D.C. Police attempted to arrest Medea Benjamin Updated

Medea video taped her attempted arrest and showed how many cops were sent to do it.

Again 5 months after the event the police are being sent out to arrest the people who were the ones who were actually assaulted. Meanwhile the Awans got off spying on congress and doing some very shady things. I'm sure that this story will be updated soon. I will do my best to keep us informed.

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come with us...
just doing my job

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May we be united and strong -- laurel

that's maybe 110 pounds soaking wet.
Very intimidating!
This is outrageous.

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and calm. I know for a fact I could not do that. I had an incident once where some woman accused me of hitting her due to a stupid traffic altercation, she was supposedly friends with the cops and said she was calling them when I tried explaining that I had done nothing to her. 10 minutes after I got home a cop showed up and I completely lost it. I have never been that out of control in my life but I had a very good understanding that day of the outrage of being treated like a criminal when I had done nothing. The cop backed off and left my house, but I am a middle aged white woman, wasn't lost on me at all what might have happened had I been black or male. I think of Sandra Bland every time I remember my behavior that day.

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https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/11/13/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-...

Ulfkotte’s book destroys the illusion/delusion that there is anywhere in the Western world an independent press. Ulfkotte describes in detail the cognitive appropriation of journalists by elites. Journalists serve as propagandists and public relations agents for intelligence agencies, businesses, lobbying organizations, politicians, and US foreign policy. The function of journalism is to deliver to the people the explanations that serve the interests of elites and Washington’s foreign policy. This message was so effectively delivered to the German people that readership of the main German newspapers collapsed.

Cuz like w/Blumenthal, this story won't be told to the people

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trump will be amerika's last president

What if the impeachment of tRumpolini is meant
to destroy the D party, makes sense doesn't it?

elections = tptb excuse for sayin ameriKa is a
democracy

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who were subjected to the protest of Sessions. The journalist had texted some people for statements and he got dinged by the school. I don't remember where I read this. RT maybe?

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@ggersh  
which of course turn into an expensive, full-price one-year subscription if you forget to cancel in time. Their hawkers are especially active during the Frankfurt and Leipzig book fairs.

These big book fairs provide a rare opportunity to give people who work for mainstream media face-to-face feedback. I tell them why I won’t subscribe and indeed have lost all interest in even reading them. I tell the state-financed media people why I resent having to pay the tax (a flat $250 per household per year, quite regressive for a senior citizen living alone) for biased domestic reporting and, internationally, regurgitated U.S. lies.

They’ve become mere stenographers for the neoliberal globalizers, the billionaires, the neo-Cold-War Atlanticists, the Five-Eyes deep state — however one wants to characterize the current elites mismanaging and ravaging the planet.

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Morales, Musk, Tesla and the greenishness of the alternative energy sources... nada or bullshit.

No wonder I lose my mind. The kabuki theater 'geht auf keine Kuhhaut'.

May be on the long run it is easier to look at those who didn't get arrested.

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She hit a homerun here. Both parties are working with Venezuelan the thugs who they want installed in government. It is scary that this could happen to anyone. And remember Obama made it legal for people to be arrested and held without charges or access to a lawyer if the president says so.

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thanks for keeping up with this story.

kevin g. has a detailed story up at shadowproof:

Capitol Police Attempted To Arrest Code Pink Activist Medea Benjamin For Allegedly ‘Assaulting’ Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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In other words, the members of Congress announced a caucus to ensure that support for the floundering coup attempt against President Nicolas Maduro remains strong in the legislative branch.

The video of the 'assault' from another direction that still doesn't show much.

DWS is telling people to be respectful while she lies her tush off. "And we have people here who don't care." I don't think so. As Caitlin and others have stated our sanctions on Venezuela have killed 40,000 people and that number was from months ago.

OMGG! Lying her ass off! There is only one true president of Venezuela! You're right DWS and it's the fairly elected Maduro.

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I don't know how the activist could remain so strong with 2 women shaking those little flags in her face, and that one woman right up against her. Not to mention dws turning around and telling her to be quiet or be removed at least twice. Before they move in, the pretty blonde rushes over and stands right in front of the sign that the activist was holding.

I can't watch the whole thing. It's sickening and it irks me how obvious dws's operatives play their parts. Haven't even made it to the "assault" part, but saw it in one of your other posts.

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I can't see who is holding on to DWS or who is choking Medea. But if it was Medea holding DWS then I wouldn't call that assault.

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is in that jurisdiction.
In mine, it is, at a minimum, "offensive touching".
Grabbing one by the are most likely would meet the threshold.
Choking, no doubt, would meet the threshold.
Anybody checked the assault statutes for that jurisdiction?

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@on the cusp @on the cusp @on the cusp wearing a Venezuelan flag scarf who is seen grabbing Benjamin's sign out of Medea's hands and throwing it on the ground. Benjamin didn't strike back. Most significantly, the same woman is seen subsequently in the primary video (Max Blumenthal) standing directly behind DWS while Debbie is shouting that someone is pulling her. It appears likely that the "assailant" in both instances is the same woman. The sign grabbing is clear in the video with an initial black screen (Empajada de Venezuela ante)

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after allegedly having assaulted a Washington Capitol police officer.

And Debbie Wasserman Schultz, still an “insider’s insider,” is being touted as the possible future chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article236811358.html

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