Monday, July 02, 2012

annals of tyranny

Related to the Assange story posted here earlier today is this item from Common Dreams:

Annals of an Aspiring Police State: The NYPD posted a "wanted" flyer for an activist Harlem couple who (legally) film cops conducting stop-and-frisks, branding them "professional agitators" and listing their home address. Matthew Swaye and Christina Gonzalez saw the error-filled, mugshot-bedecked flyer when they walked into the 30th Precinct for a community board meeting, which will be illegal any day now.

The flyer, complete with mug shots, is here. The flyer's text would be funny if it wasn't so bullying and threatening:

"Be aware that the subjects are known professional agitators that live at [our address posted on poster]. Above subjects mo is that they video tape officers performing routine stops and post on youtube. Subjects purpose is to portray officers in a negative way and too deter officers from conducting there responsibilities. Above subjects also deter officers from being safe and tactical by causing unnecessary distractions. Do not feed into subjects propaganda."

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