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The Orlando Police Beatnew

Nov. 4, 3:38 a.m.: Three hours after this incident, people were going to start voting for the next president of the United States, which means that you were still up tossing and turning and hoping that rednecks in Pennsylvania wouldn't screw this up for the rest of us.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  11-14-2008  |  Commentary

Revisiting the Rethuglican National Conventionnew

Minnesota is known as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week it was a police state.
Boston Phoenix  |  Anne Elizabeth Moore  |  10-02-2008  |  Politics

The Orlando Police Beatnew

Aug. 29; 1:01 p.m.: A 42-year-old battered an Old Navy rent-a-cop who busted him shoplifting. Officer Baker concludes his report with the following bit of redundancy: "The arrestee was arrested."
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  09-12-2008  |  Commentary

On the Ground at the DNC: The Weekend and Monday AMnew

The Dems are on the warpath to prove that they can connect with average Americans and change the course of this country for the better while their radical opponents on the street are preparing to tell the world that the Democrats are just one side of the same coin.
The Athens NEWS  |  Mike Ludwig  |  08-25-2008  |  Politics

DNC Report: Police and Protesters Look to 1999 WTO Protests for Guidancenew

You can forget Chicago in 1968; it's the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle that law enforcement and radical protest groups are using as the reference point for the DNC in Denver this year.
Westword  |  Jared Jacang Maher  |  08-25-2008  |  Politics

Violence at the DNC Could Blow it for Obamanew

The DNC is shaking out to be a knee-slapping tragicomic convergence in Denver of 100,000 people taking themselves way too seriously. Even the protesters are serious. And so are the cops. Which is a recipe for the kind of intensity that may even blow it for Obama.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ben Corbett  |  08-25-2008  |  Commentary

The Waiting Game: Hundreds Kept in Jail Too Longnew

"You expect it in the former Soviet Union, or Saudi Arabia maybe. But New York City? It's like they took the Bill of Rights and threw it in the trash can," says one man arrested with his brother as they stood on a sidewalk watching anti-Republican demonstrators.
The Village Voice  |  Jennifer Gonnerman  |  09-08-2004  |  Politics

Streets of Rage: How Bush and the GOP Mobilized Half a Million Peoplenew

All week, people have invoked George W. Bush's name in anger and ridicule in documentaries, art shows, poetry readings, even die-ins, all part of the convulsion of creative dissent that his presidency has unintentionally unleashed.
The Village Voice  |  Tom Robbins and Jennifer Gonnerman  |  09-02-2004  |  Politics

Elephants in Our Living Room: A Convention Guidenew

In case you get trampled by the elephants in New York for the Republican National Convention next week, here are some tips for getting out from underfoot. The Voice provides tips for finding a doctor, transportation or a bail bondsman.
The Village Voice  |  Rebecca Raber  |  08-24-2004  |  Politics

Nixon Rewound: RNC Brings to Mind Miami Beach, 1972new

Florida delegates headed to New York for the Republican National Convention don't know what might await them on the streets. But the group is a bit more diverse than the effete martini-sippers New York's anarchists apparently envision.
Miami New Times  |  Brett Sokol  |  08-23-2004  |  Politics

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