A specialist in brutality goes to Bahrain | SocialistWorker.org
JOHN TIMONEY, until recently chief of police of Miami and, before that, Philadelphia, formerly of New York City, where he was also a high-ranking cop, is heading to Bahrain to train the cops there, according to the Associated Press.
If you happen to know anybody from Bahrain who might be thinking that hiring this New Yorker could be a step in the direction of less massacre-oriented policing policies, this might be a good time to relieve them of any such illusions.
Because they were peacefully blocking roads, they were violently attacked by thousands of cops with massive amounts of tear gas and other weapons. In another part of town (Nike Town), a couple hundred people destroyed corporate property, were declared to be violent anarchists and got massive amounts of media attention. The police chased them around, but could never seem to catch them. Nobody got hurt in Nike Town other than the violent anarchists.