Police raids (in Minneapolis) enrage activists, alarm others MinneapolisStar Tribune ^ | August 31, 2008 | Heron Mmarquez Eestrada, Bill McAuliffe and Abby Simons
Officers confiscated items deemed dangerous. One City Council member was critical.
Aided by informants planted in protest groups, authorities raided at least six buildings across St. Paul and Minneapolis to stop an "anarchist" plan to disrupt this week's Republican National Convention. From Friday night through Saturday afternoon, officers surrounded houses, broke down doors, handcuffed scores of people and confiscated suspected tools of civil disobedience.
But a St. Paul City Council member described it as excessive, while activists, many of whom were detained and then released without charges, called it intimidation designed to quash free speech.
Commentary----It's a sure sign that a civilization is teetering on the very edge of the dustbin of history when, rather than producing decent, law-abiding productive citizens, it instead produces an overabundance of chronically selfish individuals who view hate, feces, unnaturalness, obscenity and violence as 'free speech rights.'
The true meanings of the words liberty, normal, andÂ morality have been hollowed out and replaced with 'license,' 'abnormality,' and 'immorality.'Â And America's law of the land, which had been based on transcendant immutable truths, has also been hollowed out; it's original intent and purpose erased, it is now the plaything of narcissists, the covetous, libertines, and other immoralists and power-lusters who, using the power of 'broken-law,' tyrannize and suppress the decent and orderly with hate-crime laws, speech codes, and other types of political correctness.