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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Gotta love those tolerant liberal protesters

Mind you, when we protested the DNC (yes there were some conservatives out there, not just the "Recreate '68" nutters) we didn't engage in the sort of behavior these psychos were planning:

A year ago, the Ramsey County sheriff's office began looking closely at a group called the Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee.

What it found, according to an 18-page search warrant application and affidavit, led to weekend raids on two Minneapolis homes and a temporary St. Paul office for the self-described anarchist group.

According to the document, investigation learned:

The self-described anarchist group — whose main goal was to "crash" the Republican National Convention," according to its Web site — traveled to or communicated with affinity groups in 67 cities to recruit members and raise money.

Group members discussed the possibility of kidnapping delegates, blockading bridges, using liquid sprayers filled with urine or chemicals on police and throwing marbles to trip police and their horses.

At an "action camp" held from July 31 to Aug. 3 in Lake Geneva, Minn., one member talked of concealing inside giant puppets "materials" that could be used on the street. Others discussed the need for Molotov cocktails, paint, caltrops (devices used to puncture tires), bricks and lockboxes for protesters to lock themselves together.

Erik Oseland, one of the six group members arrested here, produced a video called "Video Map of the St. Paul Points of Interest." It included such major companies as Travelers Insurance and Qwest, hotels such as the Embassy Suites and the Crowne Plaza. Also included: the Pioneer Press building.

The main sources for the information were "regular surveillance" of the group and three people who posed as members — two informants and an undercover investigator. The informants monitored e-mails and conversations.

Given Barack Obama's taste in friends, he might embrace these people. (Don't groan. We're not the ones associated with a former domestic terrorist.) And that is what these people are. They're domestic terrorists. This isn't a group of protesters, no matter what they say. When you plan to kidnap delegates, when you plan to use violence against the police, then it ceases to be a protest, and becomes an act of terrorism.

We hope the lot of them are tossed in jail, and they lose the key.

HT to JammieWearingFool

Publius II


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