Eight cop cars. That’s how many it took to quell the “riot” by 50 or so little old ladies and 50 others of assorted ages (and sexes) who tried to storm Representative Todd Akin’s office in West St. Louis County Wednesday afternoon.
You can see from the photos how dangerous they are. The woman in the photo above probably has a .44 tucked in that bag.
This pic of Mary Clemons looks hazy because it was 100 degrees at the time. I think that’s a heat haze you’re seeing. So aside from the fact that we lacked any actual .44s, we were about melted from the heat and chanting “Where’s Akin while we’re bakin’?”
Since Akin refuses ever to respond to requests from Democratic constituents asking for a meeting or a phone call, much less a town hall, these folks called their own town hall a block from his office and invited him to attend.
We waited around.
He didn’t show. Of course. So the crowd had the gall to approach his majesty’s office and were told by the cops which little bright patch of sunlight they might occupy while they listened to a few speakers.
Why is it that peaceful people–and there were no weapons in this group more dangerous than a few rapier like wits–cannot even approach the office paid for by taxpayers without having the police–union workers that we taxpayers fund–sicced on them?