I don't have a teevee machine, so maybe y'all can tell me... is Jon Stewart the only person on national television to actually mention the insane police tactics in St. Paul during the RNC?
If you haven't seen what's been going on in St. Paul over the past few days, check out this unbelievable footage of police moving in on demonstrators last night, courtesy of WCCO. Here's what's happening: police are ordering everyone on the street onto the bridge above I-94. Then they announced that everyone on the bridge was under arrest.
Wondering why St. Paul does not appear concerned about getting the pants sued off of them for such blatantly illegal police behavior? (As happened following the previous Republican convention?)
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Taxpayers should be off the hook for any damages stemming from claims of police misconduct related to the Republican National Convention under a first-of-its-kind agreement.
The deal required the Republican Party's host committee to buy insurance covering up to $10 million in damages and unlimited legal costs for law enforcement officials accused of brutality, violating civil rights and other misconduct.
Who could have possibly predicted that such an arrangement would lead police to act like they had carte blanche to engage in brutality, civil rights violations, and other misconduct?