I saw a story posted on BoingBoing this afternoon about how the Portland police department had posted mugshots of the people they arrested during Occupy Portland.
It really doesn’t matter where you stand on the actual goodness or badness of that part of the story, because the following line is what drove me to post this…
"As inadvisable police tactics around Occupy Wall Street go, this feels like it’s right up there with tear gassing people in wheelchairs"
Really? Posting a mugshot of someone who knowingly broke the law is on par with gassing people in wheelchairs?
That is the kind of ridiculous exaggeration that stops an entire conversation. In real life if someone said that, you just shake your head and walk away because you realize that they’re mentally compromised.