(Interesting question, my answer… they were both excessive – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Why was it okay for the police in military gear to raid and search homes without warrant in Watertown, Massachusetts when looking for ONE of the Tsarnaev brothers, but it was bad for the police in Ferguson, Missouri in an attempt to control massive rioting crowds throwing molotov cocktails, burning buildings, and starting riots armed with guns? Why do police in Watertown get a standing ovation and the police in Ferguson get lives threatened and removed from their jobs?
Wasn’t the force used in Watertown as excessive as it was in Ferguson? Perhaps even more so?
Wasn’t Tsarnaev ‘innocent until proven guilty’, just the same as Mike Brown?’
In Watertown, the police were looking for a single person who they knew was wounded. In Ferguson they were dealing with crowds that were chanting ‘Kill the police!!”.
How are police supposed to know when it is okay to use force when the rules keep changing?