If cops are scared of a mere women’s march we should all be freaked out by the criminals

What you need to know:

  • Correct thing to do. Politically, the police are being pennywise and pound-foolish.
  • The correct thing is to close off the route of the planned march, provide security to the demonstrators, allow them to air their grievances (which ought to be taken seriously, one must add), take their selfies, then escort them home. No one needs to die in this movie.

I had no intentions of attending the #WomensMarchUG. My decision had nothing to do with the fact that I am a man (my soft skin, delicate hands and, I hear, deeply mysterious eyes notwithstanding), neither was it because I do not identify with the cause; it was based entirely on the fact that after a long week and sometimes an even longer Friday night, I am, to put it delicately, usually not at my fighting best on Saturday mornings.
Like a nuclear reactor starting up, I tend to come-to slowly – an open eye here, a twitching toe there – until, one light at a time, the system reboots, clarity returns, sanity prevails, breakfast is served. Hard to put one’s best foot forward, whatever the righteousness of the cause, when there is a marching band in one’s head.

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