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Protesters Slam Holding 9/11 Trial in N.Y.
Associated Press & CBS News ^ | December 5, 2009 | CBS News

Posted on 12/05/2009 3:27:07 PM PST by American Number 181269513

Edited on 12/05/2009 4:00:46 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Several hundred people rallied in the rain near Manhattan's federal courthouse complex to protest the plan to put major terrorism suspects on trial in New York.

The demonstrators, including 9/11 families and their supporters, gathered in Foley Square, just blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They say a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target.


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911families; bho44; bhodoj; nadler; nyc; rally; terrortrials
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I was at the rally today. I left Queens at 9:30 am and met up with the people from Staten Island at the ferry terminal in lower Manhattan. The weather was lousy with temperatures in the upper 30’s accompanied by a steady cold rain that picked up in intensity from time to time throughout my five and a half hours of marching and rallying.

From the terminal we marched up Broadway stopping at several intersections such as Liberty Street to take pictures using the World Trade Center (ground zero) as a backdrop. At Worth Street and Broadway we made a right and proceed to march another block or so to Foley Square. It was about 11 am when we arrived at the stage area and the crowd grew from hundreds to at least 2,000 or so (really 10-20 people according to MSNBCBS).

I set up in front of the stage and I am the guy in the red jacket wearing a Free Republic hat just behind the guy with the yellow jacket and yellow bordered sign.

The rally started promptly at 12pm and ran nonstop until 2:30pm. There were myriad speakers such as victims family members including the sister of one of the pilots on a plane that hit the WTC, the father of Todd (Lets Roll) Beamer, at least one survivor from the world trade center (burned over 90% of her body), first responders, a Marine, parents of a fallen soldier and of course couple of celebrities (of which I learned that Brian Dennehy was a Marine).

The rally was peaceful but you can tell that the crowd was indeed angry and justifiably so. There was also a lot of raw emotion at this rally as we were just blocks away from ground zero and we were standing in front of the court house which is the proposed venue to try the terrorists. Speaker after speaker punctuated their speeches with pointing to the federal court house building indicating that we would have to put up with this travesty for years to come.

These are dark days and they are numbered as everything this current administration wants to do they want it done in a hurry but we can stop this. Mr. Beamer summed it up best when he said that we are facing 9/11, The Sequel. He fired up the crowd with his “stop this attack” speech referring to the government sponsored, Holder delivered and Obama approved trial of enemy combatants.

I will continue to fight.

1 posted on 12/05/2009 3:27:08 PM PST by American Number 181269513
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To: American Number 181269513

Thank you for being there. You speak for thousands of us!


2 posted on 12/05/2009 3:43:29 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: American Number 181269513

Thank you for being there American Number! And thanks for posting...


3 posted on 12/05/2009 3:44:43 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: American Number 181269513

The judge should require Holder to be present every day of the trial.


4 posted on 12/05/2009 3:57:41 PM PST by Waco (Stay as bootiful as ya are Karvile.)
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To: brooklyn dave; AliVeritas; Coleus; RaceBannon; ELS

Let us know how it went?


5 posted on 12/05/2009 4:01:33 PM PST by firebrand
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To: All; American Number 181269513; Biggirl

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9-11 Never Forget Rally

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2393826/posts

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6 posted on 12/05/2009 4:05:36 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: American Number 181269513

A heartfelt thank-you from Texas!


7 posted on 12/05/2009 4:06:12 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: Sunshine Sister
Here is a better picture from this article . I am the guy in the red jacket wearing a Free Republic hat just behind the guy with the yellow bordered sign.

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8 posted on 12/05/2009 4:07:39 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

That was the Staten Island Tea Party you joined up with.

We organized pre-April 15th, and have been growing ever since; when we marched into Foley Square I think we doubled the size of the crowd.

If you like, you can visit www.teapartyinfo.com/join.html and get on our mailing list. It’s secure and low-volume (no forwards, ever) and will keep you up-to-date on our activities.


9 posted on 12/05/2009 4:41:56 PM PST by StatenIsland
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To: American Number 181269513

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The Man who predicted 9/11 =

9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA, R.I.P.

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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10 posted on 12/05/2009 4:49:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: StatenIsland
That was the Staten Island Tea Party you joined up with.

Were you there? I marched behind the guys with the “don’t tread on me” and American flags who were in the front of the group. Once we got to the rally I moved up to the stage front and center.

If you like, you can visit www.teapartyinfo.com/join.html and get on our mailing list. It’s secure and low-volume (no forwards, ever) and will keep you up-to-date on our activities.

Thanks. I’ll take a look at it as I have not seen anything local (Queens) and would like to learn more. It seems like I’m the only one around my neighborhood who knows what is going on in this country and cares enough to get involved. Of course this is liberal NYC so I should not expect much.

11 posted on 12/05/2009 5:01:46 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

Thank you for the report and for being there.

Shame on liberal NYers who couldn’t be bothered to come out on such an important issue.


12 posted on 12/05/2009 5:02:06 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
I thought the same thing when I was coming home from the rally. People on the 6 train stared at me soaked and dripping wet carrying a never forget banner probably wondering “what is this nut up to?”

That’s when I thought to myself that on 9/11, I watched live, along with millions of other people, planes flying into buildings killing people and millions of others watched the same thing on TV. Yet the most we can get to a rally to demand proper justice is an estimated 2,000 or so.

Here we are, 3,007 days from those attacks which killed almost that many people and the subways were full of people going about their day oblivious to what is coming.

Yes, shame on New Yorkers who could but won’t get involved. Even more shame on our government for forcing this travesty upon us.

13 posted on 12/05/2009 5:41:20 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

Well, I thank you for remmbering.

9/11/01 was not a good day for me. I knew three people who died that day.

Richard Bruce Van Hine, NYFD, Truck 41, came off shift when the call came in. Jumped on the truck and out the door—forever. They found Bruce a few years later when the ramp down into the pit was removed.

Don and Joan Peterson were on Flight 93 to San Francisco. They were heading out to see their grandchildren there. The ticket attendant said there was an earlier flight than the one they had tickets for, when they got to the airport early, so they jumped at the chance to get there earlier.
Don was a counselor at America’s Keswick in Whiting, NJ, an alcoholic and drug rehab center. He was also on the board of a Christian pregnancy center in Shrewsbury, NJ. All that was found of him and Joan was his well marked Bible, which was given to his son after it was found in the pit at Shanksville.

Thank you for remembering these three fine Christian folks by protesting on their behalf.


14 posted on 12/05/2009 5:52:31 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Reporting from South Florida today. We stood on our “protest bridge” in the pouring rain in solidarity with our NY brothers and sisters in protest of this trial. We mustered about 100 in total, a disappointment in my eyes, but I know myself and my husband were there for 3 hours. We stood with a woman who lost a daughter on flight 93. We stood with retired NYPD. We stood and watched thousands of motorists talk on their cell phones and stare at us, confused, from their vehicles. We got some honks, we got some thumbs down, and even some who looked away as they drove by. I pray they wake up before its too late. Thank you for going today. We too, will continue to fight.....


15 posted on 12/05/2009 6:03:03 PM PST by wombtotomb
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To: American Number 181269513

God love your soul for going out there!!!!!! I noticed when Obama made his last prime time speech......libs on DU got pissed because he mentioned 9/11. It’s as if they don’t think it exists or want to TOTALLY avoid mentioning it! It made me sick! For gawd’s sake! I can NEVER understand that mentality!


16 posted on 12/05/2009 6:24:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Well these people are just racist bigots. They should be arrested.

-left wing talking points


17 posted on 12/05/2009 7:22:03 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: firebrand; brooklyn dave; AliVeritas; Coleus; RaceBannon; ELS

It was awsome, all speakers were the best!

www.thebravest.com should have pics and video

I am uploading pics, I just got home! :)

But, what a rally

One loser jumped on the stage, I wa too far away to catch him, he was thrown off by one of the firemen, I grabgbed him with others, he was led away, but chased down and arrested. FOX news got the arrest on video, I gave a statement on what happened on the air


18 posted on 12/05/2009 7:32:32 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Oh, good grief, I saw you several times but didnt know your hat!!

I was the big security guy who told that Pastor to only use the bullhorn between speakers, not during. :)

Red hat, denim jacket, remember me? I stood mostly on your left! :)


19 posted on 12/05/2009 7:34:39 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Tzimisce; American Number 181269513
Actually, there was what appeared to be a truther who jumped on stage making some unintelligible comments but he was quickly pulled down. He wandered away and I read here that he was arrested a short time later in a nearby coffee shop.

There are also more pics at that link.

20 posted on 12/05/2009 7:36:17 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: RaceBannon

Yes, I remember. I just saw you again in some pics and videos.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 7:38:34 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: RaceBannon
This is you in the red hat, right?

I also had on a Free Republic long sleeve shirt under my red jacket but it was hard to see.


22 posted on 12/05/2009 7:45:59 PM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

Thanks for the report BTTT!


23 posted on 12/05/2009 7:47:53 PM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: American Number 181269513

Thanks for the report BTTT!


24 posted on 12/05/2009 7:47:59 PM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: American Number 181269513

Thanks for the report BTTT!


25 posted on 12/05/2009 7:48:03 PM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: American Number 181269513
Zer0 is putting NYC at risk and in danger by intentionally putting the trial in NYC so any terrorist attacks to try and stop it, and retaliatory strikes after the verdict etc will hit NYC and NOT WDC!!!

where they should be if they are going to be held in a US Federal Court...

26 posted on 12/05/2009 9:25:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: American Number 181269513

Thanks for posting and thanks for going.


27 posted on 12/05/2009 9:35:50 PM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: American Number 181269513; RaceBannon; knighthawk; nutmeg

Bump!


28 posted on 12/05/2009 9:37:33 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: American Number 181269513
Glad to know it turned out so well. We did help to promote it. A friend who attended phoned beforehand, and not many people had yet arrived. I assured him it meant nothing and most people get there shortly after the starting time.

Thank you for being there and for the report. This is a battle that must be fought and won.

29 posted on 12/05/2009 10:24:49 PM PST by TAdams8591 (Lying is not only uncivil but immoral.)
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To: American Number 181269513

30 posted on 12/06/2009 1:42:09 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: wombtotomb

Thank you for standing yesterday in that terrible weather in Florida. You are a true patriot.

I pray that before long, the minority will be those that DON’T come out to protests like this.


31 posted on 12/06/2009 4:51:28 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: RaceBannon

Race, you are always where patriots gather.

Thanks for all you do.


32 posted on 12/06/2009 4:52:05 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Where were ya?? I’d of bought ya offee!


33 posted on 12/06/2009 4:58:51 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Far left, gray sweatshirt/blue denim jacket, thin and anorexic body....


34 posted on 12/06/2009 5:00:37 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

I was here in So. Delaware. Made it to 9/12 and 11/5 in DC though.

I’ll take you up on that coffee someday.

Maybe when we have two million of us descend on the Capitol for the final vote on Deathcare!


35 posted on 12/06/2009 5:15:24 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: American Number 181269513

I heard him screaming to arrest someone, I couldn’t make out the name

At the coffee shop where he was arrested at, I heard someone say he spoke Greek. I couldn’t make the language out, it sounded slavic or eastern European


36 posted on 12/06/2009 5:36:54 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

Fantastic. Please ping me to your pictures when they go up.


37 posted on 12/06/2009 5:45:52 AM PST by firebrand
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To: ELS

I think I see you in the video.


38 posted on 12/06/2009 5:46:51 AM PST by firebrand
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To: American Number 181269513

That Staten Island tea party banner is very impressive. Good on you guys!


39 posted on 12/06/2009 5:48:28 AM PST by firebrand
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To: RaceBannon

George Soros?


40 posted on 12/06/2009 5:49:43 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

One can hope!


41 posted on 12/06/2009 5:51:51 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Just saw you on the FOX news article! :)

Vewwy Good!

And you could hear my bad singing, too! LOL!


42 posted on 12/06/2009 5:52:33 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: American Number 181269513; Yehuda; ELS; exit82; firebrand; Coleus; evilC

http://community.webshots.com/album/575807643dndjSE


43 posted on 12/06/2009 6:25:55 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Wish you were with us, old man! :)

http://community.webshots.com/album/575807643dndjSE


44 posted on 12/06/2009 6:26:35 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

Well it was nice to almost meet you though I’m sure we will regroup again soon and get another opportunity. I saw your pics in the later posts which are numerous and well done.


45 posted on 12/06/2009 7:25:10 AM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

I thought my pics were AWFUL!

Check out the 911 never forget site, they have two links on the right, the upper one has extended pics of that loser getting arrested


46 posted on 12/06/2009 7:28:21 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon
And I just saw you saluting the flag during The National Anthem in this clip at the 2:15 mark.
47 posted on 12/06/2009 7:42:29 AM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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To: American Number 181269513

I cant believe i made ALJAZEERA!!!

LOL!

Every democrat’s dream, but certainly not mine! :)


48 posted on 12/06/2009 7:54:17 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: American Number 181269513

I marched right with the flag-bearers, too. LOL, we were probably next to one another. Actually, I’m the organizer of the group and planned the march up Broadway.

Glad you hooked up with us. I was up by the stage, since I represented a participating group, and was part of the original press conference. I just wish we had better weather.


49 posted on 12/06/2009 8:33:15 AM PST by StatenIsland
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To: StatenIsland; RaceBannon
Police say more than 1,500 protesters were at the rally!
50 posted on 12/06/2009 8:44:28 AM PST by American Number 181269513 (SARAH PALIN IS MY CUP OF TEA!)
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