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Cindy Sheehan Harassed By NYPD -- Call Them On It!
posted on antiwar.com
Cindy Sheehan spoke to about 150 people in Union Square today -- but her talk was cut short when a NYPD goon squad charged into the crowd, yanked her off the stage, and pulled the plug on the rally. Whole story here. It isn't clear if she was arrested or not: this story says she was.
Remember how the last major antiwar march in NYC had such a hard time getting a permit? The little commissars over at the New York Sun were agitating to delay granting the march a permit as long as possible:
"Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly are doing the people of New York and the people of Iraq a great service by delaying and obstructing the anti-war protest planned for February 15. The longer they delay in granting the protesters a permit, the less time the organizers have to get their turnout organized, and the smaller the crowd is likely to be."
The neocons know they can't win the argument over this war, so they're turning to the State to minimize and even crush the antiwar opposition.
Don't let them get away with it. After all, with all the serious crimes [.pdf file] being committed in the 13th Precinct, you would think the cops would have better things to do. Call them and tell them this is still America, bud, and you can't do that!
Here are the phone numbers:
PRECINCT (212) 477-7411
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (212) 477-7427
COMMUNITY POLICING (212) 477-7446
CRIME PREVENTION (212) 477-7427
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (212) 477-3863
YOUTH OFFICER (212) 477-7411
AUXILIARY COORDINATOR (212) 477-7446
DETECTIVE SQUAD (212) 477-7444