Eight charged with riot conspiracy

Eight charged with riot conspiracy

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 3, 2008, titled Eight charged with riot conspiracy. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Eight people have been charged with felony conspiracy to riot during Monday's protests after they were identified as leaders of an anarchist group that planned to "crash" the Republican National Convention, ...

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Joe Runals

Caledonia, MI

#1 Sep 5, 2008
Yea I am Nate Runals brother and from what he says these cops are nuts!!

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 5, 2008
Sorry, but anything your brother has to say needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Obviously he has something against the police because they wouldnt let him wreak the havok he so desired. These thugs only goal was to block someone else's right to free speach. Sorry, but he is just lucky they didnt put a boot on their throat any worse. Next time say in your own city and create havok and keep out of mine.
Mycos

Kamloops, Canada

#3 Sep 5, 2008
"Finally, he said he had received no complaints about harsh treatment of prisoners. "

LOL... If the cops down there are anything like the RCMP up here, it's no wonder there are no complaints! When I tried to report an assault by an LEO (I was about 16 at the time) the WC who took my complaint practically assaulted me himself. "You dare come in here and besmirch the reputation of one of my fine officers. I should kick the s**t out of you myself! Now get oughta here and hope we never see your face again, or things might not go as well as they are right now!"

It's absolute;ly no wonder whatsoever why the FOP and other law-enforcement trade-unions fight so furiously against any attempt by the citizens to create independent oversight body's to investigate charges of wrongdoing by LEOs. They simply wouldn't survive any real investigation into their increasingly fast trigger-fingers, or especially any serious look into who it is that seams most attracted to this and other para-military occupations.

Since: Sep 08

Kamloops, Canada

#4 Sep 7, 2008
Paramilitary-style policing has been growing
in popularity for 25 years. Research shows a dramatic increase in military style activities since the 1980s, a time when such cases were rare, or earlier when they were practically nonexistent. Despite ongoing reports of botched raids by media outlets, the phenomenon is still consistently dismissed by supporters of paramilitary policing as a series of “isolated incidents.”

The truth is, they happen with such disturbing regularity that they can’t all be "isolated incidents". The Cato Institute has plotted some of these cases on an interactive map, which can be found at http://www.cato.org/raidmap .

This will demonstrate how paramilitary actions by LEO's has resulted in the needless death, injury, and terrorizing of innocents that this new style of policing brings with it — and that they aren’t merely regrettable, infrequent consequence of an otherwise effective police tactic. Rather, they’re the inevitable consequence of a flawed, overbearing, and unnecessary form of policing. Instead of increasing the likelihood of reaching a resolution without resorting to violence, it clearly escalates the potential for death and injury befalling both law-enforcement personnel and the citizens themselves.
to the anarchists

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 17, 2008
You all are against the government but if you look up the idiots criminal backgrounds half of them have records including theft.... If we had a peaceful society that didn't have to rely on government to protect our belongings from theives like you then maybe your unrealistic anarchists views would actually work. Your a bunch of hypocrits.
Joe Runals

Caledonia, MI

#6 Aug 17, 2011
to the anarchists wrote:
You all are against the government but if you look up the idiots criminal backgrounds half of them have records including theft.... If we had a peaceful society that didn't have to rely on government to protect our belongings from theives like you then maybe your unrealistic anarchists views would actually work. Your a bunch of hypocrits.
My friend if only you knew this by fact. I am relatives to one who has been wrongly accused. ChaCha!
Joe Runals

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 May 23, 2013
Tim - St Paul wrote:
Sorry, but anything your brother has to say needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Obviously he has something against the police because they wouldnt let him wreak the havok he so desired. These thugs only goal was to block someone else's right to free speach. Sorry, but he is just lucky they didnt put a boot on their throat any worse. Next time say in your own city and create havok and keep out of mine.
Give me a break pal. If you still think our government is fighting for freedom... you've got you're head screwed on backwards and a brick up your butt. "Thugs"? My brother for one is a gardner, and a peaceful activist. Humans are made to make mistakes. If you're sitting here telling me that every person in power is perfect and has no hand with the mexican drug cartels, or fraud, or sex trafficking you my friend are a naive, inconsiderate prick. Everyone is entitled to their opinions but when you sit here and tell me my brother deserved to have a boot on his throat. That crosses the line. Do not forget their are videos of children poisoned by teargas at the RNC convention all over the web that repeatedly are taken down and banned for being truth.

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