ACTIVISTS KINDLY SCHEDULING COPYCAT RIOT FOR YOUR INCONVENIENCE
For those unfamiliar with the Bay Area, the rioting classes here are bike-messengers, tattooed artistic types, unemployables, Berkeley earth-moms, and sundry other fairly useless people.
Per an article on SF Gate, an action is planned for 5:00 PM at the Civic Center Bart Station.
"We wish to remain inconspicuous until the action begins at 5 p.m."
"We will congregate at the center of the platform (next to the elevator). One of our organizers will have a 'Justice for Oscar Grant' patch on his backpack. If you approach him, he will give you a flyer that has information about the action, and watch for his cue to begin the action at 5 p.m. sharp."
"Try to mobilize without public announcement beforehand. This will allow us the element of surprise, and BART will not be able to call in their police force to harass our event."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/11/BAF91KMA5Q.DTL#ixzz1UkwEJEoM
Dude, let me explain some things to you.
The people you are planning to "entertain" with your self-indulgent public tantrum represent a cross-spectrum of ethnicities, ages, and economic levels. Many of us will be coming off jobs after a long day, several others will be heading towards jobs and facing a long day.
What almost all of us have in common is that we are employed, and likely to be intensely irritated by your actions.
Some of us are borderline psychotic - please remember that.
And also please remember that you too are a skin sack filled with soft wet tissue.
You can be damaged.
Some of us may try to do so.
Remember: eight hours of work, rent to pay, loved ones we are rushing to meet.
Your planned interference may just be the drop that makes us overflow.
We are not English.
We are considerably more inclined to express ourselves physically.
Now, as an indication of the local moronic fringe's admiration for thuggish behaviour and senseless destruction:
People’s Tribunal on Racism and Police Violence
Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant
New Years Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant
Oakland 100 Support Committee
Members of the National Lawyers Guild
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs
Angry promoters of hatred:
VICTORY TO AFRICAN PEOPLE IN THE US, THE UK, AND THE WORLD! SMASH COLONIAL VIOLENCE! LONG LIVE THE AFRICAN REVOLUTION! UHURU!
I am very surprised that Dick Becker, International A.N.S.W.E.R., and Codepink are NOT among the endorsers. That's very unlike them.
On the other hand, I am not at all surprised that the Members of the National Lawyers Guild undersigned the first cited post.
They're usually on the wrong side.
Fortunately, they can be disbarred.
NOTE: Indybay is always a good place to find out what the foaming fringe are up to. As an organizing tool, however, it has lost its purpose. Once the rioting classes finally figured out that their public forums and mailing lists were a leaky sieve of information and forewarning, they started using FB, twitter, and instant messaging to communicate among the hard-core.
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