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once again from Liberal whiner himself..
"But there were thousands of ordinary Americans, carrying a message that two-thirds of America agrees with." ???
Did he get his info from the same poll that declared Kerry had beaten Bush?
Coleman is the numero uno liberal puppet.
What you are missing is that although the number of extermists may have been small, the fact that there are any is troubling. How hypocritical for those who are protesting to use violence and disregard for personal property to try to make their point. I don't believe you saw any of the conservative protesters in Denver last week sink to that level.
Da do do do da da da da, that's all I want to say to you...Love that song...
All I can say is if they blocked traffic on a street I was trying to drive on (I am not a delegate or am not a Republican going to the convention) I would have no problem running them over. These people have a right to protest, no one argues this, and all power to them I say, I agree with a lot of what their saying. But blocking streets so ordinary citizens with similar opinions as them like myself cant get through is stupid. My buddy couldn't drive anywhere because the protestors were blocking him off in Downtown Saint Paul, the funny irony is HE WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO PROTEST, he was looking for a place to park. Plus do these idiots who block streets ever think that an ambulance might need to get through using those streets maybe to help one of their own protestor comrades who with the heat the way it was today might have had heat exaustion? So I say protest if you want, I dont understand it myself I think all these people just want attention, turn the cameras off and they'll go away, but stick to the designated protest areas or you wont be taken seriously at all, you will then just be considered anarchist who dont really care about what you are protesting but just want attention.
Nick, I am sorry, but this is it. You really should be fired. You need to condemn these actions. These people put the lives of St. Paul's finest in danger. If you were a true Minnesotan...a St. Paulite none-the-less..you would be outraged by their behavior. Your lack of condemnation shows your support of their anarchist actions.
I don't understand why "pacifists" would break cop cars and store windows, but I don't understand why "pro-lifers" would bomb abortion clinics either. There are extremists on both the right and the left, and its a pity they are there giving the rest of us a bad name.
"No feces was flung". You don't suppose that was because they weere found out in the raid before this protest started. The protest you were so against. Remember? Stating you can't arrest them, if no crime had been commited. Isn't it strange that they couldn't throw, what they no longer had. So don't give me that stuff that they didn't throw any. Nice try Nicky, but your reasoning doesn't fly.
One difference between this country and most of the rest of the world is that we have a rule of law. Unlike in China, where those who requested the opportunity to protest during the Olympics were all denied (and then sent to re-education camps), protesters here were granted the permit to march, and provided a route to use. As far as I can tell from the news reports, those individuals who followed the established parade route had no problems. Likewise, it appears that only those who violated the law, whether by destruction of property or by failure to comply with lawful orders of the police, were arrested. If those persons are charged with crimes, they will have every right to defend themselves in our courts. If the police violated the rights of any person today, the police are also subject to having their actions challenged in the courts (looks like lots of people were video-taping today). We should be thankful that we live in a country where both the government and the people are held accountable for their actions. The essence of anarchy is disorder, as was clearly demonstrated today.
thank God the cops were well behaved while only a few people acted up. Oh Yeah, those "few" started a police car on fire, vandalized several other police cars, broke store front windows, threw nails into the streets along with garbage cans and anything else they could get thier hands on, but man, I for one am happy that Nick found the cops to have behaved well.
The cops ended up arresting 284 violent protesters (I'm sure a few of those were actually just photographers/reporters who were swept up with the riff-raff). Sounds like more than a few to me. To any St. Paul cops who might be reading this, I thank you for your decision to be a law enforcement officer. To those veteran St. Paul cops who just had your salaries cut by Mayor Coleman, I especially thank you for putting the mission first...I know I'd find it difficult, were I in your shoes.
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