Friday, August 29, 2008

DNC Protest

One of the more interesting things regarding the Democratic National Convention was this protest by Iraq Veterans Against the War. Between 3,000 (media estimates) and 10,000 (IVAW estimate) marched on the Pepsi center to ask Presidenital candidate Obama to endorse their goals. Along the way the march had a standoff with Denver Police.

Is it just me or is there something ironic about a standoff between police and war veterans?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Some Things Never Change

As you know the Democratic National Convention is going down this week in Denver. While calls for change are being made inside the convention area amongst them (and to the TV audience), police pepper sprayed and arrested 91 demonstrators.

According to one observer in the video report (mentioned in the transcript, but you can see it in the video)it is clear that he is walking in front of police who have no badges or ways to identify them. Not shocking if you know what's up but still disturbing and not good for the future of the country. Sad