As I watched some of the G20 protests I noticed something.
G20: Riot police were out in force in Pittsburgh.
G20: Violence was anticipated and expected.
Tea parties – 9/12: People may have shouted now and then, but otherwise everything was peaceful.
Tea parties – 9/12: Police presence was normal for crowd control (and the crowd didn’t really need any controlling).
G20: Lots of masked people.
Tea parties – 9/12: I didn’t see any masks.
Tea parties – 9/12: Lots of children as parents knew they were safe.
G20: No children. That’s a good thing. If there were any children there, the parents should be charged with child endangerment.
Tea parties – 9/12: No arrests that I know of.