The officers and the police department will be slapped in court for doing this. They had no probable cause. They are making a huge mistake. They are playing with fire. They are radicalizing people who have a militant streak.
The young people attacked and subjected to false arrest and police harassment and brutality have a reputation for being peaceful.
Others who are reading about the fascistic police-state tactics are not all necessarily peace loving so much as militant haters of unwarrantedly oppressive government.
None of the six arrestees have ever been convicted of a felony or crime of violence. The police though wrote of the arrestees that "The "Welcoming Committee" is a criminal enterprise made up of 35 anarchists who are intent on committing criminal acts before and during the Republican National Convention." The truth is that not all anarchists are violent or bent on destruction of property.