Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A New Low

So, today we have a new low of police brutality. Six police men tried to prevent a Reverend from attending the General Petraeus Hearings on Iraq (for those who don't follow such things, Congress is reviewing a report, and the public is allowed to attend).

After waiting in line, like everyone else, this man of God committed a cardinal sin -- he wore a button saying "I love the people of Iraq". Go figure -- a man of God, loving people.

Apparently, this is against the law, for the man was told he could not enter and that he would be arrested. When he asked why -- and made the mistake of saying he would not be arrested today -- they grabbed him. He flinched, and 6 officers jumped on him, tackling him to the ground and... breaking his leg. Oh, those brave, brave men in blue. What a f*cking joke.

Video of the entire event, with the non-event preceding the attack, can be viewed here (see the first video link on the left): http://www.pamshouseblend.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2935

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