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    Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    Several members of the group Veterans for Peace were escorted out of the Old South Meeting House in Boston Monday night after they attempted a citizen’s arrest of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.“I went down in front and looked Donald Rumsfeld in the eye and said, ‘I’m making a citizen’s arrest,’” protester Nate Goldschlag told WCVB-TV.
    “He lied us into Iraq. He lied about weapons of mass destruction. He lied about Saddam Hussein being involved in 9/11.”
    Three of the protesters removed from the event were with Veterans for Peace and a fourth was a member of Code Pink. One protester was arrested outside the event for allegedly using a bullhorn to assault a police officer.

    Most of the 300 people who had to buy a copy of Rumsfeld’s book, “Known and Unknown,” to attend the event appeared to be fans.
    “He’s one of the greatest Americans that has ever lived,” one woman said.
    Watch this video from WCVB-TV, broadcast Sept. 26, 2011.


    Another video is here and the link here: New Study: Blondes make men more dumb*|*Raw Replayell i support this. But this small band of protestors will get nothing done.
    Freedom of speech.
    I applaud them

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    It's admirable, but we don't hold politicians accountable for their actions less it involves some form of sexual deviancy.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

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    I loved it. It was fun to watch the video. I loved it when Rumsfeld smiled broadly and waved goodbye as the people were escorted out of the building.

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    I have to say, impressed that they tried.
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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    No such thing as bad PR: I didn't know he wrote a book - I just might buy it and read it.
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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    No such thing as bad PR: I didn't know he wrote a book - I just might buy it and read it.
    The protesters bought it. They needed the book in order to get in. That makes this even richer. LOL!

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    Don't know if anyone is keeping up on what is happening on Wall Street right now, but people are making citizens arrests of police officers for assaulting nonviolent protesters. There have also been incidents of pepper spraying and assaults by police for videotaping police action.

    police_detainment.jpg

    I can't believe the mainstream media is not talking about this. Major stuff is going on there.

    People need to start fighting back against power with impunity. People have a right to peaceful assembly without being jackbooted.

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    And so making 'citizens arrests' left and right is going to ensure the right to assemble peacefully?

    They're not being peaceful - thus - they won't earn peace, they'll just earn and more harsh push-back from law and order. . . which I will support.

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    And so making 'citizens arrests' left and right is going to ensure the right to assemble peacefully?

    They're not being peaceful - thus - they won't earn peace, they'll just earn and more harsh push-back from law and order. . . which I will support.

    Protest with your voice and your vote - not with your hands and teeth.
    You can certainly arrest a police officer who is assaulting someone without reasonable grounds. There is already evidence of unprovoked attacks happening. Most of the protesters and police officers are peaceful, but the bad apples should be taken down (on either side).

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    Re: Veterans attempt citizens arrest of Rumsfeld in Boston

    I enjoyed that. That old smelly-looking hippy with the pony tail sure was blinking alot while talking to the camera at 1:31'ish - isn't excessive blinking a sign of lying?

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