Here's a video of normal-sized middle-aged female journalist Amy Goodman being arrested by multiple hulking stick-wielding riot police dressed in full body armor at the Republican National Convention in 2008. Sometimes you just have to laugh at the police state. Hey guys, are there enough of you there, you think? What if she scratches your eyeballs?!
The moral of the story is, if you are the police state, just let reporters do their jobs, or else you'll look stupid on video, and then three years later you'll be ordered to pay $100,000 to the journalists you manhandled, because of that whole "First Amendment" thing. Just stand back looking menacing, police state members! Be satisfied with getting to hold those cool sticks.