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After dark, mobs form, smash windows, loot
The Sanfranciso Gate Chronicle ^ | 7/9/10 | Matthai Kuruvila, Kevin Fagan, Carolyn Jones,Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writers

Posted on 07/09/2010 12:08:07 PM PDT by nmh

(07-08) 23:33 PDT OAKLAND -- There was outrage, there was looting and there were skirmishes between police and protesters, but that wasn't the whole story of how Oakland reacted to the Johannes Mehserle verdict.

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They smashed windows of shops including the trendy Ozumo restaurant, and one building was spray painted with the words,

"Say no to work. Say yes to looting."

A boutique called Spoiled was spared. It had a sign outside and pictures of Oscar Grant with the words,

"Do not destroy. Black owned. Black owned."

JJ Fryzel, an Oakland artist who just moved into a gallery called Show And Tell Art on Thursday, said a group of looters threw rocks through her window.

"They were throwing rocks at me," Fryzel said. "I was standing right there. I said, 'Oh s-, spare me.' ... They have no idea what they are doing. No clue."

Outside, the windshield of Fryzel's Mazda four-door sedan was shattered and the side view mirrors were knocked off.

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Officials said the main instigators appeared to be organized "anarchist" agitators wearing black clothing and hoods. Many of the most aggressive demonstrators smashing the windows of banks and shops were white.

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Tony Coleman, a community organizer with New Years Movement 4 Justice for Oscar Grant - the black man shot Jan. 1, 2009, by then-BART police Officer Mehserle, who is white - was one of the first speakers at the podium as hundreds gathered at 14th Street and Broadway.

"I'm angry as hell, but he was found guilty of something," he said into a microphone. Then, referring to calls for federal civil rights officials to look further into the Mehserle matter, he added: "It ain't over yet."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: black; loot; oakland; riot; rioters; riots; violence; white
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Street justice by the "community"?

BTW the article claims the damage and outrageous behavior was by a "racially diverse mob".

This is horrendous. We are behaving like a third world country like - Zimbabwe.

1 posted on 07/09/2010 12:08:10 PM PDT by nmh
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To: nmh

Why these rioters aren’t shot down in the streets is absolutely beyond me.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 12:09:56 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: nmh

If they came to my store, they could have eaten some lead.

But, guns are banned in Oakland and it’s a Sanctuary City flooded with thousands of illegals and the complementary gangs.

Oh, Progress!


3 posted on 07/09/2010 12:10:05 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: nmh

Dark and lonely on the summer night.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Watchdog barking - Do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Slip in his window,
Break his neck!
Then his house
I start to wreck!
Got no reason —
What the heck!
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
C-I-L-L ...
My land - lord ...


4 posted on 07/09/2010 12:10:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: nmh

Typical Obama supporters.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 12:11:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: nmh

Even with outsiders it looks as if it was a pitiful excuse for a riot. For sure it wasn’t your Grandaddy’s riot. These young people now days don’t have any work ethic! Just don’t know how to riot. I blame the poor teaching in the ‘Gubberment’ skools!


6 posted on 07/09/2010 12:12:24 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: nmh

“racially diverse mob”? Then the mob needs to be treated like “Zimbabwe”. Our judges need to treat these mobs with dam harsh justice. Give them five years without parole.....hard labor. If they get caught again, give them 20 years.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 12:14:02 PM PDT by RC2
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To: nmh

“The politics of peace.” War is Peace...


8 posted on 07/09/2010 12:14:13 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: nmh

Many of the most aggressive demonstrators smashing the windows of banks and shops were white.

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I wonder if they were white or Hispanic.

I wouldnt think it would be safe for a white person to be in that mob, but then many people of my race dissappoint me, in their never ending hatred of their own race.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 12:14:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nmh
"I was standing right there. I said, 'Oh s-, spare me.' ... They have no idea what they are doing. No clue."

Well, actually, lady, they know very well what they're doing. You're the one who hasn't a clue.

10 posted on 07/09/2010 12:15:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nmh

Coming to a city near you.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 12:16:30 PM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: nmh
a "racially diverse mob".

In other words, the mob would not have been particularly diverse except for the inclusion of a bunch of white leftists in black masks.

12 posted on 07/09/2010 12:16:43 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nmh

Reminds me of the white mobs that broke lose when OJ was let go.

Oh, wait. That didn’t happen.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 12:16:44 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: nmh

“Many” of the rioters were white? Uh—show me the video. Whites, even radical white leftists, are likely to get the crap beaten out of them.


14 posted on 07/09/2010 12:17:27 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: nmh

The early skirmishes of CWII begin.

Started by the left of course.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 12:19:10 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: nmh

Conflicting emotions here.

A mob destroying liberal San Francisco? Should I cry? You reap what you sow.

Racial rioting because people feel a verdict was wrong? Didn’t happen in the O.J. trial.

“Fearing Grant may have a weapon, Mehserle said he decided to shock Grant with his Taser but pulled his .40-caliber handgun instead. Grant was shot as he lay face-down.”

The statement by the cop that he pulled out a gun instead of the taser and used it inadvertently, even in a struggle, is a bit hard to believe. But cops have a long record of doing things to people and then pleading out of culpability.

The Racist-in-Chief in Washington intruding through his puppet-goon Holder into the case is predictable.

Its going to be a long, hot summer, at least two more, until we can flush “The Great Uniter” from his throne.


16 posted on 07/09/2010 12:20:03 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: nmh

Shoot them. It will stop. Eventually.


17 posted on 07/09/2010 12:21:08 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: nmh
Tony Coleman, a community organizer with New Years Movement 4 Justice for Oscar Grant - the black man shot Jan. 1, 2009,...

Noted.

18 posted on 07/09/2010 12:21:08 PM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: nmh
Matthai Kuruvila, Kevin Fagan, Carolyn Jones,Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writers

Just how many writers does it take for them to produce an article?

19 posted on 07/09/2010 12:21:51 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: nmh
Many of the most aggressive demonstrators smashing the windows of banks and shops were white.

I'll believe that when I see proof.

20 posted on 07/09/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: nmh

OK, I didn’t care for that court reversal on Gay Marriage. So tonight I’m going to go smash the glass in at my local Dunkin’ Donuts and steal the cream-filled ones. By golly, that’ll teach ‘em!!! Yum.


21 posted on 07/09/2010 12:23:01 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Lurker

“Why these rioters aren’t shot down in the streets is absolutely beyond me.”

The leftists missed a great opportunity to assist with population control but they’ll more than make up for it preying on the innocent and helpless.


22 posted on 07/09/2010 12:23:36 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: nmh

Well as voter intimidation by blacks is now legal, I assume rioting and theft are as well.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 12:24:09 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Venturer

They were privileged white hippies. They were part of the mommy-daddy-and-radical leftist funded contingent that moves around the world showing up at “anti-globalization” riots, anti-IMF riots, etc. They do thing like burn to death innocent Greek bank employees.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 12:25:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: Allegra

They were wearing ski-masks, so that may be difficult. The police arrested about 80, and I suspect they had been told only to arrest the white ones. The whites are anarchist loonies out there trying to ride in on the back of blacks who just want a free pair of sneakers.


25 posted on 07/09/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: RC2

no Amstel for them either...


26 posted on 07/09/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT by rahbert (Our enemy has yet to reveal himself...)
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To: Allegra

Probably the Anarchist crowd.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 12:28:36 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: Lurker

Don’t worry. The Department of RACIAL Justice will bring in the (white) perpetrators and the (white) victims and press full charges against all involved (white) parties.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 12:28:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Arizona: Just doing the job 0bamacrats won't do!)
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To: nmh
outrageous behavior was by a "racially diverse mob".

I watched LIVE COVERAGE. I listened to the OAKLAND POLICE SCANNER.

The protesters were racially mixed. And peaceful. And they dispersed when asked.

There were a large number of SEIU Union thugs in the crowd. There is an SEIU headquarters two blocks from the center of the 'riots'.

The police EXPECTED and estimated the arrival of 50 ANARCHISTS. Most of the UNION thugs and All the ANARCHISTS were white. I watched them arrest, handcuff, and load the violent ones into vans and buses.

This event was well planned. They even had spotters on the roof of one building with binoculars and walkie talkies.

The Oakland police were well prepared, and did an excellent job.

There was no BLACK RIOT. It was supposed to be blamed on them, though.

The MEDIA tried to help by frothing at the mouth asking the Chief of Police if anyone had gotten killed yet.

29 posted on 07/09/2010 12:29:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: nmh
Their anger and frustration is understandable.......most of them fully expected that on Jan. 21st. 2009 "Obama's Money" would be handed out to them.

Poor babies.

30 posted on 07/09/2010 12:30:31 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: matt1234

You don’t want to know ... .

Are they unionized at that paper?


31 posted on 07/09/2010 12:31:16 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: wideawake
the mob would not have been particularly diverse except for the inclusion of a bunch of white leftists in black masks.

You are leaving out the SEIU Union thugs who were paid to be there, they were mostly white.

32 posted on 07/09/2010 12:31:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2
Thank you for the unfiltered version and for cutting through the media's hyperbolic BS.

That's one of my favorite things about FR.

33 posted on 07/09/2010 12:32:47 PM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: nmh

“A boutique called Spoiled was spared. It had a sign outside and pictures of Oscar Grant with the words,

“Do not destroy. Black owned. Black owned.”

My goodness. Obama has set us back 100 years.


34 posted on 07/09/2010 12:33:38 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Mamzelle
“Many” of the rioters were white? Uh—show me the video. Whites, even radical white leftists, are likely to get the crap beaten out of them.

I assure you they were white.

Many of the protesters were black. They were not the rioters, however.

The rioters consisted of a bunch of SEIU Union thugs (about 300) and 50 Anarchists, mostly white.

35 posted on 07/09/2010 12:35:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2
You are leaving out the SEIU Union thugs who were paid to be there, they were mostly white.

You are correct. Getting paid by the taxpayers to waste taxpayer money and destroy taxpaying businesses. Nice scam the SEIU has going.

36 posted on 07/09/2010 12:35:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nmh
Are they unionized at that paper?

I don't know. Communized perhaps.

37 posted on 07/09/2010 12:35:34 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Allegra
... I'll believe that [most of the aggressive demonstrators ... were white] when I see proof.

From what I saw on TV last night around 99% of the people milling around in the streets were 'blacks', whereas there was a small contingent of white 'youths' (male and female anarchists) who were trying to stir up crap.
Although this 'victimology' attitude sickens me, I have a greater animosity towards these 'privileged' anarchist arses that try to inflame the emotions of others and create mayhem.

38 posted on 07/09/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: RC2

Our judges need to treat these mobs with dam harsh justice. Give them five years without parole.....hard labor. If they get caught again, give them 20 years.”

Alledgely, only 78 were actually arrested.

Most of them have ‘been processed’ & turned loose already, according to noon news out of San Fran.

I wonder if insuramce will cover all these losses.

Seattle had a police car vandalized, windows smashed & tires flattened. Spray painted “Oscar Grant Was Here”.

All you ever hear out of the trouble makers in cities like Oakland is what you saw last night....
It was MURDER!”....
Mehserle ws on that platform for less than 2 minutes to assess the situation & join other officers in trying to subdue a number of trouble-making blacks who were raising Hell on the BART system- inside the cars. They were intimidating passengers & being overly troublesom. Passengers in the moving cars called 911 for help. This station was the first place they could get the troublemakers off the train & try to take them into custody.

Oscar Grant was on his stomach—& he was in handcuffs-—

BUT: He continued to try & move & kick at officers who were trying to subdue other blacks who were part of the problem. I am convinced that the officer thought he had his Taser in his hand.

The gangs & troublemakers raise Hell with the general population & then cry “foul” when they get caught. The politicians work overtime to push decent citizens into MASS TRANSIT, where you are then a contained target for becoming a victim.
How many ‘officers’ work for only the Mass Transit systems nationwide?

That alone is a terrible statistic-—but when you are trapped in a moving train car with men & women bent on giving you trouble....now you need more & more ‘mass transit police’.
These are officers completely separate from the regular police in your cities.

Now-—NObama & the Feds who thought it was OK to turn loose CONVICTED Black Panthers who were intimidating voters in Nov 2008 are willing to step in & think about trying Mehserle AGAIN of “violation of Oscar Grant’s civil right’s charges”.

Who thinks for one minute about the passengers on that train & others all over the country who are in fear every minute they are on these trains?

Want to push me out of my car? Think again.


39 posted on 07/09/2010 12:37:48 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: nmh

Street justice...don’t you mean a “shopping spree”?


40 posted on 07/09/2010 12:39:50 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Venturer

The WOMAN who was the main perp in smashing the window of the ‘beauth supply’ store was black— no doubt about it.

I have seen that video at least 5 times.

They also looted a shoe store.

One piece of graffitti:

SAY NO TO WORK
SAY YEW TO LOOTING

Do you want to live there or try to run a business there?


41 posted on 07/09/2010 12:39:58 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Venturer

The WOMAN who was the main perp in smashing the window of the ‘beauth supply’ store was black— no doubt about it.

I have seen that video at least 5 times.

They also looted a shoe store.

One piece of graffitti:

SAY NO TO WORK
SAY YES TO LOOTING

Do you want to live there or try to run a business there?


42 posted on 07/09/2010 12:40:16 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Allegra

I watched it. They were.

These anarchists are the same ones who attended G8 and G20 events.

The main group of rioters were the Anarchists, about 50 of them, supported by SEIU Union thugs. Mostly white. (SEIU Headquarters is two blocks from the main ‘riot’ area, 14th and Broadway)

The BLACK MAYOR of OAKLAND, and the BLACK COMMUNITY had promised peaceful protests. They did so. They also left when police asked them to.

The CHIEF OF POLICE promised not to have his troops ‘overreact’. They did not. The CHIEF knew the anarchists were planing to be there, and he countered their tactics. One of their tactics is to light the fuse and get the cops to overreact, start gassing everyone, shooting innocent protesters. The anarchists were setting fires in places they broke into. The anarchists had spies on the rooftop with binoculars and walkie talkies. They had dumpsters set on fire to spread the police ‘thin’.

I saw a lot of ‘white’ people loaded into police vans and police buses.


43 posted on 07/09/2010 12:44:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: ridesthemiles

Ya know, I don’t care what color those people in the riots are. If they riot, round them up, lock them up and throw away the key. Start handing out extremely harsh sentences and maybe they’ll think about it. But, maybe they won’t. I’m beginning to think they don’t have the brains to think about it.


44 posted on 07/09/2010 12:44:50 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Jewbacca

I saw some, admittedly brief footage, but most of the rioters seemed white. Soros boys?


45 posted on 07/09/2010 12:49:57 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ZULU
The statement by the cop that he pulled out a gun instead of the taser and used it inadvertently, even in a struggle, is a bit hard to believe.

Which make the verdict of GUILTY/INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER seem correct.

It's like saying you thought the light was GREEN when you ran through the intersection and killed the driver of the car you t-boned.

You didn't mean to kill him, but stupidity is no excuse.

46 posted on 07/09/2010 12:51:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: ridesthemiles

You need to have the right to carry.

Somehow I doubt that the capture/killing of my murderer will satisfy my wife, and, of course, it’ll do nothing for me.

Of course, once into my first job post college, I refuse to ride public transit, but YMMV.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 12:53:43 PM PDT by benewton
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To: Venturer

“I wouldnt think it would be safe for a white person to be in that mob, but then many people of my race dissappoint me, in their never ending hatred of their own race.”

This is not race hatred- it is hatred of America and all she stands for, as well as hatred of capitalism. They are COMMUNISTS!


48 posted on 07/09/2010 12:55:24 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: FrankR

“Street justice...don’t you mean a “shopping spree”? “

Yes, ;)

That’s what I meant!!!!

It’s getting dangerous out there ... .


49 posted on 07/09/2010 12:55:29 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: UCANSEE2

“The police EXPECTED and estimated the arrival of 50 ANARCHISTS. Most of the UNION thugs and All the ANARCHISTS were white. I watched them arrest, handcuff, and load the violent ones into vans and buses.”

Maybe you should be working for this paper.

You know more than the clowns that wrote ths article.


50 posted on 07/09/2010 12:57:39 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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