Saturday Aug. 30, 2008 12:44 EDTAND
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis
[updated below (with video) - Update II - Update III]
Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, entering homes of those suspected of planning protests, handcuffing and forcing them to lay on the floor, while law enforcement officers searched the homes, seizing computers, journals, and political pamphlets. Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.
Yes, these unwashed hippies are Commies- no doubt in my mind, but WE do not do this- HUH, what am I saying? Of course we do this, did this in Denver last week, did it in 2004, did it in 2000, hell WE burned eighty-six (86) children, women, and men to their deaths in 1993 and shot a Mother through her neck whilst she cradled her 10-month old baby!
Yes Americans, we do this by allowing them to keep ratcheting up the level of abuse and doing nothing- but it cannot last. The REPUGLICRATS ladies and gentlemen, remember the REPUGLICRATS so as things progress, that THEIR NAMES are placed high on the list.