Some OWS LA protestors say they might need therapy

Rick Moran
Cue the world's smallest violin:

Most of the roughly 300 Occupy L.A. protesters were released from jail by Friday evening, with some immediately speaking out on the police raid that cleared their camp.

One speaker suggested that some of those arrested might need therapy. Several said they felt traumatized after witnessing police use nonlethal force and being forced to wait for hours in zip-tie handcuffs. Some displayed cuts on their wrists from the handcuffs. Others complained that they were forced to urinate in bags on the bus as they were transported to jails.

One speaker urged others to document any complaints. "Make note of every single violation of human rights," she told those assembled.

I don't know. What do you think? Show of hands for those who believe it is a "violation of human rights" to have to piss into a bag on a bus?

Methinks the spoiled brats believed that getting arrested was like being grounded by mommy and daddy. Perhaps they believed it would be heroic. Maybe they thought it would be fun. No doubt they all see themselves as martyrs.

Earth to protestors: Resisting arrest is no joke. Martyrdom isn't painless. Heroes are those who do the arresting, not the other way around. And no matter what you think about the nanny state, the police ain't your momma.

As for therapy, it is extremely difficult for mental health professionals to diagnose and treat people who are brainless to begin with.


Cue the world's smallest violin:

Most of the roughly 300 Occupy L.A. protesters were released from jail by Friday evening, with some immediately speaking out on the police raid that cleared their camp.

One speaker suggested that some of those arrested might need therapy. Several said they felt traumatized after witnessing police use nonlethal force and being forced to wait for hours in zip-tie handcuffs. Some displayed cuts on their wrists from the handcuffs. Others complained that they were forced to urinate in bags on the bus as they were transported to jails.

One speaker urged others to document any complaints. "Make note of every single violation of human rights," she told those assembled.

I don't know. What do you think? Show of hands for those who believe it is a "violation of human rights" to have to piss into a bag on a bus?

Methinks the spoiled brats believed that getting arrested was like being grounded by mommy and daddy. Perhaps they believed it would be heroic. Maybe they thought it would be fun. No doubt they all see themselves as martyrs.

Earth to protestors: Resisting arrest is no joke. Martyrdom isn't painless. Heroes are those who do the arresting, not the other way around. And no matter what you think about the nanny state, the police ain't your momma.

As for therapy, it is extremely difficult for mental health professionals to diagnose and treat people who are brainless to begin with.