Rubber bullets can be lethal at close range. Even the baton round is extremely dangerous. A guy I worked with many years ago accidentally shot a woman's breast off as she walked in front of his intended target at the moment he fired. That was in Northern Ireland during the troubles.
At the moment there is a photo going around social media where an American policeman is pointing a weapon at a toddler on an adults shoulders. If the weapon accidentally discharged, then even a beanbag round is likely to kill or maim the child.
So, if you are going out to protest, be careful. Police are human too, and they can get very scared and do stupid things when under stress.
This is a terrible tragedy. It should not have happened and who is going to pay for her facial surgery? She should sue the city. Just because Trump thinks it is OK to use rubber bullets on protesters does not make it legal or anything that should be happening. Would Trump pay for this? The man has already declared that he is "not responsible." OK, then who is? It certainly is not Obama.
I find it to be extremely infuriating. When injustice is waged on people, and they respond with looting, I think that is their way of dealing with a situation where they are themselves looted by those who discriminate against them . . . . you loot me, I will loot you . . . . same with the violence. While the government condemns violence, it is the first to use extreme violence, and very often without justification, also contrary to Constitutional Law . . . . So quite frankly, violence is being met with violence, because peaceful protest is not accomplishing much . . . . violence was used to suppress the Occupy Wall Street movement, and they are doing the same as they did with Occupy Wall Street, hoping for the same result. If the government does not want violence done against it, it needs to stop using violence against peaceful protesters. If they want to call protesters "Antifa", then we need to start calling them pro-fascists.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy
Is it real? Not Photoshopped? It is surprising that she not treated, awake and no bandage when the wood looks terrible.
Yet terrible. Must be banned.
The police departments around the nation have not changed for 200 years other than modernization around the edges like the modern cars, communications, uniforms and weapons. The structure, mentality, corruption, nepotism, biases, red tape have remained.