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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Thanks for you reply and honesty.
I believe that some of this type of provocation as you speak of is done with far greater goals in mind than what shows at the moment.
I too was wanting to see the events before this, however so far nothing has turned up. Not even in the MSM, only that he was suspected of some activity beforehand. Maybe true, I jsut find that the men dressed as "military" without identification to be hightly distrubing!
Originally posted by DraconianKing
I don't see them showing any ID so there is no way to know if these were actual cops or right wing terrorists kidnapping this person. These protesters should start walking around with rifles, then I doubt the cops or whoever they were would be so quick to kidnap them.
[edit on 26-9-2009 by DraconianKing]
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.”
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
I agree that these men being dressed in camouflage is disturbing.
It makes me wonder if this was not actual Law Enforcement, but "private security" as in the many different types of groups of "private military contractors" like the infamous Blackwater/Xe, or Kroll, Triple Canopy, DynCorp, or any of the other "logistics facilitators" who "assist".
My first thoughts were that upon seeing the videos is that there is a distinct possibility of mercenaries, not Law Enforcement.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by squidboy
If they want peaceful demonstrations, when they refuse to allow peaceful assembly, then they have denied a basic human right of freedom of expression. They deny permits to assemble, and use tax dollars to create a condition of police presence that is intimidating and threatening to that basic right. They handled the situation poorly.
I do not fault the individual officers following orders; although, I do wonder when or if they will ever have their own internal expression of what we did was not American. This whole situation could have been overcome with just a permit issued to allow assembly within a certain area. They didn't want that. They didn't want the people to express their opinions. In essence, they wanted a confrontation.
Originally posted by eradown
It looks disappointingly unprofessional. They should either have been in plain clothes or in full riot gear.
Originally posted by burntheships
Military members supporting the G20 Summit that work with local law enforcement authorities but do not have the authority to make arrests?
Humm...but they can physically "snatch" or "kidnap" or "detain"?
I have read comments that this was a faked video, now it is proven to be a real event.
This video was featured on The Drudge Report, gaining much attention on the national front.
Officials with G20 security released the following statement to Raw Story and other media outlets:
Read thefull sotry at the link...
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by stevegmu
reply to post by dizzylizzy
They aren't protesting; they are just anarchists and kids with nothing better to do than to destroy property and act like they are a part of something.