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Mass Arrests, Tear Gas, Sound Weapons used Against WIU Students

May 4, 2011
Gary Franchi

Annual year-end block party at Western Illinois University ends with riot police

Students attending the Wheeler Block Party were met by a Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force who used tear gas, LRAD sound weapons and crowd suppression tactics to force students into their homes. Gary Franchi is joined by eyewitness and victim of the raid, Julio Rausseo to review video footage and recount the abuses against the students. Establishment media and law enforcement have begun to spin the story ignoring the rights abuses.

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  1. Rwolf permalink
    May 8, 2011 11:40 am

    Historically when a government or its police have been perceived by a population as suppressing free speech, crushing lawful dissent to where Citizens are afraid to protest on the street, Citizens have been driven underground, some becoming violent against any authority that represents the state. When British forces in Northern Ireland excessively used non-lethal force against Irish Catholic populations; that caused many Catholics to support or join the IRA.

    Non-lethal weapons if not used appropriately by police can trigger the violence the purported non-lethal weapons were meant to stop.

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