Geek with a .45 has numerous links to video of the actions of these clowns. Including an old lady being body-slammed into a wall. She wasn't threatening; an officer asked to see her gun, she showed it to him, and he slams her into the wall and takes it.
On top of everything else, this is- I'm so damn mad it's hard to type. There is, as various stuff at the Geek's place and others listed there and at the Carnival point out, nothing legal about this. This is violation of the highest law of this land, and the police and Guard and feds helping with it do not care. They've got their orders, and that's all that matters.
It's as clear a demonstration as possible, that all too often the police are NOT your friend; they are a tool of whoever gives their orders. It's a disgrace, and I'm looking forward to hearing of lawsuits and trials. The officers/personnel doing this, and the chief of NOPD should be charged AND sued for this.
God, I'm mad.
Oh, and let's not forget that the private security guards, including the guys with M-16s and other automatic weapons, aren't being disarmed; oh no, THEY'RE just fine in the chief's eyes. The sorry bastard.