The OWS leftist attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild have issued a threat to the Manhattan courts… drop all the charges against the OWS protestors, or we will clog the courts.
Lawyers representing about 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the past month demand that prosecutors drop the charges.
If not, they say they won’t deal and will insist on going to trial – putting pressure on the already overloaded Manhattan criminal courts.
“I’d like to suggest to the DA’s office the appropriate way to deal with these cases is outright dismissal,” said defense lawyer Martin Stolar.
“The leverage is, we take them all to trial.”
Manhattan’s response? Have at it…
The Manhattan criminal courts deal with about 90,000 cases a year, and prosecutors say they will have little trouble absorbing the extra work load.
Court officials had a different take.
“Is it a strain on the system? Yes,” said courts spokesman David Bookstaver. “But the reality is the judges will deal with it.”
Hey… I’ve got no problem with that. Unless you’re a terrorist, actively waging war against the US, every one has a right to their day in court. But many of the protestors don’t seem to consider resisting arrest as against the law. Case in point… the DA dismissed charges against 1166 people protesting the police shooting of immigrant street vendor, Amadou Diallo, back in 1999.
But are the circumstances the same with the OWS arrestees? Not according to the former DA, Raymond Castello.
The Diallo protesters, he said, were arrested peaceably.
“Their plan was to get arrested, and they did it in a way that was least inconvenient for all parties,” Castello said.
“Resisting arrest makes a difference,” he said.
It certainly does. But the NLG, an overt progressive guild of leftist lawyers, never lets a little thing like laws stand in the way of a legal agenda. Perhaps it’s membership can best be exemplified by Lynne Stewart – the NLG lawyer who not only lost representing Omar “The Blind Sheikh” Abdel-Rahman, but managed to get herself arrested and convicted for helping Abdel-Rahman pass messages to his terrorist followers.
Then again, encouraging lots of court cases, and potential appeals, enriches those evil capitalists, the National Lawyers Guild, doesn’t it? Hardly seems to fit the anti-capitalist narrative that they apparently parrot at every corner.
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Journalism: A cache of new Occupy Wall Street emails shows several press types offering advice to the protesters. We’d be shocked, except the mainstream media have been openly helping the Occupy movement all along.
In one of the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street emails now posted online, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan warns occupiers that they shouldn’t issue demands. “The focus on simple shared principle and intent to align with all who agree with that principle is a unique strength,” he advised.
Dylan isn’t an activist. He’s not a PR guy, either. He’s allegedly a journalist, and one with a long list of journalistic credentials on his resume. Nevertheless, the left dismissed Ratigan’s and other journalists’ email help, noting that they are avowed liberals. Maybe so, but try to imagine the reaction if Bill O’Reilly were caught emailing tips to the Tea Party.
In any case, the real crime here isn’t a few emails from left-wing journalists, but the fact that the rest of the “unbiased” mainstream press has been overtly helping the protesters as well.
Don’t think so? Try to find press accounts of speakers at Occupy rallies who have overtly called for violence. Or coverage of the rising incidents of anti-Semitism, expressed in verbal abuse of Jews and signs like: “Google the following: Wall St. Jews, Jewish billionaires, Jews & Federal Reserve Bank.” Or the anti-Americanism on display: flags flown upside down, flags with “Sold Out” painted on them, flags trampled underfoot. In Portland, occupiers sang along to “F*** the USA.”
Nothing to see here, folks.
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via Media Shill For OWS.
A new study by Pew Research Center confirms that the establishment is terrified of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign gaining momentum – figures show that despite his top tier showing in national polls, the Texan Congressman has received the least media coverage out of all the Republican candidates.
Study Confirms Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul large
“Ron Paul loyalists have been vindicated. After months of observations that the mainstream media was ignoring the libertarian standard-bearer, a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism shows just that: the Texas Congressman, who has consistently polled in the high single digits — Real Clear Politics’s aggregate poll currently has him at 8 percent — has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. From May 2 to October 9, Paul appeared as the “primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories,” reports the Atlantic Wire’s John Hudson.
The figures, compiled from a list of 52 of the top mainstream news sources encompassing newspapers, cable news, and broadcast television, show that even the likes of Tom Pawlenty, who quit his candidacy last month due to lack of support, and John Huntsman, have received significantly more mainstream press coverage than Paul.
It’s not just news coverage where Paul has been deliberately sidelined. A scientific study undertaken by the University of Minnesota also shows that Paul has been given the least speaking time out of all the candidates during the Republican debates so far.
A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Indeed, Mitt Romney has enjoyed more than double the amount of time afforded to Ron Paul over the course of the last three debates.
Of course, this only confirms what we already knew after CNN talking heads admitted there was a media policy to deliberately ignore Ron Paul, even after he placed second in the influential Ames straw poll back in August.
These figures really bring to the fore how the establishment is terrified of Ron Paul’s campaign gaining traction. Paul routinely wins straw polls and habitually places second, third or fourth in national polls. He is a top tier candidate despite being almost completely ignored by the mainstream media. Imagine what his numbers would be if he was given merely double the amount of attention he currently receives, which still would barely touch that afforded to the likes of Romney or Perry.
If Ron Paul was allowed to compete on a level playing field, he would trounce all the other candidates and go on to defeat Obama by a landslide. Polls show that Paul would already narrowly defeat Obama in a hypothetical run-off despite the media campaign to blacklist him.
These statistics once again highlight how grass roots alternative media organizations need to pick up the baton and preach Ron Paul’s message of liberty to the general public, because they’re not even going to be informed of Ron Paul’s existence by the corporate media, never mind what his campaign stands for.
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RUSH: Tony in Edmonds, Washington, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir.
CALLER: Hi. Hi, Rush, thanks for having me on.
CALLER: Hey, I was wondering how you would recommend the Republicans’ candidates campaign at this point in regard to governing once we take control in January 2013. I mean, we’re gonna be out of cash, this $2.4 trillion debt increase that we gave this guy —
RUSH: You’re not gonna believe my answer.
CALLER: Yeah, we’re gonna be burned through all that. What’s gonna happen here?
RUSH: You’re not gonna believe my answer. Ron Paul has a good idea.
RUSH: (laughing) I knew you wouldn’t believe it. Kevin Williamson writing at The Corner, National Review Online: “Politico reports that Ron Paul is about to show the Republican presidential field what a serious fiscal-reform plan looks like, proposing $1 trillion in real spending cuts. I look forward to seeing the detailed version of the plan, but the summary sounds promising: He’ll propose immediately freezing spending by numerous government agencies at 2006 levels, the last time Republicans had complete control of the federal budget, and drastically reducing spending elsewhere. The EPA would see a 30 percent cut, the Food and Drug Administration would see one of 40 percent and foreign aid would be zeroed out immediately. He’d also take an ax to Pentagon funding for wars…..
I was going to title this “Today In Smart Diplomacy.” Once again, Michelle Obama is vacationing on the public’s dime (the Obamas are worth over $10 million), this time in Cape Town, South Africa, with her daughters — or as the official manifest described them, senior advisers. (Her husband stayed home to declare another war on another Third World nation, this time Uganda.) Missus Obama ticked off the British again.
A British Royal Navy ship was ordered to turn its guns around because they were parked pointing at a hotel room Michelle Obama was staying in.
Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite.
The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honor of a sailor who had died.
Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the Daily Mirror: “This is typical American Secret Service going over the top. I would have thought that they could trust their British allies to not put a missile through the bedroom window of the First Lady. It is unfortunate that this happened at an extremely sad time for the ship.”
Mrs Obama was on an official visit to South Africa in June and was staying in a luxury suite at the five star Table Bay Hotel.
The guns were fired in honor of Lieutenant Sara Hellawell, who died aboard the ship a few days earlier. But if all you think about is you, then everything is about you all the time. Queen Elizabeth is not this regal. Heck, Kim Kardashian isn’t this high maintenance.
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The Left: Barack Obama’s promised agenda of “change” was supposed to be about ending Washington’s petty differences. But he has now aligned himself with a radical fringe seeking to destabilize the U.S. financial system.
‘Dr. King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there,” President Obama said on Sunday during the dedication of the new Martin Luther King memorial in Washington.
Sorry Mr. President, but trying to play both sides of the street doesn’t fly. You are either for or against the anti-capitalist revolutionaries of the Occupy Wall Street movement as they trample the public assembly laws, threaten to clog up the courts with their minions, and literally trample the American flag.
Thanks to YouTube, tens of thousands have seen Occupy protesters in Portland, Ore., on Saturday singing “F*** the U.S.A.” A Reuters photo documents flag desecration by Occupy Wall Street last Thursday.
Other protest features range from pre-planned Woodstock-style nude/lewd activities to signs saying “capitalism doesn’t work” carried by hard-left front groups like the Workers World party. To call these extremists, as some have, a counterpoint to the Tea Party movement is to insult those patriotic grass-roots activists.
So why, then, is the president embracing them? What possible political good could it do to be associated with America haters, rather than condemn them outright?
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