These cops seem frightened, tense and unsure of what they are there to do. That gives me a great deal of fear for all.
and another account from someone in the parade who was arrested:
Eris parader account
a bystander account:
this is an interview sent to me by Todd P. as a way to show some of the issues with how Eris operates. Some may see it that way. Glad to have it-thanks Todd.
As always, happy to post anything that gives information, but I think it proves the paraders' point of operating as "creative chaos" and needs to be understood as such by the police, as much of Mardi Gras operates in that way. Yes, illegal vandalism et a needs to be stopped, but I am still not sure that the two are connected directly.
there is a thread of comments between a friend of mine and me too.