(Lucas : comment : Also know the link to the RNC , GOP could also be made for an Occupy Protest as this is in equal terms not only a democratic or republican party issue. Occupy should stand for the fundamental issues regardless of whatever political party membership or preference a person is in seeing police brutality end for ever, and incompetence abolished, and police set ups being questioned and unlawful and unconstitutional behaviour being addressed, and the line drawn for all oath breaking officers, or members and employees of all governmental agencies, congress and senate. )
In reaction to the massive police presence at the Democratic National Convention, DNC, and in protest of the many unwarranted arrests of non-violent protesters, Occupy The DNC, issued a formal statement on Friday, Sept 7, 2012.
Protesters were indeed arrested for no violation other than exercising their rights as Americans under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. Police presence, and oppression, raised the level of America’s current Authoritarian Democracy to, never before seen, levels. (see link: Op-Ed News 9/5/12) The observations and events of this deterioration enforce the need for all American’s to join in with opposition groups nationally.
The following is the text of the Occupy The DNC statement on National police brutality:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Occupy the DNC
Protesters Arrested In The War On Truth
Charlotte, NC, September 6th, 2012 – Two Occupy the DNC protesters
were arrested today while peacefully marching in downtown Charlotte.
The Protesters were marching legally through downtown Charlotte, NC,
at around 3pm when they were surrounded by law enforcement officers
from numerous agencies. A female protester was confronted and was told
her flag was not allowed, although the flag was within legal
parameters. When the female protester questioned officers on the
legality of counter-protesters signs, she was ignored and followed.
After being surrounded by Charlotte police and other agencies, the
protester asked if she was being detained or arrested, but she
received no answer. Being within her rights, and having questioned the
officers multiple times without receiving a response, she announced
her intent to leave and walked away. As she left, officers rushed her
and, without telling her she was arrested, took her into custody.
After the female protester was detained, a fellow male protester was
also surrounded and subsequently arrested without cause or action.
All of the above was captured on video and is available upon request.
The video is unedited, raw and audible.
Hours later, President Obama accepted his nomination as the Democratic
party’s candidate for the presidency.
Today is also the day we call for an end to the war on truth.
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been detained since May 29, 2010, for
exposing war crimes committed during both the Bush and Obama
administrations. Manning leaked this information to WikiLeaks for
which the United States is also attempting to extradite the founder of
WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.
The war on truth has also led to over 7,400 Occupy-related arrests,
many of which were the result of selective enforcement and/or were
otherwise illegitimate. This increased crackdown on dissent must be
questioned, and awareness must be raised. These brave people are not
acting without reason. Barack Obama has a 48% disapproval rating, and
Congress has an 82% disapproval rating.
This is not for the Obama administration alone; during George W.
Bush’s second term his disapproval rating was at 78%. Both parties are
at fault as are their corporate sponsors. Obama and Romney have
accepted campaign contributions from many of the same companies
(Goldman Sachs, Citi Group, etc.), and actually agree on many topics
(NDAA, bailouts, NAFTA, war). Both parties also actively attempt to
suppress 3rd party candidates (Gary Johnson, Jill Stein).
Obama said he would veto the NDAA 2011, then signed it into law on New
Years eve while the country partied. He has also stated he would try
to “overturn Citizens United”, which would reduce the influence of
corporate money on politics and constrain the never-ending war waged
on behalf of corporate interests. This war costs more than money, it
costs lives. As drones are killing unarmed civilians, including
children, our troops are dying for corporate profits.
The crimes and broken promises of this government have not gone
unnoticed, the corruption of the 2-party system can no longer continue
and the corporate influence of our political system must come to an
end. The truth needs to come out, and the persecution of the people
telling the truth needs to stop.
Occupy the DNC gathered at Marshall Park in downtown Charlotte, NC
during the 2012 Democratic National Convention to protest many social,
political and economic issues including corporate influence in
government, Citizens United, the Koch brothers, and President Obama’s
support of the NDAA and drone strikes overseas.