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Date: 01/05/12 07:24 AM

54 Responses to First Arrest Of An NDAA Protestor

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Link: First Arrest Of An NDAA Protestor - Police whisk away the blue-haired girl at the 2-min mark. The Crime? Speaking the truth, apparently.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2012 at 7:30 am
    2:16

    Your soldiers die in foreign sand for freedoms you no longer enjoy.
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:41 am
    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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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    433 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:45 am
    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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:52 am
    Whoever authorized this arrest obviously has no clue how much this stregthens the OWS movement.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Kudos the police who showed remarkable restraint in waiting until they were out of camera range to beat her up.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2012 at 7:59 am

    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:02 am
    @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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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:12 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:18 am
    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.

    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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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:22 am
    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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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:33 am
    wtf?
    WTF
    did she say?
    DID SHE SAY?
    i lost
    I LOST
    interest
    INTEREST
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    sparki1980 Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Well she really shouldn`t have told cops what they could do... she was kinda asking for it.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 8:50 am
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 9:02 am
    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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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 9:07 am
    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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    Digital_Babu Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 9:19 am
    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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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2012 at 9:35 am
    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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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 9:43 am
    Sickening, what is happening to our country??? Ron Paul 2012!
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 10:07 am
    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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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 11:09 am
    Her crime was being annoying in public.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Wait, was that Clementine Kruczynski?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    really this is the first arrest. wow!
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    wolladude Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    And she was never seen again.....
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Perhaps Obama got more out of Rev. Jeremiah Wright than he likes to admit?
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    Fascist filth!
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Yuck, get them out.
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    junkaroo Male 30-39
    234 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    How about you stop shouting shame and start swarming these corrupt pigs?
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    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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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    I`m sure they`re simply taking her away for Public Disturbance.
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    34pdaddy11 Male 13-17
    13 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    and this is why we need to remove the democrats from office.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-oS4WLui3Q
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    Well, we`ll never see her again.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    @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?
  34. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    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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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Completely off topic, but I initially thought the blue haired girl was Opie.
  36. Profile photo of TheShgn2
    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    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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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm
    Yeah that is wrong from what i see.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    Ani187, where the HELL is Opie anyway?!?? Have not heard from her in perhaps over a year now.
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    kru2wuero Male 13-17
    65 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    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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    PopeRocket Male 30-39
    120 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    "Wait, was that Clementine Kruczynski?"

    No, it was Ramona Flowers.
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
    150 posts
    January 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    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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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 12:21 am
    aaaaaaaaaand it begins.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 1:51 am
    I hope they strip-searched her.
  45. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 3:34 am
    @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.
  46. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:47 am
    @zombunny: I miss your previous avatar/profile pic. Here`s my vote to restore it.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 7:32 am
    look like a "public disturbance" to me
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    dubstepdubst Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:45 am
    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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 9:17 am
    @dubstep: Yeah, those civil rights protesters from the Sixties? And all those Indians with Gandhi? TOTAL waste of time.
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
    150 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 10:18 am
    @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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    QualityJay Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    @dubstepdubst
    people like you are the reason our governments are stripping rights away from citizens.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    January 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    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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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    But when Bush did it then it was being `patriotic`.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    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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