Here’s an interesting little snippet from the Berkeley PD’s “Event Planning Checklist”:
The highlighted sections read:
• Would you like symbolic arrests?
• If so, where and when?
I guess that’s an example of the “serve” part of “Protect and Serve”. Of course, if you were to try to stage a pro-2A rally there, you’d be out of luck on that one. Then again, it’d never get that far, as the organizers would be arrested for inciting terrorism or some such.
I’m so glad that 1984 is just a novel and not a training manual.