Who Will Object When They Come For You?
On the Fourth of July,2002, Naui added his name to a number of other Southern California activists falsely arrested. The list is growing: Matt Lamont, Max, Jeff, Sherman, Leti Rodriguez, and Sarah are the few that come to mind. It would be much longer if we included all those falsely arrested last year at the May Day protest in Long Beach. It is not the length of the list that should upset you but the circumstances that surround these kidnappings of activists by police. All of these folks were falsely arrested in the process of speaking truth to power. They were doing their best to preserve the freedom and liberty we all take for granted.
Who will come to Naui's defense? Who will now say enough is enough? How many more need to be arrested and deprived of their civil liberties before mainstream "Americans" realize they are living in a fascist police state?
"Keep shopping or the terrorists will have won", said our "president", Mr. Bush. Shopping is safe. You are free to shop and consume in American. Try speaking out. Try to interrupt that shopping by speaking truth to power on the Fourth of July and you will see just how free you are. Donate your money, your time and your energy to help this young man. He and the rest of the disappeared stood for us. Now is the time to stand tall for them. Let your representatives know how you feel. Write your local newspapers and let them know how you feel. Call the Costa Mesa police and let them know how you feel. You can contact Sgt. Don Holford with CMPD Internal Affairs at 714-754-5603. You can also call the front desk of the Costa Mesa police department to register a complaint at 714-754-5280. Do not wait until they come for you. By that time there may be no one left to object.