Thursday, October 13, 2011
Some members of the Republican\Tea Party have been calling the protesting by American citizens as treason or un-American. That statement is anti-American in the entire concept of what America was founded on. The first Amendment of our constitution gives all Americans the Freedom of Speech. The whole separation of the United States from England was all about the rights of the people to speak out about the government, and for the people to be able to govern themselves. To now take those principles we grew up on and call them treason is a disgrace to our politicians. A whole generation of individuals from the 60's and 70's would highly disagree with the degrading of protesters standing up for their rights. Do not let those who wish to keep Americans fighting among themselves so the rich and powerful can run off with our country. Stand tall, stand together.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To: United Nations Human Rights Council
From: Richard D. Weaver, United States of America
Subject: Human Rights Violations by United States Government
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I am a citizen of the United States of America requesting the United Nations Human Rights Council look into violations against U.S. citizens by agents of the United States government. Over the last few weeks across the United States the citizens have been protesting against the financial institutions, corporations, government officials, and inequality. These protests continue to gain strength across the country and the world. During these protests, police officers, acting as agents of the United States Government; have detained, arrested, and physically assaulted peaceful protestors exercising their right to free speech.
In one instance reported by Reuters, on Saturday, October 2, 2011, 700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span. In Boston on October 11, 2001, according to reports, arrests began around 1:20 a.m. when police lined up on Atlantic Avenue. Minutes later, dozens of sheriff vans and police wagons arrived, and more than 200 officers, both in uniforms and riot gear, surrounded the section of the Greenway occupied by the protesters. Individuals present when Boston Police officers raided this peaceful camp the protesters were attacked with unnecessary physical force. In multiple cities in the United States protestors have been physically assaulted including open hand strikes, punches, kicking, use of blunt batons, and chemical sprays.
These atrocities are being committed against groups of protestors who have been peaceful and unarmed. As a citizen of the United States I am requesting that the United Nations send representatives to investigate these allegations. My government has used violence, threats, and prosecution to attempt to silence a growing movement of citizens. I appreciate your time on this matter and hope to hear from your organization.
Richard D. Weaver