DC cop techniques

Max B. Sawicky sawicky at epinet.org
Fri Apr 21 12:32:32 PDT 2000

. . . Then, on Sunday, a man wearing a black bandanna was singled out by police in a sea of protesters and found with bottles of gasoline in his backpack, Ramsey said. How did they discover the one person with lethal possessions in the middle of the crowd? Yesterday, they indicated that other protesters had fingered him. . . .

I thought it was curious that the person arrested was never named in the paper. Unless he was underage, there is no privacy right in this respect. Ordinarily in such circumstances the fuzz would announce charges and display the merchandise, and the press would hound the person a bit, but his face was never shown on tv. There has been no subsequent news about this arrest. If I had to bet, it would be that the incident was staged to further justify police misconduct.


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