Freedom of Expression

Aug 18, 2009 | Posted by: Summermoondancer | Full story: lagringasps.blogspot.com

Free Expression (as translated from La Tribuna todayīs edition.) http://www.latribuna.hn/web2.0/?cat=9 We reproduce this public information recap ting the cases that have occurred since the 28th of June past that constitutes attempts and aggressions against reporters and free expression. The most recent of the attacks with Molotov cocktails was suffered the past weekend in the newspaper El Heraldo, the burning of a newspaper delivery vehicle for La Tribuna that belonged to a young man that distributed La Tribuna in Olancho. Threats also occurred to the equipment of this media by a group of supporters of the deposed president Zelaya in the municipality of Pespire.

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Amazing how pro Zelaya troops have cried that their rights are being violated and that the press is being supressed when it is them violating rights and supressing freedom of press.
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Aug 18, 2009
 
Summermoondancer wrote:
Amazing how pro Zelaya troops have cried that their rights are being violated and that the press is being supressed when it is them violating rights and supressing freedom of press.
And very interesting that this human rights commission, who refuse to meet with Micheletti, is headed up by Venezuelans!

The hypocrisy of this is outrageous!

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Aug 18, 2009
 
Exactly and even more clear is the report here that I translated from La Tribuna is clear as to who is abusing and violating human rights and it isnīt Micheletti and the soldiers.
I know people are shocked by the fact that police here will hit you if you donīt immediately do as you are told, but you have to remind yourself this is not the US and hitting someone is not concidered excessive force here. Then again in NY an immigrant was shot 19 times for having a cell phone in his hand...
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Aug 20, 2009
 
Summermoondancer wrote:
Exactly and even more clear is the report here that I translated from La Tribuna is clear as to who is abusing and violating human rights and it isnīt Micheletti and the soldiers.
I know people are shocked by the fact that police here will hit you if you donīt immediately do as you are told, but you have to remind yourself this is not the US and hitting someone is not concidered excessive force here. Then again in NY an immigrant was shot 19 times for having a cell phone in his hand...
I think that whether you get hit for not immediately responding to what your are told depends a lot on where you are.

Police have a tough job to do, some go overboard but, obeying the lawful order of a policeman just makes good sense!

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Aug 20, 2009
 
Yes, and not obeying it doesnīt give one the right to cry fowl when they are forced to obey either...and I think being hit is part of the picture if it is required in order to force you to obey an order..they seem to think that tear gas is a violation of human rights too...even though it is permitted by international law.
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Aug 20, 2009
 
Summermoondancer wrote:
Yes, and not obeying it doesnīt give one the right to cry fowl when they are forced to obey either...and I think being hit is part of the picture if it is required in order to force you to obey an order..they seem to think that tear gas is a violation of human rights too...even though it is permitted by international law.
Of course, you know that these claims are constantly on the television in the US where someone is claiming that the police used excessive force.

More than clubs, the police in the US have moved to using pepper spray and tasers.

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Aug 20, 2009
 
I think I would rather have the pee slapped out of me than be sprayed with pepper spray or be tasered...let one of these idiots be tasered and they will be screaming from the rafters.
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I think I would rather have the pee slapped out of me than be sprayed with pepper spray or be tasered...let one of these idiots be tasered and they will be screaming from the rafters.
I have never experienced any of the three options, and I'm not anxious to add this to my list of experiences, either.

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Aug 21, 2009
 
Me neither that is why I behave.

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