THIS SHOULD GUARANTEE SOME BAD-ARSE BA*ST*RDS ARE ON THE STREETS FOR THE PO*LIS TO ARREST, OR HARASS; OR AT LEAST GIVE THEM SOME HEADS TO BASH IN, OR AT LEAST SQUIRT INTO THE GUTTERS (WHERE THEY OBVIOUSLY BELONG) WITH THEIR NEW WATER CANON.
ACTUALLY, IT IS NOT QUITE AS BAD AS THAT, BUT IT MIGHT AS WELL BE. THE NSW GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE WEEKEND DETENTION PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO TURN UP THE WEEKEND WHEN THE AP*ECKERS COME TO TOWN. THIS IS TO MAKE ROOM FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THEY INTEND TO ARREST - BUT REMEMBER - THEY DO NOT INTEND TO ARREST PEOPLE ULESS THEY NEED ARRESTING!!!
The ABC News site tells us this:
Two-hundred prisoners will be allowed to sleep in their own beds over the APEC long weekend of September 7-9 to free up jail cells in preparation for the mass arrest of protesters.
Federal and state police have asked the New South Wales Government to make space for up to 500 who might be arrested during the summit in Sydney.
Protesters arrested during APEC will be denied the presumption of bail.
Parramatta jail and a refurbished section of Long Bay jail will be set aside for the plan.
FOR THE RECORD, I ADVISE ANYBODY WHO HAS ANY POL*ITICAL "VIEWS" ON THE "WA*R ON TE*RROR", OR WHO HAS ANY STRONG VIEWS ON OTHER ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL JUSTICE "ISSUES" WHICH MIGHT PROMPT THEM TO OPPOSE THE VISITORS AT AP*EC -
FOR GOD'S SAKE,
DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND STAY AT HOME.
I HAVE SEEN POLICE BRUTALITY AT FIRST HAND,
(I WITNESSED A RIOT IN MILAN IN 1968 WHEN ITALIAN
POLICE AND ARMY KILLED A PROTESTER,
AND TEAR-GASSED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE.
IT WAS NOT PRETTY, NOR WAS IT "FUN".
I HAVE ALSO WITNESSED "RIOT CONTROL"
GET OUT OF HAND AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA)
AND I CAN SMELL A DISASTER LOOMING.
PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THESE BA*STARDS THE
SLIGHTEST EXCUSE TO THUMP ANYONE.
STAY AT HOME, AND LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF
AT THIS "GOVERNMENT OF SHAME".