First Arrest Of An NDAA Protestor

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 5 years ago

Police whisk away the blue-haired girl at the 2-min mark. The Crime? Speaking the truth, apparently.
There are 54 comments:
Male 766
I`ll take y`all seriously when you choose to die for your freedoms like they are in Syria, Iran and any other Oppressed Nation . . . till then y`er just crybabies . . .
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Male 736
But when Bush did it then it was being `patriotic`.
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Male 335
Destroying our civil rights and trashing the constitution is ok but speaking up about it is not ok because it causes a "public disturbance". So sad.
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Male 303
@dubstepdubst
people like you are the reason our governments are stripping rights away from citizens.
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Male 150
@Squriz
By not doing anything to prevent the government from "extinguishing the kind of free speech this country was founded on", aren`t we accomplishing nothing?
I`ll be the first to say you should always try to resolve any conflict through peace and understanding. But when your opponent doesn`t care about that isn`t time for a change in tactics?
The OWS and other protests have been mostly peaceful demonstrations to which there is ample evidence of those in charge either not caring or abusing their power to silence the dissidence. Tell me what is to be gained from these peaceful demonstrations when the end result is always the same.

I`m not saying we should embrace anarchy and take up arms against every cop, politician, etc. but you have to willing to stand up for your rights and sometimes that can`t be done peacefully. If it could be done peacefully we wouldn`t have had to be standing up for them in the first place.
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Male 6,227
@dubstep: Yeah, those civil rights protesters from the Sixties? And all those Indians with Gandhi? TOTAL waste of time.
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Male 63
i love when people think they`re making the slightest difference.. your not fackers. go smoke some pot and move on with your day
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Male 3,578
look like a "public disturbance" to me
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Male 6,227
@zombunny: I miss your previous avatar/profile pic. Here`s my vote to restore it.
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Male 6,227
@thesandwich: I`m not sure you`re getting the whole civil disobedience thing.

Had the protesters done what you suggest (i.e., resisted/fought the police), this whole board would be blowing up with people writing about how the OWS movement was a bunch of thugs and that the police are justified in using force against them.

Instead, by keeping their demonstration peaceful, we have a clip that shows the true colors of what`s going on with our government and the people: namely, our government is now assiduously extinguishing the kind of free speech this country was founded on.
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Male 646
I hope they strip-searched her.
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Male 1,397
aaaaaaaaaand it begins.
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Male 150
This video proves two things:
1. Even Americans are feed up their government and want it changed.
2. They are a bunch of pussies.
If they truly cared about protesting an act about detaining people, they would have quickly done the math that they outnumber the cops 10 to 1. Even when they have guns and batons I would still favor the side with a huger force in that close of range.
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Female 2,525
"Wait, was that Clementine Kruczynski?"

No, it was Ramona Flowers.
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Male 120
The best part is where they all helped their comrade and stopped the arrest instead of sloganizing and making dissident noises.
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Male 65
it has begun ladies and gentlemen, the time for a new era is coming, maybe it is not what the mayanz(aztecs, not exactly sure) predicted, not an actual end of the war, but i time when all humanity will change, look to your surrounding people, there is more destruction against their government. People have seen the real faces of the government, maybe aliens will come or maybe the world natural disasters will come, but where will you be when this happen, i say that we must be prepare for what is going to come...
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Male 4,793
Ani187, where the HELL is Opie anyway?!?? Have not heard from her in perhaps over a year now.
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Male 4,793
Yeah that is wrong from what i see.
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Male 626
So when they put her in the internment camps, I wonder if they`ll shave her head and tattoo her prisoner number on her..
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Female 4,447
Completely off topic, but I initially thought the blue haired girl was Opie.
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Male 6,227
FWIW, I found this video really, really disturbing. When did this nation become so intolerant of dissent? How different are we now from any number of Mideastern countries where *no one* can speak out about anything?
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Male 1,540
@34pdaddy11

The new NDAA revisions and its opposition has nothing to do with democrats or republicans. But if you`re telling us you support it, then... Good... For you?
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Male 1,625
Well, we`ll never see her again.
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Male 13
and this is why we need to remove the democrats from office.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-oS4WLui3Q
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Male 2,690
I`m sure they`re simply taking her away for Public Disturbance.
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Male 282
Most people don`t know this actually happened, perhaps you were too young at the time to understand what it meant if you did:

Bush`s NWO speech from 1991

Is it a coincidence his son was president when 911 happened?
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Male 234
How about you stop shouting shame and start swarming these corrupt pigs?
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Male 2,031
Yuck, get them out.
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Male 282
Fascist filth!
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Male 1,404
Perhaps Obama got more out of Rev. Jeremiah Wright than he likes to admit?
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Male 380
And she was never seen again.....
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Male 25,416
really this is the first arrest. wow!
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Female 737
Wait, was that Clementine Kruczynski?
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Male 1,045
Her crime was being annoying in public.
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Male 1,010
Digital_Babu: freedom to protest is of Constitutional rank, and therefore lex superior to i.ex. traffic regulations and other things one might be in violation of while protesting. At least that is the legal argument used here while protecting protesters from cops.
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Male 1,511
Sickening, what is happening to our country??? Ron Paul 2012!
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Male 2,631
Access was at best impeded, not blocked- I saw plenty of people moving through and using the stairs, and the police had no problem moving around the area either.
Agree with patchgrabber- pick yer damn battles coppers.
I did find it ironic and amusing that they timed their arrest to coincide with her talking about criminalizing their voices.
Their is a growing group of individuals in this nation that are waiting for something they call `WTSHTF`, sometimes- like watching incidents like this- it`s hard to fault their thinking.
And for the record, shouting `shame` in unison accomplishes nothing. If you want to protest, be prepared to defend yourself with violence- the police don`t think twice about knockin heads.
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Male 77
In the Netherlands there have been cases of protesters being caught and tried for causing a public disturbance. But when it came in front of a judge often cases didn`t even make it to court or a judge ruled the freedom to protest weighing more than the obligation not to disturb others.

The problem is that a cop can do everything by the book and successfully break a protest. Even though a judge will rule otherwise, but then it`s too late.

Cops should be more aware of these rights and how one right can and must be weighed different than the other.
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Male 1,582
Hello national revolt, I see you`re well on your way. I`ve been awaiting your arrival. And I love that blue hair.
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Female 2,525
It doesn`t matter if they were blocking the stairs. In that case the appropriate move would be to speak to the group and ask them to move along, not make an arrest.
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Male 1,471
They were clearly not blocking the stairs.. Yes they were being loud and mildly inconvenient, but that is the point of protesting.. There`s not much point in standing silently in a corner.. Plus, the issue is pretty darn important..
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Male 329
Well she really shouldn`t have told cops what they could do... she was kinda asking for it.
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Male 2,390
wtf?
WTF
did she say?
DID SHE SAY?
i lost
I LOST
interest
INTEREST
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Male 1,231
The problem is the term `causing a public disturbance` is so vague and broad, it pretty much rules out any sort of protesting of any type, anywhere. Unless you want to silently protest in your home; that`s allowed, but sort of defies the point of a protest.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Seriously, thay`re at the top of the stairs blocking access. Of course she was removed. There`s a time and place for everything...including protesting.[/quote]

I agree that the police probably didn`t do anything technically wrong, but do you really need to break up every single protest? It`s not like they were physically stopping people or rioting or anything. Monitor the situation and pick your battles, why give more fodder to the protest movements?
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Female 6,381
Two cops arrest someone (briefly) for jamming the train station with a loud protest, and the US has become a police state.
Two protestors loot a store and it`s just "Oh, they don`t represent the group."
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Male 5,811
@Apexus: I think you`re right about why the police did it, but that`s very lame reasoning by the police. That was just a peaceful protest, imo. They weren`t causing a ruckus, just shouting things, big whoop. It`s not like they were camping there or anything. Let them shout themselves hoarse for a few hours, then they`ll leave. Simple as that.
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Male 37,902

Seriously, thay`re at the top of the stairs blocking access. Of course she was removed. There`s a time and place for everything...including protesting.
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Male 37,902

Kudos the police who showed remarkable restraint in waiting until they were out of camera range to beat her up.
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Male 3,364
Whoever authorized this arrest obviously has no clue how much this stregthens the OWS movement.
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Male 501
And yet she will still probably vote for Obama. ACLU is angry at Obama for this, yet most of their members will vote for him to stick around as well. People, on both sides of the aisle, decry bills like this yet when it comes time to vote they stick to their party li(n)es.

Left-winger: I`m really upset at Obama and feel betrayed by him, so I will not be as enthusiastic when I vote for him in 2012.
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Male 355
I think she was detained for causing a public disturbance - its defined as "activities disturbance including Loud noise; Being in a public place or on private property of another without consent and purposely causes inconvenience to another person or persons by unreasonably and physically obstructing." - New York may or may not have more strict rules but more or less she was detained because she was leading the group there for the main aggressor.
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Male 14,775
2:16

Your soldiers die in foreign sand for freedoms you no longer enjoy.
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Male 6,227
Link: First Arrest Of An NDAA Protestor [Rate Link] - Police whisk away the blue-haired girl at the 2-min mark. The Crime? Speaking the truth, apparently.
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