Are the Clintons dirty dealers?
because THAT, my darling would indeed be a police state.
Check with your insurance company. Most give credit if the hydrant is within so many feet of your property. The town may be able to relocate the hydrant so other properties can gain credit for it.
I think you mean civil rights protests. There's nothing wrong with protesting. The problem is that the presence of militarized police, TV cameras, and self-righteous demagogues on both sides escalates the situation to where any little thing will send it out of control.
No. Water cannon are useless for riot control. All they can do is make people wet, and once they're wet they just keep on rioting.
Firehoses don't work very well, and make for bad publicity, but they are trying tear gas and other methods of crowd suppression. Which will only perpetuate the problem, thanks Governor Nixon.