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Twin Cities: Police State

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September 2, 2008

Scary news has been coming out of Minneapolis since Sunday, where police have been raiding homes and making mass arrests. Glenn Greenwald has been all over the story. He writes:

Beginning [Sunday] night, St. Paul was the most militarized I have ever seen an American city be, even more so than Manhattan in the week of 9/11 — with troops of federal, state and local law enforcement agents marching around with riot gear, machine guns, and tear gas cannisters, shouting military chants and marching in military formations. Humvees and law enforcement officers with rifles were posted on various buildings and balconies. Numerous protesters and observers were tear gassed and injured.

His column features audio, video and photos of Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman being arrested for “conspiracy to riot.”

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