What is an Arrestable Offense
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If Democrats really want to address the issue of “Toxic Politics,” a great place to start would be with what Progressives call the “arrestables.”
What are arrestables and how do they work? What they are is fairly self-explanatory: arrestables are protesters who are predetermined to be arrested.
Who they are is where it really gets interesting. They are a mix of professional protesters and anarchists, organized largely (but not exclusively) through a working relationship between community organizers like Lisa Fithian of RANT, Susie Benjamin and Jodie Evans of CodePink (major Obama fundraisers), and Bernadine Dohrn of the Weather Underground Terrorist Party (major Obama fundraiser).
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Rioters attacked motorists on a highway and injured several police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the fatal shooting of a black man on Tuesday.
Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was killed at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side while police were trying to serve a warrant for a different man in the same complex.
Charlotte police warned Scott again and again to drop his handgun, said Police Chief Kerr Putney during a news conference on Wednesday.
“The officers gave loud, clear verbal commands which were also heard by many of the witnesses. They were instructing the subject, once he got out of the vehicle, to drop the weapon … Mr. Scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun as the officers continued to yell at him to drop it.”
Scott’s family members said he was simply sitting in his car, reading a book while waiting to pick up his son from school.
Officers did not find a book where Scott was shot, said Putney.
The officer who killed Scott, Brentley Vinson, is also black. Vinson was not wearing a body camera, according to the mayor’s office. He was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
“The War On Police: How The Ferguson Effect Is Making America Unsafe” is a cop’s-eye view of one of the most tumultuous times in recent history for law enforcement, which has spawned a growing movement, fueled by a biased news media and Black Lives Matter, to demonize police across the country. Pre-order your copy today at the WND Superstore!…. Read More
Several hundred protesters rallied on Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, where authorities braced for a possible second night of unrest after the fatal police shooting of a black man who officers said had refused their orders to drop a handgun.
Sixteen officers were injured late on Tuesday and early Wednesday as police in riot gear clashed with demonstrators who hurled stones, set fires and briefly blocked an interstate highway.
“We are tired of people, especially police, killing our black men,” Blanche Penn, a longtime community activist, said at Wednesday evening’s rally, where the mood was resolute but peaceful. “Charlotte has always been quiet. But now it’s time to be loud.”
Widely differing accounts of Tuesday’s shooting emerged the next day. Police said Keith Scott, 43, was armed and ignoring officers’ orders when he was gunned down, while the victim’s family and a witness said he was holding a book, not a weapon.
Authorities have not released any video of the incident, but the city’s mayor said they plan to.
Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, issued a statement describing her family as “devastated” and appealing for calm, adding, “we have more questions than answers about Keith’s death.”
The trouble in Charlotte unfolded as demonstrators in Tulsa, Oklahoma, demanded the arrest of a police officer seen in video last week fatally shooting an unarmed black man who had his hands in clear view at the time…. Read More
The Occupy Oakland protest took the most violent turn in weeks on Saturday January 28th. Coming just months after the Occupy Oakland camp was taken down by Oakland police and a few days after the movement announces its intent to use a vacant building as it’s base for the future plans to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall
Protesters broke into one of the historic buildings, burn an American Flag,destroying parts of the building and tearing down fencing at a convention center.
While police maintained a late-night guard around City Hall following daylong protests that resulted in 300 arrests. Mayor Jean Quan called on the Occupy movement to “stop using Oakland as its playground.” Saying also “People in the community and people in the Occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior,” Protesters clashed with police throughout the day, at times throwing rocks, bottles and other objects at officers. And police responded by deploying smoke, tear gas and bean bag rounds resulting in 300 arrests.
Deanna Santana was quoted as saying,
“This is not a situation where we had 1,000 peaceful people and a few violent people. If you look at what’s happening today in terms of destructing property, throwing at and charging the police, “it’s almost like they are begging for attention and hoping that the police will make an error”.
The group assembled outside City Hall late Saturday morning and marched through the streets, disrupting traffic as they threatened to take over the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center.The protesters walked to the vacant convention center, where some started tearing down perimeter fencing and “destroying construction equipment” shortly before 3 p.m., police said.
Dispersal order was issued and used smoke and tear gas after some protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects.Demonstrators numbers swelled as the day wore on, with afternoon estimates ranging from about 1,000 to 2,000 people.
Dozens of officers surrounded City Hall, while others swept the inside of the building looking for protesters who had broken into the building, then ran out of the building with American flags before officers arrived.
The protest group issued an email criticizing police, saying “Occupy Oakland’s building occupation, an act of constitutionally protected civil disobedience was disrupted by a brutal police response today.”
Adam Corolla explains The Occupy Wall Street Generation…
His simple straight forward, honest words say more than anyone setting at an anchor desk on the nightly news or our “I know more than you do
” Congressman and Senators have ever have.
Grab your seat…turn up your volume (so no one will hear you scream) and listen. You just might learn something.
National Museum of American History collects Occupy Wall Street memorabilia
By Roland Flamini – Special to the Washington Times Protesters jump on police barricades Thursday in New York’s Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement began two months earlier. Demonstrators from coast to coast joined their call for …
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The Burlington Vermont Arrestable have an even bigger problem than protesting. They are dealing with the possible suicide of one of there own. Reported to be
a veteran, the 35 year old mans name has not been released.
With violence on the rise across the “Occupy America Movement”, and most recently in Oakland, Ca.,the protestors are gaining more recognition for the violent clashes with the police than their demands.