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Originally posted by wcitizen
reply to post by nenothtu
American freedom??? Have you been asleep for the last 18 months?????
Or perhaps you blinked while the press was gagged,
the government passed a bill which means they can kill US citizens abroad without any judicial process being necessary,
your President O-bum-a
refused to authorise an enquiry into 9/11 despite overwhelming concrete evidence that there are serious dounts
- er, a cover up for his buddy Bush, they deliberately blow up the oil rig, REFUSE American citizens their right to be kept fully and honestly informed about what is happening there, they DONT clean up the Gulf, because it suits them to have a dead zone for their new algae business down there, they gag the local people so efficiently that they are obviously terrified to talk to the press, they refuse, they are not giving them adequate health care..... I wonder where the BP billions allocated for the clean up are going??? Bet you never find out, because Congress and the Justice System serve the interests of the corporations.
American freedom??? No thanks.
Honestly, what do you expect? One good car bomb, and half the leaders of the world's powers die.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by Nyteskye
Well, if the G20 protesters weren't notorious for being rioters, there wouldn't be the need for such security. But unfortunately these rioters gear up for this for the expressed purpose of causing a fight with police.
They do this so they can come latter and cry how they have been abused, how those meanie police wouldn't let them set fire to dumpsters, break windows, and riot all over the city.
If a known terrorist group routinely went to cities to protest, and at each and every one, blew crap up, would you want them anywhere near you? I mean cmon, freedom of speech is one thing, but when it is guaranteed to be violent, that's another.
The new regulation gives police sweeping powers to interrogate individuals, search without warrant, and deny entry to those deemed to be suspicious who come within five metres of the security fence. A day after Vasey’s arrest brought the new regulation to light, lawyers across the city said both the sweeping police powers and the way the regulation was enacted are reminiscent of a “police state.” “It doesn’t cast our country in a very good light, that we would go to such drastic measures to suppress basic civil liberties, like the right to protest,” said Paul Burstein, president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. “It isn’t just the invasiveness of the power that is so troubling, but that it was done in secret so that by the time we can do something about, it will have run its course,” he said. “We are trying to present this image of peacekeepers and all that . . . but here we are, we turn ourselves into a police state to host the world. It’s embarrassing.”