Skip to comments.DC Recruiting Center Under Attack: Rocks and Paint Bombs: Cops Under Orders to do Nothing
Posted on 03/19/2008 1:48:04 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
Just got a call from Kristinn on-scene.
This is the SECOND round of attacks that the station and Freepers have withstood today.
Cops are clearing the street of cars so the violent radicals can march down the street to the recruiting center unencumbered.
Crowds have been throwing rocks, paint bombs in GLASS bottles, water bottles, and anything esle they can throw.
MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier was there before the attacks, ORDERING HER OFFICERS to DO NOTHING if the station was attacked.
No arrests are being made.
More info as I get it.
Kristinn is asking any Freepers and Friends in the area to come down and stand with the Freepers there now.
Be aware that this is not a place for children.
So I guess shooting the ba$+ard$ is out of the question...
Check your city for actions. MoveOn.org has organized this into a national protest. Check their website and those of other Lefty organizations.
Take care!! We’ll be praying for backup...
Get pictures & kick booty. YouTube is waiting...
Her Fax number: (202) 727-9524
what the heck is she thinking?
There is probably a protest scheduled for today. Check out a Lefty site or two and you’ll find where they are close to you. Then get out there with your flag! If there isn’t one, then take some pizza down to a local recruiter, or just stop by to support them.
I think the Marine Barracks are right down the street...
14th and I???
When it absolutely needs to be taken care of...
You could get the Silent Drill Team to fix bayonets...
Somebody get a bugle and sound charge...
Prayer is good, but I’ll bet there is a protest near you. Check out the Lefty sites in your city. If not, call your local recruiters and give them support.
"Frustrated wish I were there" Bump!
If the police chief had half a brain, she would unleash her officers and let them round up the rioters.
Apparently she has allowed some arrests in other locations, but has FORBIDDEN the officers at the recruiting center location to take any action.
be CAREFUL out there, chapter members!!!
"lanier" is an IDIOT & a DISGRACE to law enforcement.
I’m not in DC today so can’t be there, but Lanier’s dereliction of duty will show us what Fenty’s really made of.
Sounds like Berkeley has been on the phone with DC on how to hate Bush.
If the DC chief has ordered her beat cops not to intervene, that is Wanton Endangerment. She is ordering her people not to protect the public, and it’s an deliberate violation of her mission to the community. Phrase it as such.
while the Grannies will knit outside the recruiters office!
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We know there are key pillars of support that enable this illegal and immoral war for oil and global domination to continue.
On March 19th we will take nonviolent direct action to disrupt each of these key pillars in Washington DC and in communities across this country.
In what we hope will be an unprecedented day of collective action and solidarity we will take a variety of actions over a 24-hour period to commemorate 5 years of war.
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Cool. I can freep from my own home...I live at 12th and M NW. I would come out, but by the time I get home, it’s gonna be 6PM...not only that..but I think my being epileptic would make me being there a bad idea.
I can't type the rest of what I'm thinking....so I'll just save time for the mods...
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"MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier was there before the attacks, ORDERING HER OFFICERS to DO NOTHING if the station was attacked."
"No arrests are being made."
Sounds familiar . . . heard it all before . . . throwing rocks; paint bombs; angry hoodlums running in the streets . . . it's all so deja vu . . . something about a republic and something that starts with a 'W' . . . Weimar, I think,