Kettled Youth: history of police kettling and protest

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7 Responses to “Kettled Youth: history of police kettling and protest”

  1. Any ideas on how/when non-Kindle owners can get a copy of this?

  2. Mike Greco says:

    Remember when all journalism was ‘long-form’? Those were good times.

  3. mjsergey says:

    The always incredible increpare(.com) made a flash puzzle game based on kettling http://ded.increpare.com/~locus/kettle/

  4. SarahKH says:

    Kettling:  Tactic used by the police so they know exactly where and roughly when the riot will start by intimidating the crowd until they respond.  

  5. dan hancox says:

    non-Kindle owners can download the free Kindle reader app for PC / Mac / iPhone / Android etc etc :) – thanks, Dan (aka the author)

  6. Tzctboin says:

    All is well and good. The miners and unions protested in the 80s and what did they win?
    Why?
    Because the public in general, including many of the protesters, can’t be arsed to vote.

    Yes, some of the police techniques are despicable, but these street scuffles do precious little to advance the plight of the masses, as the evidence around us clearly shows: the concentration of economic power in the hands of a few, social mobility entirely stalled, and now education been priced out of the hands of working and many middle class people.

    But you can go on protesting instead of getting involved in actual politics: those in your council and Parliament where at the end is where it all happens.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      But you can go on protesting instead of getting involved in actual politics: those in your council and Parliament where at the end is where it all happens.

      And that attitude is why the US won its independence.

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