BREAKING POLICE ARE RAIDING MILTIPLE ACTIVISTS HOMES IN MINN. RNC CONVENTION PROTESTORS...
Seems like we are already in a state of "emergency" in the US the constitution seems to have been set aside totally.
Crackdown begins: Food Not Bombs house among Saturday raids
By Paul Schmelzer 8/30/08 9:41 AM
Minneapolis Police Department officers stand guard outside the Food Not Bombs house. Photo: Jeff Severns Guntzel
MnIndy RNC reporter Jeff Severns Guntzel is at the Minneapolis Food Not Bombs house, which was raided by police this morning. Facts are still coming
in, but Guntzel says that at 8 a.m. neighbors near the home, located at 2301 23rd Avenue South, reported hearing a loud bang followed by yelling. A
single police squad car was parked out front. When Guntzel arrived he saw eight or nine officers enter the house in what he says is a joint operation
between officers of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, the Minneapolis Police Depatment, and the FBI. According to one witness who was in the
house at the time of the raid, the action is related to last night’s raid on the RNC Welcoming Committee’s “convergence space.” Several other
spaces have been raided this morning. www.minnesotaindependent.com...
Here is a interesting video for you some of the aftermath
Inside the raided "RNC Welcoming Committee" center www.youtube.com...
Isn't this group that was raided part of the group that was already found to have been stockpiling riot gear, smoke bombs, urine and feces to use in
a riot? If this is the case, and I'm not sure it is as I'm going from memory of what I saw on the news, then they rightfully should be raided.
There are many groups out there that are just looking to start trouble at the convention.
They are a bunch of kids and anarchist. They used those meeting places because they can not afford hotels for an extended stay for the most part. They
car pooled to the area, use communal flop houses and are known anarchist. The Sheriff hauled off everything they could possibly use to start trouble
and took their main hot heads into custody.
I am a big defender of first amendment rights to peaceably assemble but if you are going to head to a peaceful gathering with urine balloons, smoke
bombs, and cans of spray paint you are not there to be peaceably are you?
Anarchist phuk up peaceful gatherings all the time so I have little problem with preempting their BS except that they did not need to act as hostile
as that with these kids. They could have gone in with their guns holstered in a more peaceful manner to serve their warrant. Their manners are that of
bullies and only serve to infuriate a bunch of hot heads. I expect some of them will tool up again at the hardware store before they head to their
marches to start trouble.
1. There is nothing wrong with exercising your 1st amendment rights in a PEACEFUL fashion.
2. The individuals who were raided were either known anarchists or their associates in one form or another. Their purpose was not to protest
peacefully but to disrupt and cause as much chaos as they could. Some of the groups targeted had a history in this area. Obviously they are quite
frustrated that the majority will not listen to their message or side therefore they resort to disruptive tactics which in case further diminishes
their lack of credibility.
3. Accolades to law enforcement for nipping this one in the butt before it was allowed to fester.
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