A Black Bloc Mama Says She Took a Beating From Cops on the Streets of Philadelphia
Her face and body swollen and bruised, Jamie Loughner, 36, is visceral proof of the violent police tactics that have been used to suppress direct-action protests this week at the Republican convention in Philadelphiatactics thathave been ignored by most major media.
The self-professed "den mother" for the anarchists of the Washington, D.C.-based Black Bloc, Loughner says she and a "partner" took to the streets on Tuesday with a 20-foot banner that read "Stop the Texas Killing Machine"referring to Governor George W. Bush's feverish rate of executions.
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