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Old 10-04-2005, 02:34 AM
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Default OPEN LETTER TO WASHINGTON CHIEF OF POLICE

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OPEN LETTER TO WASHINGTON CHIEF OF POLICE

care of: Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Michigan)

Office of the Chief
United States Park Police
Dwight E. Pettiford
1100 Ohio Drive S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20242

Dear Chief of Police:

I am writing to request information regarding the treatment of individuals arrested on September 26, 2005, in front of the White House and processed at the United States Park Police Anacostia Station.

Yesterday 384 protestors, including peace activist Cindy Sheehan, were arrested outside the White House and were brought to the United States Park Police Anacostia Station. I was very surprised to learn that many of those arrested were kept handcuffed in vans and buses for up to 12 hours before they were charged and released. Some of those were released at 4:30 in the morning after being arrested at 4:00 the previous afternoon. Many of those held captive the longest were grandmothers and senior citizens. Those released after midnight were unfamiliar with Washington, D.C., and had no means to travel back to their hotels once the metro had closed. Anacostia is not frequented by taxicabs after midnight.

I have the following questions regarding the treatment of those arrested yesterday:


Why was the Anacostia Station chosen as the sole location to process all 384 arrestees when there were several other Park Police stations in the greater Washington, D.C. area?


In what other circumstances have arrestees been detained by U.S. Park Police for periods exceeding twelve hours before being charged with a crime?


In what other circumstances have arrestees been detained by U.S. Park Police, and kept handcuffed on buses for periods exceeding ten hours?


What is the established U.S. Park Police procedure for processing large numbers of arrestees in the Washington, D.C., area?
Please respond to the Judiciary Committee Minority Office at 2142 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515, telephone number 202-225-6504, fax number 202-225-4423.

Sincerely,
John Conyers, Jr.
Ranking Minority Member
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:48 AM
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This is the first I've heard of this. I do not give much credence to any cause John Conyers takes up. Cindy Sheehan is a disgrace to her son's memory and that young man is probably rolling over in his grave because of her behavior.

The grandmothers and senior citizens Conyers refers to are probably old Vietnam era hippies who are now empty nesters that just cannot let their protesting past go and have nothing better to do anyway. Probably just another Moveon.org orchistrated protest funded by George Soros.

So they spent 12 hours in custody? No sympathy here.
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So they spent 12 hours in custody? No sympathy here.

Ditto. If you get arrested commiting an illegal act, you will be processed in whatever manner is deemed appropriate and still within the law. Doesn't matter to me if you are potesting against Bush, or if you were protesting those who were protesting against him. Break the law and do the time, unless you are OJ, Michael Jackson or Robert Blake at which point you obviously did not break the law
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They should have left them in a semi trailer in New Mexico...


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