NEWS AND OPINIONS FOR AUGUST 31, 2008

Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis

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The officers and the police department will be slapped in court for doing this. They had no probable cause. They are making a huge mistake. They are playing with fire. They are radicalizing people who have a militant streak.

The young people attacked and subjected to false arrest and police harassment and brutality have a reputation for being peaceful.

Others who are reading about the fascistic police-state tactics are not all necessarily peace loving so much as militant haters of unwarrantedly oppressive government.

National Lawyers Guild seeks to have judge review detentions of six activists by end of day

None of the six arrestees have ever been convicted of a felony or crime of violence. The police though wrote of the arrestees that "The "Welcoming Committee" is a criminal enterprise made up of 35 anarchists who are intent on committing criminal acts before and during the Republican National Convention." The truth is that not all anarchists are violent or bent on destruction of property.

Tom Usher

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.

2 Responses to NEWS AND OPINIONS FOR AUGUST 31, 2008

  1. TigerTom says:

    Governments who clamp down on the right to protest think that revolutions can't happen in their country.

    Its a sign of small minds, or a lack of historical perspective.

    If, however, the so-called protesters are actually planning a violent assault, that comes under the heading of criminal conspiracy.

  2. Tom Usher Tom Usher says:

    Hello TigerTom,

    Thank you for leaving your comment. I'm sorry it took me so long to approve it. I was working on two tech issues, one of which I solved. The other is awaiting feedback.

    You may be interested in,

    "REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION PROTESTS: FASCISTS VERSUS ANARCHISTS."

    I look forward to further comments.

    Blessings,

    Tom Usher

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