Police at the RNC

I finally got together a couple of interesting links about the alleged police abuse at the Republican National Convention. One of the articles is a publication from Amnesty International, a top-notch organization that is recommended by the frequent attacks it endures from oppressors everywhere, and the other is from Democracy Now! whose reporter Amy Goodman along with her film crew got arrested at the RNC, interviews members of I-Witness, a video witness collective and the National Lawyers Guild about questionable police raids on themselves.

“Amnesty International recognizes the challenges involved in policing large scale demonstrations and that some protestors may have been involved in acts of violence or obstruction. However, some of the police actions appear to have breached United Nations (U.N.) standards on the use of force by law enforcement officials.”

http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGUSA20080905001

“AMY GOODMAN: I asked a police officer about the weapons. He said, yes, there was an AR-15 automatic rifle there.

EILEEN CLANCY: That the police were carrying.”

Always good for a laugh, those coppers.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/4/i_witness_video_collective_forced_out

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