I think this really is THE Delta. No one else is that pre-occupied with the idea of guys sucking dick.
It doesn't really matter to me what you say about your actions. I know that the truth of the matter probably is somewhere between your version of the story and the police version of the story. You'll never admit to any stupidity in the matter, and there's no video, so whatever.
All I know is that in all of my years of protesting, partying, etc. I have NEVER ONCE seen a cop pepper spray people for no reason, especially if they were following orders to disperse. What I HAVE seen is people trying to antagonize the police and get that sort of treatment.
Did ya let slip with a "fuck the police?"
Did you call 'em "pigs" and then try to scurry away?
All I'm saying is there had to be a reason your stupid ass got sprayed. Should you get sprayed for saying something dumb to a cop? Of course not, but take the right (wrong) situation and add that fuel to the fire, and don't act surprised if it happens.
a). "Peacefully" celebrating by tearing off pieces of someone's artwork and climbing on it? Need I remind you of part of the description of the artwork from the schedule booklet?
(emphasis is mine)...Spears family supershrine created out of re-used materials, trash, and over twenty years worth of drawings and paintings.
Sorry, but fuck these disrespectful fools. Let me make a beat on their life's work...shit...let me do that to someone's piece of shit CAR even. Let me climb on it and bang on it...let me rip a few pieces off and use 'em as drum sticks...then tell the cops when they show up that I'm just having fun and being "peaceful." Would you defend my actions?
b). You do realize that there were a shitload of people...a shitload more idiots than cops right? I seriously think you'd be singing a different tune if you were in the minority during the situation. I'm all for going after cops when they're corrupt, unjust, or violent without cause, but I also will stand up for their right to do what they have to do to get their job done and come home to their families in one piece at the end of the night. You seem to think that a small handful of cops should have individually grabbed and moved how many people? Be realistic.
c). Of course everyone says they were sprayed while walking away. They're not going to come on here asking for sympathy by saying they were being assholes. Usually in things like this, each side pushes their version of the truth, but no one is telling 100% truth. It's usually somewhere in between the two stories.
Not once in my experience have I ever seen a cop pepper-spray someone who was walking away peacefully though. Probably because they usually get nailed with some of the pepper-spray too (overspray, splash-back, etc)!
d). I've said before that I wasn't there, but keep ignoring it. I'm just using what's called COMMON SENSE. Maybe you've heard of it. Like Judge Judy says, "If it doesn't make sense, then it's probably not true." Does it really make sense that the cops would just run into the spot without warning and pepper-spray everyone? Of course it doesn't. But you'd like to believe it happened, so enjoy your little alternate reality.
I personally would LOVE to see video that proves me wrong. If I saw evidence of someone getting sprayed who had done nothing wrong I'd gladly back up that version of the story (not like a 10 second video that starts out like a second before they were sprayed, but one that showed what they were doing leading up to the spraying as well), but it's such an UNLIKELY and BIZARRE scenario that until i see evidence, I'm going to side with what life experience and reality have shown me...you know...the common sense version of the story.
Moral of the story:
If you're the type of person who bangs on, destroys, or climbs on someone's artwork that they've been working on for 20+ years, dont expect me to believe you're not a total asshole, or to believe everything you tell me.