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Originally posted by Watchful1
Can anyone get a better look at the badge (ID card) on the left arms of both men on the picture added by the original poster?
Badges in a clear armband are a common DOD contractor way of saying, "DON'T MISTAKE ME FOR THE WRONG GUY!"
G-20 security officials took responsibility for a video Friday afternoon that seemed to depict US troops ‘kidnapping’ a protester.
The military was not involved in the incident, but G-20 security did acknowledge detaining an a protester they said was believed to be vandalizing a store.
he police reaction to the protests has been marked by what antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan calls “profound overkill.”
“I have been to dozens of protests, large and small, since my son was killed in Iraq, but I have never seen anything like today,” Sheehan writes. “There were easily two cops/soldiers for every one of us protesters or maybe even 3 to 1.”
Sheehan also witnessed the National Guard troops working with the local police and comments, “Seeing the National Guard troops, fresh from Iraq, broke my heart the hardest. I also talked to dozens of them, none had ever heard of posse commitatus, and asked them if my son, their brother, died in Iraq so they could steal the rights of his mother. Most of them wouldn’t even look at me.”
Originally posted by highlyoriginal
WHY are we just sitting here posting comments when we COULD BE out doing something about all of this? It really pains me to see nothing being done.
“Military members supporting the G20 Summit work with local law enforcement authorities but do not have the authority to make arrests. The individuals involved in the 9/24/09 arrest which has appeared online are law enforcement officers from a multi-agency tactical response team assigned to the security operations for the G20. It is not unusual for tactical team members to wear camouflaged fatigues. The type of fatigues the officers wear designates their unit affiliation.
Prior to the arrest, the officers observed this subject vandalizing a local business. Due to the hostile nature of the crowd, officer safety and the safety of the person under arrest, the subject was immediately removed from the area.”
posted on September 25th 2009 @ 11:12 AM
The video has now made Drudge. Maybe it will get some legs [now] and more info will come out. Or more video - since there were so many taking footage.
The video was featured this morning at the Drudge Report under the heading, “SEE U.S. MILITARY SNATCH PROTESTER…rawstory.com...
Originally posted by firepilot
Confirmed hoax, but then some people will believe anything But then invariably the people who think this is real, and the ones who think 9/11 was staged.
Originally posted by fleabit
Try being in a riot squad sometimes, perhaps your attitude will change.
Originally posted by askbaby
I am a skeptic and lurk in the UFO threads all the time.
All I can say is that clearly faked videos don't get this far in the UFO threads.
These guys all have different styles, types and ages of uniform. And as for their acting prowess... don't expect to be in District 9 anytime soon.
These are guys doing it purely for publicity, to get all kinds of fringe types all excited.
I mean... get real people... I have seen a whole bunch of horrible activities on video, and there is some pretty bad stuff out there.. but this is ham acting, even the gloves of the police are clearly their own gloves.
Can someone move this off the home page.
If this were a UFO thread it'd get blasted in about 5 minutes... there is just so much evidence that it is faked that it hardly warrants a response.
"Hey - let's arrest some dude and let the cameraman film us all doing it... and show our faces on tv."
Anyway - it's good for a laugh on a Friday, but only really serves to make ATS look silly.
Can someone find the source, the film maker, or some of these characters on the screen please. So that this can be removed from the ATS home page.
UFO skeptic - OUT.
Going back to our seemingly sane forum now...