Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Does anyone else see a problem with this?

Armed groups of police in the Twin Cities have raided more than half-a-dozen locations since Friday night in a series of “preemptive raids” before the Republican National Convention. The raids and detentions have targeted activists planning to protest the convention, as well as journalists and videographers documenting police actions at protests.

I think a good comment is made at bagnewsnotes about this... it's not only strange to me that activists should be arrested before they do anything to be arrested for(protesting isn't illegal right?) but it's even more telling that other targets were independent journalists and videographers. What makes this so appalling to me is not only are they doing this and no one seems to mind, but it's clear that they're eager to prevent an independent look at either the protestors or the event itself. Is this just more control over a message?

While you're at bagnews, check out the invasion of the body snatchers photo during Bush's (TV)speech and a greatly oversized photo of John McCain in a hospital bed for no reason that I can understand other than to distract the audience from having to look at Fred Thompson.

UPDATE: There's more about this at Juan Cole's site... These people are out of control. This is America still isn't it?

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