Friday, May 18, 2012

The Brown Shirts Are Marching

The 'disappearing' starts in earnest -
Police in the Windy City recently underscored the fact that the United States is now a police state little different than the former Soviet Union or East Germany.

In the video here, National Lawyers Guild (NLG) spokesman Kris Hermes says Chicago cops broke down an apartment door and arrested activists without a warrant.

Note: If the above video fails to work, see it here.

Such “preemptive raids” are a “hallmark of National Special Security Events,” said Sarah Gelsomino with the NLG and the People’s Law Office in a press release. “The Chicago police and other law enforcement agencies should be aware that this behavior will not be tolerated and will result in real consequences for the city.”

From the NLG press release:
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns a preemptive police raid that took place at approximately 11:30pm Wednesday in the Bridgeport neighborhood, and instances of harassment on the street, in which Chicago police are unlawfully detaining, searching, and questioning NATO protesters. The Bridgeport raid was apparently conducted by the Organized Crime Division of the Chicago Police Department and resulted in as many as 8 arrests.
According to witnesses in Bridgeport, police broke down a door to access a 6-unit apartment building near 32nd & Morgan Streets without a search warrant. Police entered an apartment with guns drawn and tackled one of the tenants to the floor in his kitchen. Two tenants were handcuffed for more than 2 hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring unit, repeatedly calling one of the tenants a “Commie faggot.” A search warrant produced 4 hours after police broke into the apartment was missing a judge’s signature, according to witnesses. Among items seized by police in the Bridgeport raid were beer-making supplies and at least one cell phone.

The NLG reports police harassment and illegal searches of other anti-NATO activists in Chicago.

“The NLG has received reports that at least 20 people have been arrested so far this week, and two people are still in custody, not including the Bridgeport residents who are still unaccounted for,” the press release states.

In other words, the cops are disappearing enemies of the state the same way Stalin and Hitler did. Camps for political prisoners – a modern version of Stalin’s gulags – stand ready now in America for “re-education” of political heretics.
The Real Effect
Whether you agree or disagree with the raid itself, you cannot agree with the methodology used to carry out the raid. Preemptive raids? Guns drawn? NO WARRANT!?! This LITERALLY means that they had no evidence and are actively persecuting  these individuals. Perhaps we need to review, again -
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

U.S. Constitution - Amendment IV
(If you're a Republican and think that 'your side' upholds the Constitution, click on the following link and read the first comment.) Further, if you believe that this should stand, you literally do not believe in liberty, Constitutionality, America or it's founding, in which case - Why are you here at all?

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