The Swing of That Truncheon Thing
The Nature of the Beast Revealed

Jacobs, Ron
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/11/23/the-swing-of-that-truncheon-thing/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  23/11/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13890

Historically, police violence is a fact of life in every society. In a society based on a capitalist economy, the police serve those that have the most money and property. When the authorities and their policies are under attack, the police will always be called in to protect them. No one should be shocked when the police act brutally. There is a reason the most thuggish of the uniforms are often the ones called to disperse angry crowds.

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