How About the Roman Army in St Paul?


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With all the glitz and glitter, fresh air and change of Palin and Obama, something is getting swept under the carpet. What just happened at the Republican National Convention, in the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota?

Several journalists were arrested, including Amy Goodman and two Democracy Now! producers.

Scenes from St. Paul -- Democracy Now's Amy Goodman arrested - Glenn Greenwald -
Democracy Now! | Amy Goodman & Two Democracy Now! Producers Arrested at RNC Protest
RNC: Police Tear Gas and Arrest Protesters

The police raided local residences full of hippies. Wait--what???!!! :mad: said:
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.

Massive police raids on suspected protesters in Minneapolis - Glenn Greenwald -
Federal government involved in raids on protesters - Glenn Greenwald -

Wecome to Bizarro America. Make sure to vote. :rolleyes: :(
There are quite a few youtube videos about these types of events surrounding both the DNC and RNC.
We (the people) are spending 100 million dollars to protect the participants of the two conventions, we have to get our money's worth.

Gotta love the Patriot Act. Freedom no longer exists in the USofA
Alas, the misunderstood peace loving little darlings. Where is the love?

Sheriff's investigation: Anarchists discussed kidnapping delegates -

According to the document, investigation learned:
The self-described anarchist group — whose main goal was to "crash" the Republican National Convention," according to its Web site — traveled to or communicated with affinity groups in 67 cities to recruit members and raise money.
Group members discussed the possibility of kidnapping delegates, blockading bridges, using liquid sprayers filled with urine or chemicals on police and throwing marbles to trip police and their horses.
At an "action camp" held from July 31 to Aug. 3 in Lake Geneva, Minn., one member talked of concealing inside giant puppets "materials" that could be used on the street. Others discussed the need for Molotov cocktails, paint, caltrops (devices used to puncture tires), bricks and lockboxes for protesters to lock themselves together.
Erik Oseland, one of the six group members arrested here, produced a video called "Video Map of the St. Paul Points of Interest." It included such major companies as Travelers Insurance and Qwest, hotels such as the Embassy Suites and the Crowne Plaza. Also included: the Pioneer Press building.
All we need is love. la la la la la.