Skip to comments.New York lockdown [Long, with details of riot plans]
Posted on 08/11/2004 6:46:35 PM PDT by aculeus
While anti-Bush activists in New York are adopting new techniques to try and disrupt the Republican party convention later this month, the police have got some new strategies of their own, writes Michelle Goldberg
If you're a delegate attending the Republican national convention at Madison Square Garden later this month, Jamie Moran knows where you're staying. He knows where you're eating and what Broadway musical you plan on seeing. For the past nine months, Moran has been living off savings earned as an office manager at a nonprofit and working full-time to disrupt the RNC.
His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org, runs a snitch line and an email account where disgruntled employees of New York hotels, the Garden and the Republican party itself can pass on information about conventioneers. So far, the collective has received dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails with inside dirt on GOP activities.
Recently, a woman with a polished, middle-aged sounding voice left a message saying, "For some God-unknown reason I'm on the Republican mailing list, and they sent me what they call a list of their inner-circle events." The events hadn't been publicised elsewhere, she said, and she wanted to fax the list to Moran.
Moran feeds information like this to a cadre of activists desperate to unleash four years' worth of anger at the Bush administration. By dogging the delegates wherever they go, RNC Not Welcome hopes to make the Republicans' lives hell for as long as they're in New York.
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Yea, that'll play well in the midwest.
I guess Al Qaeda is one of his "affinity models", sounds like it to me.
The Social War is coming. Will it start this month????
What a scumbag
It truly shows how self-absorbed this group is. And also how well organized this has become. These are professional protestors with little to no concern for laws, property or life in their anarchistic pursuits.
Also, this prompts a question.
Hey LEO's...R.I.C.O. statutes?
This was used in the infamous Chicago 7 trials. Crossing state lines with intent to engage in criminal acts.
I wonder what kind of surprise GB has for us. He seems to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
I wonder if he's the same "Jamie Moran" who ran a workshop on "Advanced Issues in Gay Male Dating" last May?
'chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon. "You lock your arms in," he says. "When the cops come, they have to saw through these steel tubes. You get 30 people and you lock down a street for six hours.'
yeah, that will work. 'oooh, it's a dragon! better hit it with this taser! ooohhh, water hoses make dragons roll down the street..."
what kind of crazy people do things like this?
it's not as thought there were a draft that was going to snark them away to VN, and you would think they would rather protest against the terrorists that killed 3000 people than the President that tries to protect them...
The anarchists' rights DO NOT trump the Republicans and they are against our constitutional form of government. They hide behind the same Constitution that they seek to overthrow.
"Wild Eye For That Kerry Guy"
RNC delegate ping.
Yes. I read it earlier.
How we are ever going to get from point A to point B with all these breakfasts, luncheons & receptions before and after the actual Delegate Sessions is way beyond me.
I checked out the anarchists' website (mentioned in the article). It was a bit disturbing -- tips on how to deal with tear gas and the like. They are trying to compile a list of the various RNC events in order to disrupt them. They also have a list of what Broadway shows the different delegations are attending and what hotels they are staying at. The shows and hotels are public information, but the focus on those things as opposed to the convention itself is indicative of the anarchists' lunacy and extremism.
I agree that we will need to plan extra time for transit to events. I'm just not sure we can guestimate the correct amount of time.
If these dim bulbs are rolling around in the street with all their arms welded together into steel pipes it's going to take longer to navigate the streets.
I spoke with someone this week and asked about walking from the hotel to MSG,, eventho my hotel is within walking distance they are strongly recommending against it.
I hope the Chamber of Commerce raises holy He!! because we can't make it to the stores to shop.
I read somewhere yesterday that the police and fire fighters are threatening to strike because they are unhappy with the offer made by the city for next year's salary package.
I somehow think I'm going to kiss the ground when I return to my corn field.
Hopefully the RNC will keep the delegates informed at the states' morning caucuses about how much time will needed to get from place to place. The Liberty Express will run to and from MSG no matter what, I'll bet. Most of the events are supposed to be within the secured perimeter. And you can be sure that any event outside the perimeter will be well-protected. My only concern is about the safety of doing non-convention touristy stuff during the week.
The cops could have a little fun with this - duct tape a lightbulb to the last guy in the chain, taser the first, see if the bulb lights.
"..chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon"
There might be some sophistocated "tickle" machine that when applied to the belly forces one's arms forward, thus causing a giant "Three Stooges Moment"...
Or simply goose them around a lightpole with a taser to the butts, causing a large "rattlesnake" game to be played to the delight of the viewing public.
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