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horses charging at oct22nd [image]

by osfavelados Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at 6:29 AM
osfavelados@yahoo.com

beatiful day, beatiful people demanding juticia, libertad & democracia and being attacked by the cops with horses, batons and rubber bullets

horses charging at o...
horses.jpg, image/jpeg, 640x480

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Inspiring bravery

by Pogo Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at 11:17 AM
pogo@soon.com

i'm from Albany, NY, where police brutality is a major problem, but the police refrain from being heavy-handed when in thePublic Eye. i've never been to Lost Angeles, but it seems like LA's cops take state violence to a whole new level. i wish that my brothers and sisters in LA didn't have to bear the horror of an overzealous police force, but when you stand up to such state terror, it is an overwhelming inspiration. The LAPD displays some of the most blatent examples of the state/police violence and terror so essential to the maintainance of the american status quo, but the People of Los Angeles consistently display the bravery and conviction to stand up to state violence and change america. You empower us all; don't give up the struggle.

Solidarity!

Pogo

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welcome to democracy

by raisethefist@aol.com Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at 11:26 AM
raisethefist@aol.com

these mother f*ckers make me sick. They charged at us and fired their f*cking weapons, there where little children with us and they totaly disregarded that. LITTLE CHILDREN! These nazis have NO SOUL. When people sat on the ground, they still charged at us on their horses and with their batons. Alot of people where hit by their rubbet bullets. Even in the face. People where crying. Ironic how you protest police brutality, and get brutalized... It's a good thing I was carying the flag I had, because I would have been hit right in the eye. I was hit in the leg and almost fell down.. now tell me this. When they want you to fucking move back they shoot you in the fucking leg? One of the protestors told me that they try to soround you by 10 so they can arrest you.. they just fire at will hitting people in the face, back, legs, arms, knees. One of these days, sooner or later, we are gunna fire back at them and see how they like it. When people sat down during the cops riot, they still moved forward. I couldn't even sit down cus I couldn't bend my knee. People had to get all of the kids together, and protect them because the cops kept firing their f*cking weapons.

Now we see why this system want's to disarm the people. And why our tax dollars go towards this militarized police state.

It's a tactical "procedure" to arm the police state with hand guns, knives, shot guns, batons, rubber bullet guns, riot gear and charge inocent NON-VIOLENT protestors to try and break down and/or divide the crowed.

welcome to america. welcome to "democracy".

since the begining, this "law and order" only protected ONE corporate rule.



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Our strength is yours...

by REVENGE Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at 5:26 PM

Pogo,

It is through the solidarity, support and strength of people like you that we derived the courage and will to face the pig's violence.

Thank your strong spirit for being there with me when I took those bullets and blows.

All power to All the people.

revengeoverandout

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Choreographed

by johnk Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at 7:43 PM
johnk@cyberjava.com

They knew the plan was to surround the station, so, I'm pretty sure that they had every action planned out, and they knew they'd be shooting protestors. By their own standards, they were a success, because they prevented property damage, and created a militarized situation where people were afraid. The quickest path to "success" would be to shoot a few people, and intimidate the rest.

I honestly don't think they had plans to avoid shooting. I'm sure some of them wanted to "get revenge" for the DNC, where, in many accounts, they came off as violent stormtroopers with itchy trigger fingers. They had the area pre-cleared, so that there was no real traffic, and so they could carry on with the harrassment.

When it was plain that protestors had "violated" the permit, they must have thought that they were free to do whatever they wanted to gain compliance. This, frankly, is immoral. The spirit of the law, for freedom of speech, should prevail, and the letter of the law (the permit) should be flexible. Furthermore, the police, and the state, have no moral authority to state that a street protest should not take over an avenue, especially when that street has been cordoned off by the cops for that purpose :-) (kind of ironic, isn't it?)

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they're makin a big mistake...

by nate Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at 4:43 AM
nmowery@yahoo.com

the guy who wrote this talked about how the police used their new strategy of containing people with pain and that alot of people at the protests were gettin really pissed, and i'm tellin you all now that if this keeps up, the police WILL be sorry. i can tell that 1 of these days, someone is gonna throw a rock at a cop who shot him with a rubber bullet or somethin, and then a big-ass war is gonna pop off on the streets, and there's gonna be mass riots and looting, and since there's sooooo many more citizens that cops, the cops are gonna end up bein really sorry and there will be bloodshed all over the place. i'm not sayin i condone violence or want this 2 happen, but i just have a feeling that it's comin if the cops keep pissin on people.

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nice police

by tutik Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at 11:30 AM
putu setyawathi - bali indonesia

new york police departement as a good police, why, because they dont like a violence. and they do their work very well. i like police like at new york.

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Brutality and terror on the street

by Dude Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at 10:18 PM
Star@galaxy.com

I was there in Seattle during the WTO butI have never been so scared before in Seattle. LA PD scared the hell out of us at the time when every thing was over and we were ready to go home. I was so horrified that I thought they would arrest us all, for what?. I call it horror on Sunday in downtown LA. I do not know how to trust them ever again.

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DON'T TAKE IT!

by Giggy Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at 11:00 PM

I took my share of abuse in L.A. on O22, and I have to wonder, why do people, protesting police brutality, give the cops an opportunity for batting practice? Why should we make it so easy for them to brutalize us?!? In particular, the 3 people that the cops charged and dragged out of our ranks and arrested -- I don't think people should put themselves in that position unless there are enough comrades, with helmets, eye protection and gas masks, determined to take the stand -- "If you take ONE of us, you take ALL of us!" Instead of 1500 people isolating themselves downtown at Parker Center on a Sunday, why can't a big town like L.A. bring out 15,000 to hit RAMPART on some other day of the week? Don't let them arrest one person unless they are prepared to arrest a thousand or more. If we can't force the issue (i.e., beat up the cops and leave on our own terms), then at least make the batting practice count for something.

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Ramparts Idea

by Skatt Friday, Nov. 03, 2000 at 9:08 PM
somewhere in america

We should act on that idea to bring 15,000 people to ramparts; we could (and should) organize people from all over the country to march on the pigs sometime in the next year or so, ready for direct action and/or battle.

where's molotov when you need him?

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famous JFK quote

by Krimsen Monday, Nov. 06, 2000 at 10:40 PM

As JFK once said: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."

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Anarchists (The Last Line Of Defence

by IT a.k.a. Spazz Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2000 at 1:52 PM
its_revolt

I don't want to see anyone hurt but if the government is going the wage war

on my brothers and sisters, I wall gladly stand and fight back! Give me 100

people fighting for their freedom aginst 500 robocop, ALL of us prepared for combat and the basterds in the White House will shit there pants.

I want peace and i will fight for it if need be. Stand together and you the power.

IT a.k.a Spazz

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