Sunday, August 17, 2008

40 Year Anniversary of The Police Riots at the Chicago Democratic Convention of 1968 Will History Repeat Itself In Denver


From the Film CHICAGO 10 Trial(2007)

40 years after the Police Riot in Chicago during the National Democratic Convention not much has changed. For the 2008 Democratic Convention the whole apparatus of the American Police State will be employed to arrest as many dissidents as possible to be placed in special prisons set up by the Bush Regime. Oh yes you can protest but only miles away from the convention so the delegates will not have to see the protests. The delegates of both parties will reassure themselves that by representing the Rich and Powerful they therefore represent the the most important Americans. All the rest are shit-disturbing ungrateful riff-Raff .Its all the same old shit: conform or shut the hell up!!!

In preparation of the Democratic Convention in Denver August 23-28

What is disturbing about the report on CNN about the use of secret weapons is how happy and cheerful the commentators are & even make fun of the ACLU and anyone else who criticizes the police or the government.So we can predict that if the police and other agencies beat up a few hundred or even thousands of protestors the American public will be cheering along with CNN & Fox News , The Finacial Times, The New York Times and the Washington Post who are more interested in law and order and silencing dissidens than they are in Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly etc. These they believe like President Bush & Cheney think these are old fashioned & "quaint". Human Rights as it were are only for the Republicans and their supporters in the Democratic Party . If the Democratic party actually stood for something they would purge all those who are racist, sexist, fascist, or members of the KKK etc. But no instead they reach out to such extremists inorder to gain power . But what's the use of power if the party does not stand for anything.

CNN: 'Top secret' weapons to be used at political convention

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Chicago

Chicago 10 trial trailer

1968 Chicago Police Riot

Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young Ohio

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's "Ohio" set to a devastating series of photos from the Kent State shootings, and other 1960-70's protests, compiled by Hard Rain Productions.

also see:
Democratic Convention - 1968!August 6, 2008

and: Chicago 1968 Democratic National Conention : An Introduction

and as for Denver for example:

Denver Police Brace for Democratic National Convention-NY Times .com By DAVID JOHNSTON and ERIC SCHMITT August 5, 2008

WASHINGTON — Federal and local authorities are girding for huge protests, mammoth traffic tie-ups and civil disturbances at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this month, fearing that the convention will become a magnet for militant protest groups.
...the Secret Service, the Pentagon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and scores of police departments are moving thousands of agents, analysts, officers and employees to Denver for the Aug. 25-28 convention. They will operate through a complex hierarchy of command centers, steering committees and protocols to respond to disruptions.

National political conventions are a chance for federal agencies to test their latest and most sophisticated technology, and this year is no different. There was a brief flare-up recently between the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, when each wanted to patrol the skies over the convention with their surveillance aircraft, packed with infrared cameras and other electronics. The issue was resolved in favor of the Secret Service, according to people briefed on the matter.

Police Prepare for Thousands of Protesters at Denver Convention
July 26, 2008

With just one month to go until the Democratic National Convention in Denver, the city and the Secret Service are preparing for activist crowds estimated to be between 20,000 and 50,000.

Authorities are taking every precaution to make sure those looking to disrupt what the Democratic Party expects to be a historic moment don’t go too far.
“I think we have to give the police the ability to act in certain circumstances where the intent … is clear. That is to act before something actually happens,” said Al Lacabe, safety manager in Denver.

Police will not comment on whether they will use stun prods and shields, or guns that fire pepper balls.

But at a recent City Council meeting, Denver police revealed some of the equipment they are acquiring to meet potential threats. On the list is something called “the bearcat,” a tactical vehicle used by SWAT teams.

They’ll also use mountain bikes to get around the convention scene more easily.

...Meanwhile, protest groups say the city is overreacting.

“They are doing their best to make people afraid of us, to make people afraid to be anywhere near us,” said Mark Cohen, of the group Recreate ‘68.
Though the group’s name suggests it is interested in recreating the riots outside the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the Recreate ‘68 Web site promises “peaceful, nonviolent protests” against the two-party system and says the name merely refers to the “spirit of mass political participation of the ‘60s.”

and :

Denver stocks up on pepper weapon
City orders guns that fire special plastic balls
By Sara Burnett, Rocky Mountain News Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Denver police are stocking up on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets - a less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds - in advance of the Democratic National Convention.

The department recently ordered 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles at a cost "in the low six figures," the company that makes the weapons stated in a news release Monday.

The request was for delivery in advance of the DNC, according to Louisville- based Security With Advanced Technology Inc.

The convention, scheduled for Aug. 25 to 28 at the Pepsi Center, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to sites throughout Denver.

The city received a $50 million federal grant for security. A senior adviser to Mayor John Hickenlooper has said the city plans to spend up to half that amount on equipment, with the rest going to pay officers.

But the city has refused to disclose how it is spending the money, prompting the American Civil Liberties Union last month to file a civil lawsuit.

The court filing alleges the city is violating the Colorado Open Records Act.
City officials say releasing the information is "contrary to the public interest" because it could disclose important tactical information, potentially jeopardizing security.

and so it goes,

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