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.What do you expect from the party who, during the DNC in Denver, styled themselves the Ministry of Truth?
01 September 2008
There is no dissent to McCain. There has never been any dissent to McCain.
In order to protect the poor, delicate people at the RNC, Minneapolis is conducting police raids on suspected protesters, charging them with "fire code violations". From Salon.com, as posted on Pharyngula: