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  •  They were charged with misdemeanors.. (8+ / 0-)

    Which means they'll spend more time in jail than Lindsay Lohan.

    (They were being booked, rather than charged and released.)

    "Pleasing everyone is impossible; p*$$*#@ everyone off is easy"

    by marigold on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 09:14:04 AM PST

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    •  Someone should add up the total bill for that (10+ / 0-)

      Add up the police mobilization costs, their overtime, their stormtrooper equipment cost.  Add up the cost to arrest and transport and book and jail the protesters.  Add up the costs of all their meals in jail.

      I'd like to see that bill delivered to a bank or other member of the 1%, and demand that they pay the fee for violating the 1st Amendment.

    •  They were cited with misdemeanors, but they are (0+ / 0-)

      being held incommunicado...no calls, no contact with lawyers, no release on bail even though bail has been set ($5,000). The cops simply closed the jail they're being held in "until further notice." They're doing something new, alright...except that it's old hat in other countries...the ones we call tyrannies and dictatorships.

      •  I call this extra-judicial punishment and (1+ / 0-)
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        you won't hear a word about it on the Los Angeles televsion stations.

        The LAPD is creating a whole new generation of radicals by their police-state tactics.

        If I were the 1%, I'd be starting to get a bit worried.

        •  The 1% are worried...that is why this is happening (0+ / 0-)

          Look for a spate of new laws elevating "illegal assembly" or whatever the charges are from misdemeanor to something more severe, maybe even given felony status. This is the kind of response I would normally ascribe to an alcoholic, and I say that with some insider info, I am one, albeit quite sober for quite a number of days, now...they are taking the battery out of the smoke alarm so it won't wake them in the middle of the night, and if anybody asks what those flames mean, they would reply, "Nothing...do you hear a smoke alarm?"

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