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About That DC Protest Yesterday
Contact with MFVOV ^ | 03/20/2008 | armymarinemom

Posted on 03/20/2008 11:01:22 AM PDT by armymarinemom

Military Families Voice of Victory got a very interesting comment from an article about recruiting center attacks yesterday from coast to coast.

One of the cities reported about was DC "SDS threw paint bombs, rocks and damaged police cars. Witnesses have reported that MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier has ordered the police to do nothing if the center was attacked." This was from a report phone in which was also reported here at FR.

Today a response was made by Communications at MPD. "The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) must enforce local law and the rights afforded to every person under the United States Constitution. The law allows MPD personnel to make arrests only when there is probable cause to do so. The MPD cannot arrest every peaceful demonstrator for the sake of a few rowdy participants. There has not, and will never be a directive from Chief Cathy Lanier or a member of her command staff to do nothing when the law is being broken."

The trackback on the IP address checks out for a contact with the DC government.

It looks like complaints may have struck a nerve.


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1 posted on 03/20/2008 11:01:22 AM PDT by armymarinemom
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To: armymarinemom; tgslTakoma

Over here


2 posted on 03/20/2008 11:02:17 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom; freema

You too


3 posted on 03/20/2008 11:02:50 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

Doesn’t sound very peaceful.


4 posted on 03/20/2008 11:06:29 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 I have a bridge (to sell you)... - Barack H. Obama)
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To: armymarinemom

“The MPD cannot arrest every peaceful demonstrator for the sake of a few rowdy participants. There has not, and will never be a directive from Chief Cathy Lanier or a member of her command staff to do nothing when the law is being broken.”

Three lies in two sentences. Man, they’re slick. Wish I could shovel like that.


5 posted on 03/20/2008 11:09:41 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: armymarinemom

>>One of the cities reported about was DC “SDS threw paint bombs, rocks and damaged police cars.”

>> The MPD cannot arrest every peaceful demonstrator for the sake of a few rowdy participants.

Classic misdirection by the MPD. Nobody is demanding that they arrest ALL the protesters, just the violent ones. How many of the rock-throwing protesters were arrested at the recruiting station?


6 posted on 03/20/2008 11:10:36 AM PDT by vikingd00d
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To: armymarinemom

Is it possible to get a couple of scanners and record radio chatter during these “peaceful” protests?

i’m sure the protesters use radios too, for that matter.


7 posted on 03/20/2008 11:11:49 AM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: weegee
No it doesn't. The evidence pointing to the fact that it wasn't peaceful can be found on the DC Indymedia website itself. The left is bragging that they get away with trashing things.
8 posted on 03/20/2008 11:11:50 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: vikingd00d

There were freepers there witnessing the entire thing.


9 posted on 03/20/2008 11:13:51 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom
The MPD cannot arrest every peaceful demonstrator for the sake of a few rowdy participants. There has not, and will never be a directive from Chief Cathy Lanier or a member of her command staff to do nothing when the law is being broken.

Bureaucratic doubletalk in its purest form.

10 posted on 03/20/2008 11:14:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: armymarinemom

During the Ten Commandments rallies (I participated in a few), I saw children arrested for holding a sign too far over a police line. I was threatened with arrest if I dared to sit on the steps of the Supreme Court Building. At the Terri Schiavo rally in Florida, a little boy was arrested for trying to give her a glass of water.

But these people, throwing rocks and bottles, get a free pass?


11 posted on 03/20/2008 11:14:58 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: skeeter

Yes it is. It’s pretty bad when they are going from blog to blog to try to clear up a bad reputation.


12 posted on 03/20/2008 11:15:47 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: exit82
Three lies in two sentences. Man, they’re slick. Wish I could shovel like that.

I hear ya. This isn't going to just go away. People deserve to be kept safe from dangerous spoiled brats.

13 posted on 03/20/2008 11:18:01 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom
I remember seeing American University tear gassed when a couple of hundred students blockaded the traffic circle next to the school in the wake of Kent State.

I looked in the car next to me that was blocked and had the Sec. of Defense Mel Laird stare back. I got the hell out of there fast.

14 posted on 03/20/2008 11:20:53 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

DC is creating a mess by letting SDS get away with so much.


15 posted on 03/20/2008 11:30:57 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

The next time somebody is going to get killed.


16 posted on 03/20/2008 11:35:49 AM PDT by AU72
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To: freepertoo
At the Terri Schiavo rally in Florida, a little boy was arrested for trying to give her a glass of water.

After attending a GOP rally a few years ago ended we found a hundred or so jeering protestors had been allowed to block a sidewalks around the event hall. Instead of clearing a path for us to the parking lot the San Jose police basically said 'too bad, find another route' & we ended up weaving our way through traffic to get around the protestors.

Not exactly police brutality but it woke me up regarding the potential for political effect on law enforcement.

17 posted on 03/20/2008 11:36:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: armymarinemom

In other news; Larry Finklestien useing the demonstrations as cover was finally able to enter the FBI headquarters and destroy his file. Although he did singe his eyebrows later that night while burning that file.


18 posted on 03/20/2008 11:37:07 AM PDT by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: armymarinemom

Well, so MPDC Chief Cathy Lanier is a liar. What else is new?

The DC police force has long been among the most corrupt and incompetent in the country. They are famed for their inability to track down and arrest murderers, rapists, and robbers. DC has one of the highest violent crime records in the country, and one of the lowest conviction rates for these crimes.

Did we really expect the new mayor to bring us anything different?


19 posted on 03/20/2008 11:51:07 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Did we really expect the new mayor to bring us anything different?

Never will without pressure.

20 posted on 03/20/2008 11:53:49 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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