September 3, 2008

No Impunity for RNC Police Civil Liberties Violations

Time to raise our voices. It's an easy way exercise, an protect, our democracy.

By now you should know that the conglomeration of police agencies assembled in St. Paul Minnesota for the Republican convention have committed numerous civil liberty violations:

St. Paul Police Conduct Mass Preemptive Raids Ahead of Republican Convention, DemocracyNow Sept. 1, 2008.

As the RNC Opens in St. Paul, Twin Cities Police Arrest Nearly 300; Journalists Targeted, DemocracyNow Sept. 2, 2008.

Amy Goodman & Two Democracy Now! Producers Arrested at RNC Protest, DemocracyNow Sept. 2, 2008.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Condemns Police Intimidation of Journalists
, DemocracyNow Sept. 2, 2008.

Most Urgent:

Contact the following county and city attorneys to urge them not to press "probable cause riot charges" against Democracy Now! producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.

Today I left a voice mail for St. Paul Mayor

Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner
E-Mail: RCA @ (cc: dropthecharges at

Susan Gaertner for Governor
info at (cc: dropthecharges at
(612) 978-8625

The St. Paul City Attorney’s office has already charged Amy Goodman with misdemeanor obstruction of a legal process and interference with a peace officer. Contact St. Paul City Attorney John Choi by all means possible to demand that the charges against Goodman be dropped immediately.

St. Paul City Attorney John Choi:
E-mail: john.choi @ and cc: dropthecharges @
(651) 266-8710

Others that you Should Contact:

Minneapolis Police Department
350 South 5th Street,
Room 130, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1389
police @

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

City Hall, Room 331
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-2100
Fax: (612) 673-2305

Ironically, Minneapolis has a Civil Rights Department.
call (612) 673-3012.



Anonymous said...

Prior to the RNC, we viewed "Chicago 10", a 2007 film that's based on vintage clips and high-tech animation (see '68 - '08 -- have we made any progress???

GDAEman said...

thanks for the link.

Granny said...

Thanks for the comment on Is America Burning. What was odd to me is that I'd heard nothing from the MSM about the arrests and intimdation.

It's possible I missed it - I didn't watch any more of that BS than was necessary to keep up.