Friday, May 24, 2013

Carmen Pittman Recounts Tasing Ordeal At Department of Justice Entrance

American citizens protesting foreclosures were tased by Homeland Security officers.  Citizens tased! Citizens jailed!  Banksters go scott free!  Where is the justice?  Where is equal protection?


WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman is 23 years old and weighs 100 pounds. She was the smallest of the activists linking arm-in-arm in front of the Department of Justice entrance on Tuesday morning. As she held on tight, she says she thought of her grandmother, who died in 2011 during foreclosure proceedings on her house. At the protest, she looked up and she whispered something that had become like a mantra to her -- "Grandma watch over me."

Department of Homeland Security officers had lined up behind the protesters for 15 minutes, giving warnings every five minutes that they would be arrested if they did not clear out. Activists like Pittman had enough time to remove their valuables and hand them to friends and say their goodbyes. They had come to protest the Justice Department's failure to prosecute the big banks for the foreclosure mess. The arrests were planned.

Pittman said everyone was calm when police finally moved in with zip cuffs. But one officer stepped forward, she said, and fired his taser, striking her.

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Carmen Pittman Recounts Tasing Ordeal At Department of Justice Entrance

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