Police Raid Headquarters of RNC Protestors

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mactastic, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I'll hazard a guess that the cause for the search warrant will not be made public until after the convention is over...
     
  2. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    such a republican thing, hassling folks

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Conventions/story?id=5678763&page=1


    from the link above, bold is mine
     
  3. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Who said anything about it being a Republican thing? Paranoid much?
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Uhh, I think you did the moment you mentioned that the "search warrant will not be made public until after the convention is over...". Otherwise what was the implication of that statement? Partisan much? :);)
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I wonder what law they broke and why the police photographed 50 people? what law is it that you must be photographed even if you have done nothing wrong? Something doesnt smell right here.

    Why are they not making the warrant public? police had guns drawn when they went into this building?
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'd like to know the same thing.
     
  7. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That if the cops sit on this for a week, they'll likely not have to explain why they did what they did. I know in your mind (and unlike you, I'll refrain from any attempt at diagnosing your mental state in public and in derogatory tones), any statement not completely pro-Republican is automatically anti-Republican, but sometimes cops can be a little overzealous all on their own.
     
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    All I have seen on the thread, is the 'scrubbed' version of what has taken place in Minneapolis. The actual story is much worse than what has been linked here (unless I am failing to see it.) From Glenwald and Salon.Com:

    Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of privacy, freedom of seizure ....... they do not mean a damn thing in the Country anymore. Some of you, and millions like you, had better wake-up and quit blindly following the fascist regime the US has become. I think the vast majority of you know, in your heart of hearts, this is happening. But, you just cannot bear to 'pull the trigger' and admit to the truth. For that, I understand. It is very difficult to mentally cross that bridge. It completely alters the safe, comforting views, which have sustained us our whole lives. But, things have become so bad, we no longer have the luxury of sitting idling as the parade marches by. The three branches of government have betrayed us, although there are some quality people in Congress trying to make a difference. Even our last resort, the media, has been corrupted. This story is not even being reported by most of the corporate media. Citizens who get all their news from TV, do not even know about this.

    The only thing that is helping to possibly save us, is what we are doing right here. The Internet and the blogosphere provides us with a wealth of great news and a forum to exchange information and ideas. Thank you for that.
     
  9. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    While I would love to put this on the conservatives...I have quite a bigger beef with police in general.

    Who watches the watchmen? My question is who polices the police? Even today they are no logical checks and balances for power-tripping cops. Whether or not the orders came from ultra-right wings is another topic entirely...but cops get away with **** all the time with no accountability.

    Shoot someone b/c of racial profiling? Oops, cop is of course off the hook. Break into wrong house during raid? Oops, cops are off the hook.

    When's the last time a cop was actually ON the hook for ****ing up?

    *on second thought, reading more into the article posted above I found a real jewel:
    Sounds like the same sneaky tactics employed by ultra-right wing organization, the NRA.
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    We need to be vigilant about liberty & freedom. The police state wants more control,more $$ and more laws stripping away our basic rights.

    Protesting War, the military industrial complex cant have any of that now can they? We would still be pissing away lives in Vietnam if these morons had their way.

    This is why there are organizations like the ACLU.
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Which is why I'm voting Libertarian, but anyway, I don't even know what to say about this. It's ridiculous.

    The problem with sharing our great ideas on the internet is that while we're doing that, the real world is collapsing all around us. How long before they kick in your door for protesting online?
     
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    Isnt the UK on that path, telling people what they can and cant say? scary indeed.
     
  13. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Now you are beginning to understand why many want to own guns, nothing like a local militia. (except they have all been wacko's of late!)
    Police I think are run by the mayor, and the mayor to Minneapolis (R.T,Rybak) is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Like Mondale and Humphrey (two past VP's). You would think that either he would be involved or fighting it, I guess we will find out soon.
    Has this group made any aggressive statements or threats of violence? They do describe themselves as
    which is of itself no crime. Funny how they called themselves the RNC Welcoming Committee, wonder if they are affilitated with welcome wagon?
     
  14. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    [satire=stubeeef]I know, protesting socialism, wanting to own a gun, wanting to film rich democrats lunching, I mean meeting, with lobbiests. It is a wacky world.Maybe it would help if there was a smaller less powerful government not in every aspect of our lives?[/satire]

    I do think that the libertarian position is becoming more and more viable. There needs to be a major defection from both parties, some conservative dems and liberal repubs or whatever it takes, to the Libertarian party to give a serious bump, otherwise by the time it is most needed it will be too late.
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    We've always had quite strict anti-libel laws, but recent developments have included such wonders as the banning of protests outside Parliament. I mean, how DARE the people of this country question our pathetic excuse for politicians and divert their attention from feeding at the trough? :rolleyes:

    At the risk of a visit from Special Branch I believe Guy Fawkes had the right idea, he was just a few centuries too early :cool:
     
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    Whilst completely off the original topic, the text of Cromwell's dismissal of parliament should be stapled to the foreheads of the current lot:

     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Completely agreed on that point. It's precisely why gun ownership rights are in the Constitution. Why so many liberals don't get that I'll never understand.
     
  18. solvs macrumors 603

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    Other than a lot of talk, most Dems don't actually do much about the gun issue, so I would say they do.

    I could have sworn I posted something about what the Dems were doing about their protesters, which was not good and I was very disappointed with (all in the name of "security"... sound familiar?), but it was nowhere near as bad as this. This is despicable. And exactly the same thing they have been doing, like with the liberal church that was under investigation for reasons we still don't know because there was no warrant. Proving why we need oversight, to stop just this type of thing.

    Always thought the GOP was the party of personal rights. Against the gov doing exactly this type of thing. Wonder where those who were calling the Dems Big Brother are to decry this.
     

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