NYC mayor, governor must do more: Councilman
New York City councilman Stephen Levin (D) says NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) failure to deploy the National Guard in the city demonstrates a lack of political leadership.
“Kettling” is a law enforcement tactic in which police form lines blocking streets, then start to close in on the barriers as a way to contain people within a limited area.
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Typically, an officer on a bullhorn then announces that the demonstration is no longer a lawful assembly and orders people to disperse.
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The practice has drawn opposition from those who say it ensnares protesters, and innocent people who cannot escape. Some “kettling” processes take longer than others.