The War at Home

Terrorists? Drugs or gun dealers? No. These officers kitted out in military-style gear and armed with semi-automatic rifles were going after a small group of Occupy activists who had taken over an abandoned business in downtown Chapel Hill:

CHAPEL HILL — A police tactical team of more than 25 police officers arrested eight demonstrators Sunday afternoon and charged them with breaking and entering for occupying a vacant car dealership on Franklin Street.

Officers brandishing guns and semi-automatic rifles rushed the building at about 4:30 p.m. They pointed weapons at those standing outside, and ordered them to put their faces on the ground. They surrounded the building and cleared out those who were inside… [here]

Here are these dangerous criminals prior to the assault by police… doing what? Cleaning up the long empty eyesore. They wanted to turn it into a community space. Clearly desperate characters…

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