Sanjukta Paul vs. LAPD in MacArthur Park
Ruchira Paul of the Accidental Blogger reports that her daughter, National Lawyers' Guild observer Sanjukta Paul, was beaten and shot from behind with a rubber bullet by LAPD officers while supervising the MacArthur Park immigration rally in Los Angeles.
I've been at protests with NLG observers and I have found them to be an invaluable resource. During the RNC, I was constantly on the lookout for their fluorescent green caps.
NLG protest observers are well-trained, disciplined, and tactically sophisticated. While on duty, they are unequivocally present as observers, and not demonstrators.
I can only imagine the ineptitude of the police response that would have culminated in an attack on one of their number.