Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Lisa Simeone, Oct 19, 2011.
Naomi Wolf: how I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street
I haven't really been following the OWS protests as I've been focused on TSA and, so far, I was under the impression that OWS was economically-focused rather than focused on civil liberties.
However, if DHS wants to shoot itself in the foot, OWS might become an unexpected source of support for reining in the security-state.
I think I'll henceforth have to pay closer attention to this protest.
Pay attention to the fact that people can have their livelihood destroyed by jack-booted thugs. Liberty is the message.
Discussed further in another thread: Support our Lisa Simone's First Amendment rights vs NPR.
Having read thorugh most of her narrative twice, I doubt that DHS was involved. I think the DHS line was just another of several lies from the local authorities. DHS is an easy scapegoat for bogus requirements that have no basis in law.
More evidence of a society starting to break up. Police over-reaction trying to keep a lid on. As the fire under the pot gets hotter.
Indeed. There have been some comments made by "news analysts" in line with exactly what we've been saying here.
To wit, the growing realization is that "in the last 10 years" police departments have been trained to handle militarized "threats". Therefore when they encounter citizens expressing their inalienable Constitutionally protected rights, the whole model is turned on its head. The citizen becomes suspect, the police only know to react as if they are fighting some kind of "terrorist".
What is going down on the streets of NYC as a result of OWS is a very clear indicator that every bastard child DHS births is an unAmerican dolt, whether real (TSA) or imagined (as Mike indicated upthread).
If you have cable/satellite and it carries the channel The Current, Keith Olberman (formerly of MSNBC fame) is doing excellent, excellent coverage of OWS nightly on his show Countdown, 7pm Central.
Indeed. These turns of events over the past year have made for strange bedfellows all the way around.
Wolf claims she saw DHS uniforms on the street along with the cops.
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