“Why are you assaulting me?”

“Because you’re not doing what you’re told!”

The Free Thought Project
Matt Agorist
July 10, 2014

An independent journalist was simply asking peaceful questions to people at a protest when he is bum-rushed by several LAPD officers.

He was doing absolutely nothing wrong or illegal.

The LAPD, whether they know it or not, is employing a tactic of divide and conquer. The cops will probably refer to it as “riot prevention” or “crowd control,” but that does not change the end result of their actions.

The fact is that peaceful people were having a conversation and the peace was ended, ironically, when the so-called “peace” officers showed up.

One of these ignorant thugs in uniform asks this man, who is not with any organization, “Are you with the Palestine?”

Within seconds this man is whisked off and cuffed. His alleged criminal activity, “not doing what (he) was told.”

These officers were making sure that people stayed within their “free speech” zones. By doing so, they are making sure that no diplomacy between opposing groups is possible; therefore no peaceful resolution is ever reached.

The Free Thought Project had reporter Cassandra Rules on location this week, in Murrieta, CA to cover the recent border protests. She was having a peaceful conversation, with the apparent ‘enemy’,’ and actually finding common ground; all of the sudden a federal agent stepped directly in between them.

The diplomacy was forcefully brought to a halt, via state intervention.

Rules described the situation as “a physical manifestation of how the government keeps people divided in order to control them.” She was spot on.

Below is an infuriating example of just how far the state will go to prevent you from finding that inevitable common ground with people that you are told you have to hate.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.