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G20 Police Terrorize Students at University of Pittsburgh

G20 Police Terrorize Students at University of Pittsburgh

Noworldsystem.com
September 28 2009

After the G20 Summit where global elitist talked about a World Economic Dictatorship, riot police were still patrolling the neighborhood streets at night, harassing non-protesters and the agent provocateur black-bloc group. The thugs slithered into the streets, teargas filled the air and the LRAD sound cannon projected intolerable shreeks causing mass confusion and intimidation throughout the city.

The University of Pittsburgh seemed to be the epicenter of the chaos that night, the thugs of the night literally surrounded the school in a tight formation. This is called ‘kettling’ a police tactic used by officers to create an impenetrable barrier around the area, slowly moving inwards and corralling people like sheep, attacking with full force if need be. Eventually the people in the middle will be met with teargas, pepper-spray or a serious beating, they will be tortured for several hours or detained.

“Kettling, also known as containment or corralling, is a police tactic for the management of large crowds during demonstrations or protests. It involves the formation of large cordons of police officers who then move to contain a crowd within a limited area. Protesters are prevented from leaving the area for several hours; as a result, detainees can be denied access to food, water and toilet facilities for a long period.” -Wikipedia

At 5:34 of this video (below) you can see that the Pittsburgh Police infiltrate the University of Pittsburgh campus, trapping students in stairways so the frightened young students can’t retreat to the safety of their dormitories. It was reported on Reddit that students already inside the dorms were ordered not to leave their rooms, if they did they would be expelled from the University.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCt4eaXHTk

Mind you these are just students curious of what was happening on the streets, many innocent non-protesting citizens were gassed, whether you were an elderly priest or a young college girl the police showed absolutely no remorse. Here’s a video of a college couple who were minding their own business, the young girl gets a baton in the back and later tossed to the pavement.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZm_c0HTal8

Jason Bermas an Infowars.com contributor talked about his experience at the University that night, Bermas reported how police broke a bicyclist’s knuckle with a wooden baton (4:31); “they just broke his knuckle, you can hear him in the background saying ‘YOU JUST BROKE MY KNUCKLE!‘ if that’s still not enough the (cop) goes– shoots off the pepper-spray!” “they beat this kid he’s got a peace wrapped around him he’s maybe 120 pounds”. “the end of the video was just another bystander that got so caught up in this by accident that he took the tear gas his whole face is beet red, they had to bring him to the hospital!”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFYoyv2Gm1I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl_7nbge5NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjZYxd5D7DU

Most of the ‘protesters’ that night were the anarchist group called black-bloc, this group is funded by the city to cause chaos so the police can restore ‘order’, which in actuality the anarchists give the police the green-light to start smashing in skulls. It’s important to notice that most of these beat-downs are not of Anarchists but people who are caught up in the corralling tactics the police use.

Todays mindless anarchist should know by now that they’re tools, a secret weapon that the police state needs in order to conquer legitimate protesters and their free speech, as the anarchists break and smash public property it demonizes the legitimate protesters against globalism. The rest of the world watches people in black masks running around causing damage and violence, they are provocateurs, they are city funded criminals that victimize the un-involved into getting seriously hurt or fatally injured.

Undercover police have been caught during Pittsburgh University mayhem dressed like anarchists trying to blend into the crowd, but completely failed and were caught by several protesters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrJ7aU-n1L8

Police have been caught several times doing this, they usually do this during large demonstrations to either start violence or collect information on protesters. This is a very disgusting tactic law enforcement uses dressing up like protesters going into crowds and staging riots so the police can break-up demonstrations and demonize the crowd of legitimate protesters taking away their right to free speech.

This is a dark time in American history, military is being acclimated to be against the American public, we all know police do not serve the American people, this G20 made that much clearer. With the corralling us like a herd of sheep so we don’t escape, from the large wooden batons, to the pepper-spray and teargas, their new form of oppression against us is the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) military sound weapon. LRADs project skull-penetrating sound-waves that cause mass confusion and may cause permanent hearing damage. It seems that every year the police are cranking up the tyranny, this year they unveil the LRADs, will they use the ADS electro-magnetic radiation guns mounted on police hummers to fry us into submission next year? We’ll see.

G20 Police Use Military Sound Weapons On Students

G20 2009 COVERAGE

 



America Officially Under Martial Law

National Guard Performs Police Duties During G20 Summit

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com / Noworldsystem.com

As military police run internal checkpoints across the nation and America officially sinks deeper into martial law, a security force of nearly 5,000 is deployed on the streets of Pittsburgh to undertake “crowd control” of demonstrations against the G20 summit. Nearly 2,500 National Guard troops including Army and Air Force personnel worked in tangent with over 1,200 state troopers.

As we reported earlier today, uniformed soldiers are being deployed all over the country to fulfill roles normally ascribed to police as Americans are incrementally conditioned that men in cammo with machine guns will now provide “security” in the new Amerika.

Part of that “security” includes dealing with civil unrest and crowd control, a role also being undertaken by the 20,000 battle hardened troops that are being redeployed inside America under Northcom after returning from Iraq. In the meantime, the Pentagon is attempting to station a further 379,000 active duty troops inside the U.S., a plan being fiercely opposed by the National Governors Association.

2,500 Guardsmen have been used for “Operation Steel Kickoff,” the description of which by the DefenseLink website sounds more like a military assault than an act of peacekeeping.


A car and driver are screened at a checkpoint by security personnel in downtown Pittsburgh

“Operation Steel Kickoff started Sept. 20 with a joint reception, staging, onward movement and integration point process led by the Guard’s 213th Area Support Group, which is working out of a hangar at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pa.,” reports DefenseLink.

“We’re the support role, helping the soldiers and airmen get out and do the things they need to do,” said Army 1st Lt. Matthew Springer, the team leader for Operation Steel Kickoff’s JRSOI process. “Our focus is on ensuring the war fighter is getting the things they need to be successful in their mission.”

The Guardsmen’s “mission” as he termed was to work with the Army and Air Force to “help local, state and federal authorities keep Pittsburgh safe as demonstrators take to the streets in protest of the worldwide economic summit”. Troops are trained and performed, “movement techniques, formations and crowd and riot control.”

“We’re working hard right now because we have Army and Air Force members who haven’t trained together before,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Bittner, a platoon leader from 1/110th, D Company. “We are working to mesh, because we all take a lot of pride in this mission.”

“This is definitely a different mission,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Pauline Gonzalez, a 23-year veteran and personnel specialist with the 211th Engineering Installation Squadron. “It’s very hard and very challenging, but it’s been a rewarding experience.”

The fact that soldiers see it as a “rewarding experience” to completely violate the oath that they swore by undertaking duties totally at odds with Posse Comitatus, the law that bars the military from engaging in law enforcement duties, is a damning indictment of how far the specter of troops on the streets has seeped into everyday life in America.

Since the G20 summit America has never looked more like the streets of Communist China or Nazi Germany as far as the lack of respect of rights of the individual, this is the darkest historical period in America, especially given the fact that during the G20 demonstration a protester was abducted by Military thugs in an unmarked vehicle.

Here is a video showing an unmarked vehicle drive up to a side street near Baum Ave & S Millvale Ave in Pittsburgh during the protests. Men in military fatigues wrestle with the protester as other men in cammo exit the vehicle. The protester is shoved forcefully into the car as the military men follow him in and the car speeds away and disappear into the tear-gas filled sky.

The claims that troops were only there to “make sure the citizens are protected” does not match up with what occurred on the streets, there was very little tolerance for the expression free speech and looked like scenes right out of Red Dawn. After the G20 protest, I assure you what Pittsburgh residents felt was not the feeling of protection but rather pure terror.


One of many LRAD military sound cannons that deafened Pittsburgh residents

A new phenomenon, police using military sound weapons used in battlefields against Somali pirates and insurgents were deployed at the G20 summit protest, this was the very first time LRAD devices were actually used on American people. Just recently San Diego police department felt the need to deploy an LRAD device at town hall meetings but were never used on the Tea Party protesters that are against Obama’s health care reform. LRADs are a torture device used to control Somali pirates or insurgents that can cause serious and lasting health problems. Since G20, LRADs are now officially apart of the police arsenal against all civil disobedience in the country, whether it’s a small local protest or a massive demonstration like the G20 summit.

Also see: Checkpoints In Iraq, Checkpoints In Pittsburgh

 

America Officially Under Martial Law – U.S. Troops Policing Americans

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
September 23, 2009

Under the pretext of “helping” local communities short of police in difficult economic times, as well as preparations for a potential swine flu pandemic, U.S. troops are now occupying America as the country sinks into a state of de facto martial law.

We have been inundated with reports over the last few weeks of uniformed soldiers and National Guardsmen running internal checkpoints all over the country as a frightening “Red Dawn” scenario unfolds not with a bang but with a whimper.

The military are now being called upon to undertake roles normally designated to police as Americans are incrementally acclimated to accept the presence of troops on the streets as an everyday occurrence.

The latest case occurred in Kingman Arizona, where National Guardsmen were filmed “providing security” and directing traffic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iadtRiNlw

Another similar example occurred in Newport Kentucky earlier this month when military checkpoints suddenly appeared downtown on September 6. Military Police from the U.S. Army National as well as Marines were purportedly conducting “traffic control” because the city was strapped for funds and did not have enough police to do the job.

The excuse that troops are stepping in to help because there is a lack of police doesn’t wash. Crime is down over the last 20 years, there are around three times more police and the state is not calling out the National Guard, they are being put on the streets as a result of the harmonization of police and military, a process that has been ongoing for decades, long before the economic recession hit. Troops also have guns and their primary function is to search people and vehicles, not direct traffic.

Members of the WeAreChange Ohio group interviewed some of the troops, who when asked if they would be prepared to “confiscate guns, shoot resisters in the back of the head, or throw people into ovens to incinerate bodies,” refused to categorically deny that they would follow such orders.

Watch the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZSrBsvrBE

However, this was by no means the first time that troops have been used to fulfil roles normally ascribed to police in Kentucky.

During the Kentucky Derby on May 2 this year, Military Police were on patrol to deal with crowd control. An Associated Press photograph shows armed MP’s detaining a man who ran onto the track following the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.

“The military has NO BUSINESS policing the citizens except during extraordinarily exceptional times of national emergency by an executive order. This is very disturbing and completely un-American. Maybe even more disturbing is that no one seems to care how quietly and easily we have accepted the burgeoning police state,” one respondent to the photo stated.

As we reported last year, U.S. troops returning from Iraq are now occupying America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that by 2011 will have no less than 20,000 active duty troops deployed inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.

Over the course of the last couple of years, we have reported on numerous instances of military involvement with local law enforcement in violation of Posse Comitatus.

In January, soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. Soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, were used to conduct personal searches at checkpoints in Washington DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama.

In March, we reported on U.S. Army troops dispatched to patrol the streets of Samson, Alabama, after a murder spree.

On April 6, we reported on a DHS, federal, state, Air Force, and local law enforcement checkpoint in Tennessee. On April 3, Infowars was instrumental in the cancellation of a seatbelt checkpoint that was to be conducted in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the 251st Military Police in Bolivar, Tennessee.

Last December, we reported on the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center dispatching troops to work with police on checkpoints in in San Bernardino County, California.

On April 22, we reported the deployment of 400 National Guard Combat Support Battalion troops to “maintain public order” at the Boston Marathon.

Last June, Infowars posted an article by D. H. Williams of the Daily Newscaster reporting the deployment of 2,300 Marines in the city of Indianapolis under the direction of FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

We also reported a story on April 22 covering the assault of a local television news team by an irate police officer in El Paso, Texas. A video taken by the news videographer shows uniformed soldiers working with police officers at the scene of a car accident.

In september 2008 at the RNC protesters were greeted with imposing lines of sheilded National Guardsmen at security checkpoints, over 1,200 National Guard members from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Alaska attended the protest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys95WrvjR0

Read Full Article Here

 



G20 Police Use Military Sound Weapons On Students

G20 Police Use Military Sound Weapons On Pittsburgh University Students

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etv8YEqaWgA

 

Police Use Intimidation Tactics, Military Weapons To Break Up Peaceful Protests
This is a first time in American history of law enforcement using military sonic weapons on peaceful protesters

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
September 25, 2009

We Are Change founder Luke Rudkowski speaks truth to police and gets hit with LRAD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwjAjcQnqM

Video footage is pouring onto Youtube that clearly shows riot police in Pittsburgh using intimidation tactics and military weapons to disperse peaceful assemblies in the vicinity of the G20 summit.

In the first video an officer appears on the scene where protesters are peacefully gathered and immediately tells them to leave the area, threatening everyone with arrest should they not comply.

The in a scene that looks as if it took place in Communist China, riot officers form a line parallel to the protesters, extending to both ends of the street, and slowly walk towards them, noisily and simultaneously marching and beating their shields with their batons.

This is a clear intimidation tactic to cause fear and psychologically effect the peaceful protesters in an effort to herd them and get them to disperse.

We Are Change and Infowars reporter Luke Rudkowski speaks into a bullhorn throughout, as this complete violation of the First Amendment unfolds. He notes how LRAD sound weapons used in Afghanistan and Iraq are now being used against peaceful American citizens on the streets of Pittsburgh by armed military troops.

Chants of “USA, USA” ring out and protesters holding cameras and signs break into applause at Luke’s words as the jackboot police continue to advance. It is hard to believe that this is America.

The LRAD Weapons are then brought to the scene and an announcement blasts out towards the protesters:

“BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF PITTBURGH CHIEF OF POLICE WE HEREBY DECLARE THIS TO BE AN UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY.”

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOUR PURPOSE IS, YOU MUST LEAVE. IF YOU DO NOT DISPERSE, YOU MAY BE ARRESTED AND/OR SUBJECT TO OTHER POLICE ACTION. OTHER POLICE ACTION MAY INCLUDE ACTUAL PHYSICAL REMOVAL, THE USE OF RIOT CONTROL AGENTS AND/OR LESS LETHAL MUNITIONS WHICH COULD CAUSE RISK OF INJURY TO THOSE WHO REMAIN.”

 

G20 Police Randomly Beating Students With Nightsticks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPfNRJGSV0Y

G20 Police Forced Students To Stay In Their Dorms

 



CNN Report Hit With Chemicals At G-20 Protests

CNN Reporter Hit With Chemicals At G-20 Protests In Pittsburgh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIgY5DNx-ys

 



G20 Police Forced Students To Stay In Their Dorms

G20 Police Forced Students To Stay In Their Dorms

Prisonplanet.com
September 25, 2009

Via Reddit,

Reddit, I had to create an account to post about what just happened on my campus. I go to the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh… G20, you know. President Obama’s dinner for the delegates happened just off campus, within eyesight of us — usually. When people grouped up by the street that would lead to the Phipps Conservatory, they were met with armored police.

For a while the students and locals just stood and talked while the police line faced us. Some people sang and had signs. Others just watched. Slowly, the line of locals began to advance. A police officer with a megaphone stepped out several times and told us to leave the area, but as we weren’t doing anything wrong, most people didn’t leave.

That’s when they shot a canister of gas at us. Reddit, sprinting away from armored police who looked like Storm Troopers from Star Wars, hearing that hissing sound while one of my favorite spots on campus filled with smoke… it was terrifying.

When the smoke cleared the crowd was still there.

This standoff lasted several hours. Around 10:30, the atmosphere had changed. The police had advanced far up the road toward students, who were kept back to a grassy area called Schenley Plaza. Students were singing and dancing. It was very peaceful. Someone said something to a cop.

Suddenly the guy was grabbed and thrown on the ground. The crowd AT ONCE surrounded the cops and started chanting LET HIM GO! LET HIM GO! LET HIM GO!

There was a dumpster lit on fire further up the road, so I went up there to see what I could see, and suddenly there were tons of people sprinting down the sidewalk away from the fire. SWAT vans and six or seven major police cars pulled up to Schenley Plaza.

Reddit, the next two hours were complete chaos. My campus was invaded by armored police officers. They threw actual tear gas into crowds of students. They SHOT students with rubber bullets. They beat slower-moving students with a baton. I saw a group of cyclists being herded down the sidewalk. A cop reached out and pushed a woman on a bike. She turned around and pushed her bike at the cop. Next thing we knew, he grabbed her by the face and slammed her down on the concrete.

They slowly advanced us back down Forbes Avenue, toward the major freshman dorms. Several protesters broke storefront windows. I’d guess 20 protesting, about 1,000 students watching (if that.) The police fired Sound Cannons at us, a new weapon never before used on US citizens, which plays a sonic pulse that gives major headaches. They fired more tear gas at the students.

Then riot squads came running up behind us and forced us into the Litchfield Towers Lobby. People who did not make it into the lobby before the riot squads got to the doors were grabbed, thrown to the ground, beaten, and arrested.

Here is the part where I felt most violated — The riot cops then ENTERED our dormitory and shouted that students needed to return to their rooms immediately. Anyone arrested, they said, would be expelled from the University of Pittsburgh, no questions asked.

Reddit, is that legal? Would police be able to force someone on the sidewalk back in their home and make them barricade themselves in their basement?

Here’s another part that got me — I saw students try to get in the doors closest to their dorm building (there are 3 towers), and the door was LOCKED. These students did not have time to run around the building. And they were grabbed.

We don’t know what to do. We’re shocked. BECAUSE THE DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF RELEASED A STATEMENT CLAIMING THEY WERE SECURING THE AREA FROM ANARCHISTS AND THAT “SOME” STUDENTS “PROBABLY GOT CAUGHT UP” IN WHAT HAPPENED.

So, in the news, you’ll hear that police secured the campus from anarchists. Not that students were attacked by security forces supposedly there to protect them. PLEASE, help me get the word out. I’ll be around all day tomorrow for questions.

 



Jon Stewart: McCain 2008 = Bush 2000

Jon Stewart: McCain 2008 = Bush 2000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HafijVKr1zA

 

Olbermann Smacks down the RNC over 9/11 Tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw1vEzqld0I

 

Iraq Veterans Against the War protester at RNC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGscsnUSBYQ

 



RNC Police Handcuff Children and Arrest Journalists

Police Terrorize Children, Reporters and Other Dangerous Criminals

George Washington’s Blog
September 3, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi1eluuDGss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGHa9UBlUcc

Federal and local law enforcement officers are literally terrorizing people in Minneapolis for their thought crimes.

Police have essentially been waging preemptive war by infiltrating, tracking and disrupting every-day Americans who disagree with the current administration’s policies.

As former constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald wrote on August 31st:

“We have a massive assault led by Federal Government law enforcement agencies on left-wing dissidents and protesters who have committed no acts of violence or illegality whatsoever, preceded by months-long espionage efforts to track what they do.”

As Greenwald and others note, those targeted were little old ladies and grandfathers, vegetarians, and other people who are not a threat to anyone.

And as law school professor and President of the well-respected legal group National Lawyers Guild, Marjorie Cohn, writes:

“Local police and sheriffs, working with the FBI, conducted preemptive searches, seizures and arrests. Glenn Greenwald described the targeting of protestors by ‘teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear, with semi-automatic weapons drawn, entering homes of those suspected of planning protests, handcuffing and forcing them to lay on the floor, while law enforcement officers searched the homes, seizing computers, journals, and political pamphlets.’ Journalists were detained at gunpoint and lawyers representing detainees were handcuffed at the scene.’I was personally present and saw officers with riot gear and assault rifles, pump action shotguns,’ said Bruce Nestor, the President of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, who is representing several of the protestors. ‘The neighbor of one of the houses had a gun pointed in her face when she walked out on her back porch to see what was going on. There were children in all of these houses, and children were held at gunpoint.’”

Cohn notes that “preventive detention violates the Fourth Amendment” (you’re supposed to have a justification for imprisonment, not just thought crimes).

Then today, the police set out to publicly intimidate Americans before any protests had even begun outside the Republican National Convention:

“The brigades of police officers would periodically chant military terms and march around in formation (’Double Time!’), while helicopters hovered overhead and Humvees drove by frequently.

***
Clearly, and particularly in the wake of this weekend’s thuggish raids, the intent was to create a highly intimidating, militarized and high-tension climate.”

Once the protests started, the police fired rubber bullets, teargas, pepper spray and concussion grenades at protesters, then arrested them en masse.

They also specifically targeted established journalists (and see this) simply for trying to cover the protests. What’s next . . . assassinating reporters like the U.S. did in Iraq?

 

Police Seize Journalists Notes About RNC Protest Plans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIm-IWaOPjo


RNC cops cuff, terrorize five-year-old

Five-year-old child handcuffed and terrorized; activists allege program of intimidation

Coldsnap Legal Collective
August 30, 2008

In an outrageous series of state-sanctioned actions, police raided an activist “Convergence Space” and several homes in the past 24 hours, detaining multiple people on extraordinarily flimsy pretences, arresting several, confiscating computers and laptops, and even handcuffing a small child.

Beginning at 9:17 p.m. last night, with the raid on the St. Paul Convergence Space, and continuing throughout the day today, police harassment and brutality towards the local community has proceeded at an alarming pace. At least five separate raids have been reported throughout the Twin Cities, with the primary focus appearing to be the confiscation of computers and personal affects.

“These actions are clearly intended to have a chilling effect on dissent prior to the launch of the Republican National Convention,” said Natalia, a local activist and mother of two, who asked that her surname be withheld. “The message being conveyed is: ‘If need be, we will terrorize your children to dissuade you from voicing your opinion.’”

Read Full Article Here

St. Paul in the Hot Seat over Journalist Arrests
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim..-paul-authorities-get-t_b_124293.html

78-Year-Old Nun Arrested At RNC Protest
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/31/national/main4401941.shtml

Amy Goodman: Why We Were Falsely Arrested
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/377611_amyonline04.html

Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers Unlawfully Arrested at RNC
http://www.infowars.com/?p=4273

Guns Drawn, Cops Bust in on Citizens Who Plan to Protest RNC
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/97093

Video Coverage of RNC Protest Police Raids
http://www.infowars.com/?p=4250

 



Cop slams kid’s face into pavement

Cop slams kid’s face into pavement
Bully cop attacks kid who was getting picked-on by someone, the officer grabs and slams him into the road breaking teeth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyGygis1ADA

 

Police brutality – Hungarian riot police

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6KTo_lv4s

Black Helicopters Invade Portland
http://mediamonarchy.blogspot.com/..pters-over-portland-for-dod.html

Child protection database ‘will be used to prosecute young people’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uk..l-be-used-to-prosecute-young-people.html

Bangladesh Police to Monitor Political Parties
http://thenews.jang.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=130570

Texas truant students to be tracked by GPS anklets
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080823/ap_on_re_us/gps_monitoring_truants

Cops kill 23-year old man while his mother watches from her front lawn, won’t let her perform CPR
http://www.komu.com/satellite/Sat..f99f9-80ce-0971-0165-c6d9e996dba6

 



Police Trap DNC Protesters in a Circle

Police Trap DNC Protesters in a Circle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpYqAB61Wd0

 

Priests arrested at the DNC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Uw8cs6ASo

 

Young girl arrested for chalking up sidewalk with anti-abortion message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ev3QO3NzbM

 

The Dark Side of Denver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmYDlFqhxgk

3,000 march in largest demonstration of DNC
http://news.yahoo.com/s/rockymou..ews/3000marchlargestdemonstrationdnc

Police arrest two at protesters’ house
http://www.denverpost.com/politicswestnews/ci_10317020

Denver police hit protesters with pepper spray from cannons, arrest 100
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/100_..d_in_Denver_hit_0826.html

 



Army uses “Calmatives”, non-lethal Chemical Weapons

Army uses “Calmatives”, non-lethal Chemical Weapons
The US Army’s XM1063 projectile is designed to be ’non-lethal’ – but is it peaceful or hovering on the brink of illegality?

Guardian
July 10, 2008

Is the XM1063 a stink bomb, a banana skin, or a bad trip? It’s hard to know. XM1063 is the code name for the US army’s new secret weapon which will “suppress” people without harming them, as well as stopping vehicles in an area 100m square. But is it a violation of chemical weapons treaties, or a welcome move towards less destructive warfare using non-lethal weapons?

Exactly how it works is classified, but we have established some details. The first part of the weapon is an artillery round – or as the army puts it, “a non-lethal personal suppression projectile” – fired from a 155mm howitzer, with a range of 28km. It scatters 152 small non-explosive submunitions over a 1-hectare area; as each parachutes down, it sprays a chemical agent. Development was overseen by the US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre (Ardec).

A presentation by the makers, General Dynamics, says the XM1063 will “suppress, disperse or engage personnel” and “deny personnel access to, use of, or movement through a particular area, point or facility” (=see PDF).

Smelling it out

Experts suggest three possible payloads: an existing riot-control agent, malodorants or a new chemical agent. Existing agents include CS gas and a form of pepper spray. But these seem unlikely choices, because their effects only last minutes, and could wear off before friendly forces arrive. They could also face a legal challenge: the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of riot control agents in warfare

“The matter is further complicated if pepper gas was used as the irritant since this is a plant toxin,” says Steve Wright of Leeds Metropolitan University. “Such toxins are explicitly banned.”

The possibilities seem to boil down to anti-traction agents (which make the whole area impossibly slippery), a malodorant or some novel chemical agents.

Anti-traction agents are possible, but seem unlikely because research in this area (such as Darpa’s Black Ice program) still seems to be at an early stage. It would be unusual for an agency to still be doing basic research when another is about to field a finished product.

A malodorant is a super stinkbomb with a truly intolerable smell. The Pentagon has been working on such chemicals for years, and a recent US army briefing on future artillery concepts specifically mentions artillery-delivered malodorants. (see PDF)

This might sidestep the Chemical Weapons Convention with the argument that malodorants are not chemical weapons. However, Ralf Trapp, an independent disarmament consultant formerly with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, challenges this interpretation.

“That argument rests on the assumption that there are no other toxic effects of these chemicals, and that one can control the dose so that one never crosses into the dose range for toxic effects,” says Trapp. “It also is based a concept of toxicity that is centuries out of date – malodorants do have a physiological effect and toxicity is not limited to lethality.”

Finally, there is the possibility that the US has decided to ignore the convention and use new non-lethal chemical agents. This approach has supporters in high places. Before the Iraq war in 2003, Donald Rumsfeld pushed for rules of engagement that would allow US forces to use non-lethal chemicals.

Until the 1980s, the US maintained stockpiles of a chemical incapacitant known as BZ or Agent Buzz. BZ is a psychoactive chemical causing stupor, confusion and hallucinations lasting for more than 24 hours. It has an evil reputation, but this is based largely on rumour as few facts are available. Most people have only heard of BZ in connection with the film Jacob’s Ladder. This depicted soldiers exposed to a secret chemical weapon in Vietnam with terrible results, including permanent psychosis.

“We are reaping the whirlwind today because of government secrecy in the past,” says Jim Ketchum, who ran the BZ testing program in the 1960s. “It has allowed critics to make unsupportable claims about agents such as BZ without rejoinder from the government research community.” Although the US is known to have been active in this area since 2000, no comments are available from researchers on non-lethal chemical agents – now termed “calmatives”, whatever their chemical action.

Ketchum has written a book, Chemical Warfare Secrets Almost Forgotten, about his experiences of testing BZ on hundreds of volunteers. The effects are very different to those portrayed by Hollywood. None suffered physical harm, mental breakdown or any lasting after-effects. Rather than driving subjects berserk, it has a sedative action. But unlike the fentanyl used in 2002 by Russian police when they stormed a Moscow theatre where Chechen rebels were holding hostages, BZ does not rely on sedation for its effects and does not carry the same risk.

Clouding the issue

Ketchum is now retired, and his successors have had decades to develop more effective and safer agents. But strict secrecy is still in place and there is no information about current research. Ketchum argues that the use of incapacitants would save lives, especially in situations where insurgents are mixed with the civilian population. Others believe that such agents are not just illegal but a step towards unlimited chemical weapons.

“It shouldn’t be forgotten that the horrors of gas warfare in the first world war began with teargas, followed up with lethal firepower,” says Wright.

As a sideline, the XM1063 projectile also has a “vehicle area denial” component composed of nanoparticles. The US army has researched chemicals to interefere with engine combustion in the past, including work with ferrocene (normally used as an anti-knock additive) which prevent engines from working, with the idea is that this would stop any vehicle within the affected area. However, the potential health risks are unknown, especially when nanoparticles are involved.

Testing of the XM1063 was completed successfully last year and it is due for low-rate production from 2009. Ardec says that the production decision is on hold awaiting further direction from the program manager. It seems the decision on whether to enter a new age of chemical warfare now rests with the military rather then civilians. Unless put under pressure, the US Army seems unlikely to give any details of what’s in the surprise package until it is used. And maybe not even then.

Pentagon “Calmatives”: Biochemical Substances as Incapacitating Weapons of War and Social Control
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9573

 



Cops To Use Top Secret Weapons On Activists

Cops to Use “Top Secret” Weapons on Activists During Conventions

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
July 8, 2008

As CNN reports (see video), Congress is forking over $100 million for “security expenses” in Denver and St. Paul this summer. CNN’s Ed Lavendera says the types of weapons being purchased are “top secret” and this does not sit well with the ACLU, who is suing both cities to find out how the money is being spent. “In Minnesota where republicans are holding their convention, the ACLU says it’s trying to find out how security money is being spent but law enforcement agencies insist these weapons should be kept secret so they have the upper hand in keeping the convention safe,” explains Lavendera.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=o_522FkCjCY

In other words, members of both factions of the globalist political party will be safe from agents provocateurs who are routinely dispatched to break a few windows and burn trash in the street in order to give the cops an excuse to attack peaceful demonstrators.

CNN and the corporate media are notorious for ignoring this fact, going back at least to late 1999 during the WTO demonstrations in Seattle. Neil deMause wrote for FAIR in early 2000, “most news outlets ignored the police assaults that preceded the looting, preferring to believe that it was the acts of a few out-of-control protesters that led to the violence, and downplaying police use of force…. numerous eyewitness reports would describe police ignoring vandals while busily assaulting demonstrators who were blockading the entrance to the WTO. The Seattle Times, in its timeline of the WTO protests (12/5/99), noted the first use of pepper spray and rubber bullets on demonstrators at 10 a.m. on November 30, nearly two hours before the first windows were broken.” Peter Cassidy, a police tactics researcher, said at the time that the lack of concern over Seattle police behavior “will lend credibility for other police departments to do the same thing.” In short, “opening your mouth becomes something that exposes you to danger. It exposes you to militarized forms of law enforcement.” As Alex Jones documents in Police State II: The Takeover, Delta Force sponsored and aided so-called “Black Bloc anarchists” in Seattle (see video).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0POPVIX6sf0

Militarized “law enforcement” continued during the FTAA demonstrations in Miami in November, 2003. Miami Activists Defense (MAD) reported “thousands of militarized police, in full riot gear, including electrified shields, tanks, automatic and semi-automatic weapons, tear gas, rubber bullets and bean bags, violently arresting peaceful demonstrators,” absent any provocation or “direct action” on the part of activists. Kris Hermes, MAD spokesperson, noted that Miami mayor Diaz declared police violence against peaceful demonstrators would be the “model for homeland security,” according to Jennifer Van Bergen. In April, 2003, in Oakland, California, cops used wooden dowel projectiles and rubber bullets against peaceful antiwar activists (see photo). Oakland cops told the San Jose Mercury News that although the demonstration was peaceful, there were a “few agitators in the crowd,” a claim disputed by witnesses. “I was there from 5 a.m. on, and the only violence that I saw was from the police,” Joel Tena, the constituent liaison for Oakland’s vice mayor, told the newspaper. “What happened today was very surprising. It seemed the police were operating under the assumption that they were not going to let any kind of protest happen.”If sincere “agitators” are not present, the cops are often obliged to produce them, as they did during an anti-globalist demonstration in Montebello, Quebec, last year. “Police officials tried to justify the extraordinary measures deployed at Montebello by claiming they were needed to control ‘extremist’ demonstrators and prevent them from ‘overwhelming’ conference security forces,” writes François Tremblay. “In fact, video images reveal a long-established police practice, that is, the use of agent provocateurs to provide a pretext for a brutal intervention by riot police against anti-government demonstrators and still further restrictions on the right to protest and other basic democratic rights.” In fact, “restrictions on the right to protest and other basic democratic rights” is the point, as the globalists are sincerely worried about citizens resisting the plan to turn the world into a “free trade” labor gulag based on the China model. In Denver and St. Paul this summer, we are likely to see a new level of violence deployed against peaceful demonstrators. In order to provide a sufficient pretext to use “top secret” weapons against activists, “agitators” and “anarchists” will be unleashed. Notes the activist group JustGetThere:

There is a growing trend of peaceful events being infiltrated by agent provocateurs who operate under the umbrella of black-ops. The goal is to create radical groups who seek out violence either during events, or on corporate and federal property. The operatives will be in positions of power or influence, and will only promote violence instead of a peaceful information based strategy for activism. Most recently in Canada, undercover cops dressed like anarchists were caught causing violence and attacking cops at the WTO protest in Montebello. The cops at first stand down against their own agents, then engage the peaceful activists. This modus operandi has been used in the past, and seems to be in motion for this event by the group ReCreate 68. The DNC convention, of course, has a free speech zone and you have to receive a permit through a lottery system. It’s striking that this group amongst hundreds won a permit, while publicly espousing violence. This group has been challenged to behave peacefully during this event by the founder of another group “We Are Change Colorado” and their response was “The police only understand violence”. This is a red flag and has the earmarks of a operation ran by elements of black-ops to justify the end of our rights of protests, political dissidence and redress of grievances. Thanks to the great work of TruthAlliance.net, this operation has been exposed in the early stages. So when the event occurs we will be ready and prepared to expose this as an intentional act perpetuated by groups who have been influenced or directed by members of law enforcement and black-ops.

Of course, CNN and the corporate media will play right along. After the cops use their “pepper ball rifles, goo guns, sonic rays” against legitimate demonstrators concerned about the fascist cancer of unchecked globalization, we can expect the talking heads to follow the script, as they did in Seattle, and blame the victims.

Fox: Anarchists Planning To Crash Convention
http://rawstory.com//printstory.php?story=11029

Provocateurs Planning Violence At DNC
http://www.prisonplanet.com/provoc..anning-violence-at-dnc.html

The Nation’s Deathbed
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1429144751008474466&hl=en

FBI sending hundreds of agent provacateurs to Democratic Convention
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/1035113,CST-NWS-sneed02.article

 



The Nation’s Deathbed

The Nation’s Deathbed

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1429144751008474466&hl=en

NAFTA Superhighway Stalled: Ron Paul
http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2008/tst062308.htm

What is the ’North American Union’?

 



UK: Cop uses tear-gas to break up school fight

Parents fury after police blast schoolgirls as young as 13 with CS gas to break up school fight

UK Daily Mail
March 6, 2008

Parents hit out at police for ‘putting their children’s lives in danger’ after they blasted 15 schoolgirls with CS gas spray near a busy road.

A complaint has been made against Avon and Somerset constabulary by one of the parents after the riot gas temporarily blinded her daughter outside the school in Bristol.

Musnilya Babatunji said the loss of vision made her 15-year-old daughter Jibuise stagger into a busy road following the incident outside Whitefield Fishponds Community School.

The older girl and her friend, Sasha Wood, 13, say they went to help a classmate who was fighting with another girl.

Police said the officer concerned was single-handedly dealing with a melee involving 15 people, and that gas was the best option.

Mrs Babatunji, who lodged the complaint, said: “These were schoolchildren. I think it’s disgusting. They went about it the wrong way. It was too extreme to use the CS spray.

“It could have caused even more injury, because the children were rubbing their eyes and wandering into the main road.”

Her daughter said: “I felt a bit dizzy and my eyes were burning. I couldn’t open them.”

A force spokesman said: “A police officer on patrol at this school witnessed a fight involving around 15 people in the middle of Fishponds Road earlier this year.

Read Full Article Here

Police take student’s DNA for £2.40 fare fine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news…08/03/06/nstudent106.xml

Teachers keeping cops busy by reporting lip-locks
http://www.rockymountainnews..hool-may-morph-into-police-case/

Teen Says TSA Screener Put His Life In Danger
http://www.wftv.com/irresistible/15511359/detail.html

13,000 Claims Of Abuse In Juvie Centers
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080..venile_detention&printer=1

Schools ban hugs over 2 seconds
http://www.parentdish.com/2008/03/03/schools-ban-hugs-over-2-seconds/

6 Times More Spent On Prisons Than Schools
http://rinf.com/alt-news/c..e-on-prisons-than-education/2600/

Cops ‘forcibly catheterized’ man
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335076,00.html