[I]t appears that the New York Police Department may have successfully redefined the post-Seattle era, by showing that protest tactics designed to create chaos and to attract the world's attention can be effectively countered with intense planning and a well-disciplined use of force.
It sounds to me as though the police deserve lavish praise for their work. So what's with the headline?
Tactics by Police Mute the Protesters, and Their Messages
It sounds as though the police set out to squelch free speech. And who knows what those tactics were?