From: John Hammell <email@example.com>
Subject: MD Testifies Re: SEVERE, Widespread Seattle Police Brutality
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 4:21 PM
IAHF LIST: Please join me in forwarding the report from the MD below re
gross injuries sustained by people at the hands of police in Seattle to
your two senators and your congressman.
Ask them the following:
To join with us in calling for a complete congressional investigation of
the outrageous police brutality which occurred in Seattle, along with the
way our constitutional rights to free expression and to assembly were
massively violated by jack booted thugs with guns.
Also, ask your Senators and Congressmen if they will call for the US to
pull OUT of the WTO in light of the fact that it is a totally undemocratic
institution which is completely unresponsive to the concerns of the
American people, or to the citizens of ANY country.
Please forward me the names of any Senator or Congressman who don't
respond, or who responds negatively to these requests. Its gotten to the
point where unless our government will protect us from this sort of
criminality, then they are just as guilty as the WTO nazis and their thugs.
I witnessed a lot of police brutality in Seattle when I was there and am
lucky I didn't get hurt like the people discussed here were.
There are two ways we can deal with this:
1. Arm ourselves and prepare to defend ourselves or
2. Prepare to turn the other cheek, a much harder choice, but in the long
run, when possible to do- it is often the best way to reduce the amount of
hate and anger on this planet.
I prefer to try both methods. There are times when one might be preferable
to the other, especially if you value your life and don't want to die
prematurely at the hands of a knock kneed chicken shit Nazi coward with a
badge. Anyone who actually thinks we're not living under the 4th Reich, and
that Clinton isn't as bad as Adoph Hitler, is seriously deluded- and with
y2k coming, all I can say is: look out. You aint seen NUTHIN' yet! Soon the
rubber bullets will be replaced with REAL bullets, and then, we won't just
have a few hundred prisoners carted off to jail after losing a few teeth
from rubber bullets, we'll have heaps and heaps of rotting corpses in the
streets. Clearly we're seeing an epic battle between forces of good and
forces of evil, and its up to each of us to do a searching and fearless
moral inventory of ourselves in order to decide which side we're on, and
what we're going to do about it.
>Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 20:56:02 +0000
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>Subject: MD Testifies Re: SEVERE, Widespread Seattle Police Brutality
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>MD Testifies Re: SEVERE, Widespread Seattle Police Brutality
>Here's what a medical doctor has to say about his first-hand experiences
>with victims of the the horrific and vicious brutality enacted by police
>and other law enforcement personnel against defenseless, peaceful
>protesters in Seattle this past week.
>Severe and permanent injuries are said to have been sustained by a great
>number of victims; facts which went totally unreported by the
>dog-on-a-leash mass media outlets. Everyone from innocent children to
>helpless grandmothers reportedly bore the brunt of unbridled and
>unrestrained official, state-directed terrorism and thuggery--called
>forth to protect the ultra-wealthy, powerful globalist world trade
>authorities meeting in Seattle.
>-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
>Subject: Seattle MD testifies Re: Police Brutality
>Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 16:17:01 -0700
>From: "Dr. Byron Weeks" <email@example.com>
>Interview with Seattle MD
>My name is Richard DeAndrea. I'm a medical doctor. What I saw up here
>was martial law. This turned into a police state. Everything you have
>seen on television regarding local news broadcasts including national
>public radio was a blackout. The police were using concussion grenades.
>They were using shooting tear gas canisters directly at protesters'
>faces. They were using rubber bullets. Some of the damage I saw from
>these rubber bullets took off part of a person's jaw, smashed teeth in
>their mouth. I saw the police arrest people who had their hands up in
>the air screaming we are peacefully protesting.
>The amount of looting that took place was so minimal I don't even know
>where they got the footage from. I am saying this beyond a shadow of a
>doubt. This is a definite sign that American is heading towards a police
>state unless people start standing up for their rights as individuals. I
>am actually shocked and ashamed. I am ashamed of the police force, I am
>ashamed of the mayor I am ashamed of Bill Clinton. I am ashamed of the
>Jared: These rubber bullets - what are they?
>Dr. DeAndrea: They are made of polyester type material. They are like a
>hard plastic toy. The idea is to hit your body, do damage, not actually
>penetrate. But I did see penetration wounds, I did see people bleeding.
>I did see teeth loss, I did see broken bones. There were children
>present, there were families present, they were firing upon families,
>mothers, grandmothers. They were just firing at them. They came out in
>full police force. They brought out swat teams, they had the national
>guard up here, there was CIA surrounding the delegates' buildings. It
>was very obvious that there was an institutional control that had no
>regard of human rights whatever.
>In addition we have video footage of protesters being taken away as well
>as human rights being violated. Prisoners were taken and they were
>tortured. There is a case, I believe his name is Holm, Keith Holm. He
>was tortured because he would not give his name. They handcuffed, laid
>him on the floor, they smashed his face against the concrete, they
>grabbed his hair, they ripped out a lock of hair. and then placed
>pencils between his fingers on them until he would give his name. They
>were also banging his head against metal objects. He was actually the
>first protester released because the Internal Affairs came in to do an
>investigation and they wanted him gone because he would be able to give
>We're treating people in a studio loft downtown. I just treated an ear
>wound. People have been treated for concussion injuries. There have been
>people who have been treated for plastic bullet wounds. Lots of tear gas
>injuries, lots of damage to cornea, lots of damage to the eyes and
>skins. They were using a pepper spray, a tear gas and they were also
>using some sort of nerve gas. We had reports of many demonstrators
>winding up with seizures the next day. It causes muscles to clamp up,
>muscle contraction, seizures.
>They have done several illegal things regarding these people in jail.
>They have been telling them that they would not be let out, not have
>their bail set if they didn't get their names. Its their legal right not
>to give their name. They don't have to speak at all. Attorneys came up
>and said we are representing these people. The police called their
>attorneys liars. At this point they have still refused to let any of
>them see their clients. There are close to 600 people who were arrested
>and they have been holding them for two days on charges that are mostly
>misdemeanors - refusal to disperse. A lot of people in there have not
>gotten medical attention, either. I have gotten calls from young ladies
>in there who have had all sorts of emotional problems as well as
>physical problems. They have called me for medical attention from inside
>the jail. There are people still sitting in there who have not even been
>Today there were fewer attacks by police, but they did arrest more
>people. And there was no violence today by the marchers and all through
>the day yesterday it was the same. What you are seeing on television
>about looting and anarchistic protesters - there's straight-out blackout
>they are basically pushing that. There is not much damage to property
>here. There are not many windows that have been damaged or stores that
>have been looted. Those are extremely rare cases.
>I used to believe newspapers were telling the truth. But now I am no
>longer behind that.
>This shouldn't happen in America.
>This is still America, isn't it? I'm beginning to wonder.
>1 Posted on 12/03/1999 23:11:12 PST by Arator [ Reply | Private Reply |
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