Posts Tagged ‘st.paul’

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Sadism, Cruelty, Torture In The Twin Cities: Professional Cultural Norms For US “Law” Enforcement

September 8, 2008

FROM FIREDOGLAKE
By: Kirk James Murphy, M.D
Over the last week we’ve seen even the MSM drop the Village kewl kids pose and stand up to criticize the pervasivecrueltyabuse, and illegal use of force “law” enforcement inflicted upon the Twin Cities community.

The torturesadism, and abuse the Minneapolis Police, St. Paul PoliceRamsey County Sheriffs (and out of town departments) unleashed upon protesters, press, passers-by, and community members took place while Homeland Security and the Secret Service they control were in direct command of all area “law” enforcement and had final authority over all decisions about protests and protesters. In other words, what we saw in the Twin Cities shows us how American local “law” enforcement act in broad daylight when the Feds are on the scene and supervising their work.

Over the last week, we had a chance to observe de facto professional cultural norms in America’s local, state, and Federal enforcement. This is what democracy looks like? Read the rest of this entry ?

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Amy Goodman Jumps Fence To Question Cops

August 31, 2008

More from http://www.theuptake.org. Sat. Aug 30, 2008. Saint Paul, MN Police Department raids a home at 591 Iglehart Avenue at gunpoint. The journalists include a contributing photojournalist with “Democracy Now”, whose host Amy Goodman appears in this clip jumping a fence to question police officers.

This is part of a series of police actions on the eve of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

After several hours, all those detained were released. No arrests. No property was seized as result of the search warrant. The clip ends with an interview with homeowner Mike Whalen. At the start of the clip, a neighbor shouts to the media and onlookers that we could all come into her backyard to see the detained people held in the adjacent backyard.

Video by Chuck Tomlinson