Skip to comments.S.F. activists facing jail time, fines for disruptions, violence
Posted on 03/25/2003 8:48:34 AM PST by NormsRevengeEdited on 04/13/2004 3:30:46 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
With about 2,300 arrests after days of civil unrest, San Francisco prosecutors plan to charge about 18 anti-war protesters with felonies and force about 1,800 others to each pay $96 fines.
Most of the protesters arrested for blocking traffic or ignoring police -- including about 120 at demonstrations Monday -- will have their charges dropped from misdemeanors to infractions and end up in the city's traffic court or a community court.
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The SFPD has better things to do also like catching criminals and preventing terrorism. Chasing down vandals and other little punks is a waste of your cities money and resources.
Yes, those $96 fines are a slap on the wrist. I'm sure that the cost of containing these idiots is much greater. The taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for it. Ratchet up those fines by a factor of 10, and make them pick up trash and clean up the graffiti and messes that they made.
Also in the Murky news, SF's anti-war protesters are not from SF
San Francisco - -- Arrest records are showing that very few of the protesters wrecking havoc with traffic and business in San Francisco are actually residents of the city.
Police have arrested demonstrators from as far south as Mexico, as far north as Washington and as far east as Connecticut.
Police spokesman Dewayne Tulley calls them tourists with a cause.
Yesterday -- police provided a snapshot of those arrested during the first two days of demonstrations after war began in Iraq.
Of the 646 people processed Thursday and Friday, only 37 percent had addresses in San Francisco. The rest -- almost two-thirds -- are from out of town.
The East Bay is home to 163 of the arrested protesters, with most coming from Oakland and Berkeley. The San Francisco Peninsula accounted for 22. Forty-five came from northern Bay Area counties and 31 from the South Bay.
At least fourteen other states are represented on the arrest rolls. Nine are from New York and a dozen live in Oregon.
The protests have cost the city about $900,000 a day in extra expenses.
(San Francisco Chronicle)
This is simply a lie. I watched police corner and arrest a group of peace terrorists Friday evening. People who were not part of the protest group who just happened to be in the area were actually being allowed to leave.
Gee, seems like I recall anti-abortion protesters getting hit with $10,000 fines. Dropping the Anti-American protester's fines (let's call them what they really are) is the wrong message to send. Hit 'em hard. Some of these young scum should be cooling their heels in jail, not turned loose scott free.
That's the beginning of a loser life filled with bad choices.
As much as I would like to see nothing but misery visited upon these traitorous scumbags, something is telling me that "NO JOB" is, in the long run, not a good idea for the large majority of them.
The ringleaders should go to jail for a long time, but most of the rest of them are impressionable kids who'll outgrow the communist propaganda that they're being fed in college once they actually have to go out and earn a living. Hopefully, future employers will take their police records with a large grain of salt IF they truly do grow out of their current indoctrination.
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