I am still not caught up with uploading video and photos from yesterday. But after last night, I think I need to get back into the city in a hurry. I have been trying to remain neutral on all of this, but there are way too many confirmed or at least believable reports of bizarre stuff going on. I don’t mean to say I am joining the protests, but I am definitely there with a camera in each hand looking for assholes on either side. From what I saw yesterday, the police in general were very professional and polite downtown, but once I got closer to the rough parts it seems like maybe the crowd dispersal techniques may have been a bit heavy handed for a group that was being relatively peaceful at first. Once the vandalism and mayhem begins, things can get ugly after a long day of standing at attention in riot gear in the hot sun. Waiting for a battery to charge then I am out the door again to catch up with the march that I think Thomas Merton Center put together. It is “approved” so probably safe. Yeah… “approved” or permitted free speech… I will go on a 1st amendment rant soon, I am sure.