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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Olympia, Washington Protests

[Spree's comments]

I am way behind on this story, so I will give a quick run down, then send you over to Malkin's site because she has been all over this, has the video, the pictures and the whole story.

43 people have been arrested and more would be except the police are scared of harming the children these cretins are hiding behind....LITERALLY.

As far as the protests in Washington state, which have made many headlines, 43 people were arrested in the Olympia rallies Tuesday night. Organizers of these war protests are planning yet more protests Friday in Seattle, Olympia and Chehalis.

Michelle Malkin calls it sedition and she is right.


1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3. Archaic. rebellious disorder.

Keep that definition in mind as you read about these protesters from Michelle, first about them blocking Military shipments from the troops and using kids as human shields and this is what I mean about literally:

Bjornstad added that police didn't anticipate protesters blocking trucks Friday afternoon. Police also didn't anticipate that small children would be among them, he said.

Two grade-school-age boys and a toddler were among the people in the path of the trucks Friday, a development that Bjornstad said was "quite disturbing" and "quite appalling, in my opinion." Police want to ensure the safety of the protesters, should they have to be removed, and police were not prepared for safely removing children Friday, he said.

"We're going to have to figure out how to address that issue," Bjornstad said.

That first piece at Malkin's also deals with the protesters vandalizing churches.

The go to her next piece where the protesters decided it would be cute to pour cement on the railroad tracks to stop Military shipments.

Activists protesting military shipments at the Port of Olympia poured cement over railroad tracks to try to block shipments coming out of the Port today, according to Olympia police. Nobody was arrested after protesters unsuccessfully tried to keep trains from leaving the Port, said Olympia police Lt. Jim Costa. The Port cleaned up the cement, Costa said.

I think Malkin's outrage about no one being arrested is quite understandable.

This is far from over. You need to know that these lawless thugs are instigating a nationwide movement to shut down the ports and block military shipments in your town:

Read the rest of that piece also.

Her third piece shows reports of reporters being attacked and she has videos up also.

In the fourth piece she has pictures of one of these mothers dropping their infant right on his head.

I guess the protest means more than the childs safety.

After catching up with her excellent coverage of this, we now start with other reports.

The Olympian:

At the port: What happened and what did not happen

Let me make something perfectly clear: The Olympian's newsroom staff did not get attacked by police when they were at the scene covering the recent port protests.

However, photographer Tony Overman was threatened by protesters and felt endangered to the point of calling 9-1-1 for assistance.

There is much misinformation on this topic in community blogs and conversation.

Journalists covering breaking news often put themselves at risk. Being on the frontlines to report news as it happens is essential. Most of us love that adrenaline rush of the big story happening before our eyes. But in volatile situations such as the protests of the past week, our journalists are exposed to the same risks as everyone else when tension escalates.

And an out-of-control crowd — as the local demonstrators proved to be several times — is a scary thing.

Tony is experienced in shooting dangerous scenes. He spent several weeks in Iraq last year covering our troops.

But last week Tony was cornered against a chain-link fence by protesters angry at being photographed. One grabbed at his lens. Tony said the hostility was alarming, and he felt threatened as they yelled at him with growing intensity. He reached for his cell phone, punched 9-1-1 and explained the situation, officers arrived and the demonstrators pinning him to the fence backed off.

More from AP, Seattle Times, Herald Tribune, Seattle PI.

These people need to be prosecuted for Sedition, no doubt about it.

Then head over and see what Ace and his readers are are up to... kinda amusing.

I will update as I catch up.


[HCdL's comments]

Sedition. Vandalism. Disturbing the Peace. Reckless endangerment. Assault. Endangerment of a minor.

Just a few charges that can and should be levied against these people.

It's one thing for a grown adult to protest and form a human blockade against tons of rolling metal. It's another thing entirely to use small children to do so. These people are not responsible parents, which is obvious by their actions.

I blame the Democrats as much as the individuals themselves for this behavior, personally. We elect leaders expecting them to LEAD. You get what you pay for. Our "leaders" in the Democratic party have been leading us down a road of national divisiveness and we are seeing, with this, the fruits of their labor.

I hope they're happy.

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, this is the product of your efforts. Small children being endangered in protests. Congratulations, I hope you are pleased with the results.

May God have mercy on your souls for the lives of each soldier, the lives of each innocent, that are caused by your own acts of sedition and the example you set that is being followed by others.

Once and Always, an American Fighting Man