Police resorted to flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to move the crowd out of the downtown area of Seattle Wednesday night.
A friend from out of town emailed me and asked what this was all about…. My response… This my friend, is what happens when cops show up looking for trouble wearing riot gear! I will not deny the fact that their may have been some bad apples out there looking for trouble as well, but the march was for workers rights and immigration and that ended at around 7pm and was very peaceful. Who exactly did SPD protect?
After hearing the Seattle Police Department two weeks ago the hope is that their word means something. The decision to not be the first city in the world to use unmanned drones is a great one in my opinion. Shout goes out to the organizations and street people who are still fighting this every day. Hate them or love them without them stepping up politicians and government organizations would do whatever they wanted.
There are 3 sides to every story I suppose… More than that.. To be honest… I don’t know who to believe. I guess to some extent it really doesn’t matter… However it makes you wonder what will people say about you when you go? How will you be remembered? Are we defined by the way we choose to handle our struggles? Does it really matter? What does it all mean? Richard Aoki obviously meant something positive to people. The answer to IF and how much work he did with the FBI or not may never be known…
In the most recent Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida, when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked, hypothetically, if a man who chose to carry no medical insurance, then was stricken with a grave illness, should be left to die, cheers of “Yeah!” filled the hall. When, in the prior debate, Governor Rick Perry was asked about his enthusiastic use of the death penalty in Texas, the crowd erupted into sustained applause and cheers. The reaction from the audience prompted debate moderator Brian Williams of NBC News to follow up with the question, “What do you make of that dynamic that just happened here, the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?”
That “dynamic” is why challenging the death sentence to be carried out against Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on 21 September is so important. Davis has been on Georgia’s death row for close to 20 years, after being convicted of killing off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah. Since his conviction, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, alleging police coercion and intimidation in obtaining the testimony. There is no physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.
Sigh… This is complete bull shit… I try my damness to not pull the race card but this is racism.. Call it what it is… Where is Nancy Grace?! Too busy dancing with the stars! I’m in no way saying this man is innocent.. Bc only DNA can prove that… However forced testimony and no concrete evidence makes this smell like bull shit! Let god judge the criminals…