Thursday, April 24, 2008

PEACE THUGS should be stepped on ... hard

Even though I've linked to this article in my Shared Feeds (RSS), I wanted to post it here.

Cassy Fiano of Wizbang posts about Peace Thugs attacking an Iraq war veteran ... and his family:

For the second time in as many weeks, an Iraq War Veteran and his family held a Support the Troops rally across the street from the weekly "peace" protest in this college town. This week the true nature of the 'peace' activists was revealed for all to see. When the veteran's 14 year old son crossed the street to videotape the protesters and their signs, the protesters became agitated and began harassing the boy. The right to record video in any public venue is long established in law and any attempt to interfere with that right is a violation of civil rights.

Seeing the escalating tension across the street, the veteran and his wife crossed over, leaving their three youngest children on the other side for safety while they went to retrieve their eldest son. Two of the female 'peace' protesters then attacked the veteran's wife. When the veteran pulled one of those attackers off his wife he was jumped by four or five of the 'peace' people and knocked to the ground where they held him while beating him and smashing his eyeglasses.

The son pulled the remaining attacker off his mother, but the attacker managed to get in one last kick to his mother's head with her boot. She then punched the son in his face while his mother called the police.

This all took place at a busy intersection, the mother had been knocked into the street in bumper to bumper traffic. People were visible in the windows of shops and a bar nearby. One might think someone would intervene to put a stop to the assault. One would be wrong. In a scene eerily reminiscent of the Kitty Genovese tragedy in New York, the bystanders and passers-by refused to stand up to the 'peace' thugs. Displaying a craven cowardice one would not have expected in middle America they would rather go on their way thankful that it was not them being assaulted. It was NOT them, today, but what about tomorrow?

When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the 'peace' thugs spit in the face of on the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing! Officers, that is an assault! I don't know where or how they train police in Edinboro but they obviously need some refresher courses!

One of the police was very aggressive toward the veteran and his family as if they were the attackers!

Sadly, this kind of behavior has become so widespread that a website has been set up to document this attacks, named appropriately enough Peace Thugs. You can also see the extreme intolerance the "peace movement" practices. They don't want people with opposing viewpoints to be able to express them at all -- disagree with the "peace" activists, and suffer the consequences.

Amazing. The officers that would not make any arrests, that were hostile to the victims, should be brought up for review. The parents had every right to swear out a complaint; why wasn't it done? Upon the complaint, and along with any video evidence, the accused should be checked for any outstanding warrants. This kind of anti-social behavior must be stopped and stopped now. And if there are any laws on the books for bystanders standing by when a crime is committed, they, too, should be charged accordingly!

To be fair: unless and until someone can demonstrate that this family was somehow acting in the despicable manner as members of the (previous posts)has made famous (and even if so, I would defend a father standing up for assaults on his family), I will side with them. How dare they attack a father who was only defending his wife and child? How dare they?

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