In Downtown Phoenix this past Friday, a whole crowd of people were hit with pepper spray when a team of police vastly over-reacted to Occupy Phoenix presence at the Friday Art Walk. While police claim “someone not affiliated with Occupy Phoenix or Occupy Wall Street hit an officer with a skateboard” this does not match eye-witness reports, nor does it explain the radically excessive response and police action.
What do we mean by excessive? The Phoenix Urban Health Collective reported on their page that, at said event, “police pepper sprayed a young man who was already handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. We at PUHC try not to use emotionally loaded words lightly. But given the fact that this child clearly posed no threat to anyone, we welcome a dialogue about whether such malicious acts seem to meet the legal definition of torture.”
Ganging Up on the One Percent
Cartman is singled out when the Presidential Physical Fitness scores are announced in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled, “1%,” premiering Wednesday, November 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
99% of the kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman’s failings in the physical education department. What will the 1%, Cartman, do when they all gang up on him?
Armed citizen militia group US Border Guard is making its presence felt at the Occupy Phoenix demonstration to protect free speech rights, arguing that the second amendment prevents the state from abusing the first amendment.
The group has been labeled “neo-nazis” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is usually a demonization tactic, but the individual shown in the clip, “JT Ready” has attended neo-nazi rallies and is closely affiliated with the fringe National Socialist Party.
The group has also operated as a “Minutemen on steroids” outfit, organizing armed patrols of the US border with Mexico.