Skip to comments.Police arrest dozens of protesters at Honeywell site in south Kansas City (Anti-nuke hippies)
Posted on 05/02/2011 1:50:09 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Kansas City police arrested more than 50 protesters this morning as they peacefully marched onto the construction site of the billion-dollar Honeywell plant that will produce parts for nuclear bombs.
Police warned the protesters several times to leave, but they refused. Police said the group waited until news cameras arrived and then walked in an orderly fashion toward the plants gates. When company officials closed the gates, the protesters surrounded a truck that was trying to leave the property. Protesters held hands and sang hymns before going peacefully with officers.
Police transported the arrestees to police headquarters using a police bus. Each one was fingerprinted, photographed and booked into the citys jail for trespassing.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
triggers? Thought Bendix did that.
Missouri ping. Smelly hippie alert.
The largest component, the Kansas City Plant, produces and assembles 85% of the non-nuclear components of the United States nuclear bomb arsenal. The GSA has announced plans to relocate the Kansas City Plant to land adjacent to the former Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base beginning in 2011.
I have been where they are assembled.
Thought Bendix was involved. Probably still is due to patents. And they did good work.
Bendix has been part of Honeywell for years.
This brings back old memories of anit-military hippies protesting at the old Honeywell Plaza campus in Minneapolis back in the 80s. Expecially the time when the Mayor’s wife got cuffed and stuffed. They spun off the “bombs and bullets” business sometime later (now known as Alliant Techsystems).
Any other former Honeywellers here?
I remember it referred to as the Bendix plant back in the eighties.
"U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn sentenced Ardeth Platte to 41 months, Jackie Hudson to 30 months and Carolyn Gilbert to 33 months. The sentences varied depending on the number of prior arrests each had for previous civil disobedience."
The Dominican nuns were convicted in April of malicious destruction of property and interfering with the national defense for their protest at the unmanned Minuteman III missile silo near Greeley, Colorado on October 6, 2002. "The sisters, who are in their 50s and 60s, belong to Sacred Earth & Space Plowshares, a national nuclear disarmament organization. About 200 supporters of the nuns showed up outside the courthouse with antiwar and anti-nuclear-weapons signs."
What’s all this about lesbian nuns beating their plowshares?
I thought this was a family website!
Then it wasn't peaceful.
To those plowshares types I submit my tagline.
>> Apparently it’s out of state catholic commies
Yep! catholic commie workers party operatives like father Berrigan, hammering on nuke silos, pouring their blood on sites, etc. Used to be very active decades ago, must now be getting out of prison and looking to get sent back for more free room and board and geriatric care.
Thanks, I read no further than the excerpt.
Why does that description remind me of the 400 prophets of Baal from I Kings 18?
1 Israeli operator =
No more hippies.
It actually is a large complex housing NATCOMM/FAA,GSA, The Marine Corps Finance/Automated Services/(Bendix/Allied Signal/Honeywell)/IRS. There used to be a hidden underground radio communications center across the street from the west end.
The whole thing is surrounded by high walls, which were constructed after the concern over truck bombs (or the official explanation - to deal with the 200 year river flood)(except there are no walls on the only side where the river is).
However, if they close the gates at the front entrances, protesters can be neither seen nor heard. The only reason they managed to get any attention is because a truck was leaving and they had to open the gate at Honeywell's entrance.
I worked for the former Sperry Flight Systems Group in Phoenix for about 20 years, 'til I got laid-off a few years back.
The Morons-With-MBAs™ that run that company now have outsourced essentially that entire operation to India, where it's collapsing.
What was arguably the #1 avionics company in the entire world 20 years ago is now about to disappear.
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