Sunday, August 21, 2005

Police Riot in Pittsburgh

In case you missed in the MSM/SCLM, jackbooted thug police with K-9 dogs disrupted a peaceful anti-war protest and arrested three individuals in front of a military recruiting station in suburban Pittsburgh yesterday. Among the arrested were a 68-year-old grandmother who was bitten by a police dog, and a woman who was hit with both a taser and pepper spray.

Read the story on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, and then view the shocking, appalling, disgusting video on the Pittsburgh Organizing Group website. Bystanders stated that the protestors did nothing to cause the severe overreaction on the part of the police. The police -- surprise -- disagree.

More than anything, it is reminiscent of the notorious Chicago Police Riot at the 1968 Democratic Convention. This is a trial balloon for a new century: when they get away with it here, other jurisdictions will sit up and take notice.

And so it begins...

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was 17 and protesting the war in Viet Nam in Westwood, I saw the LAPD pull Ron Kovic OUT OF HIS WHEELCHAIR, AND BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM. I knew Fonda, and Hayden, and had Ron come to my high school, to speak. We had to sit on the lawn, in front of the school, and the FBI sat there in an "unmarked" car. WAKE UP PEOPLE. WE are in deep shit. HELLO. AM I TALKING TO MYSELF? WAKE UP.