At Political Voices of Women:
Protesters Being Arrested Before They Even Protest???
Are we still living in The United States of America? Is it still the land of the free? I’m a bit confused. Since when do we raid homes of possible protesters, before they even have a chance to protest? Is it just me…Or is there something seriously wrong with this?
From Salon.com – Massive Police Raids on Suspected Protesters In Minneapolis
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.