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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 10:57 AM
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"Screw us and we multiply" --- Seattle police pepper spray 84-year-old woman
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 11:00 AM by kpete

Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest, Nov. 15, 2011 at Westlake Park in Seattle. (AP)

Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate, said Dorli Rainey, the octogenarian who said she was nearly trampled after police became violent. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out.


She added: Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the womens movement there were signs which said: Screw us and we multiply.



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Pregnant woman pepper sprayed at Occupy Seattle
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57325688/pregnant-w... /
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:03 AM
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1. Looking for this? ...



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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:04 AM
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2. I hope the cops responsible get strung up by their BALLS. Seriously.
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RueVoltaire Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:14 AM
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3. K&R everyone should see this
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:20 AM
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4. !!!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:23 AM
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5. People need to send goggles to the OWS in the cities where this is happening
It would neutralize the use of pepper spray.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:30 PM
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11. Also Maalox...mixed with water it neutralizes the spray.
OWS NYC uses spray bottles of the mix.
Guess they can use more now that their stuff got stolen by the PD.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:09 AM
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18. Evidently it is knowledge needed by the majority of protesters:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:34 AM
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6. K&R
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scorpiogirl Donating Member (662 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:42 AM
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7. This makes me so angry and sad.
I imagine my husband's 96 year old grandmother being treated this way and all I can think is, this needs to go viral. Multiply.
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:00 PM
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8. Big Kick
:kick:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:02 PM
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9. When they're not shooting tear gas cannisters at Iraqi War veterans,
they're macing 84 year old women, good job men in blue. :sarcasm:

Thanks for the thread, kpete.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:15 PM
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10. holy crap..
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 12:15 PM by dana_b
really, was THIS necessary? Was she throwing hitting the police or throwing rocks? Those cops should be prosecuted. I'm glad those two men were there for her.
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:39 PM
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12. K&R
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:41 PM
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13. Seattle tells the world: This is Democracy in Action


This is the picture of what Seattle cops want America to look like.

The whole world is watching, Seattle.

And what do you suppose they're thinking about US so-called Democracy?






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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:08 PM
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16. I am in the Whole World Watching part and...
Most people I know here are asking themselves where the eff is the "We have embraced the chance to show that America values the dignity of the 84 year-old protester pepper-sprayed in Seattle more than the raw power of the Mayor of Seattle" declaration (by we know who).
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:01 PM
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14. You go, Dorli...nt
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:02 PM
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15. The police will probably give each other high fives when they see that picture. nt
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:05 AM
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17. Her interview on Olberman here
Be sure to watch the segment from tonight's Countdown with Keith Olbermann program in which he interviewed Dorli: http://tinyurl.com/cpaffe5
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