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There were these people who went to a Governor Brownback sponsored event in Wichita, Kansas and five cops rushed in and beat down an 61 year old woman.

The woman is a native American woman who doesn't have the funds to be laid up in the hospital, and her husband has been laid off...  Her handicapped child is going to be experiencing difficulties since she is laid up...

Here's an excerpt from the article;

When the protesters were finished, they walked peacefully out of the room but not before some four to five police officers came rushing in as if terrorists were on the loose. I was sitting at a table near the entrance and I was alarmed over how serious and determined the police seemed to be as they came into the room. As one officer passed my table, I heard him say something about finding the ringleader or getting the leader. I never imagined these officers would be so brutal in their treatment to one protester in particular.
~Vickie Stangl/Kansas Free Press.

Please read the article and forward it if you have the time... It seems the only thing the Governor is being blasted for is for picking on an 18 year old Prairie Village, Kansas high school student for texting, "Brownback Blowsalot." The story of protesters getting violently beat down in Wichita, Kansas didn't even make the local evening news.

Anyway, I thought I would post this and lat at least another person know... keeping it in the spirit of the Internet.

Originally posted to Captain Boomerang on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 05:13 PM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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