Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 7, 2012, 10:57 a.m. EST by zacherystaylor
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Is it just me or is this now so normal that it doesn't deserve much attention.
Edit: since I have posted this there ahs been much more attention to this subject on the internet; this began before I posted it independently. My objection wasn't intended to be critical but I think this could have gotten much more attention and probably should have been featured on the front page; in fact it could still be added. Many other affiliates of Occupy Wall Street have covered this more than the main site. The corporate media continues to ignore it except for a tiny handful of low profile stories. This is an blatant example of how the corporate media doesn't report many of the most important stories and there are more where this comes from. In order to take the best advantage of this it has to be covered at the grass roots level and people have to find out about what the corporate media isn't covering. In all fairness it is also important to note that the Occupy Wall Street movement has apparently been covering the incompetent response to Sandy and they're doing far more than many people including me to compensate for the lack of a decent response to that. I apologize if this post offended anyone, especially some people who are doing more than me to contribute to this movement, but at the same time I think this should be covered more.
Yesterday a highly militarized police force arrived at the home of 63 year old Sahara Donahue to evict her from her residence of 24 years. She was petitioning US Bank for an additional 60 days to remain in her home, so she could have some time to find a new place to live, secure her belongings and leave her home with dignity. She came to the Colorado Foreclosure Resistance Coalition and Occupy Denver General Assembly to ask for our help. She knew no one in Occupy Denver prior to reaching out. We immediately started mobilizing to try to get her the assistance she needed and a group went up to her house for the first rumored eviction on Thursday 10/25. ......
At 2:45pm ten or more truckloads of police in full combat gear armed with live-ammo AR-15’s, and grenade launchers arrived on the scene & forced occupiers to the ground at gun point. Police then made their way to the house, broke down the front door, threw Sahara to the ground in her own kitchen and pointed their guns at the heads of a mother and son who were in the house with Sahara along with others. They continued to break items in the house as they searched it. They unplugged the modem, which was the only mode of communication as there was no cell phone coverage in the area, in order to stop the livestream and all communications. ....
The original story was posted here before I even heard about it; it may not have included the video at that point but now that the video is out it should be clear that this is a serious problem and that it should be viral.
This sure as hell looks like the actions of a police state to me. It must have cost them a fortune to run this raid. If this is legitimate it should be big news every where. The corporate media has ignored it but Democracy Now provided brief coverage of it a couple nights ago which is how I found out about it. If it is not legitimate it should be debunked but with this video it is one hell of a fake.
I know I can't keep up with everything but are there so many things going wrong that more attention can't be paid to this??