COMMENTARY – Stonewall could not have happened in 2008


If there was any doubt that the United States is fast becoming as restrictive a police state as many in the Third World, the policies and behavior of law enforcement surrounding both political conventions should put it to rest. Though the Denver police were restrictive, the police in St. Paul, acting in concert with state and federal agencies, can only be described as thugs.

The police staged preemptive raids targeting every form of alternative media such as (no surprise here) Iwitness, which video documents police behavior, particularly at such large events as rallies and conventions.