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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Given Code Pink's reputation and their documented tactics, including harassing Marine recruiters, the benefit of the doubt goes to the police and frankly, that's the most heartwarming video I've seen in a long time.
Originally posted by Interestinggg
The first girl said "Come on fooker do it again" so she was kind of provoking it.
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:23:21 PM by kristinn
Rocky Mountain News excerpt:
Code Pink protester shown on video being shoved to the ground by a police officer's baton and later hauled away remains in jail on a charge of interfering with an arrest but should be released tonight, Code Pink officials say.
Alicia Forrest was arrested outside Civic Center Park after confronting officers and asking them questions about another arrest they were making, said Sally Newman, legal liaison and spokeswoman for the group.
"She was one of a number of people trying to find out where this person was being taken," Newman said. "They just arrested her along with him."
The video shows an officer quickly shoving Forrest with the length of his baton, forcing her to the ground with a smack. Later, as she was speaking with reporters, the video shows police coming behind her and dragging her away.
Code Pink posted a $500 bail for Forrest, and the group expects her to be released in four to six hours, Newman said.
Originally posted by spookjr
reply to post by TaZCoN
To bad none of the protestors had guns. It looked to me that that one at least had the right to defend herself against an illegal action by a corrupt agent of the government. More people need to stand up and return the violence that is inflicted on them by these type of police actions. Peaceful protest is a joke. Violence is the only thing they understand. Peaceful protest is always met with violence by police agencies.
Originally posted by Pawnhaus
Wouldn’t simple arrest work for this clobbered lady if she had broken a law – such as disobeying a lawful order? In this case arrest seems more humane.
I also wonder how many law enforcement 'contractors' are working the DNC?
Final point - the USAF general in charge of NORAD and Northern Command (?) was on C-span mentioning their logistic support somehow unifying law enforcement at the DNC. I wonder if they have an online team monitoring video posts such as this – or blog reaction to them.
The politicians and CEOs chuckle at the scene unfolding below…..
Originally posted by DarksDeception
off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift