Is the Immigration Issue the Pretext for Martial Law?Submitted by SteveMT on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 12:20
The gateway for a lock down of America seems not far away. This seems as good a reason as any for declaring martial law. Add a "terrorist" car bomb attempt in Times Square and all the makings for total government control are present. See this series of three stories to follow where this is possibly headed.
Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz; windows broken on dozens of businesses, porch of cafe set on fire
By Alia Wilson
Posted: 05/02/2010 01:45:50 AM PDT
Updated: 05/02/2010 02:07:38 AM PDT
SANTA CRUZ - A group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Windows were left shattered and graffiti including anarchy signs were tagged onto buildings. The Rittenhouse Building, Urban Outfitters, Jamba Juice and Velvet Underground all had windows broken, according to Capt. Steve Clark.
Santa Cruz police asked for help from all agencies in the county to break up the riot. At one point, protesters lit a fire on the porch of Caffe Pergolesi and blocked access to firefighters, officers said. Police were able to clear out the demonstrators before more damage was caused.
A large rock sat outside Verizon Wireless on the 100 block of Cooper Street, where vandals tried to break the window twice, according to Clark.
"The damage that was caused was without purpose," Clark said. "It was senseless violence that victimized a community who cannot afford to be victimized in this manner. This did nothing to add credit to whatever they believed their cause was."
Anger over Arizona immigration law drives rallies
By SOPHIA TAREEN
2010-05-02 01:13 PM
Angered by a controversial Arizona immigration law, tens of thousands of protesters _ including 50,000 alone in Los Angeles _ rallied in cities nationwide demanding President Barack Obama tackle immigration reform immediately.
From Los Angeles to Washington, activists, families, students and even politicians marched, practiced civil disobedience and "came out" about their citizenship status in the name of rights for immigrants, including the estimated 12 million living illegally in the United States.
"I want to thank the governor of Arizona because she's awakened a sleeping giant," said labor organizer John Delgado, who attended a rally in New York where authorities estimated 6,500 gathered.
A Democratic congressman was among 35 people arrested during a protest at the White House. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez was taking part in a civil disobedience demonstration.
Napolitano: Administration 'certainly considering' possibility of terrorism in car bomb
By Bridget Johnson and Michael O'Brien - 05/02/10 09:11 AM ET
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday morning that the administration is "certainly considering" that the car bomb found in New York's Times Square could be an act of terror.
"Luckily, no one is hurt, and now the full attention of city, state and federal law enforcement will be turned to bringing the guilty party to justice in this act of terrorism," New York Gov. David Paterson said in a statement.
When asked about Paterson's characterization of the incident, in which a T-shirt vendor noticed smoke coming from the back of an SUV and notified police, Napolitano said forensic evidence plus video footage from the area was being analyzed.
"We're certainly considering it now that it could be an act of terrorism or was intended to be an act of terrorism," Napolitano said on "Fox News Sunday."
Napolitano said they were "not ruling anything out."