Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"To Protect and to Serve...

...the Proprietors of the Predator State". Betcha never read the fine print under the slogan on a police car door, huh?

Glenn Greenwald -
Perhaps most extraordinarily, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now -- the radio and TV broadcaster who has been a working journalist for close to 20 years -- was arrested on the street and charged with "conspiracy to riot." Audio of her arrest, which truly shocked and angered the crowd of observers, is here. I just attended a Press Conference with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief John M. Harrington and -- after they boasted of how "restrained" their police actions were -- asked about the journalists and lawyers who had been detained and/or arrested both today and over the weekend. They said they wouldn't give any information about journalists who had been arrested today, though they said they believed that "one journalist" had been, and that she "was seemingly a participant in the riots, not simply a non-participant." I'll have video of the Press Conference posted shortly.

Dominic: What do you think's gonna happen?
Inspector Finch: What usually happens when people without guns stand up to people with guns...

Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,