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  •  Somethings not right with the USCP Response (2+ / 0-)
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    buckhorn okie, Wide Awake in NJ

    and to contrast it with 9 people being arrested today for reading off names of dead Iraqis?

    So they clearly don't have a problem with defacing the Capitol but when it comes to peacefull aseembly well we better arrest 'em.

    Habeas Corpus R.I.P. 1215-2006.

    by posse comitatus on Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 02:04:14 PM PST

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    •  My guess... (0+ / 0-)

      is that it was deemed disruptive today, during a working day, for that to take place.  I'm not familiar enough with the Rayburn building to know exactly where these folks were and in what proximity to the officers from what's been posted, but my guess is that had a lot to do with it.  

      As for the spray cans--whether or not it was a smear campaign, the fact remains that any group assembled of this size is bound to have some misguided individuals in it's midst who cause trouble and generally don't step in time with the rest.  That's an occupational hazard of protesting, at least in my opinion.

      •  Doh! (0+ / 0-)

        I meant "offices" and not "officers".  I didn't catch it in time to edit it!

      •  But You're Missing the Point (1+ / 0-)
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        The Gryffin

        The point stated in the article was not only that the spray painting occured, it is that the USCP were told to back down and let them spray paint. There's a difference.

        I'd be shocked with a crowd that size if there weren't any vandals.

        The police could have arrested them the same as they did to those throwing roses.  

        Habeas Corpus R.I.P. 1215-2006.

        by posse comitatus on Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 02:29:16 PM PST

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