Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 7:49 a.m. EST by vets74
from New York, NY
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Patrick Howley confessed in a piece in The American Spectator where he is an Assistant Editor. Michael Stack was identified from OpEdNews photos and video on YouTube. Stack is the very large individual who charged the Museum guard starting off what turned into mayhem. The one big question for identifications this morning is whether James O'Keefe was also present wearing a disguise, in violation of his parole conditions in New Jersey.
Howley and Stack have been involved for years with right wing organizations including Leadership Institute people, plus having ties to the Koch brothers. Their actions at Air&Space resulted in dozens of peaceful demonstrators getting hit with pepper spray -- resulting in eye pain, nausea, and headaches. Media coverage of the event was turned to imply that these people had acted unlawfully.
Was this Howley-Stack start-a-riot scheme replicated in New York and Boston ? Did peaceful demonstrators find themselves hit with police batons (a.k.a. night sticks) and pepper spray as a direct result of right wing conspiracies ? How wide are these conspiracy ? For example, are the local units of Leadership Institute (HQ in Virginia) constituted as criminal "dirty tricks" operations ? Does this LI or any other organization recruit individuals to carry out these unlawful acts ?
Who is paying these people ? Since the event at Air&Space Museum was video recorded, similar to the earlier James O'Keefe ACORN video, was this done in anticipation of monetary gain ? Who or what organization is the paymaster behind the scenes for these thugs ?
Air & Space Museum is Federal property. People were hurt there, requiring medical attention. Several elderly people were put at risk to their lives. The whole fabric of Rule of Law in the United States was mocked. These demonstrators were savaged by misdirected police, as they objected to the Department of Justice's failure to prosecute Wall Street's financial-capitalism criminals for frauds that stole trillions of dollars with bogus mortgages and the $5-trillion scammed from pension funds.
How can we defend OWS anti-crime protestors in American cities from misdirected police actions ? How do we stop right wing anti-democracy thugs from replicating this Howley-Stack-Unknown scheme that worked like clock work at Air&Space ?