The media keeps telling us these protesters "rampaged" through the streets, but I haven't seen one instance where police were using this obscene force in response to anything other than people just standing where the authorities demanded they not stand. But this is America, and you can stand and assemble anywhere you damn well feel like, so long as you're not on private property, and so long as you don't infringe on the rights of others. This should never happen in America, and any red-blooded, constitution-loving American should be disgusted and outraged. Sadly, the neocons who speak of their love of "freedom" and their reverence for the constitution, even as they wipe their asses with it, find this all funny. They won't be laughing when the police state comes to their town.
And it will.