Partisan Politics Involved In Lax D.C. Police Protection?
very honestly think that he [Mayor Gray] told them to not do anything,
because, pardon my language, because it was bullshit last night,” Kudron
added. “They didn’t do a damn thing.”
By Dell Hill
This is a follow-up report to my earlier post on the events in Washington, D.C at the Americans For Prosperity event.
The strong suggestion has been made that D.C. police were purposely understaffed and instructed to do the bare minimum.
The DC Caller follows up:
that the lack of adequate police resources to deal with the protests
was due to political considerations surfaced almost immediately after
word spread that Washington, D.C., 911 operators apparently hung up on
Americans For Prosperity event organizers this weekend.
Friday night, as “Occupy” protesters stormed the DC Convention Center
when AFP activists and conservative leaders including billionaire David
Koch tried to leave, the conservatives forced to remain inside said
there weren’t enough police officers to deal with the violent
protesters. AFP organizers had tried to call 911 at least four times
asking for more police help, but they say the 911 operators hung up on
officers outside the Convention Center, at least according to the
“Occupy” protesters’ victims’ accounts to The Daily Caller, weren’t much
Washington has a Democratic mayor, Vincent Gray, who’s clearly opposed
to conservative groups like Americans For Prosperity. So, those who were
in the crowd that night, and some of the victims, think Gray and his
local DC administration politically orchestrated the lack of police
response to the violent mob of “Occupy” protesters.
Kudron, one of the young AFP “Defending the American Dream” summit
attendees who assisted an elderly summit attendee who was trampled by
left wing Occupy protesters, said the lack of police presence looked
political to her.
what I saw last night — you know, I only saw one person get arrested
and it was because they kicked a car and damaged personal property,”
Kudron told TheDC. “They didn’t go after anyone in the crowd who pushed
these women down the stairs, and pushed them to fall on the ground. They
didn’t stop the protesters from yelling at this woman, or from
surrounding her when she was clearly in physical danger.”
to me, is a huge problem, and I think that, I very honestly think that
he [Mayor Gray] told them to not do anything, because, pardon my
language, because it was bullshit last night,” Kudron added. “They
didn’t do a damn thing.”
There’s more and you’re invited to read it all by clicking here.