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Storm Troopers at RNC arresting hundreds of innocent park-goers on charges of felony riot
RNC Anti-War Protest
Approximately 4:30 local time - mass around down by the river after the police had basically herded a group into a "dead end" section near the river.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Well, I dont think it will have any impact, but I sent a link to the footage with a note to the "ABC news with Charlie Gibson," (no reason them specifically) telling them I was disappointed that Britney Spears got more coverage than things that matter to ME like mass arrests of peaceful protesters.
I suggest you guys do the same. Dont just complain here, complain directly to the MSM. It may do nothing, but one thing is certain, if no one makes themselves heard there definitely will not be a change. Numbers matter. And if we sit here quietly and not make our displeasure known we are part of the problem.
Just my two cents.
Minneapolis City Council Members Cam Gordon (Green-Ward 2) and Gary Schiff (DFL-Ward 9) have called for a public hearing and independent investigation into law enforcement actions taken against protesters and the journalists who covered them during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul.
Originally posted by Ausable_Bill
Every one of those people were arrested,.... which means,.....
They were booked,..... they were fingerprinted,..... mugshots taken,....
and now are on record in the L.E.I.N. machine, ( Law Enforcement Information Network )
I can almost assuredly bet that all those peoples' names are on some sort of list for future reference.
Three members of New York City’s Glass Bead Collective video team were stopped and searched near Washington Avenue North early in the morning of Aug. 26. They were questioned about their travel plans and associations, and their cameras, cell phones and notebooks were confiscated. The three were told they were being questioned because of car burglaries that were occurring in the area, but police reported later that they were under suspicion of trespassing on railroad property.
Attorney Bruce Nestor, president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, said that the City was looking for information—phone numbers, names of activists, demonstration schedules—that Nestor said were part of protected journalistic sources, source information that was to be used to cover protests.
“All of this information [was] taken by Minneapolis Police as part of what we believe [was] an intelligence operation to gather information on activists, to gather information on the location of protected First Amendment activity—to use it to investigate and further crack down on protected activity,” Nestor said.
“This is absolutely outrageous behavior for a police department towards individuals who are engaged in First Amendment protected activity and who have a documented record for exposing police misconduct,” said Nestor.
The depiction of Salazar’s arrest is perhaps one of the most chilling of all recorded police actions at the convention, showing her being forced to the ground and stepped on by police in riot gear as she screams, “Press! Press! Press!”
“I’ve been on the phone for the past two weeks trying to pitch this story to the major media outlets and no one seems interested,” Democracy Now! Director of Outreach Jessica Cox told Southside Pride.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
I think they are doing it to get the police and other enforcement agencies used to arresting citizens without cause, and testing the waters to see if the people have any resistance to it.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
sometimes I wonder, have these cops been brainwashed?
Originally posted by Trustnoone1987
I'm just wondering.... What were the "protesters" charged with while being arrested?
the cameraman who buried his footage and was one of almost two hundred people arrested for rioting without probable cause.