Showed the kids video from Occupy Wall Street last night, including some with police overreaction in NYC.
Reactions: “Why are they pepper-spraying? They’re just standing there!”
“People are allowed to protest. That’s in the Constitution.”
“Does everyone know about this? Why aren’t the police being stopped?”
There was a call to nationalize the banks.
And from my youngest, who wants to know how much of our money is in banks run by people so poorly, a plea never to protest, because the police could hurt me. 😦
Nice job, NYPD. You’ve created quite a challenge in this homeschool. Because I don’t know WHAT to say about your behavior that’s both truthful and reassuring.