Capitol Police Ordered To Let Protestors Spray Paint Capitol

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. I hope all of you are pleased with what you get when Democrats control the Congress:

    January 28, 2007

    Anti-war protesters spray paint Capitol building
    By Jackie Kucinich
    Anti-war protesters were allowed to spray paint on part of the west front steps of the United States Capitol building after police were ordered to break their security line by their leadership, two sources told The Hill.

    According to the sources, police officers were livid when they were told to fall back by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Phillip Morse andDeputy Chief Daniel Nichols. "They were the commanders on the scene," one source said, who requested anonymity. "It was disgusting."

    After police ceded the stairs, located on the lower west front of the Capitol, the building was locked down, the source added.

    A second source who witnessed the incident said that the police had the crowd stopped at Third Street, but were told to bring the police line in front of the Capitol.

    Approximately 300 protesters were allowed to take the steps and began to spray paint "anarchist symbols" and phrase such as "Our capitol building" and "you can’t stop us" around the area, the source said.

    Morse responded to these claims in an e-mail Sunday afternoon explaining that the protesters were seeking confrontation with the police.

    "While there were minor instances of spray painting of pavement by a splinter group of Anarchists who were seeking a confrontation with the police, their attempts to breach into secure areas and rush the doors of the Capitol were thwarted," Morse said. "The graffiti was easily removed by the dedicated [Architect of the Capitol] staff, some of whom responded on their day off to quickly clean the area."

    He added, "It is the USCP's duty and responsibility to protect the Capitol complex, staff and public while allowing the public to exercise their First Amendment rights … at the end of the day, both occurred without injury to protestors or officers."

    Yet, the sources who talked to The Hill were furious that protesters were not stopped before reaching the Capitol.

    "To get that close to the Capitol building, that is ridiculous," the second source said. "[Police] were told not to arrest anyone."

    The second source added that police had to stand by and watch as protesters posed in front of their graffiti.

    Tens of thousands of people rallied on the Mall and the Capitol complex Saturday in protest of the increased troop deployments and the war in Iraq.
  2. van·dal·ism /ˈvændlˌɪzəm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[van-dl-iz-uhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun
    1. deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property: vandalism of public buildings.
    2. the conduct or spirit characteristic of the Vandals.
    3. willful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures.
    4. a vandalic act.

    What the f*ck? :mad:
  3. fhl


    AAA said: "I hope all of you are pleased with what you get when Democrats control the Congress"

    I"m not pleased, but not surprized either.
  4. Better nip this behavior in the bud, or it's going to get real ugly this spring/summer. Radical left is on a roll.
  5. The right wing is terrified of spray paint.

  6. No, all people should be afraid of the next step which will be considerably more violent. Same as the people that once threw rocks at convoys in Iraq during 2003. Now they blow them up with bombs. It'll be the same thing here, count on it.
  7. Is that the next step?

    From painting steps at the capitol with spray paint, to throwing rocks, to suicide bombers?

    Oh my goodness, wouldn't the right wing like to morph those who dissent into some kind of terrorists...

    Remember, before you go to sleep tonight, check under the bed, in the closet, in the yard...there may be a terrorist just waiting for you to fall asleep so that they can come in an slit your throat...

  8. Mock it now, it won't be so funny this summer when people are dieing in the streets. Violent behavior that goes unchecked escalates to greater acts of violence. Should they have been beat with clubs? No! Arrested? Absolutely!
  9. Oy vey...

    Don't forget to check that closet tonight...

  10. As usual, the Troll misses the point and tries to spin it into something else.

    What a pathetic loser.
    #10     Jan 29, 2007