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Center of the violent RNCC protests: U of M
hotair.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/08/2008 10:41:56 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Minnesotans may want to have the legislature investigate this report from the Examiner about University of Minnesota staff involvement in violent anti-Republican protests during the convention in Saint Paul. According to Ray Robinson, key meetings were held on the U of M’s Twin Cities campus, and involved staff from both the university and union leaders of the AFSCME local that represents them:

University of Minnesota staff were key coordinators of the recent violent protests at the Republican National Convention (RNC). The university employees are also members of the local clerical union of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. The AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO union.

Protests turned violent at the 2008 RNC located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators for violent attacks on police officers and bystanders and other more nuisance crimes. The Saint Paul Police have identified an anarchist group called the RNC Welcoming Committee as being at the center of the violence. …

The website ProtestRNC2008.org carries a press release which sheds light on the activities of the RNC Welcoming Committee. The online notification posted June 8th, 2007 by a woman named Jessica Sundin calls for a meeting at the University of Minnesota Student Union Center co-hosted by the RNC Welcoming Committee. Sundin is a clerk at the University of Minnesota. Another press release was posted by Sundin in the name of the RNC Welcoming Committee after the convention began.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008; brownshirts; democrats; dnc; elections; rncconvention

1 posted on 09/08/2008 10:41:56 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Minnesota, land of 10000 college staff terrorist/morons +/- 5000.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 10:47:18 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is probably misleading at best ... were those folks actually involved in planning violence? Or were they simply planning protests ... which is something that our Constitution allows?


3 posted on 09/08/2008 10:47:18 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Free ThinkerNY
fitting that they're from BHO's favorite word: "UM....."

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4 posted on 09/08/2008 10:47:58 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Strong leaders are overrated. We need strong followers...of the Constitution)
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To: repentant_pundit

Normally I would reserve the statement “you can’t spell ‘scum’ without UM” for the University of Miami, but in this case it also applies.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 10:49:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AFL-CIO let the Iraq Veterans Against the War hold Winter Soldier 2.1, a replay of John Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War kangaroo court that labelled the Vietnam veteran as a baby killing war criminal.

Last time, Jane Fonda picked up the tab for a Howard Johnson’s motel in Detroit. This time the AFL-CIO stepped in and played the role of Jane Fonda in this attempt to smear the veterans who served in Iraq AND Afghanistan.

Tell me why an American should support unAmerican unions.


6 posted on 09/08/2008 10:49:15 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No big surprise, really.....just like that now, the police are being investigated for THEIR actions......


7 posted on 09/08/2008 10:57:06 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For the life of me, I still can’t understand why the Pubbies held their convention in a state that could care less about traditional Republican values.

It would be sweet, though, to see all Federal monies to UM cut-off following the McWhatshisname/Palin victory.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 11:00:00 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Wag more; bark less.)
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To: r9etb
This is probably misleading at best ... were those folks actually involved in planning violence? Or were they simply planning protests ... which is something that our Constitution allows?

Yeah, but NOT on the dime and property of the taxpayers of Minnesota. That sh#t should take place OFF the property and OFF the clock for any employed by the University. Period.
9 posted on 09/08/2008 11:04:25 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: r9etb

“This is probably misleading at best ... were those folks actually involved in planning violence?

Or were they simply planning protests ... which is something that our Constitution allows?”

http://media.myfoxtwincities.com/pdfs/protestcharges.pdf

http://www.nornc.org/

Read the criminal complaint against the RWC.

If you read the fine print, there is an option for you to buy a clue.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 3:48:35 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("Bear suits are funny. Bears are funny" - Christopher Walken)
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To: wolficatZ
If you read the fine print, there is an option for you to buy a clue.

My, my. Quite the pissy little guy, aren't you?

11 posted on 09/09/2008 6:54:49 AM PDT by r9etb
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