Monday, September 01, 2008

Amy Goodman arrested!

So what the hell is it with these cops arresting peaceful protesters? and journalists? and lawyers? This is freaking CRAZY! Here's the press release and video from Democracy Now! And where the hell is NPR on this? Why aren't they covering these arrests on All Things Considered? They've been going on for three days! Bozos. But that might interfere with the policies set up by the Republican stooge at the head of NPR these days...can't have any negative publicity about the Republican National Convention, can we? just lots and lots of coverage of Ms. Beauty Queen Palin.

And guess what, folks: the FBI is involved. The Federales, the Minnesota state police, the locals. This is criminal. They should be going after real criminals and not intimidating people simply exercizing their first amendment rights to freedom of speech, assembly, and press!

The Jamestown Press reports that a small group of protestors (idiots!) attacked the Connecticut delegation on "Monday afternoon", and then the cops got involved, and all hell broke loose. This doesn't, however, explain the horrendous behavior by the cops on the 30th and the 31st.

However, this also puts in me in mind of the plants put in protest crowds in Seattle during the World Trade Organization talks and in other places around the world.


Ishmael said...

I heard her get rousted with a few protesters in a home on Democracy Now's 2-hour special today. Did they arrest her afterwards?

I'm disgusted by the arrests of First Amendment Patriots and the Gestapo shrub and satan have sent against them.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

The US turned into a police state with Patriot Act I and II. The law allows them to arrest anyone protesting anything, detained for an indefinite period, and no lawyer access.

Hmmmmmm, kinda like dictators in places the US supports?

You couldn't pay me enough to move back. I like my socialized medicine way too much. That and the fact that my backpack won't be searched and seized when boarding a bus. Oh, if I ever visit I'd better not bring my laptop cus customs will seize it. Need I go on?