The rise of fascism always begins with the corruption of the police. The recent conviction of Carol Fisher on two counts of felonious assault on two 200+ pound Cleveland Heights policemen must concern all Americans who believe in the Bill of Rights.
Carol’s real crime was posting the World Can’t Wait posters that demanded that Bush “step down.” The cops, as foot soldiers of the Constitution, should have been defending Carol’s First Amendment right to post fliers. Instead, as thugs of the Repugnican Party, they assaulted Carol.
This is an old game, and I’ve seen more than more cop laugh about testi-lying. In this case, the lie was obvious. They were the victims. They were assaulted. Again, just another pair of lying jackbooted thugs who do the bidding of the Bush junta.
As an independent gubernatorial candidate, I support the immediate investigation of the Cleveland Height police department and believe the evidence indicates that the officers in question are abusing the rights of citizens under the color of law. My thoughts and prayers are with those demonstrators in Cleveland who are going out on April 29 at 3pm at the Cleveland Heights Coventry Yard (Coventry & Euclid Heights). The miscarriage of justice against Carol and the assault on her by brutal police cannot stand. An injury to one is an injury to all.