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  • There is always more than one side to every story. And to the Occupy story, and every other protest tale around the world, there is the perspective of those who are seen as the fists of Government or the tools of Authoritarianism.

    Perhaps, in terms of political philosophy, they are true. And yet, those who are known by a number on their shoulder or by a badge on their chest also have homes to return to, bills to pay, families to feed and souls to search. In the face of those looking for anarchy, maybe thinking they will help make a safer world, the men and women in uniform work on behalf of the silent majority or of those who cannot defend themselves.

    There is no recognition or commendation, only the knowledge that every action risks the loss of everything even through a minor complaint. Through it all, the media will continue to lambast them while anarchists roam free looking to ruin the peaceful protest of others.

    The Policeman's lot is never a happy one.

    Indeed, so are the lots of those who wish to make a difference for the better on either side.
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