DHS gears up for civil unrest prior to presidential elections

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by RB, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member


    Perhaps DHS is concerned about security at these events or are they really concerned about the mood of the citizens of this country?

    Police State!
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    The GOP has been very dishonest in the way it has run its state conventions. There could, (and should), be some heated discussions. Goons and thug squads are nor the correct response to terse talk at the Republican National Convention. It will only lead to trouble at the polls, and possibly election results of a highly dubious nature.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If it's like the 2008 RNC, the Republicans will have nothing to do with the goon & thug squads, which were coordinated by the local county sheriff and underwritten by a massive waste of DHS funding.

    I blogged the 2008 RNC shenanigans here (from the "safe" side of the river :) ). There were similar abuses a few weeks earlier at the 2008 DNC in Denver.

    Given how the demonstrators were treated in Chicago earlier this year, I expect abuse of protestors at the 2012 conventions to be every bit as bad or worse than what went down in 2008.

    Let the lawsuits follow!
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Piss off enough people, they might not wait for lawsuits. That's why the Gestapo are gearing up.
  5. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    As much as I disagree with the "occupiers" on many issues, (expletive deleted) some of them don't even know why they're there, I've always felt the Occupy movement is just the beginning of massive civil unrest that will organize and grow.
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I agree. The 1%/99% crap is 98% B.S. but there's plenty to protest for once they figure it out. They did start to get much more focused in Chicago.
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    The percentage rhetoric was, however, good at pissing people off. And if there's one thing TSA and our fight have taught me, it's that rage is a (expletive deleted) of a motivator. Once people get kick-started by the 1%/99% rhetoric making them realize they're getting screwed, the accuracy of the numbers takes a backseat to the desire to push back. They can find out later that the numbers were off and it doesn't take the fight out of them because by then they've seen more relevant and specific details that keep them going.

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