Per usual, the victim of this violent assault was charged with "assaulting a peace officer." That the video tape clearly shows that's a complete lie is irrelevant to the state agent.
After an "internal investigation," the costumed thug was punished severely by being suspended for 30 days *gasp* and ordered to go to anger management.
Can you imagine if the situation was reversed? Can you imagine if some mere commoner did this to a costumed agent of the state? He'd be charged with attempted murder and a million other crimes reserved specifically for the state's enforcement arm.
In the video, Quinnipiac University senior Kenneth Hartford films the arrest of another student from his cell phone. After Hartford stepped away from the scene, then returned (poised to begin recording again), he was arrested and charged with "Disorderly Conduct" and "Interfering with a Police Officer."
The state cannot stand to have their criminality exposed for all to see. Every fascist act they pull will be exposed and posted on Youtube, that's the future and it will absolutely destroy them. - Chris
Funeral Directors Want To Put Monks In Jail For Offering 'Unauthorized' Coffins
posted 09/30/2010, 2:19 AM (Techdirt) [Category: Commentary] Ah, regulatory capture. Down in Louisiana, there's a law that makes it a crime (yes, a crime) for anyone other than a funeral parlor to sell "funeral merchandise." This rule is enforced by the state's "funeral regulatory board," which (you guessed it) is mostly dominated by funeral parlor industry insiders. Now, a few years back, you may remember, there was a big Hurricane called Katrina. Among the massive damage done to the state of Louisiana, it also knocked down much of a large forest of ... (more)
Distrust in U.S. Media Edges Up to Record High
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