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This evening I went to the Redway Post Office to collect my mail. I’ve been unable to open the door a couple of times. According to a sign, still up on the door as of tonight, some idiots have been vandalizing the equipment or stuffing items in the lock mechanism, messing it up for everyone. Tonight the key pad is gone. I don’t know if it was removed by postal workers. If so, I hope it was for repairs. I don’t know if it was removed by chronologically adult anger-challenged members of the community. What I do know is that I cannot get my mail. What I also know is that those of us who work regular hours will have difficulty getting our mail on a regular basis.
I have to ask, why does Garberville have street delivery and Redway not? That would seem to solve everyone’s problem, and the post office could make money on box rentals. Of course, they might have to be a little more consumer oriented in their decision making.
More arrests last night.
ACLU statement on the events.
Addendum: On Friday night the police raided the University of Pittsburgh dormitories, gassing some of the students in the process. According to this blogger, most of these students had nothing to do with the demonstrations. Worthy of note is the quote from the officer, “this is just like if the government came in and declared martial law… but it’s not.”
Some of those students have now undergone what movement people have often referred to as “a radicalizing experience.”
There’s a video through the link. Kind of creepy when officers come into the lobby and pluck out a particular student they were after.
Second addendum: Woman tasered on the ground. I have no idea what happened before, but I do believe that the taser should be reserved for self-defense, and not compliance.
Here’s a youtube playlist with some remarkable footage of the campus invasion. The kids had their cell phones and there’s lots of footage to be found on youtube.
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Third addendum: It’s not working. I’m leaving the code there until I can figure out how to make it work, but here’s the permalink.