RNC 8 Charged with “Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism”

From Twin Cities IndyMedia

Affidavits released by law enforcement which were filed in support of the search warrants used in raids over the weekend, and used to support probable cause for the arrest warrants, are based on paid, confidential informants who infiltrated the RNCWC on behalf of law enforcement.

Yes, we all know that paid informants are completely and totally reliable.

They allege that members of the group sought to kidnap delegates to the RNC, assault police officers with firebombs and explosives, and sabotage airports in St. Paul.

Horsepucky. Do you think the eight leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee would say those things in public or even in a meeting, assuming it’s true which doubtless it isn’t.

Evidence released to date does not corroborate these allegations with physical evidence or provide any other evidence for these allegations than the claims of the informants.

Goodness, who would have imagined the police have no evidence.

Based on past abuses of such informants by law enforcement, the National Lawyers Guild is concerned that such police informants have incentives to lie and exaggerate threats of violence and to also act as provocateurs in raising and urging support for acts of violence.

Like I said…

The criminal complaints filed by the Ramsey County Attorney do not allege that any of the defendants personally have engaged in any act of violence or damage to property. The complaints list all of alleged violations of law during the last few days of the RNC — other than violations of human rights carried out by law enforcement — and seeks to hold the 8 defendants responsible for acts committed by other individuals.

I see, Anarchist X tosses a rock through a window so the leaders of the Welcoming Committee are charged with terrorism even though they personally did nothing wrong and don’t even know the rock thrower. Madness.

Prediction: They will be found not guilty or the charges will be dropped. Then they will sue and collect substantial damages.


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