Wednesday, April 20, 2005

And Now...Moments in NY Political History.

Just got word from an acquaintance that was "netted and detained" last year at the GOP convention. She was on the public library steps with a group of people. The police asked everyone to move to a particular spot. Everyone did in an orderly fashion. Then the police netted them Wild Kingdom style. Then they got shipped over to the piers and detained for 19 hours in holding pens. So this week she was in NYC with her ACLU lawyer meeting with the city officials. One of the fun facts that she reported was that there were 38,000 police officers on patrol in NYC during the GOP convention. Meanwhile there are roughly 18,000 Peace Keeping troops in all of Afghanistan. The ACLU told her this whole process could take 3 years to resolve.