Monday, April 11, 2005

91% of people arrested during the Republican Convention in New York City found innocent

1,806 people were arrested sometimes with distinct gestapo style tactics in New York City during the Republican party convention last year.

1,670 of those cases have so far been decided. In 91% of the cases the charges were dropped or the people were found not guilty of the charges filed against them.

The New York Times article also reports edited video tapes were sometimes being used to present the prosecutor's case. Unedited tapes clearly showed people to be not guilty. The police, of course, is saying the editing was accidental. Sure...

But, hey, they were only protecting the President against grave threats. Surely their actions were justified.


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