Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Scared police is no police

While Cindy McCain and the Republicans inside the RNC shat dimes for the proleptically unfortunate of Lousiana (and admired themselves for so doing), US journalists were getting beaten, robbed and incarcerated by USian polizei in St. Paul.

  • Secret Service ripped press credentials from the necks of legitimate journalists with high-level passes to the convention, and walked away, ignoring requests for ID, receipts.
  • Minnesota Police advised the journalists to not be present in the streets, but to spy on the demos from afar, through telephoto lenses.
  • Police removed batteries from journalists' cameras.

Scared police is no police.

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3 Comments:

Blogger madame said...

All of this could have been prevented if they had their equipment anointed before the convention. Jesus.

9/07/2008 4:58 AM  
Blogger madame said...

- had had -

9/07/2008 5:00 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Very edifying, but I'm still a little unclear: would all have been ok had they simply had their nokias anointed, or would they have had to receive calls from the Church of Wasillassahtahknotentotep, whose ministering tools were themselves anointed, in order to have the blessing full bore, as it were?

9/07/2008 7:38 PM  

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