then yes, i believe pepper spray in some sense actually becomes very necessary to try to keep the people who are being respectful and following the laws of the country from further harm from the people initiating harm. Obviously pepper spray is said to be pretty painful and can “stop” a person. But as hard as it can be, EVERY human being is responsible for THEIR actions especially in societies where another person's safety is involved and there are laws that strictly prohibit such violence/gov authority defiance, you have to follow the laws and if you don't you may get an unpleasant result even if the situation seems/is unfair. Hurting someone else because they are doing something you detest or they don't agree with what you believe in, is hateful, and ultimately speaks for itself, people usually get the opposite result when trying to win people over for what they believe in if it's in a hateful way...Unless someone who is being as hateful as they are wants to follow them. Ultimately, I wouldn't want someone to be pepper sprayed even if they were being destructive, but people have to protect the people who are being safe and respectful of each other. Reality is, you act inappropriately towards someone, they often will put up with so much until they are either aggravated enough to retaliate or they use measures to protect themselves, being safe from harm is a human-right. Actions do speak louder than words and when you do the right research, get the facts, and use it in a compelling and creative way for improving humanity in a peaceful way, you will find it can be more effective and even more rewarding. Granted, there will be a lot of people that won't care or turn their head the other way to such important issues out there. Other steps might be, volunteering for an organization that helps and supports your causes, make a difference that way, or go back to school if you can and want to so you can learn more and have more opportunities to work from other unique positions. When pepper spray is used against protesters, I think it should ONLY be used if safety IS ACTUALLY being compromised or destruction is occurring, (not just someone afraid of someone being harmful, but someone actually causing harm).


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.
>